Celestyal Cruises has unveiled the shore excursion for its “Heavenly Adriatic” itinerary. The 35 half-day and full-day tours include eight “Adriatic Encounters” which offer a cultural experience with the local people with group sizes limited to 20 guests or fewer.
The seven-night itinerary onboard Celestyal Journey debuts on March 2, 2024. Celestyal Journey will embark from Athens, Greece and feature 6 maiden ports of call–Kefalonia, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Bari, Italy; Corfu; Greece; and Katakolo, Greece.
Celestyal Cruises Chief Commercial Officer Lee Haslett said, “With just 30 days to go before the inaugural sailing of our new ‘Heavenly Adriatic’ itinerary, we’re very pleased to showcase such an exciting program of excursions. At Celestyal we believe the destinations we sail to are what makes our cruises so special. We want our guests to be immersed in the culture, history and local experiences, bringing home magical memories from every port of call.”
Some examples of excursions include:
Igor’s Magical Recycle Scrap Art–this half-day excursion in Dubrovnik, Croatia includes a guided tour of the Old Town followed by a visit to the workshop and art gallery of Igor Hijdarhodzic, a locally born actor turned artist.
Hike and Bike–this half day excursion in Kotor, Montenegro includes a 15km bike ride from Kotor toward the village of Donji Stoliv. Guests will then enjoy a 45 minute hike through the woods to Gornji Stoliv, an abandoned village above the Bay of Kotor.
Monopoli and Rural Life Experience–this half-day excursion in Bari, Italy includes of tour of Monopoli, a town founded on the remains of an ancient Messapian settlement, as well as a visit to a tradition Apulian farm for mozzarella and focaccia tasting.
Celestyal Cruises describes its Heavenly Adriatic cruise as “the ultimate voyage for those craving history, culture and beauty.” While onboard, guests can enjoy everything Celestyal Journey has to offer including her 7 restaurants and 8 bars, 2 swimming pools, a fully equipped gym along with an entire deck devoted to health and wellbeing.