|Services||Cruise ship operator and chartering|
Celestyal Cruises (formerly Louis Cruises and Louis Cruise Lines) is a Cyprus-based cruise line and the only cruise company based in Greece. It is a subsidiary of Louis plc, founded in 1935 as the first travel agency in Cyprus. There are four ships under Celestyal's operation. Celestyal runs an Eastern Mediterranean program traveling to Greek and Turkish ports as well as a Cuba program. 2017 was Celestyal's fifth year in Cuba. The company has historically chartered several ships to Marella Cruises, previously Thomson Cruises.
Celestyal renovated some of its fleet in 2015. 43 new balconies were added to the Crystal, and 227 outside cabins, 21 junior suites, and nine suites were refurbished on the Olympia. The Crystal is used for cruises in Cuba and Greece, and Olympia travels in Greece.
At the 2015 Greek Tourism Awards, Celestyal received four awards, one of which was the Gold Award for Themed Events. It also received two Silver Awards and one Bronze Award. The following year, it won the Cruise Line Revelation Award at the Excellence Awards in Cartagena, Spain. Celestyal received the Best Value Cruise Line of 2016 at Cruise Critic UK Editors' Picks Awards, as well as four Greek Tourism Awards in 2016.
In May 2017, Celestyal launched its redesigned website which was designed to include cruise information as well as company news and details for its value program, Celestyal Inclusive Experience.
In September 2017, Celestyal announced a partnership with Hays Travel to expand its customer base across the UK, making its cruises available through Hays Tour Operating Limited. Celestyal has also partnered with Air Canada Vacations, Transat, Hola Sun Holidays, Apple Vacations, Iglu and Planet Cruise.
In December 2017, Cruise Critic UK Editors' Picks Awards recognized Celestyal with Best for Service. The Marella Spirit also received three Cruise Critic UK Editors' Picks Awards. Also in 2017, Celestyal received five top Critic Cruiser's Choice Awards, as well as five awards at the Greek Tourism Awards.
In late 2017, Celestyal announced that it would be extending its cruise season in Greece to 10 months. The extension included seven-night Aegean cruises with overnight destinations in Mykonos and Santorini. The following month, Celestyal announced its 2019 Greek islands itineraries leaving from Piraeus, which had longer stays with more destinations included Mykonos, Samos or Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion (Crete), Rhodes and Santorini. The M/V Majesty was added to the Celestyal fleet in Greece for Aegean cruises in 2018, when its charter to Marella Cruises, previously Thomson Cruises, ended. In July 2018, it was announced that M/V Majesty was sold to the Israeli company Mano Maritime.
Celestyal was featured in the final episode of the second season of Jane McDonald's Channel 5 show, Cruising with Jane McDonald in 2017. McDonald went on a Cuban cruise that stopped in Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba and Montego Bay, Jamaica with an overnight in Havana.
Celestyal Cruises due to the COVID-19 pandemic has suspended all cruises since 13th of March 2020. 
A decision issued from the company was to extend the suspension further until 6th of March 2021 due to a ongoing uncertainty on travelling to Europe this summer. 
