Celebrity Cruises

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Celebrity Cruises Coronavirus update

RCCL-Royal Caribbean Group (shipowner) suspended its entire fleet's passenger shipping operations (RCI-Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Azamara Cruises) worldwide by cancelling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 13, 2020, through April 30, 2021. Fleetwide operations are planned to resume on May 1, 2021, including Celebrity Galapagos cruises.

Next are listed all Celebrity ships and their first scheduled departure dates/regions in 2021 - Xpedition and Xploration (May 1/Galapagos), Flora (May 2/Galapagos), Apex (May 15/Mediterranean), Infinity (May 8/Mediterranean), Summit (June 7/NYC to Bermuda), Edge (Nov 14/Caribbean), Reflection (May 5/Europe-UK-Baltic), Constellation (Nov 7/Caribbean), Equinox (May 9/Caribbean), Silhouette (May 8/Europe-UK-Baltic), Eclipse (June 13/Alaska from Vancouver), Millennium (May 9/Alaska from Vancouver), Solstice (May 28/Alaska from Seattle).

Celebrity's Australia and New Zealand 2020-2021 winter program was cancelled (affected ships Eclipse and Solstice, both homeported in Sydney NSW and Auckland NZ). All Celebrity repositioning cruises Spring 2021 were cancelled. The ships Edge and Constellation's European schedules (May-November 2021) were cancelled.

All affected bookings received full refunds (100%), including on prepurchased through Celebrity Cruises packages and services. The refunds were in FCC (Future Cruise Credit) to be used on itineraries that depart up to April 30, 2022. The FCC must be redeemed by December 31, 2021. Changing the FCC to a monetary refund (100%) must be done by December 31, 2020. Celebrity's Cancellation Policy was extended to allow penalty-free cancellations up to 48 hours prior departure (all itineraries departing up until September 1, 2020 / initially through July 31) and receive an FCC.

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Review of Celebrity Cruises

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, RCCL-Royal Caribbean Group (shipowner) suspended its entire fleet's passenger shipping operations (RCI-Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Azamara Cruises) worldwide by cancelling all voyages with pre-scheduled departures in the period March 13, 2020, through April 30, 2021. Fleetwide operations are planned to resume on May 1, 2021, including Celebrity Galapagos cruises.

Next are listed all Celebrity ships and their first scheduled departure dates/regions in 2021 - Xpedition and Xploration (May 1/Galapagos), Flora (May 2/Galapagos), Apex (May 15/Mediterranean), Infinity (May 8/Mediterranean), Summit (June 7/NYC to Bermuda), Edge (Nov 14/Caribbean), Reflection (May 5/Europe-UK-Baltic), Constellation (Nov 7/Caribbean), Equinox (May 9/Caribbean), Silhouette (May 8/Europe-UK-Baltic), Eclipse (June 13/Alaska from Vancouver), Millennium (May 9/Alaska from Vancouver), Solstice (May 28/Alaska from Seattle).

Celebrity's Australia and New Zealand 2020-2021 winter program was cancelled (affected ships Eclipse and Solstice, both homeported in Sydney NSW and Auckland NZ). All Celebrity repositioning cruises Spring 2021 were cancelled. The ships Edge and Constellation's European schedules (May-November 2021) were cancelled.

All affected bookings received full refunds (100%), including on prepurchased through Celebrity Cruises packages and services. The refunds were in FCC (Future Cruise Credit) to be used on itineraries that depart up to April 30, 2022. The FCC must be redeemed by December 31, 2021. Changing the FCC to a monetary refund (100%) must be done by December 31, 2020. Celebrity's Cancellation Policy was extended to allow penalty-free cancellations up to 48 hours prior departure (all itineraries departing up until September 1, 2020 / initially through July 31) and receive an FCC.

Celebrity Cruises (website) is the second-largest (by fleet) brand in the RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd) group of companies. Established in 1990, the "Celebrity" cruise brand joined RCCL in 1997. Celebrity represents one of the best "luxury ship travel" companies for adults, as well as a signature operator of regularly scheduled Panama Canal transition itineraries and one of the top 3 Alaskan cruise lines. In May 2020, the company celebrated its 30th Anniversary.

