A beautiful, imperious Queen, dressed in white, is traversing the waters of the South Eastern Mediterranean and delivers to you the gems of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
She is “Louis Aura”, a member of the Celestyal Cruises fleet with comfortable, large, atmospheric spaces, and lacking for nothing.
For cosmopolitan escapes with flawless service and to unforgettable destinations which are sparkling jewels. Modern, spacious public areas, she is ideal for cruising for the entire family. Catering to all ages and desires, whether you seek a restful time at sea or to celebrate the special moments of your Honeymoon or Birthday, you will be more than happy with your choice.
If a passenger required use of a service animal whilst onboard, they must provide Celestyal Cruises notice of intent to bring the animal in advance of departure, as well as provide in writing:
Passengers bringing a service animal onboard are responsible at all times for its health and hygiene. The line cannot guarantee that service animals will be permitted ashore in any port of call and guests are cautioned that animals may in some cases be subject to mandatory quarantine if brought into some ports. Passengers are advised to check with all appropriate governments on the scheduled itinerary for any such quarantine or other restrictions.
If you have any specific dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances, please let Celestyal Cruises know in advance so they can make the necessary adjustments wherever possible.
Contact the Passenger Services Department via email at [email protected]
Minors under 18 on the date of travel will not be allowed to embark unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children should be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times and cannot remain onboard if their parent(s) or guardian go(es) ashore.
In the interests of preventing minor gambling and for the comfort and enjoyment of adult passengers, minors are not allowed in the casino areas when the casino is open.
Minors under the age of 18 will not be served an alcohol.
Day & Evening Wear
If you cruise during the hotter part of the year, from May through September, light-colored cotton clothes that “breathe” will help keep you cool. You should also bring swimsuits, if you plan to swim in the pool or at one of the incredible beaches you’ll visit, as well as sunglasses and a hat which, combined with a good sunscreen, will help protect you from the brilliant Mediterranean sun. If you intend to use one of the gym, make sure to bring proper clothes and shoes (but don’t worry about a towel, it’s provided).
Bathing suits or shorts are not permitted in the restaurants, but a lunch buffet is served on the pool deck every day, so you can remain poolside without having to change out of your swimwear.
In the restaurants, casino, lounges and nightclub, and in the other open spaces on the ship, your attire should be “country club casual”– relaxed, yet elegant – after 18:00.
Special Evening Events
On each Celestyal Cruise ship calendar you’ll find special evening events, including Gala Night, the Captain’s Cocktail (both during the seven-day cruises) and the legendary Greek Night. For Gala Night and the Captain’s Cocktail, please attend in formal dress: a cocktail dress or something smart for the ladies, jacket and tie for the men; for Greek Night wearing blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag, is always appreciated. Check your daily program for a schedule of all evening events.
All-Inclusive Drinks Package
If you want to enjoy one or more glasses of outstanding wine, premium whiskey, juice or ice-cold lager, then this All Inclusive Drinks Package is for you. It entitles you to unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks every day of your cruise, from the time the bars open until 2:00 AM. Don’t worry about refilling your glass or paying for anything extra: you won’t have to – no hassle about your bill. If you are a couple, or if you are traveling with your adult family, you're more than welcome to give the All-Inclusive Drinks Package as a gift to everyone in your party. It’s the best, most economical way for all of you to enjoy the incredible array of wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
The line also offers wine packages for wine lovers: they pair outstanding Greek and international wines with their delicious meals. Please speak with the head sommelier at the start of your cruise.
Non-Alcoholic Drinks Package
This package is extremely popular with adults and children alike: the non-alcoholic cocktails, juices and soft drinks never run out! This is the perfect package if you’re traveling with children or if you love soft drinks. You can drink as much as you want from the time the bars open until 2:00 AM.
Located on the Boat and Phoenician decks, Suites feature a double bed, sofa, as well as a bathroom with a whirlpool bath.
Located on the Boat and Phoenician decks, Junior Suites feature a double bed, a sofa bed, as well as a bathroom with bathtub.
All outside cabins feature twin beds or a double bed, as well as a bathroom with shower. Most cabins also feature a third berth, and possibly a fourth.
Inside cabins feature twin beds or double beds with a bathroom with shower or bathtub. Some cabins also feature third and fourth berth.
Louis Aura has a lot of onboard entertainment: bingo, dancing, exercise programs, games, music performances, sporting events and trivia contests – there’s always something to do for everyone on board, from kids to seniors. These activities are a great way to spend time with the people you love and to meet your fellow passengers.
Activities start bright and early, first thing in the morning, and continue all day and throughout the evening. There’s always something to do onboard, even if all you want to do is sit down with someone and play backgammon (there's also checkers, chess and other board games).
Visit the pool deck or any of the luxuriously appointed bars and lounges for a cold beer, a glass of wine, or a specialty cocktail or coffee. Try the Santorini whites, like assyrtiko, dry and fruity, and athiri, which is slightly aromatic, or the Peloponnesian wines, like white Moschofilero, with its aroma of roses and violets and spice, and Agiorghitiko, a dry aromatic red.
Enjoy a chilled glass of ouzo, the famous anise-flavored liqueur of Greece, or the bartenders’ spectacular Skinos cocktails, delicious one-of-a-kind concoctions with mastiha, a liqueur made from the mastic bushes of Chios. Bring a newspaper, or just relax and enjoy one of the live music performances. They're open all day until late into the evening. You’ll be a regular before you even finish your drink.
Like games of chance? Adrenaline rushes? Unbridled excitement? Join other guests in the comfortable casino and try your luck. There's games for every taste.
While you play, enjoy the stellar service for which Celestyal Cruises is famous – order your favorite drink from the waiters while you play. They’ll make you feel at home, no matter how deep into the night you want to roll.
Please note, the game tables close when in port.
Shopping on board Celestyal Cruises ships is like being transported to the hottest European outlets. You’ll be dazzled by an immense array of products at exceptionally competitive prices. The Shopping Arcade is located on Venus deck and features duty free and travel value shops.
There is a small lounge area on Apollo deck where you can access the Web. In order to get online, you must purchase a card from Reception – this card will provide you with a code for a set amount of time to connect to the Internet.
Your onboard account will be automatically charged when you purchase the card.
The magic of a night at a crowded taverna onboard – you will be unable to resist the call of the bouzouki, and you’ll soon find yourself on one of the dance floors performing the “sirtaki” from Zorba the Greek with 100 of your closest friends! If you’re a bit shy about your “moves,” there are Greek dancing classes during the day.
You’ll also find classical concerts, disco, karaoke, line dancing and talent shows. Each Celestyal Cruises ships has a complete nightclub onboard, with a high quality sound system and professional club lighting. Come have a drink while professional DJs spin the best contemporary sounds, both Greek and international.
Afternoon tea is served every day on all Celestyal ships (with the exception of those ships departing from Limassol, Cyprus).