Celebrity Cruises has released an all-new Caribbean offerings for the Winter 2024/2025 season on board four ships – Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Summit. Embarking from three Florida ports: Central Florida’s Port Canaveral, West Florida’s Port Tampa Bay, and South Florida’s Port Everglades, Celebrity Cruises offer more than 40 new itineraries, all of which open for booking on 22 August 2023.
Catering to the diverse needs of today’s consumer, the new program offers a wide range of experiences, from rejuvenating quick getaways to weekly 7-night cruises, and up to 9-night escapes. Transporting guests to tropical hotspots from Belize and Bimini to Grand Cayman and San Juan, a select number of itineraries also offer the opportunity to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay.
“We are so excited to unveil this new program. It provides our guests with more options to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean, which is elevated by our personalized experiences on board,” says Laura Hodges Bethge, President of Celebrity Cruises. “As part of this expansion, we are thrilled to add Port Canaveral to our list of home ports – it is a perfect market to reach a wide mix of both in- and out-of-state travelers looking for fun in the Caribbean sun.”
As part of the new program, Celebrity will expand its offerings from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, to include more opportunities to set sail on two award-winning ships: Celebrity Apex and Celebrity Summit. From 23 October 2024 to 8 March 2025, travellers can enjoy five new sailings on Apex, ranging from 6- to 7-night itineraries visiting destinations like St. Maarten, San Juan, Grand Cayman, and Mexico, as well as select sailings to Perfect Day at CocoCay.
A vibrant private island paradise nestled in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay offers the best of beach-side bliss and sun-soaked excitement. Guests can experience the ultimate in relaxation and privacy at Coco Beach Club which features a heated infinity pool, specialty restaurant, 20 exclusive overwater cabanas, and more. Debuting in January 2024, Perfect Day at CocoCay will introduce Hideaway Beach – an adults-only paradise, with private cabanas and a new signature food outlet.
Additionally, from 25 February 2025 to 10 April 2025, Summit will offer five new itineraries ranging from 5- to 9-night across the Western and Eastern Caribbean.
“As one of Celebrity Cruises’ homeports, we are excited about the new sailings on Apex and Summit. In addition to the line’s ‘resort at sea’ experience, their cruise guests can expect to experience unrivalled customer service and ease of sailing at Port Everglades,” said Jonathan Daniels, Port Everglades CEO and Port Director.
Celebrity adds Port Canaveral turnarounds
For the first time ever, Celebrity Cruises will sail out of Orlando’s Port Canaveral with 20 new itineraries, from 21 November 2024, to 19 April 2025, on board the intimate Celebrity Equinox. With most itineraries spanning 7-nights, travellers will have the opportunity to visit highly sought-after Caribbean destinations like the Bahamas, Belize, Grand Cayman, Mexico, San Juan, and St. Maarten. Just in time for the Spring Break season, two sailings on 1 and 15 March 2025, that will visit Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Celebrity Cruises is also revamping its current Caribbean program out of Port Tampa Bay. Guests can now enjoy more frequent opportunities to set sail with 6- to 7-night cruises onboard Celebrity Constellation. The new program expands the brand’s offerings with four new itineraries and a total of 14 sailings for the season from 2 January 2025 to 6 April 2025. These itineraries will visit destinations like Belize, Honduras, Key West, Mexico, and New Orleans during Mardi Gras, scheduled for 1 March 2025.
The fleet repositioning sees Celebrity Cruisees cancel previously planned sailings to South America between 21 November 2024 and 1 March 2025.
Impacted guests with payments made towards cancelled sailings will be automatically refunded to their original method of payment, Celebrity Cruises said. Reservations paid with a Future Cruise Credit will not be eligible for a cash refund but will see FCCs reinstated to their holder’s account.
Guests are also offered a US$200 onboard credit per stateroom, or US$400 credit for Retreat accommodation, towards a future booking.
The Celebrity Equinox season in South America included a series of 14-night cruises to Patagonia, Uruguay and the Falkland Islands, as well as two-week itineraries to Antarctica.