Company history

Celebrity is a medium-priced luxury cruise company, which travel vacation package product is associated with top-hotel amenities, premium services, sophistication, style, elegance, technology innovations. Celebrity cruise liners offer impeccable service and exquisite cuisine, appealing to moderately affluent, well-educated travellers (mostly adults in their 40s). Celebrity offers "Family Cruises" during holidays (particularly on voyages from the USA to Caribbean and Bermuda) and "Seniors Cruises" (on European and South American itineraries). The letter "X" on ships' funnels stands for the name "Chandris" (in Greek "Xandris").

Celebrity Cruises logo

The company was founded in 1988 as part of Chandris Group (Athens Greece-based marine corporation, now Chandris Hellas Inc) - shipowner and vessel management. Before Celebrity, Chandris Group operated the cruise brands "Chandris Line" (1960-1974, ocean liner crossings between Greece and Australia), "Chandris Cruises" (1974-1996, Mediterranean itineraries from Greece) and "Chandris Fantasy Cruises (1985--1996, North American itineraries). Chandris' brand "Celebrity Cruises" started with cheap voyages offered on second-hand ships, to become one of industry's most prominent premium "affordable luxury" ship travel brands. Company's current President and CEO is Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.

The following table shows statistical data about Celebrity's market share (as fleet and passenger capacity / ship-berth numbers) in comparison to other major cruise companies.

Parent CompanySubsidiariesFleets (vessels per brand)Passenger Capacity (berths per brand)
Carnival CorporationCarnival2671300
Carnival CorpPrincess1742000
Carnival CorpAIDA1329300
Carnival CorpCosta1229200
Carnival CorpHolland America1525900
Carnival CorpP&O UK818600
Carnival CorpP&O Australia58200
Carnival CorpCunard36700
Carnival CorpSeabourn42000
Carnival CorpTOTAL103 ships233,200 berths
RCG (Royal Caribbean Group)RCI (Royal Caribbean International)2684,700
RCCLCelebrity1325500
RCCLTUI614900
RCCLPullmantur47600
RCCLMarella34000
RCCLAzamara32100
RCCLSilversea92600
RCCLTOTAL64 ships141400 berths
NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd)NCL (Norwegian Cruise Lines)1646600
NCLHOceania65200
NCLHRSSC (Regent)42600
NCLHTOTAL26 ships54400 berths
(other large brands)

1- MSC

2- Disney

3- Star Cruises (GHK)

4- Dream Cruises (GHK)

5- Hurtigruten

6- Viking Ocean

1- 15

2- 4

3- 5

4- 2

5- 15

6- 5

1- 44600

2- 8500

3- 8500

4- 6800

5- 6700

6- 4700

Celebrity entered the luxury cruising marked with roundtrips from USA to Bermuda, acquiring more and newer liners. As a brand of RCG, Celebrity has 6 sister companies - Royal Caribbean International, Azamara, Pullmantur (Spain), Marella (UK), TUI (Germany) and Silversea. Company's headquarters address is "Celebrity Cruises, 1050 Caribbean Way, Miami FL, 33132-2096 USA".

Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class ship model (Eclipse., Equinox, Silhouette, Solstice, Reflection)

The company attracts a diverse passenger base, targeting mainly baby boomers and their families, honeymooners, and seniors. In addition to US customers, it also draws travellers from Europe, Canada, South America. Longer itineraries tend to attract older travellers. Week-long roundtrips in Alaska and Caribbean attract more families. To appeal to multi-generational groups, company's family programs were expanded to include dedicated, well-trained staff serving shipboard kids and teen centers with enrichment and educational activities.

Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class ship model (Eclipse., Equinox, Silhouette, Solstice, Reflection)

On October 4, 2018, was launched "Celebrity Central" (website for travel agents). It has 6 sections (news, marketing, and sales, learning and training) and is accessed via personalized log-ins. It combines AirWaves, CruisingPower, company's sales and marketing toolkit (Rewards, Digital Library) and Celebrity Passport (e-learning resource). Celebrity Central has a search bar and tags for popular terms and topics.

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ship model (Edge, Apex)

New ships

The following YouTube video (official release) reviews company's newest Edge-Class vessels and their unique features. The EDGE series includes all 5 units - Celebrity Edge (2018), Celebrity Apex (2020), Celebrity Beyond (2021) plus 2 more (unnamed) liners with scheduled deliveries in 2022 and 2024.

