Celestyal Cruises promoting Chios Mastiha aboard its ships


Cyprus-based Celestyal Cruises has announced its ongoing support for Greek products with eight special themed events on its ships during the 2015 season featuring the unique Chios Mastiha.


Made from the mastic tree resin, which is a member of the cashew family and indigenous to the island of Chios, mastiha does it all: food, beverages, cosmetics and balms. The first special themed event featuring mastihashop products took place on May 22, 2015: special themed events featuring mastiha are expected to take place on Celestyal Cruises ships every two weeks until the end of September.


In addition to the special events, Celestyal Cruises passengers will have the chance to try unique recipes from Chios and cocktails, all made with mastiha. For those who want to experience Chios up close, Celestyal Cruises’ seven-day “Iconic Aegean” cruise is the ideal way to say “Kalimera” to the island’s mastiha, to its sprawling citrus groves and to its unique vernacular architecture; other ports of call on this cruise include Istanbul, Kuşadası, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Symi and Mykonos.


“Our goal is to offer each passenger a unique holiday experience and the opportunity to explore the incomparable beauty of Greece and its cultural wealth,” stated Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO at Celestyal Cruises. “We are delighted to be working with mastihashop, which promotes the unique products of Chios abroad.


“We welcome Celestyal Cruises to the island of mastiha as an agent of growth and promotion of the Aegean,” added Yannis Mandalas, CEO at mastihashop. “We believe the presentation of our products as part of the Celestyal Cruises special themed events programme is a perfect introduction to mastiha and to the incredible island of Chios. We look forward to welcoming Celestyal Cruises passengers sailing the seven-day Iconic Aegean cruise to our home.”


During the 2015 cruise season Celestyal Cruises passengers can choose from a total 80 special themed events created to amuse, educate and entertain everyone who participates, regardless of age, nationality, interest or taste.