Celestyal Cruises has revealed details of the first sailings by new flagship Celestyal Experience. 

The former Costa neoRomantica is to enter service by the Greek line on March 6 next year.

The 1,800-passenger vessel will serve the Greek Islands and eastern Mediterranean.

All-inclusive cruise-only prices lead in at £519 per person for a limited period for seven-night sailings.

The ship will initially run two itineraries. ‘Three Continents’ calls on Athens, Rhodes. Kusadasi, Ashdod in Israel, Port Said in Egypt and Limassol in Cyprus.

An ‘Idyllic Aegean’ itinerary is added on April 3 visiting Athens, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and Kusadasi.

A seven-night ‘Eclectic Aegean’ itinerary will be introduced later in 2021 with Thessaloniki as a new embarkation port and an overnight stay in Istanbul.

Celestyal Experience, which has recently been refurbished, features 166 cabins with balconies out of a total of 789.

The company’s fleet curently comprises smaller ships Celestyal Olympia and Celestyal Crystal.

A number of “experiential concepts” on board Celestyal Experience, as well as special launch offers, will be announced shortly, according to the line.

The ship features four restaurants, seven bars and lounges, two pools, two Jacuzzis, a beach club, sundeck, jogging track and a 47,300-square-foot panoramic spa across two decks.

Chief executive Chris Theophilides said: “This has been a challenging year for everyone. However, we are extremely optimistic about the future of travel and, especially, of cruising.

“We are delighted with the addition of Celestyal Experience to our fleet.

“This ship will be a game-changer for us, and we can’t wait to introduce her to our guests.  

Celestyal Experience embodies Celestyal Cruises’ commitment to an intimate, authentically Greek experience  onboard a contemporary, well-appointed, mid-sized cruise vessel. She will undoubtedly be instrumental in driving our continued growth.”