Celestyal Olympia: A cruise ship that will take you to the Greek Islands


Thinking about a cruise around the Greek islands? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at the 1,664-passenger Celestyal Olympia — one of three vessels operated by Greek islands specialist Celestyal Cruises.

Based in the Greek port town of Piraeus, near Athens, Olympia operates affordable three- and four-day trips to such famed Greek islands as Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini.

Longtime Royal Caribbean fans will recognize the ship as the former Song of America, one of Royal Caribbean’s iconic vessels from the 1980s. Built in 1982, it sailed for Royal Caribbean until 1999, when it was sold to now-defunct Sun Cruises. It also has sailed for British-based Thomson Cruises.

Created by veteran travel writer and ship photographer Peter Knego, the Olympia photo tour is part of our ongoing series of cruise ship galleries. For an in-depth look at dozens of other vessels, click on the links below:

Adventure Canada: Ocean Endeavour
AmaWaterways: AmaViola; AmaCerto
American Cruise Lines: American Eagle
American Queen Steamboat Company: American Queen; American Empress
Azamara Club Cruises: Azamara Quest
Avalon Waterways: Avalon Myanmar; Avalon Visionary; Avalon Passion
Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival Imagination; Carnival Miracle; early icons of the Carnival fleet; Carnival Vista
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Solstice
Costa Cruises: Costa Diadema; Costa Atlantica; Costa Luminosa
CroisiEurope: Elbe Princesse
Cruise & Maritime Voyages: Discovery
Crystal Cruises: Crystal Symphony
Cunard Line: Queen Mary 2
Disney Cruise Line: Disney Wonder; Disney Fantasy; Disney Magic; Disney Dream, Fantasy compared
Emerald Waterways: Emerald Sky; Emerald Radiance
Hapag-Lloyd: Europa 2
Hebridean Island Cruises: Hebridean Princess
Holland America Line: Amsterdam; Koningsdam; Westerdam; Rotterdam; Maasdam
Hurtigruten: Midnatsol; Lofoten; Nordstjernen; Fram; Trollfjord
MSC Cruises:MSC Meraviglia
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Getaway; Norwegian Escape; Norwegian Sky; Norwegian Joy
Oceania Cruises: Nautica; Sirena; Marina; Insignia
Paul Gauguin Cruises: Paul Gauguin
P&O Cruises: Britannia
Princess Cruises: Regal Princess; Diamond Princess; early icons of the Princess fleet; Star Princess; Golden Princess
Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Seven Seas Mariner; Seven Seas Explorer; Seven Seas Voyager
Royal Caribbean International: Quantum of the Seas; Anthem of the Seas; Freedom of the Seas; Harmony of the Seas
Scenic Cruises: Scenic Gem; Scenic Sapphire
Seabourn Cruise Line: Seabourn Encore
Silversea: Silver Galapagos; Silver Cloud; Silver Muse
Tauck: Inspire; Savor
Un-Cruise Adventures: Safari Endeavour
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection: S.S. Maria Theresa; River Countess
Viking River Cruises: Viking Skirnir; Viking Herja; Viking Hild
Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Star; Viking Sea; Viking Sky
Windstar Cruises: Star Pride; Star Breeze; Wind Spirit

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