 

On April 11, 2019, the shipowner RCCL signed a MoU agreement with Chantiers de l'Atlantique Shipyard (St Nazaire, France) to order a 5th Edge-Class vessel, with scheduled delivery in 2024-Q3.

In February 2014, Celebrity Cruises announced it would add "The Suite Class" to its cruise ships. Suite Class passengers have their own private restaurant and VIP lounge. Key features on Solstice Class ships include the Lawn Club, which is a freshly manicured lawn on ship's highest deck. Passengers enjoy casual outdoor activities, country-club atmosphere, and grass between their toes. They can watch a glass-blowing demonstration on Equinox, Eclipse, and Solstice, or a meal in the Lawn Club Grill. Celebrity ships also have Cellar Masters, inspired by the Napa Valley vineyards, which brings to life a global wine cruise tour experience, while guests learn about and taste a variety of premium wines from around the world.

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ship model (Edge, Apex)

In March 2016, Celebrity Cruises acquired the two-ship company "Ocean Adventures". The purchase of 16-passenger catamaran Athala II (Celebrity Xploration) and 48-passenger yacht Eclipse (Celebrity Xperience) increased Celebrity Cruises Galapagos capacity by 65%. The two boats joined Celebrity's fleet in spring 2016 but started regular operations following extensive drydocks in January 2017.

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships - Magic Carpet

Since March 2018, RCCL offers one login for RCI and Celebrity Cruises websites and mobile apps. The new policy allows one account to be used for loyalty program benefits, bookings, and reservations with both brands. The account security was also simplified and strengthened to ensure customers' personal data.

Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class ship (Eclipse-Equinox-Silhouette-Solstice-Reflection)

Celebrity brand's cruising experience

  • Accommodations: some of the largest cruise suites (all served by butlers). Luxurious "ConciergeClass" staterooms, attentive highly personalized impeccable service; and enjoying seating preference, priority check-in. 2:1 guest-to-staff ratio
  • Dining: award-winning cuisine, excellent alternate dining venues. Celebrity's "Gourmet Bites" every afternoon, themed lunch buffets. Culinary demonstrations. The line has partnered with "Elizabeth Blau and Associates", as to menu and wine selections, and all the standards of serving.
  • Facilities: the largest cruise ship spa and gym facilities at sea ("AquaSpa by Elemis" - world-class beauty salon, spa treatments and fitness programs). "Celebrity Theatre" for Broadway-style productions, huge European-style casinos, bingo, themed bars, and lounges, including a European style disco, large pools, poolside recreation programs (massages, yoga), onboard boutique shopping.
  • Enrichment: "Celebrity Lecture Series". Rich contemporary art collections. Art auctions, and enhanced golf program.
  • "Celebrity Escape" concept (reserved exclusively for adults ages 21 and older) offers complimentary classes, workshops, themed events, fashion shows, deck parties, etc.
  • By the "Family Cruising Program", on all voyages are offered complimentary games, parties, educational and fun activities, history and sea life explorations, dedicated/exclusive pools and discos for teens.

Via partnership with CG Technology (fka Cantor Gaming), Celebrity Cruises introduced industry's first casino gaming mobile app. Passengers download the free app (Cantor Mobile Casino) via ship's WiFi network to Android or Apple phones/tablets. The app allows them to play slots, video poker, and table games anywhere on the ship. At the ship's casino lounge passengers can play (for real) games like roulette, poker (plus Texas Hold 'Em) and blackjack. Some ships have Let It Ride and baccarat available upon request. All ships have at least 1 poker table in the casino and host tournaments during the voyage.

Since 2013, the company has been partnered with "Top Chef" (US reality competition TV series). In late 2014, both companies started the exclusive "Top Chef at Sea" cruising experience. By this onboard culinary program, fans and foodies have the opportunity to travel with a lineup of celebrity chefs on food-themed "Top Chef Signature Sailing" each year. Celebrity also offers an interactive "Quickfire Challenges" and "Top Chef"-inspired menu evenings fleetwide on cruises 5-nights or longer (excluding Galapagos Islands).

