Celestyal awarded «Passenger Line of the Year» at the prestigious Lloyd’s list 20th Annual Greek Shipping Awards 2023


Celestyal the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek islands and beyond, has achieved another remarkable distinction. At the prestigious 20th Annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards held at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens Hotel, on the evening of December 1st, Celestyal was awarded this year’s “Passenger Line of the Year”.

A prestigious panel of judges from across the maritime and shipping industry, evaluated the nominations and were responsible for selecting the winners across the award categories. Prominent cruise and ferry companies were nominated in the “Passenger Line of the Year” category, with Celestyal scooping this year’s award in this segment.

The award was received by Chris Theophilides, CEO of Celestyal, who remarked: “As a company determined to create unmissable moments for our customers, both at sea and ashore, we are absolutely delighted with this recognition. To be recognized as the ‘Passenger Line of the Year’ is a testament to the team’s relentless pursuit of continuous improvement and is a truly motivating way of rounding out what has been a transformational year for Celestyal. They will be thrilled for me to take home this esteemed award and on behalf of all the team at Celestyal, I would like to thank both the judging panel for their positive endorsement and the organizers for this impressive event.

Since their launch in 2004, the Greek Shipping Awards have represented an annual celebratory moment for the Greek shipping industry. At this highly anticipated event, marking its 20th anniversary this year, industry professionals gather to honor outstanding performance and significant contributions to the shipping industry. The event showcases the dynamism and innovation that brought Greek shipping to global recognition.


About Celestyal

Celestyal has fast built an award-winning reputation and recognition as the number one choice for travellers to the Greek Islands and beyond thanks to its regional expertise and exceptional hospitality. The company operates two vessels, each one intimate enough to provide guests with a genuine and highly personalized experience.

The foundation of the company’s philosophy is built on a unique Greek heritage which combines outstanding hospitality with genuine cultural destination immersion and provides authentic, lifetime experiences both onboard and onshore. 

Since 2014, Celestyal has received top honors in the Tourism Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious awards programs within the Greek tourism industry. These include one Platinum, 15 Gold, 10 Silver and nine Bronze awards covering Guest Experience Excellence, Solo Travel, CSR Initiatives, Contribution to National Economy, FAM and Press Trips, Communication Campaign and Multichannel Marketing Campaign.

In December 2023, Celestyal was awarded as “Passenger Line of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards while in December 2022, Celestyal won a Bronze Award at the British Travel Awards in the ‘‘Best Operator for Mini Cruises’’ category and was named one of the top ocean cruise lines for ‘’Best Service’’ at the annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards 2022, an award also received in 2018 and 2019.

Ιn 2019 and 2020, Celestyal was recognized for its overall contribution and commitment to the development of the cruise industry in the Eastern Mediterranean region at the MedCruise Awards.

Corporate Responsibility
Celestyal is deeply committed to sustainability and ethical business practices. The company actively supports the local communities in the destinations it visits, particularly in the field of education. Additionally, Celestyal supports cultural NGOs to promote youth entrepreneurship, marine student development and child welfare.

ISO Certification
The entire spectrum of Celestyal’s ship management, including technical, hotel and crew management, and offices, are certified in accordance with ISO 9001/14001 standards. The certifying authority is DNV, which is widely recognized as the biggest and most respected rating agency in the marine industry.

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