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About Celestyal Cruises (Louis Lines)

Celestyal started operating short cruises out of Limassol, Cyprus to the Eastern Mediterranean from the 80s, a programme that is still in force. Celestyal Cruises, a subsidiary of Louis plc, listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange, has over the years evolved and expanded its cruise programmes. Today with a fleet of 10 cruise ships the company also performs cruises from the ports of Genoa and Marseilles to the Mediterranean and North Africa. From the port of Piraeus, Louis Hellenic Cruises sails to the Aegean Islands. Louis Hellenic Cruises was founded in 2004 and led to the revival of the Greek Cruising Industry.

Celestyal Cruises also provides Turn Key Ship Management solutions such as Chartering, Full Management of Passenger Ships, Hotel & Catering Services as well as Duty Free & Cruise Value Shops operations. Its strategic alliances with the leading Tour Operators have significantly strengthened the position of Louis Cruises, as a leading player in European Cruising.

All ships are refurbished and upgraded continuously to maintain the highest standards of quality and service. The management of both the technical and the hotel operations of the ships are carried out-in house as the knowledge and expertise of the company covers all facets of cruise ship management.

The high standard of services offered attracts governments and international organisations to use the ships as floating hotels for major international events. For example, Louis ships were used for high profile events such as Head of States, G8 meeting, the International Exhibition in Lisbon and the NATO conference in Naples.

Jewels of the Aegean
Greece & Turkey
Cruising Diamonds


Meet our fleet

A fleet of 10 cruise ships at your service for truly memorable Mediterranean cruises in the home waters of Louis Cruises. All ships are refurbished and upgraded continuously to maintain the highest standards of quality and service.



Relax and Indulge

Relax on board and leave all your worries behind! Open that book you always wanted to read but never had the time, bask in the warm sun, dip in the pool and enjoy your favourite cool drink. Stroll along an open promenade, gazing at dazzling sunsets or the powerful magic of twilight at sea, as you sail towards your next destination.

Floating Hotel

You will be pampered by our crew. Our warm, thoughtful hospitality and exquisite service will make you feel perfectly at home and amongst friends. From early morning to late at night, there will hardly be a moment that you will not be tempted by something delicious and appetising.

Activities & Entertainment

Age-appropriate programs are organised on board, designed to keep our youngest guests safe and busy, with a host of fun activities to do! We pride ourselves on selecting destinations that make our itineraries unique and fascinating.


What to pack

Day wear:

During summer casual light-weight resort wear, including light cotton clothing, swimwear and a beach robe are recommended. Swimsuits are not allowed in the restaurants, shorts or Bermuda shorts are acceptable at lunch time only. If you wish to have lunch in your swim attire you can enjoy a buffet meal on deck. Tennis shoes or low heeled walking shoes are most suitable for exploring the ports of call. In case of a cool breeze or unexpected shower a light jacket or sweater is recommended. A hat and sunglasses are always recommended. Binoculars will be a great asset to your enjoyment whilst at sea and during the excursions while we also suggest you have your camera ready at all times. When visiting places of worship, shorts are not allowed and shoulders should be covered.


On board

Luggage assistance:

Your luggage will be delivered outside your cabin door. Please allow a maximum of two hours for delivery. If you have not received your luggage within this time period, or if you have not indicated the cabin number on your luggage, please speak with our Guest Relations personnel.

Dining Room Reservations:

Upon embarkation, the Maitre d'Hotel will take your dining room reservation and assign your table giving you a card with the seating (Main or late) and the table number. Generally there are two seating on most evenings main and late. At some ports of call we have open seating. In order to ensure the seating you prefer, it is advisable to make your request in writing prior to your cruise via your travel agent On certain evenings we also have buffet dinner on the open deck. (Weather permitting). For dinner, we kindly ask you to respect the opening hours of the restaurant and note that the Dining room doors close 15 minutes after commencement of the service. Smoking is not permitted in the Dining Room.


For your information

Daily Program:

Each evening, a program detailing the following day's activities will be delivered to your cabin. This will include arrival and departure times, excursion departure times, social activities, meal times, opening hours of the on board services, evening dress code and other useful information. Please read it carefully.

Guest Relations Office:

Our on board personnel will be pleased to help you and answer all your questions. The Guest Relations Office is open 24 hours a day.


Shipboard services

Duty Free & Travel Value shops:

Discover the fine selection of items in our Duty Free & Travel Value shops. The shops offer a selection of tasteful merchandise including fragrances, cosmetics, fashion wear, liquor, cigarettes and of course many Louis branded souvenir items. The on board shops are open daily while the ship is at sea. Customs regulations do not allow us to open whilst in port.

Photography Services:

Your most memorable experiences on board and during excursions may be photographed by our professional team of photographers. All photos will then be displayed at the vessels' Photo Gallery.


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