In 2017, Celebrity Cruises partnered with Bravo Media for a new cooking video series - "Isaac Takes On". This digital show follows Top Chef's Isaac Toups as he cruises around the Caribbean on the ship Celebrity Reflection, competing against passengers in a variety of culinary challenges. The ship has its own Michelin-star chef - Cornelius Gallagher, who also makes appearances throughout the series.

In February 2019, Celebrity Cruises announced two new (exclusive) partnerships - with Daniel Boulud (Michelin-starred Chef) and with ABT-American Ballet Theatre (NYC-based, 1939-founded classical ballet company). Both partnerships created unique onboard culinary and entertainment experiences fleetwide.

  • The Celebrity-ABT partnership allows passengers (on selected ships) to enjoy ballet shows by guest performers and to join the dancers for seminars and ballet classes.
  • Chef Daniel Boulud is the founder of a global restaurant group which includes 7 NYC restaurants plus 6 in other (national and international) destinations. As Celebrity's Global Culinary Brand Ambassador, he designs signature dishes for Luminae (exclusive / Suite-only restaurant). Celebrity also introduced "Chef's Table by Daniel Boulud" - a private galley/kitchen tour and 5-course VIP dining package.

The new experiences were introduced in 2019, starting with the liners Summit, Equinox and Millennium.

In December 2019, the company signed an exclusive partnership with OneSpaWorld Holdings Ltd (Bahamas-based global provider of health and wellness services and products to cruise ships and land-based resorts). The partnership starts in May 2020 and is fleetwide (including the newbuilds under construction).

All-inclusive deals

Since November 17, 2020, every Celebrity Cruises deal includes unlimited beverages (classic cocktails, beers, wines by the glass, sodas, juices, bottled water, brand coffees and teas), onboard gratuities and Wi-Fi.

Option upgrades offered to all bookings include:

  • ELEVATE Package (unlimited premium drinks and shore excursions priced up to USD 200 per person)
  • INDULGE Package (ELEVATE Package plus unlimited streaming Wi-Fi Internet and up to USD 400 per person in OBC/onboard credit).

"Celebrity Revolution" fleetwide refurbishments

In July 2018, the company announced a USD 500 million fleet modernization (drydock refurbishment) program dubbed "Celebrity Revolution". The project was scheduled for February 2019 through February 2023.

Fleetwide renovations include all staterooms and public spaces on 9 liners to bring their onboard amenities and services up to the standards of EDGE-class ships. For staterooms were contracted HBA (Hirsch Bedner Associates / US-based hospitality interior design company) and Kelly Hoppen (UK-based interior designer).

All staterooms will be upgraded with eXhale bedding sets (premium cashmere mattresses) and high-tech amenities (RFID locks, Bluetooth, Xcelerate / Wi-Fi Internet).

Renovated Celebrity ships will have "The Retreat" (adults-only sundeck) with full-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi whirlpool, private cabanas, padded loungers, poolside bar service (food and drinks).

Luminae Restaurant (Suites-only) will be redesigned and will be introduced new (custom-made) menus by chef Cornelius Gallagher.

Qsine Restaurant will be added fleetwide and will offer "Le Petit Chef" (virtual dining-entertainment experience) created by Skullmapping artists and presented by TableMation Studios exclusively for Celebrity Cruises.

Main Dining Rooms, Oceanview Cafe and Sunset Bar will be redesigned, as well as most public venues. In the SPA will be added expanded SEA Thermal Suite. Retail shops will be expanded with new shopping brands - including Hublot (luxury Swiss watches) and Shinola (luxury watches, jewelry, premium leather goods).

 

The 4-year fleet refurbishment program started in February 2019. The current list of scheduled for drydocks Celebrity ships (by the "Celebrity Revolution" project) is as follows:

(NEW) Celebrity cruise gratuities (2020-2021)

Effective January 6, 2020, company's daily gratuity rates (per person/pp, both adults and kids charged) are new and increased (by ~7%) in comparison to the previous rates.

  • Standard cabins daily gratuity was changed from US$14,50 to US$15.50 pp (per day).
  • ConciergeClass and AquaClass staterooms daily gratuity was changed from US$15 to US$16 pp (per day).
  • Suites daily gratuity was changed from US$18 to US$19 pp (per day).

Daily gratuity is an automatic service charge added to the passenger's onboard account each day. Passengers can prepay gratuities. Daily gratuities are split between the ship's staff (dining, housekeeping, cabin stewards).

