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Celestyal Cruises is the new brand name (since late 2014) of Louis Cruises and Louis Cruise Lines. The company is part of Louis plc, a travel and tourism group, that also owns Louis Hotels with 19 properties in Greece and Cyprus. The quite successful cruise division commands more than 60% market share of cruises from Cyprus to Eastern Mediterranean, Greece and the Greek Islands. It has also chartered 2 of its cruise ships which now cruise with Thomson Cruises. Louis Cruise Lines was listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange in August 1999. Currently 7 cruise ships comprise the fleet, 7 of them are owned by the new public company and will be operated by Celestyal Cruises.

The Louis Group was founded back in 1938 by the late Louis Loizou and since then has been committed to fulfilling the needs and wishes of its customers ensuring the best quality for the best price. In the early 80's when it ventured into the cruise market it developed Cyprus into a popular cruise gateway to Egypt, the Holy Land and the Greek Islands. All of it's cruise ships have recently been refurbished, upgraded to outstanding levels of quality and service and equipped with all modern facilities including restaurants, bars, discos, duty free shops, casinos and swimming pools.

Cruise ship and itineraries:

MS Celestyal Olyimpia: Malta registry; built 1981; 37,584 gross tons; 1,664 passengers; 540 crew members.
Itineraries: Aegean, Greek Isles, Turkey.
  Celestyal Olympia cruise ship
MS Thomson Majesty (under charter to Thomson Cruises): Malta registry; built 1992; 40,876 gross tons; 1,790 passengers; 620 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean/Aegean/Canary Islands.
  Louis Majesty cruise ship
Thomson Spirit (chartered to Thomson Cruises, UK): Malta registry; built 1982; 33,930 gross tons; 1,350 passengers; 520 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Holy Land.
  Thomson Spirit cruise ship
MV Louis Aura: Malta registry, built 1968; 15,781 gross tons; 912 passengers; 400 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern Mediterranean/Aegean/Greek Isles.
  Celestyal Cruises-Louis Aura ship
MS Celestyal Crystal: Malta registry; built 1980, completely rebuilt in 1991; 25,000 gross tons; 1,409 passengers; 600 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean/Aegean/Greek Isles/Turkey; Adriatic Sea.
  MS Celestyal Crystal cruise ship
MS Celestyal Odyssey (ex-Olympia Explorer and MV Explorer): Malta registry; built 2002; 24,318 gross tons; 836 passengers; 340 crew members.
Itineraries: Aegean/Greek Isles/Turkey.
  MS Celestyal Odyssey cruise shipp

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