Another cruise line’s fleet is entirely back in service.
Celebrity Cruises’ 2001-built ship Celebrity Infinity set sail out of Port Everglades on Saturday, marking the final ship in the fleet to resume sailing.
The vessel is beginning a schedule of seven-night alternating eastern and western Caribbean voyages. Port calls on the eastern route are Key West, Bimini, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove. The western itinerary will visit Key West, Belize, Cozumel, and Bimini.
With Infinity now back at sea, that puts every one of Royal Caribbean Group’s 63 ships back into service.
A year ago almost to the day — on June 26, 2021 — Celebrity Cruises was the first major cruise line to sail out of the United States since the industry shut down due to the pandemic in early 2020.
Celebrity Edge kicked off the U.S. restart, departing Port Everglades on a weeklong cruise at just over 40 percent capacity. At the same time, Celebrity Apex restarted voyages in the Mediterranean from Athens, and Celebrity Millenium from St. Maarten.
Sister brand Royal Caribbean International also made history when they restarted cruises from Nassau last summer with Adventure of the Seas.