In 2018, Celebrity's daily gratuities (pp per day) were USD 13,50 (interior-oceanview-balcony staterooms), USD 14 (Aqua-Class and Concierge-Class) and USD 17 (Suites).

Celebrity cruise ship Room Service

Celebrity Cruises requires a fee of USD 4,95 for ordering items from the cruise ship's room service menu.

  • Room Service is operated on each Celebrity cruise vessel and between 11 pm - 6 am.
  • Prior to September 2015, the basic room service items delivery to passengers' cabins was complimentary. The exception was for some premium items (like a cheese platter, filet mignon, Caprese salad).

New shipboard Wellness classes

In 2018, Celebrity and Canyon Ranch upgraded fleetwide the onboard fitness program by adding more (to a total of 20) fitness classes and wellness seminars for passengers. Of all classes, 6 are based on different exercise groups - Acupuncture (Pain Relief), Conditioning (Pilates), Longevity, Mindfulness (Spiritual Cycling), Nutrition (Detox 101), Sweat (Tabata).

Among the new wellness offerings are:

  • "Acupuncture for Pain Relief" revives energy levels, treats pain and digestive discomfort, de-stresses, aids a healthy sleep.
  • "Pilates to the Beat" is a mat class choreographed with upbeat songs.
  • "Age-Defying Technology" reviews the latest technologies, wellness products and services that help anti-aging.
  • "Spiritual Cycling" Incorporates mind and energy awareness while cycling to musical beats.
  • "Detox 101: Weight Loss and More" reviews the most effective detox foods and how they promote weight loss.
  • "Tabata Impact" is a Japanese intense and fast full-body workout offering best cardio and training techniques.

Itinerary of Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity cruise line's destinations include Alaska, Hawaii, Bermuda, Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean (all, but mostly Southern), Mexico (Caribbean and Mexican Riviera), Panama Canal, South America, Australia New Zealand, Asia (taiwan-China and Japan, Thailand and Vietnam), Northern Europe (from the UK), Eastern and Western Mediterranean.

The Royal Caribbean-owned Celebrity brand operates one of the industry's youngest and most innovative fleets. The liners all are Malta-flagged, excepting the Galapagos Islands fleet (Ecuador-flagged).

Celebrity 2021 cruise ship deployments

Celebrity Eclipse is to be homeported in Melbourne Australia (through April 2021) for 7- and 14-days itineraries to South Pacific Islands, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, New Zealand. The inaugural Australian season ends on April 4 (2021) with a 20-day repositioning cruise from Melbourne to Honolulu Hawaii.

Celebrity's North America 2021 season features newly-refurbished liners by the Celebrity Revolution program.

  • Summit has a program with 19 destinations in 7 different countries - including Greenland (for the first time). The ship is due to stay for 10+ hours in port at 56 stops, docking in a total of 39 of those cruise ports for 12+ hours.
  • Summit's new 10-night itineraries start in the summer from NYC and visit Charleston SC and Bermuda. Another 7-night Bermuda roundtrip stops in Newport RI and circles Liberty Island. In August, Summit offers two Transatlantic cruises (between the USA and Europe) with 14-night itineraries from NYC-Cape Liberty to Dublin Ireland, then Dublin to Boston MA. New destinations include Prins Christian Sund and Qaqortoq. After the summer, the liner homeports in Boston for 12-night "Canada and New England" roundtrips.

Celebrity's Alaskan ships in 2021 (Eclipse, Solstice, Millennium) visit 12 USA and Canada ports with extended port stays. Eclipse offers 7-night roundtrips from Vancouver and through Inside Passage visit Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier. Millennium offers two 7-night Alaskan itineraries - one northbound (from Vancouver) and one southbound (from Seward). Both include Inside Passage cruising and visit Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier. Solstice offers 7-night roundtrips from Seattle and visits Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Inside Passage, Victoria BC, Endicott Arms, Dawes Glacier. Eclipse also explores the North Pacific coast from San Diego CA to Vancouver.

Celebrity Cruises 2021-2022 deployment features 14 liners scheduled to visit 280+ destinations in 75 different countries on 7 continents. The 2021-2022 schedule includes 8 new ports - Taranto, Salvador de Bahia, Salomague-Ilocos (Philipines), Ishigaki, 3 new Greek island ports (Hydra, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos) and Homer Alaska (Kenai Peninsula). The season also features 125+ overnights in 30+ ports, including in Oporto City (Portugal) and Montevideo (for the New Year's Eve 2021).

