Celebrity Eclipse to Be Homeported in Melbourne from 2020-2021 Summer Season

By ,   October 31, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean International announced it will base its luxury ship Celebrity Eclipse in port of Melbourne during 2020-2021 summer season.

The 2850-passenger, 120000 GT vessel will arrive in Melbourne December 23, 2020 for an inaugural Australian season, that is due to run through April 2021.

The Celebrity Cruises ship will first undergo a US$700-million modernisation, that will see accommodation, public spaces and culinary programs updated.

Out of Melbourne, passengers will be able to choose from 7 round-trip cruises, between 8 and 14 nights, to destinations in South Pacific, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and New Zealand.

The inaugural season is due to finish on April 4, 2021 with a 20-day cruise from Melbourne to Honolulu.

Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship

Royal Caribbean expects ship's passengers to inject more than US$13 million into economy of Victoria during her first season.

Earlier this year, Cunard Line announced that its Queen Elizabeth would be based in port of Melbourne for 2019-2020 season.