Dear Celestyal Cruises crewmember, In our continuous efforts to keep you updated we would like to inform you of the following latest developments: As you know the voluntary initial suspension of our cruise operations was until 1 May 2020. The continued impact of COVID-19 pandemic however, resulted to an increasing number of temporary travel bans, closures of cruise ports, closure of major attractions and countries imposing restrictions on public gatherings and visitors. This situation has forced us to take the difficult but necessary decision to extend our suspension of operations until June 29, 2020. Currently, our cruises will resume on this date with the four-night Iconic Aegean sailing of the Celestyal Olympia. While we understand any disappointment and appreciate the constrains and anxiety this decision may bring to each one of you, we want to highlight that its sole aim is to protect the health of everybody onboard our vessels whether crew or passengers and it is based on the advice of World Health Organization, health professionals and regulators around the world. We will continue to keep in touch with further updates as they come. Till then, stay healthy with your family .
Ioannis G. Poniridis Fleet Personnel Manager