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Cruise Ship Information

MS Celestyal Olympia is a cruise ship owned by the Cyprus-based Celestyal Cruises, formally Louis Cruise Lines. In April 2012 she was named Louis Olympia after operating as the Thomson Destiny for Thomson Cruises. She was built in 1982 at Wärtsilä Hietalahti shipyard in Helsinki, Finland for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as MS Song of America. Between 1999 and 2004 she sailed for Sun Cruises as MS Sunbird. She was previously under charter to the United Kingdom-based Thomson Cruises up until April 2012 as the MS Thomson Destiny. She has since sailed for Louis Cruises as MS Louis Olympia, and as MS Celestyal Olympia since 2014.

Atmosphere on board

Named for the ancient sanctuary that was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and for the mother of Alexander the Great, there’s no better way to see our iconic Aegean destinations than on the Celestyal Olympia. Want to discover the heart of cruising? Order a drink on the Hera deck, beside the Olympia’s sparkling pool, and watch the Aegean unfurl before her.  Two lounges, five bars, three delicious restaurants, our fully-equipped Olympian Gym, Sana Beauty Center and our Kids’ Club…the Celestyal Olympia is a gold medalist at every turn. Want an unforgettable holiday? We invite you and your family to travel the Aegean with her.

Family with Kids/Teens

Entertainment for children and adolescents

throughout the day, our entertainment team organizes activities for younger children, leaving parents free time to relax or, if desired, for excursions ashore.

The animation team is at your Costa available to serve children from 3 years (even if they meet the three years during the cruise if they are autonomous and have bowel control) and 11, daily from 9.00 to 23.30. There is further provided a collective babysitting from 23.30 to 01.30 in Club Squok request. These schedules are subject to slight variations depending on the cruise program. In some periods, there may be limitations to this service, which would be reported on board.

There are four clubs: Mini, for children 3-6 years; Maxi, for children between 7 and 11; Junior, 12 to 14; Teen and, for young people between 15 and 17 years. Club activities may vary depending on the ship and the number of participants.

No childcare and animation for children under 3 years. Special services for babies (6 months to 3 years) Our boats are perfect for parents with infants and young children using strollers: spacious lifts and cabins, spacious decks and walkways and promenades unhindered. In addition, children under three years have priority boarding and use dependencies and toys Squok Club, but always accompanied by a parent (off season or out of hours of high occupancy). Upon request and subject to availability offered: cribs, cots and baby baths in the cabin, preparing baby food in our kitchens (on request or consultation with the maître) and high chairs in restaurants. Free warmer Service (available 24 hours by staff of the cabin).

Past Passenger Programs

Our ship cabins are clean, comfortable and spacious, with an up-close view of the sea if you select an outside cabin. We service your cabin twice daily, providing you with fresh towels if you need them, bathroom for amenities…at night we turn down your bed.Everything is done to make you feel pampered, at home and relaxed. Your cabin is a place where you can lounge and relax, enjoy a delicious room service meal…We have designed our ship cabins as the ideal personal space, cozy and convenient, where you’ll always find a hot shower and comfortable bed. Our housekeeping staff is always available to make sure you have everything you need.

Extra Pool Towels

Ice (delivered to your cabin)

Laundry Service (standard, express and laundry promotions, extra charge)

Room Service, including pizza delivery! (extra charge)

Soaps and Shampoos

AC (with remote control), Hair Dryers, Radio, Safe (extra charge), TV

Fitness And Spa

The spa offers beauty treatments and saunas for both men and women. Manicures and salon services are popular and can be booked in advance.

Food & Dining

The expansive Seven Seas Restaurant is separated into two wings with glass picture windows for brightness and views. It offers a tasty variety of typical local cuisine and homemade desserts with attentive full service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Expect the main dining room with two seatings to get crowded and noisy, especially if you travel during high season. As an alternative, self-service buffet dining is available at the Lido café. During the day, head to deck 9 where you can enjoy gyros, pizza, and barbecue at the pool grill. Room service (24-hour) is available.

Entertainment

The Oklahoma and Can Can cabaret lounges provide evening comedy shows, music, game shows, and dancing. Popular nightspots are the Sky Bar perched on deck 12 and Lido bar on deck 9. Blakes, the Mast Bar, and Clipper Bar are perfect retreats to meet other passengers. Got the gambling bug? The neon lights of the Casino Royale tempt with roulette tables and series of slot machines.

Fellow Passengers

Expect relatively small but well-maintained standard cabins with very little storage space. Larger cabins, which have twin beds that convert to a queen, have more storage and half-size bathtubs. The 724 cabins are comprised of 418 outside cabins and 306 inside. All cabins are equipped with TV, music system, and safe. The largest cabins are suites, furnished with king-size beds and lounge areas with sofa. Some categories have small refrigerators; private balconies are only in the top categories. In larger cabins, twin beds convert to queen for more storage. The most luxurious rooms are the two Grand Suites on deck 9 with private balconies that can accommodate up to three people. Inside cabins located on deck 2 and 3 can accommodate up to four people.

Tipping

Wheelchair access is acceptable. Facilities for passengers with disabilities are few, but mobility around the ship is fairly easy.

Our recommendation

One of the newer ships in the Louis Cruises fleet, Olympia has a modern interior design, but presents a friendly and relaxed environment. Depending on itinerary and season, the Olympia, when fully loaded, will feel crowded, especially in dining rooms, public rooms, and limited facilities such as the Internet café and beauty salon. Nevertheless, Olympia attracts a mixed range of tourists, families, seniors, and groups looking for standard cruising to take in the sun, sea, shopping, and sights.