Elixir Boutique Cruises is set to launch a 50-person yacht, offering sailings around the Greek Islands from May.

The refurbished Elysium vessel (pictured)– formerly Celebrity Cruises’ ship Celebrity Xperience – is scheduled to sail two eight-day itineraries, Ancient Paths and Divine Cyclades, across 24 departures until October 30.

Passengers sailing the Ancient Paths itinerary will visit Pavlopetri, Zakynthos and Ithaca.

The Divine Cyclades itinerary will call at 14 destinations over eight days, including Ios, Santorini and Naxos.


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The yacht features a spa, gym and sun deck lounge area with loungers, sofas, a hot tub and telescope.

Snorkelling equipment, glass-bottom kayaks and paddle boards are available to passengers, with water skiing and water jetpack or flyboarding available on request.

Passengers will be served meals on a half board basis every day plus selected dinners.

Ioannis Termidos, the line’s president and founder, said: “Sensing the overwhelming need for a different approach to boutique cruising, post pandemic, one that combines intimacy and luxury with wellness, we created Elixir Cruises.

“On board our first boutique yacht, the Elysium, our dedicated crew and our cruise concierge along with our resident yoga, meditation and wellness coaches await to welcome guests.”

Prices for the sailings start from £2,500 per person based on two people sharing a cabin, including a beach BBQ, group yoga, pilates, aquarobics, meditation sessions with qualified onboard wellness coaches and gym access.

A 30% discount is available on booking made before April 15. The line also offers a full refund for those passengers affected by “events relating to Covid-19”.