Celestyal Cruises Celebrates New Website - CelestyalCruises.com - and Showcases New Logo, Vessel Livery, and 2015 Brochures & Itineraries

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Having introduced the new brand Celestyal Cruises in November, the company is pleased to share its new brochures for the upcoming Mediterranean cruising season with exciting new itineraries and destinations as well as the company's new website, logo and ship livery.

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The new Celestyal Cruises is the only home porting cruise line in Greece. It also enjoys a time-honored history of success via Louis Cruises as one of Europe’s most beloved cruise providers

Celestyal Cruises is celebrating its recent brand launch with a new website celestyalcruises.com, unveiling of the Celestyal Cruises logo and livery for the Celestyal Crystal and Celestyal Olympia, and the release of the brand’s 2015 brochures and itineraries.

“The new Celestyal Cruises is the only home porting cruise line in Greece. It also enjoys a time-honored history of success via Louis Cruises as one of Europe’s most beloved cruise providers, with nearly six million satisfied passengers as of the close of the 2014 cruise season,” said Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises and Louis Cruises. “We are thrilled and enthusiastic to introduce this exciting new brand to the world.”

Continued Anastassiadis, “Our cruises are a promise…We promise to take our passengers to the places they’ve dreamt of, iconic harbors and idyllic islands. We promise to spoil them with our legendary hospitality and our stellar Greek food and wines…to give them the best of Greece with spectacular excursions and special themed events. With the introduction of the new brand, we are giving a name to our promise…Celestyal Cruises.”

Launch of CelestyalCruises.com
Louis Cruises today announced the launch of CelestyalCrusies.com, the official website for the company's new cruise brand. Artfully designed to inspire travelers with easy-to-use navigation and tools to help travel professionals plan and book travel for their clients online, the new website boasts functionality and features to make the user experience the very best it can be.

CelestyalCruises.com enables travel agents and travelers to access valuable information and book an exciting range of cruises throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. The new site is also available in many languages including English, Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, German, and Portuguese. On the interactive site, users have access to:

-- New 2015 calendar with Early Booking Discounts
-- Vessel info including deck plans
-- Destination Guides including info on newly added destinations for 2015
-- Shore Excursions
-- Dedicated Registration and booking section
-- Online booking of Cruises, Shore Excursions and All-Inclusive Drinks Packages
-- Social Media handles to follow Celestyal Cruises and engage with the line online

Unveiling of New Logo & Ship Livery
“Celestyal” means “of the stars,” “heavenly” and “divine” – it defines the authentic Greek experience that the company provides. “Celestyal” honors the Ancient Greeks, one of the first civilizations to use celestial navigation, as does the brand’s newly unveiled logo, which combines two iconic, eternal Greek images: the spiral, taken from seashells, and the windmills of the Aegean.

The Celestyal Cruises logo evokes the sea, the sun and the wind. It reaffirms our commitment to our Hellenic roots, and to supporting the economy and preserving the environment of each destination we visit. The spiral also symbolizes continued growth as a company. As they build the Celestyal Cruises brand, it will continue, as Louis Cruises, to operate in the chartering and ship management segments of the cruise industry.

Release of 2015 Brochures and Itineraries
In addition to the iconic and idyllic destinations offered historically by the company throughout Greece, the Greek Islands and Turkey, Celestyal Cruises will feature 12 new Ionian, Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast ports of call to its 2015 itineraries, including Bari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Igoumenitsa, Kalamata, Katakolon,Kefalonia, Kotor and Saranda, Albania. In honor of the new brand, the Crystal and the Olympia, have been rechristened the Celestyal Crystal and the Celestyal Olympia. Showcasing the 2015 Celestyal Cruises itineraries, sailing dates and vessel deck plans, the line is pleased to announce the release of a 12-page, full color brochure that can be used as a useful at-a-glance resource for agents and travelers to plan their next Celestyal Cruises vacation.

Additionally, the company has artfully designed a comprehensive, full-color brochure that celebrates all of the line’s exciting destinations and offerings as well as the quintessentially distinctive features that makes a Celestyal Cruises vacation, “The Real Greek Experience.” Celestyal Cruises is proud of its Hellenic identity. The Eastern Mediterranean is its home, and it is the only cruise line that gives its passengers an authentic Greek cruise experience. The line’s smaller, cozy vessels give them access to a number of harbors inaccessible to larger ships, which means they can take passengers to many of the region’s smaller islands, the little jewels of the Aegean. A Celestyal Cruise engages all five senses. They give travelers the unique opportunity to visit legendary archeological sites, to enjoy music by authentic Greek musicians and singers, to taste delicious, homemade Greek cuisine, and to sample outstanding Greek wines and spirits. Celestyal Cruises invites guests to inhale the aromas of Greece and Turkey, to travel into the past, to join them onstage for traditional Greek dances…to live “Kalimera” with them.

About Celestyal Cruises:
Celestyal Cruises is the preeminent cruise line for the Greek Islands and Turkey. The brand operates a fleet of two ships sailing from the two major ports of Athens, Piraeus and Lavrion. From Piraeus and Lavrion, Celestyal Cruises sails to Chios, Crete, Ios, Kos, Milos, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Symi and Syros, and to the Turkish ports of Cesme, Istanbul and Kusadasi. In addition to Piraeus and Lavrion, our passengers can create their own stay & cruise vacations, with embarkation for three-, four- and seven-day cruises from Kusadasi, Istanbul or Heraklion, Crete.

In 2011 the company became a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), a worldwide cruise industry alliance that promotes a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment. Louis Cruises was named “Passenger Line of the Year” during the annual Lloyds List Greek Shipping Awards in 2010 and has twice been the recipient of the Condé Nast Travelers Choice Award.

For further information or to order the company’s brochure call (877) 337-4665 send an e-mail to cruising (at) celestyalcruises.com or visit the company’s web site at: celestyalcruises.com.

About Louis Group
Louis Group was founded in 1935 as a small travel agency. Today, Louis Group is one of the leading tourism organizations in the Eastern Mediterranean, with five cruise ships, 20 hotels in Cyprus and Greece and more than 5,000 travel professionals in its employ. The company hosts tens of thousands of travelers from all over the world year-round. In 2005, Costakis Loizou, Executive Chairman of Louis Group, was awarded the prestigious European Pioneer Award by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants for making an outstanding contribution to the industry by bringing cruising to a greater number of tourists. Louis Group is passionate about what they do and proud to create value and opportunities while offering the best of the Eastern Mediterranean to the world. For more information, please visit the Louis Group website.


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