Celebrity Solstice is the first Solstice-class boat deployed in Asia - for cruises to China and Japan, and also in Southeast Asia (to Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam).

Celebrity Eclipse is deployed in Alaska, Celebrity Infinity is in the Mediterranean, Celebrity Millennium has two new Caribbean itineraries - 10-night Eastern Caribbean, and 4-night Bahamas. Following the Alaskan 2022 season, Millennium is homeported in Los Angeles for 7-8-night roundtrips (12 departures) to the Mexican Riviera (September-December 2022).

In 2022-Q3, the fleet joins the 3rd EDGE-class ship - Celebrity Beyond.

2021-2022 itineraries (Caribbean, Europe, South America, Alaska, Mexico)

In mid-November 2020, Celebrity announced an updated 2021-2022 winter program for the Caribbean (new 7-night long and overnight port itineraries), South America, and Europe (Spain and Portugal).

Between November 2021-April 2022, in the Caribbean are deployed 8 Celebrity ships (Edge, Apex, EquinoxSilhouetteSummitMillenniumReflectionConstellation).

Celebrity Edge has planned a full winter Caribbean season of 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Celebrity Silhouette has new Southern Caribbean itineraries with overnights in the Dutch Antilles islands Curacao (Willemstad) and Aruba (Oranjestad). Celebrity Summit replaces Celebrity Infinity and has planned 4- and 5-night roundtrips from Miami Florida plus two new Mexico voyages (in December 2021).

In Europe, Celebrity Infinity cruises in the Mediterranean from homeport Lisbon and adds a 10-night “Best of Spain and Portugal” and two 7-night "Iberian Peninsula" voyages that visit Palma de Mallorca, Seville (through Cadiz), Alicante, Malaga, Oporto City. Follows a new 12-night Transatlantic crossing from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro Brazil that visits ports in Spain and the Canaries.

In South America (December 2021 through March 2022), Celebrity Infinity explores the Chilean Fjords, Brazil's beaches, and rain forests, also Antarctica. From the ship's new homeport Valparaiso (Santiago Chile), the ship's new schedule features four (9- to 12-night) itineraries calling on ports in Argentina, Patagonia, and Brazil, plus three new (14-night) voyages to Antarctic Peninsula.

In December 2020, Celebrity announced its Alaska 2022 voyages with 3 ships (Millennium, Solstice, Eclipse).

Celebrity Eclipse (May through September 2022) offers roundtrips from Vancouver BC on 2 different 7-night itineraries. The first visits SitkaHubbard GlacierJuneauKetchikan. The second has Icy Straight Point instead of Sitka. The ship also has scheduled one 11-night Alaskan special that visits Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Icy Straight PointEndicott Arm, Dawes Glacier.

Celebrity Millennium has scheduled 7-night Northbound and Southbound Alaskan 2022 itineraries. The Northbound depart from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Hubbard Glacier and end in Seward. The Southbound visit the same ports and end in Vancouver. The ship also has an 8-day repositioning cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles CA.

Celebrity Solstice has scheduled 7-night roundtrips from Seattle WA that visit Ketchikan, Endicott and Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Victoria BC.

Celebrity Millennium in 2022 (September-December) has scheduled 12x Mexican Riviera cruises (7- and 8-night itineraries) roundtrip from Los Angeles, plus a 15-night Panama Canal transition cruise over the December holidays. The Mexican Riviera itineraries visit Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Ensenada. The Panama Canal voyage visits Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Quetzal GuatemalaPuntarenas Costa RicaColon Panama and Cartagena Colombia.

Caribbean 2022-2023 ships and itineraries

Celebrity's 2022-2023 Caribbean Winter Season is based on 8 ships - Edge, Apex, 4 ‘revolutionized’/drydock refurbished liners (EquinoxSilhouetteSummitMillennium) and also Reflection and Constellation.

The 8-ship fleet is homeported in Florida (MiamiTampaFort Lauderdale) and San Juan Puerto Rico. The program offers 4- to 11-night island-hopping itineraries, with expanded 7-nights and a Panama Canal cruise.

