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Celestyal Cruises recently announced that it will set sail for the west starting in the fall of 2020 with six Adriatic itineraries visiting seven new destinations in Italy, Montenegro, Croatia and Greece.

The new Adriatic itineraries consist of four 7-night cruises departing from Venice on Dec. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020 with calls on Corfu and Patras, Greece, followed by Kotor in Montenegro and Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia, with fares starting at $999 pp. In addition, Dubrovnik will also be available for guests as an embarkation port. There will also be two positioning cruises with the first setting sail on Nov. 30 for a 5-night cruise starting in Athens and ending in Venice, calling on Katakolon and Corfu in Greece, Kotor, and Dubrovnik; fares for this cruise begin at $659 pp. A 7-night cruise will also depart on Jan. 2, 2021 from Venice and end with an overnight stay in Athens, along with calls in Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, and Katakolon; fares start at $839 pp.

The move into the Adriatic follows Celestyal’s recent launch of its new Eclectic Aegean itinerary starting this October, which takes the line back to Istanbul and introduces guests to Volos, Greece, for excursions to the mountains of Meteora, and to Canakkale, Turkey, for excursions to Troy and Gallipoli. Celestyal also launches its Three Continents itinerary this December with five sailings calling at Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt; Ashdod, Israel; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Limassol, Cyprus; and at Rhodes in Greece.

“Our new, 2020 Adriatic itineraries, combined with the recent launch of the Eclectic and Three Continents itineraries in 2019-2020, represents 33 additional weeks of operation, bringing us even closer to our objective of sailing year-round and offering our guests even more choices of destinations throughout the Aegean, Mediterranean and now the Adriatic,” said Chris Theophillides, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, in press materials. ”We are thrilled to be visiting these new destinations at less crowded and congested times of the year to provide our guests with a much better experience and a chance to explore the magical Christmas markets and take a deeper dive into the cultural, culinary and historic treasures that these destinations offer.”

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