Celebrity Cruises made a decision to cancel the entire winter 2022-2023 season of Celebrity Solstice in Asia due to uncertainty remaining in the region.
The season was supposed to last from September 2022 through April 2023 with 19 voyages scheduled/now canceled. The vessel had to arrive in Japan in September to sail from Hong Kong China, Yokohama-Tokyo, and Singapore. Instead of Asia, Solstice will be relocated to the Mexican Riviera, taking over the schedule previously assigned to the fleetmate Celebrity Millennium. The ship will presently sail within the Caribbean starting in September.
In a statement, the company said they had made the difficult decision to cancel their Asia season "due to the ongoing uncertainty around when international operations might fully restart in this region."
"We thank our guests for their patience and understanding as the world continues to reopen and we continue to work through unique circumstances."
Customers booked on Millennium's canceled Mexican Riviera cruises received an email encouraging them to move to Solstice, touting The Lawn Club/other comforts that were found on the larger Solstice-class ship.
Customers booked on Solstice's Asian voyages have until May 12, to rebook for another Asia voyage in 2023/2024.
Celebrity Millennium's relocation voyage (RepositionCruises.com) from Vancouver (BC Canada) to Los Angeles (California USA), scheduled to depart on September 16th, is also canceled. Passengers booked on that sailing got an email advertising a choice of moving to another boat within the fleet or accepting a full refund.
Celebrity has not announced where Solstice will be deployed in winter 2023-24. Millennium was originally due to depart from LA to Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) on December 19, 2022.