As Celebrity Summit prepares to reposition to Miami for her fall and winter Caribbean season, Celebrity Cruises wrapped up a successful first season homeporting in Boston.
The vessel operated four 10, 11, and 12-night cruises that sailed the northeast coastline, visiting ports in Maine and Canada. “Our first season homeporting in Boston was an absolutely thrilling success and one of Celebrity’s most sought-after itineraries,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
“Having grown up in New England, this area is near and dear to my heart and having our guests experience the stunning scenery onboard the exquisite Celebrity Summit has brought me a lot of joy.”
Flynn Cruiseport Boston, located in south Boston and named after former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, welcomed 126 cruise ship calls between April and November from 19 different cruise lines. The cruise business there supports 2,200 jobs and has an annual economic impact of $135.5 million. Celebrity Cruises first started calling in Boston in 1990.
“We are nearing the close of a terrific cruise season here in Boston, where we not only welcomed thousands of passengers back to Flynn Cruiseport Boston, but also hosted Celebrity Summit as a homeport ship for the first time,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “I want to thank Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Celebrity for their support over the years, and we look forward to working with them to provide our passengers excellent service next season.”
Summit will be returning to homeport in Boston between August and October of next year, where guests will embark on 11-night itineraries up the eastern coastline once more.
Celebrity Summit was part of a $500 million renovation program for Celebrity Cruises in 2019, and underwent a massive upgrade. The vessel includes refreshed staterooms, new restaurants and lounges, a redesigned spa, and The Retreat — an exclusive ship-within-a-ship complex with its own restaurant, sundeck, and lounge.