THE RETURN CONTINUES! Celebrity Equinox is the eighth vessel in the fleet in eight weeks to begin sailing, once again providing guests with long-awaited vacation experiences
Celebrity Cruises is the industry leader in vessel activation after a hiatus of over a year in the boating industry
MIAMI, July 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The wonder of travel sails as Celebrity Cruises’ latest ship, Celebrity Equinox, left for the Caribbean of Fort Lauderdale, wrapping up an exciting eight weeks that saw the new luxury brand lead the industry with eight return vessels during this time. Celebrity Cruises rebooted the North American cruise industry this summer on June 5 with Celebrity Millennium navigate the Caribbean of Saint-Martin and quickly followed June 26 with Celebrity edge, the first ship to leave a US port in over a year.
The recently “revolutionized” Celebrity Equinoxs first sailing includes a seven night cruise Western caribbean itinerary to visit the beautiful ports of Saint-Martin and Saint-Thomas, with Nassau, Bahamas. It then turns between the East and Western caribbean routes.
“With each new ship that enters the water, I am overwhelmed by the palpable sense of reconnection on board for our guests and our crew – with each other, their families and the world,” said the President and Chief Executive Officer. the management of Celebrity Cruises. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “Being together again and absorbing the beauty around us is what we have all dreamed of for over a year, and now it is truly wonderful to be part of our clients’ aspirations to travel again.”
“Getting a large cruise ship back into service is not as easy as turning the ignition key. It is a multi-dimensional process that involves crew movement and training, large-scale sourcing, mechanical adjustments, destination awareness, port availability, sales and marketing and much more ” , said Brian Abel, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations at Celebrity. “I couldn’t be prouder of the accomplishments of the Celebrity Team. We were ready and successfully executed this Herculean effort with finesse to welcome our guests back on board for the Celebrity experience they know and love. “
With today’s navigation, eight of the 14 vessels in the Celebrity Cruises fleet set sail in 2021 and are full steam ahead taking guests to the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska and the Galapagos, including:
The magnificent Celebrity Millennium, returning to service as the first vessel to sail in the Caribbean on June 5 of Saint-Martin. Beginning of July, Celebrity summit resumed service, allowing Celebrity Millennium reposition for the Alaska season.
Celebrity summit, the newest addition to the Celebrity fleet, made its global debut in Athens on June 19, with seven-night crossings to the Greek Islands. The cruise marked a historic return to Greece for the company founded 33 years ago.
Apex’s sister ship, Celebrity edge, made history as the first ship to leave a US port in over a year, restarting the US cruise industry.
On July 3, Celebrity silhouette started taking guests from Southampton, United Kingdom around and along the British Isles and the coast.
Celebrity flora®, the state-of-the-art luxury mega-yacht, filled guest wishlists as she resumed cruising the magical Galapagos Islands on 4th July. She was followed in the water by the award-winning Celebrity expedition® on July 24.
And on July 23, Celebrity’s long-awaited return to the incomparable natural wonders of Alaska started as Celebrity Millennium embarks on a journey to the Last Frontier.
The celebrity revolution
Elected in 2020 “Best service in the large ships category” at the Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Awards, Celebrity Equinox is part of a $ 500 million fleet-wide modernization program that has made big waves in the cruise industry. Guests will enjoy elevated design concepts including The Retreat®, a private resort within an all-suite resort that includes The Retreat® Sundeck and The Retreat® Lounge.
In addition, the ship has:
Contemporary cabins and suites featuring Celebrity’s eXhale bedding with luxurious Cashmere ™ mattresses;
Incredibly reinvented restaurants, bars and lounges offering captivating dining experiences;
Over 40 selections of craft beers, creative cocktails and a wide selection of à la carte dishes, gourmet comfort foods and bar bites at Craft Social;
A half acre lawn of real grass at the relaxing and aptly named Lawn Club, perfect for trying out outdoor games like croquet, or just basking in the sun.
Healthy at sea
Celebrity Cruises has implemented new health and safety measures in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, government agencies and its own team of health and safety experts to provide customers with the peace of mind to fully enjoy of their trip.
All Celebrity ships will sail with a vaccinated crew. U.S. guests aged 16 and over should be fully immunized and, as of August 1, 2021, all U.S. guests aged 12 and over must be fully immunized. In Florida, vaccinations are strongly recommended. Requirements for non-US customers vary and more details can be found by visiting https://www.celebritycruises.com/healthy-at-sea. Guests are encouraged to regularly review advice on all health and safety measures throughout the Celebrity Cruises vacation experience, as they will evolve in accordance with applicable public health standards.
Simplifying the luxury vacation experience, Wi-Fi, drinks and tips are now “always included”SM‘on every Celebrity cruise. Plus, Celebrity’s “Cruise With Confidence” program offers flexible cancellations and best price guarantees.
For more information on Celebrity Cruises’ new summer cruises in the United States, guests and travel counselors should visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/2021-2022-cruises.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the hallmark of a fleet of 14 award-winning ships redefining luxury cruise travel with cool, contemporary design and accommodation; dining, spa and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse destination experiences, all complemented by warm and personalized service. Celebrity pioneered many firsts in the offshore industry, including: the first use of solar panels on a cruise ship; the first to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles; the first American woman captain of a cruise ship; the very first all-female deck and officer team sail; the first West African woman to work on the deck of a cruise ship; and one of the first legal same-sex marriages celebrated at sea. Driven by a desire to travel and a passion to open the world, Celebrity travels across seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five cruise brands operated by the global cruise line Royal Caribbean Group. (NYSE: RCL).
Celebrity Cruises applies the recommendations of the Healthy Sail Scientific and Public Health Expert Panel to provide a safer, healthier cruise vacation on all of its cruises. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions, and authorization to visit ports of call are subject to change based on ongoing assessment, public health standards and government requirements. US Cruises and Guests: For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, US Government travel advisories, please visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/travel-alert or view the advisories information, cruise travel advisories or recommendations on government websites.
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