Greek-based Cruise Line Donates Food to Those in Need; Health Supplies to National Health System; Offers Free Future Cruises to Frontline Healthcare Workers
Celestyal Cruises, the Greek cruise company based at the port of Piraeus, Athens, has announced that they have provided 5.5 tons of non perishable food, as well as first aid kits and personal hygiene products to an estimated 7,500 residents in need in the Municipalities of the Metropolitan Region of Piraeus as well as the Piraeus Nursing Home.
Following the increasing needs of the National Health System in this unprecedented situation, Celestyal Cruises has also joined forces with the Ministry of Health, supporting the National Health System with a contribution of health supplies. The donation includes 12,000 surgical masks and 1,100 liters of liquid disinfectants, so that they can be distributed to the Health Centers dedicated to COVID-19 patients.
In addition, Celestyal Cruises as a gesture of gratitude to the country’s health staff which is at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic and acts selflessly for the welfare of the whole community, offered 50 three-day cruises for two people, to first responders. The three-night cruises to the Greek islands will take place during 2020 and 2021, including stateroom accomodation, standard beverages, entertainment, gratuities as well as two excursions to Ancient Ephesus, Kusadasi and Palace of Knossos, Crete.
In addition, Celestyal Cruises will soon launch globally a special discount policy for frontline healthcare workers.
“Going through one of the most difficult times in modern history, our goal is to both support and offer relief to the socially vulnerable groups from the effects of the pandemic, but also to demonstrate our gratitude to those who are at the front lines of this fight. In these extremely difficult and unpredictable times worldwide, it is values such as humanity and solidarity that matter most” said Chris Theophilides, CEO of Celestyal Cruises.