NGO “Kivotos tou Kosmou”


For the fifth consecutive year, Celestyal Cruises supports the NGO “Kivotos tou Kosmou” and the children it hosts. The action of Kivotos toy Kosmou began when the priest Antonios Papanikolaou set as a goal to save as many children possible from poverty and abandonment and offer them the opportunity to “stand on their feet”. Today, Kivotos tou Kosmou is foremost addressed to young, unprotected children, most of them from single-parent families or orphans, that experience tough conditions, abandonment, neglect and no medical care in their everyday lives. Kivotos covers their needs in total and takes care of them. The children live in big houses with tutors-caretakers and their everyday life looking more like a family and nothing like an institution type life. Father Antonios was recently awarded the European Citizen award from the European Parliament.


It's worth to mention that in 2018, 32 persons were hosted aboard the Celestyal Crystal ship enjoying a seven-day cruise to the Greek islands.  Through the five years of supporting Kivotos tou Kosmou, more than 200 children had the opportunity to take a cruise because of  Celestyal’s Corporate Responsibility programs.