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CELEBRITY CRUISES CELEBRATES FULL RELAUNCH OF 15-SHIP FLEET
Final Ship, Celebrity Infinity, To Set Sail for the Caribbean; Milestone Completes Parent Company Royal Caribbean Group’s 63-Ship Fleet Return To Service
MIAMI – June 24, 2022 – Celebrity Cruises®, the leader in relaxed luxury cruising, will celebrate its complete 15-ship fleet comeback when Celebrity Infinity® sets sail for the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades this Saturday, June 25, 2022. The milestone sailing marks not only the ship’s first sailing in 881 days, but the full return of all 63 ships in the parent-company Royal Caribbean Group fleet. In honor of this milestone, the entire fleet will sound their horn on Saturday in celebration and to honor their beloved crew.
Celebrity’s return to service began exactly one year ago to the day when the award-winning Celebrity Edge® made history on June 26, 2021, as the first cruise ship to sail from a U.S. port in 15 months after being grounded due to the global pandemic. The line then systematically returned more ships to the water to feed peoples love of travel with sailings to breathtaking destinations from the Caribbean to Europe, Alaska and the Galapagos.
Now, Celebrity Infinity’s return sailing closes a chapter and opens a new one for the brand.
“This sailing not only caps an incredible journey but sets a course for a whole new world of infinite possibilities for our brand and for cruise travel. The future is very bright, thanks to the time, effort, and love that the team has poured into bringing our entire fleet back,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “Seeing the beautiful Celebrity Infinity sail out of Port Everglades will be an emotional moment for everyone at Celebrity Cruises, especially our crew, who have waited so long to welcome guests aboard, once again.”
Adding to the milestone, Celebrity Infinity’s return to service coincides on the Day of the Seafarer – a day designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in recognition of the valuable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy.
Continued Lutoff-Perlo: “Our full return would not be possible without the tireless effort and unwavering commitment of our crew. They are the very heart and soul of the Celebrity Cruises’ experience and I am so happy and proud to finally reunite our entire global family at sea.”
In its first sailing in over two years, Celebrity Infinity will take guests on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing with stops in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and the Dominican Republic, while providing celebratory perks and special moments.
Following her return sailing, Celebrity Infinity will embark on alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. All seven-night itineraries will feature calls to Bimini or Nassau, Bahamas and Key West, Fla. In addition, Eastern Caribbean sailings will visit Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Western Caribbean sailings will also call on Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico. For more information on these new Celebrity Infinity summer itineraries, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/2022-2023-cruises.
Now through July 4, 2022, travelers can take advantage of Celebrity’s Semi-Annual Sale offering 60% off the second guest, plus up to $500 in airfare credit. For more information or to book a Celebrity cruise, contact a trusted travel advisor; book online directly at www.celebritycruises.com; or contact Celebrity Cruises at 888-751-7804 or, internationally at 316-554-5961.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of a fleet of 15 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, personalized service. Celebrity has pioneered many industry firsts at sea, including: the first use of solar panels on a cruise ship; the first to eliminate use of plastic water bottles; the first American female Captain of a cruise ship; the first-ever all-female bridge and officer team sailing; the first West African woman to work on the bridge of a cruise ship; and one of the first legal same-sex weddings performed at sea. Driven by wanderlust and a passion for opening the world, Celebrity journeys to all seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group. (NYSE: RCL).
Dani De la Osa
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