Two More Celebrity Cruises Ships Restart Florida Sailings

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Two more Celebrity Cruises ships resumed service from Florida this past weekend.

Celebrity Reflection set sail from Fort Lauderdale on November 6, exactly 600 days after disembarking her last guest prior to ceasing operations in 2020. Now, the vessel is taking passengers on a seven-night voyage with stops in the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras.

One day later on November 7, Celebrity Constellation set sail from her new homeport of Tampa Bay, and is currently on a five-night sailing with stops in Belize and Cozumel. The ship’s departure marks the first time a Celebrity ship has sailed from Tampa in 16 years.

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Celebrity Constellation (Photo courtesy of President and CEO of Port Tampa Bay, Paul Anderson)

Each vessel will spend nearly six months exploring the eastern and western Caribbean before heading across the Atlantic Ocean to operate itineraries in Europe that include calls in Italy, Spain, Greece, and Croatia.

“The past year has been one of remarkable change, but we can definitely say the announcement of the return of these two marvelous ships is a change in the right direction as we invite our guests back on board,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “The experiences our guests will enjoy aboard these beautiful new-luxury ships will provide the healing power of travel that we have all been seeking.”

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Celebrity Reflection (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

Celebrity Reflection and Constellation join eight additional vessels in Celebrity’s fleet that have already resumed cruising:

  • Celebrity Apex relocated from Greece to Fort Lauderdale in late October, and is now operating seven to nine-night Caribbean cruises through spring.
  • Celebrity Edge was the first ship to sail from a U.S. port on June 26. She is operating a rotating schedule of eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Celebrity Equinox is operating six to 12-night southern Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Celebrity Flora is the line’s 100-passenger luxury yacht that was purpose-built for — and is currently sailing — the Galapagos Islands.
  • Celebrity Xploration is another Galapagos vessel that’s also sailing, holding just 16 passengers.
  • Celebrity Millennium is currently operating seven-night Caribbean itineraries, and will sail in Alaska for the 2022 summer season.
  • Celebrity Silhouette spent much of the summer sailing the UK coastline, and will begin Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale this week.
  • Celebrity Summit is operating three to five-night cruises in the western Caribbean and Bahamas.

With the addition of these two ships, 10 of the 14 vessels in the Celebrity Cruises fleet have now resumed passenger operations.

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