Celebrity Apex is scheduled for roundtrips from "Terminal 25" (Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale) on rotating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries between mid-November 2022 and mid-April 2023. The sailings visit Puerto Rico, Tortola BVISt Maarten, Bahamas, St KittsNevisKey WestBelize, Grand Cayman.

Celebrity Edge from Fort Lauderdale operates 10-night "Ultimate Southern Caribbean" itinerary to St Maarten, St LuciaSt JohnsBarbados, St Kitts. Also offered are 11-night "Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao" and 11-night "Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean" itineraries.

Celebrity Equinox is homeported in Fort Lauderdale for 9-night Southern Caribbean itineraries visiting USVI, St Lucia, Antigua, Barbados. Celebrity Millennium from San Juan Puerto Rico offers 3 different 7-day Southern Caribbean cruises visiting Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Grenada, Bonaire, Antigua, Dominica. Celebrity Silhouette is homeported in Miami and has a rotating schedule of long and short island-hopping sailings, including 10-night Eastern Caribbean and 4-night Florida and Bahamas (with Key West). Celebrity Summit has scheduled 3 different Caribbean itineraries, featuring 4-5-night “quick escapes” to Florida Bahamas (with Key West), also to Mexico and Key West or Mexico and Grand Cayman.

Celebrity Constellation from homeport Tampa has a 10-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary and an 11-night "Ultimate Caribbean and The Americas" itinerary visiting Grand Cayman, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico. Some sailings have an overnight in Cartagena Colombia.

Celebrity Reflection has scheduled 2 different 7-day itineraries to either Bahamas-Eastern Caribbean or Mexico-Jamaica-Grand Cayman.

Itineraries Europe 2022 (Baltic-UK-Mediterranean)

Celebrity's summer 2022 European season with 6 cruise liners, including fleet's newest (Edge and Apex) plus Constellation, Infinity, Reflection and Silhouette. The 6 ships serve nearly 100 ports/destinations, including overnights in BordeauxLisbonReykjavik IcelandSt Petersburg RussiaVeniceIstanbulJerusalem-Ashdod Israel.

Celebrity Apex offers Baltic itineraries to Russia, Scandinavia, Norwegian Fjords (from homeport Amsterdam) plus British Isles, Iceland and Ireland itineraries. The season ends with Holy Land (Mediterranean) roundtrips from Civitavecchia-Rome.

Celebrity Edge from homeports Barcelona and Civitavecchia sails on 7-night Mediterranean itineraries to ports in France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece (Greek Islands). The season ends with longer itineraries from Rome prior to the Transatlantic crossing to Caribbean (homeport Fort Lauderdale Port Everglades Florida) for winter 2022-2023.

Beginning April 2022, Celebrity Silhouette from Southampton UK visits various European destinations, including Norwegian Fjords, Mediterranean, Iberia (Spain and Portugal). The season ends with Canary Islands cruises (September-October 2022).

Other Celebrity summer 2022 European cruise offerings feature:

  • Celebrity Constellation - 9-10-night Mediterranean itineraries between Barcelona, Rome and Venice.
  • Celebrity Infinity - 7-night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, Lisbon and Venice (since April 2022)
  • Celebrity Reflection - 10-11-night Mediterranean and Adriatic itineraries visiting Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Turkey, Greek Islands (out of homeport of Civitavecchia-Rome).

Celebrity Cruises Caribbean 2022-2023 itineraries on 8 ships

The RCG-Royal Caribbean Group's brand Celebrity Cruises announced 2022-2023 Caribbean Winter Season based on 8 ships. Celebrity's Caribbean fleet includes 2 (newest) Edge-Class Edge and Apex, 4 recently ‘revolutionized’/drydock refurbished liners EquinoxSilhouetteSummitMillennium and also Reflection and Constellation.

The 8-ship fleet will be homeported in Florida (MiamiTampaFort Lauderdale) and San Juan Puerto Rico. The program offers 4- to 11-night island-hopping itineraries, with expanded 7-nights and a Panama Canal cruise.