with Celestyal Cruises
|Celestyal Crystal||1980||Wärtsilä Turku New Shipyard||2007||25,611 tons||Malta||Operates cruises to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the Caribbean.|
|Celestyal Olympia||1982||Wärtsilä Hietalahti shipyard||2005, 2012||37,584 tons||Malta||Currently operating on 3/4-day cruises from Greece.|
|Celestyal Experience||1993||Fincantieri||2020||56,769 tons||Cyprus||Ex-Costa neoRomantica. The ship was bought from Costa Cruises, joined in the end of August 2020.|
with Celestyal Cruises
|Majesty||1992||Wärtsilä Marine/Kvaerner Masa-Yards||2008–2018||40,876 tons||Malta||Now named MS Crown Iris for Mano Maritime.|
|Celestyal Odyssey||2000||Blohm + Voss||2015–2016||24,318 tons||Malta||Now named MV Glory Sea for Diamond Cruises.|
|Celestyal Nefeli||1992||Union Navale de Levante||2016–2017||19,093 tons||Malta||Now named Gemini for Blue World Voyages.|
|Marella Spirit||1983||Chantiers de l'Atlantique||2002–2003||33,930 tons||Malta||It was chartered to Marella Cruises until 2018; previously Thomson Spirit, Patriot, Spirit, and Nieuw Amsterdam. Sold for scrap at Alang under the name Mare S in 2018|
|Princesa Marissa||1966||Hietalahti shipyard||1987–2008||10,487 tons||Cyprus||Previously named Prisessan and Finnhansa. Scrapped at Alang under the name Prince in 2008.|
|Princesa Amorosa||1956||Harland & Wolff||1994–2002||? tons||Cyprus||Previously named Scottish Coast, Galaxias and pink. Scrapped at Alang under the name Rosa in 2002.|
|Louis Aura||1968||AG Weser||2006–2017||15,781 tons||Malta||Previously named Starward, Bolero, Orient Queen and Aegean Queen. Scrapped at Alang under the name Aegean in 2018.|
|Sea Diamond||1986||Vuosaari shipyard||2006–2007||21,484 tons||Greece||Previously named Birka Princess. Sank near Santorini on 2007.|
|Sapphire||1965||Cantieri Navale Felszegi||1996–2012||12,263 tons||Malta||Previously named Italia for Costa Crociere sold for scrap at Alang under the name Aspire in 2012.|
|Princessa Victoria||1936||Harland & Wolff||1994-2004||15,007 tons||Cyprus||Previously named Dunnottar Castle, sold for scrap at Alang under the name Victoria in 2004.|
|Princessa Cypria||1965||Cantieri Navali del Torrino e Riuniti S.P.A. Riva Trigoso Genova||1988-2005||? tons||Cyprus||Previously named Princess Marghethe, sold for scrap at Alang under the name Princes in 2005.|
|The Emerald||1957||Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock||1996–2012||26,431 tons||Greece||Previously named Santa Rosa. Sold for scrap at Alang in 2012.|
|Ausonia||1956||Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico||1998–2006||11,879 tons||Greece||Previously named Ausonia. Sold for scrap at Alang under the name Winner 5 in 2006.|
|Serenade||1956||Chantiers de l'Atlantique||1999–2008||14,173 tons||Bahamas||Previously named Jean Mermoz. Sold for scrap at Alang under the name Serena in 2008.|
|The Calypso||1967||Fincantieri||2000–2013||11,162 tons||Greece||Previously named Canguro Verde. Sold for scrap at Alang under the name Caly in 2013.|
|Perla/The Aegean Queen||1971||Cantiere navale di Riva Trigoso||2004–2008||16,710 tons||Greece||Previously named MS Southward. Sold for scrap at Aliağa, Turkey in 2013.|
|Coral||1971||De Rotterdamsche Droogdok, Rotterdam, Netherlands||2004–2013||14,194 tons||Greece||Previously named Cunard Adventurer. Sold for scrap at Alang under the name Cora in 2014.|
|Aquamarine||1970||Hietalahti shipyard||2005–2010||18,346 tons||Greece||Previously named Nordic Prince. Sold for scrap at Alang, India in 2015.|
|Ruby||1974||Navali Mechaniche Affini, La Spezia, Italy||2007–2007||17,593 tons||Cyprus||Previously named Cunard Countess, after named Ocean Countess. Sold for scrap at Aliağa, Turkey in 2014.|
- "Celestyal Cruises' 2017 sailings offer a "different way to see Cuba"". Travel Week. 4 November 2016.
- "Celestyal Cruises partners with Hays Travel". Cruise Trade News. 12 September 2017.
- "Celestyal Expands Aegean Program, Cuba Goes Seasonal". Cruise Industry News. 24 November 2017.
- "Celestyal Cruises Reports Cuba Is Running Smoothly". Caribbean News Digital. 10 July 2017.
- Bond, Mary (6 July 2017). "Thomson Spirit to stay for another year 'due to popular demand'". Seatrade.
- Shawn Dake (6 March 2012). "Louis And Thomson Swap Majesty For Destiny". Maritime Matters.
- Soo Kim (10 October 2017). "Thomson Cruises rebrands as 'Marella' and announces string of new sailings to Asia". Telegraph.
- "Louis Cruises launches a new brand: Celestyal Cruises". Travel Daily News. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Σε Ευρώπη και Κίνα στοχεύει η Celestyal Cruises" (in Greek). Insider.gr. 15 December 2017.
