Celebrity Equinox approved by the CDC to sail from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades FL) on July 25

   June 10, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Leading the way with the first cruise ship to sail in North America on June 5, Celebrity Cruises’ return to sailing continues, as the new Celebrity Equinox ship was approved by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to set sail from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) on July 25, 2021.

Equinox will follow the industry-first cruise departure from U.S. waters for the Caribbean aboard Celebrity Edge on June 26.

With the announcement, 9 of the 14 vessels within the Celebrity fleet have plans to return to operation by mid-September and are ready to take passengers to the destinations they've missed from the Caribbean and Galapagos to Europe and Alaska.

The recently revolutionized Celebrity Equinox is due to set sail on a 7-night voyage visiting the Mexican ports of Cozumel and Costa Maya, as well as Nassau, Bahamas.

Equinox joins 8 ships in the Celebrity Cruises' fleet that have been announced as part of the phased summer restart, including:

Celebrity Equinox cruise ship

Celebrity’s Cruise with Confidence policy allows customers who have booked by July 31, 2021, to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours prior to departure on sailings through September 30, 2022, and receive a 100% credit for a future voyage.