Celebrity Apex, the fleet’s new Edge Series ship, is scheduled to sail round-trip from Celebrity Cruises' Terminal 25 at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale FL on rotating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. From mid-November 2022 through mid-April 2023, passengers can either visit Puerto Rico, TortolaSaint MaartenThe Bahamas, and Saint Kitts and Nevis; or benefit from Florida, Key WestBelize, and Grand Cayman.

The original Edge Series ship, Celebrity Edge, sails from Fort Lauderdale FL on a 10-night Ultimate Southern Caribbean itinerary, calling at Saint Maarten, Saint LuciaSaint JohnsBarbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis; an 11-night Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao itinerary; an 11-night Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean itinerary. 

Showing off new and “revolutionized” look, Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Summit, and Celebrity Equinox, offer redesigned accommodations, bars, restaurants, and public spaces as they visit a variety of islands and pristine beaches.

Celebrity Equinox is sailing year-round from Fort Lauderdale FL for the entire 2022-2023 Caribbean season, offering 9-night winter itineraries through popular destinations in the Southern Caribbean, such as the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Antigua, and Barbados.

For the first time, Celebrity Millennium offers roundtrip sailings from San Juan on 3 different week-long Southern Caribbean cruises visiting a range of islands including Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Grenada, Bonaire, Antigua, Dominica.

Celebrity Silhouette is due to sail from Miami Florida on a rotating schedule of long and short island sailings. Her 10-night itinerary calls at popular islands in the Eastern Caribbean; while the 4-night itinerary visits Key West and the Bahamas.

Celebrity Summit offers 3 different short Caribbean itineraries, featuring 4- and 5-night “quick escapes” to the Bahamas and Key West; Mexico and Key West; or Mexico and Grand Cayman.

Celebrity Constellation sails roundtrip from Tampa FL on a 10-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary; as well as an 11-night Ultimate Caribbean and The Americas itinerary, calling at Grand Cayman, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico. Some sailings feature an overnight in Cartagena, Colombia.

Celebrity Reflection sails on a pair of different week-long itineraries to either the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean, or Mexico, Jamaica and Grand Cayman.

Celebrity Cruises Galapagos ships

On March 14, 2016, Celebrity announced its planned acquisition of the leading Galapagos cruise tour operator company "Ocean Adventures". The acquisition includes the two small vessels MV Eclipse (48-passenger) and the catamaran MC Athala II (16-passenger luxury catamaran). After their addition to the 98-passenger MS Xpedition ship, both vessels expanded the company's passenger capacity in the Galapagos Islands destination by 65%. The newly acquired ships joined the fleet in 2016 spring, but until the drydock refurbishments (January 2017) they continued to be operated with the Ocean Adventures amenities and programming.

These vessels operate on Galapagos cruise itineraries (Baltra roundtrips on a year-round schedule).

  • The "Southern Loop" itinerary visits the islands Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Isabela, Espanola, Rabida, Genovesa, Bartolome.
  • The "Northern Loop" itinerary visits the islands Santiago, Bartolome, Isabela, Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, and on the "Southern Loop" - Rabida, Isabela, Colon, Santa Cruz, Espanola.

With the modernization of Celebrity Xpedition and the launch of the luxury mega yacht Celebrity Flora, 2021 is poised to be the company's best Galapagos season yet, expected to connect guests to the awe-inspiring islands and the wonders found exclusively in the region, such as land and marine iguanas, blue-footed booby, Darwin's finches.

The all-suite, 100-passenger Celebrity Flora is among the most energy-efficient vessels of her size in the Galapagos Islands. The vessel offers sea-to-shore transportation via the innovative Novurania Yacht Tenders and a cruise industry-first Galapagos Glamping experience. The ship's outward-facing design provides 360-degree views of the islands. Personal suite attendants, expert-led ecological seminars, new dining venues, and an open-air stargazing platform, take Galapagos cruises to new heights.

On Flora, passengers choose from 10-, 11-, and 16-night packages, that feature either pre- or post-cruise expeditions and include one of two 7-night Inner or Outer Loop Itineraries from Baltra.

Following a 7-day "revolutionary" refurbishment in September last year, Celebrity Xpedition debuted with various enhancements, from redecorated staterooms, restaurants and lounges, to faster Wi-Fi. Celebrity Xpedition offers 10-11-16-night cruise packages with either pre- or post-cruise expeditions and inclusive one of two 7-night Inner or Outer Loop Itineraries out of Baltra.

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