- "Greek Island Hopping With Celestyal Cruises – A Great Way To See Ports Large And Small". Trip 101. 12 May 2017.
- "Celestyal Cruises Fleet Undergoes Refurbishment". Ships Monthly. 2 December 2015.
- "Cruise ship tours: Celestyal Cruises' Celestyal Crystal". USA Today.
- Major, Brian (1 October 2017). "A Cuba Cruise Apart". TravelPulse.
- Linda Garrison (29 August 2017). "Cuba Cruise on the Celestyal Crystal". Trip Savvy.
- "Celestyal Announces 2018 'Idylic Aegean' Cruise Itinerary". GTP. 27 October 2017.
- Adam Leposa (24 July 2017). "Aftershocks Hit Kos, Greece; No Cruise Changes Yet". Travel Agent Central.
- Tatiana Rokou (9 June 2017). "Celestyal Cruises' Greek Summer Festival begins June 2017". Travel Daily News.
- Deborah Stone (4 March 2016). "Celestyal Cruises offers 800 activities and events in its real Greece itineraries". Express. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Celestyal Named 'Best Value Cruise Line of 2016' by Cruise Critic". GTP. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean and New Destinations". The Cruise Editor. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- James Shillinglaw (30 May 2017). "Insider Cruise Report: Silversea Group Sales, Celestyal's New Website, Carnival's Studios, MSC Cirque Shows, Holland America to Mexico". Insider Travel Report. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "New Celestyal website enhances content, eases bookings". Seatrade Cruise News. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- Tom Stieghorst (29 May 2017). "Celestyal Cruises upgrades site". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- Phil Davies (12 September 2017). "Hays Travel unveils exclusive Celestyal Cruises partnership". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- Gay Nagle Myers (23 January 2017). "Apple Vacations to offer Cuba cruises on Celestyal ship". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- Harry Kemble (8 November 2017). "Celestyal Cruises aims for 10,000 more UK passengers in next two years". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Top Cruise Ships of 2017 Named by Cruise Critic". Markets Insider. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Celestyal Cruises" (in Greek). In.gr. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards". Cruse Critic. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Celestyal Cruises receives top 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards". Ships Ahoy. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Celestyal Cruises Wins Big at the Tourism Awards 2017". GTP. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- "Celestyal Cruises to Extend 2018 Season with New Ports of Call, Adding Overnights". Cruise Critic. 25 October 2017.
- "Celestyal Cruises verlängert Ägäis-Saison" (in German). Touristik Aktuell. 19 December 2017.
- "Celestyal Cruises announces 2019 Greek islands itineraries". Seatrade Cruise News.
- "Celestyal Cruises präsentiert die Ägäis-Saison 2019" (in German). Cruise 4 News.
- "Celestyal Focuses on Greek Market, Aims to Offer Year Round Cruises". GTP. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- "Le M/V Majesty rejoint la flotte de Celestyal Cruises en Grèce" (in French). Tour Magazine. 20 December 2017.
- Vincent Groizeleau (22 December 2017). "Celestyal Cruises va exploiter le Majesty, au moins momentanément" (in French). Mer et Marine.
- "Le M/V Majesty rejoint la flotte de Celestyal Cruises sur les croisières en Grèce" (in French). Le Quotidien du Tourisme. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "Celestyal Cruises 'En İyi Hizmet Ödülü'ne layık görüldü" (in German). Deniz Haber Ajansi. 15 December 2017.
- "Louis: Πώληση πλοίου από θυγατρική" (in Greek). louisgroup.com. 26 July 2018. Archived from the original on 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
- "Celestyal Cruises to Feature Again in "Cruising with Jane McDonald"". Cruise Critic. 25 October 2017.
- "Jane McDonald Cruises Cuba with Celestyal Cruises". World of Cruising Magazine. 22 September 2017.
- "Channel 5 Confirms Third Series of 'Cruising with Jane McDonald'". Cruise Critic. 4 October 2017.
- "COVID19: Celestyal extends cruise suspension to June 29". FinancialMirror. 16 April 2020.
- "Celestyal Cruises voluntarily extends suspension of cruise operations until 2021". Celestyal Cruises. 30 June 2020.
- cruise, industrynews (16 July 2020). "Celestyal Purchases Costa neoRomantica".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Celestyal Cruises.|