PIRAEUS, GREECE – Celestyal Cruises’ Greek Summer Festival begins June 2017 with the first series of themed events on board the company’s cozy ships. “Stories of Greek hospitality” will immerse passengers in the renowned aromas, flavors, sounds and icons of Greece for the third consecutive season. Celestyal Cruises invites passengers on the Celestyal Olympia and the Celestyal Nefeli to enjoy firsthand the Celestyal Inclusive Experience. From June through August on 3-, 4- or 7-day cruises, passengers will delight in genuine Greek entertainment and authentic Greek Enogastronomy while experiencing the singular beauty of the Aegean.
On Celestyal Cruises’ music-themed summer cruises, popular Greek contemporary artists, in cooperation with Lampsi Radio 92.3, will have passengers endlessly singing and dancing on board. On 23rd June during the 3-day Iconic Aegean sailing to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion and Santorini, popular singer and Greek X-FACTOR 2017 judge Giorgos Papadopoulos will take the stage on the Celestyal Olympia for a special live performance. In 30th June Lampsi Radio 92.3 DJ Nikos Markoglou will entertain passengers with contemporary Greek hit music; on 10th July, vocalist Nikiforos will perform for passengers on a 4-day Idyllic Aegean cruise visiting Syros, Cesme, Kos, Ios, Santorini and Lavrion. Celestyal passengers will also be treated to a performance by singer Eirini Papadopoulou and popular rapper BO, who attended this year’s Greek SURVIVOR.
Again this season, Celestyal Cruises brings successful Greek composer and bouzouki-legend, Thanasis Polykandriotis to its stages: Mr. Polykandriotis will enchant passengers with his renditions of traditional Greek music on 2nd June, 18th August, 25th August and 28th august on 3- and 4-day Iconic Aegean cruises on the Celestyal Olympia, on 16th June on the 3-day Euphoric Aegean cruise, and on 17th and 31st July during the 4-day Idyllic Aegean cruises on the Celestyal Nefeli.
One of the pillars of the Celestyal Cruises’ is the participation of the internationally-renowned Lyceum Club of Greek Women, which is devoted to preserving traditional Greek culture through performances that take audiences back to a bygone Greece. The Lyceum Club of Greek Women will don traditional folk costumes and take the stage on 9th June during the 3-day Euphoric Aegean and again on 21st July, 28th July, 11th August and 14th August during 3- and 4-day Iconic Aegean cruises.
As summertime in Greece is full of warm nights and magical full moons, Celestyal Cruises has organized incredible Full Moon Parties, replete with delicious cocktails and wonderful music, beneath the dazzling starlight of the Aegean sky. On 7th July during the 3-day ‘Idyllic Aegean’ cruise, passengers will enjoy an unforgettable night of lounge music with DJ Nikos Garavelas of GRadio – on 7th August, during the 4-day Iconic Aegean cruise, Evi Sidiropoulou of Best Radio 92.6 will be our “star” DJ.
Celestyal Cruises will also host Science Festivals on 16th June and 14th July on its Iconic Aegean cruises. Passengers will be able to undertake their own experiments using common, everyday ingredients, and the view the starry sky with a new, scientific mindset. Finally, the themed cruise Stories of Greek Heritage – Culture & Enogastronomy, a feast of Greek flavors and aromas, will again be held during September, October and November 2017.