Celestyal Cruises today announced a one-year extension of the Thomson Spirit charter to Thomson Cruises of TUI Travel plc for the 2018 season. The Thomson Spirit has been chartered to Thomson since May 2003; per the terms of the charter, the ship will operate as a Thomson Cruises vessel until October 2018 with all services provided by Celestyal Cruises through its wholly owned ship management subsidiary, Optimum Ship Management Services SA.
“The extension of the Thomson Spirit charter is yet another endorsement of the quality of services and a testament to the trust TUI Travel plc and other global tourism leaders have in Celestyal Cruises,” said Celestyal Cruises CEO Kyriakos Anastassiadis. “We’re pleased that the Spirit is so popular with passengers in the UK market. Thomson Cruises has been a trusted, valued partner for over 2 decades, and we look forward to extending our relationship further.”