Celebrity Cruises is expanding their sailings to the Caribbean, bringing four more ships to three Florida ports in 2024.
In late June, Celebrity announced that two ships, Celebrity Reflection and Beyond, would begin sailing to Perfect Day at CocoCay in April 2024.
The cruise line is further expanding their Winter 2024-2025 Caribbean season with the addition of Celebrity Apex, Constellation, Equinox, and Summit.
All sailings will open for booking on August 22, 2023.
“We are so excited to unveil this new program," says Laura Hodges Bethge, President of Celebrity Cruises, "It provides our guests with more options to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean, which is elevated by our personalized experiences on board."
Where will the ships be sailing from?
The four ships will be sailing from three different Florida ports: Port Canaveral, Tampa, and Port Everglades. This means that you can choose a voyage departing from West, Central and South Florida!
“As part of this expansion, we are thrilled to add Port Canaveral to our list of home ports," says Hodges Bethge, "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."
The first time that Celebrity Cruises will be sailing from Port Canaveral
Potential cruisers will have 20 new itineraries onboard Celebrity Equinox from Port Canaveral, the world's busiest cruise port, to choose from that depart between November 21, 2024 to April 19, 2025.
Most will be 7-nights and visit Caribbean destinations like Belize, Grand Cayman, Mexico, San Juan, St. Maarten, and The Bahamas.
If you want to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, consider one of the two spring break cruises in March.
"We are thrilled to welcome Celebrity Cruises as our new partner and honored to be part of their Caribbean expansion plans,” says Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO.
“The demand for Celebrity Cruise sailings from our Port has been growing. Now, with Celebrity Equinox home ported here, there are great opportunities for even more cruise travelers to experience the cruise line’s high-quality experience, while experiencing the comfort and ease of travel provided by our Port."
Cruises from West Florida
While Tampa is not as popular as Miami or Port Canaveral, you can still find some great sailings on smaller ships from this embarkation port!
With Celebrity Constellation calling Tampa from from January 2 to April 6, 2025, you will have a total of 14 sailings to choose from that visit places like Belize, Honduras, Key West, and Mexico that range from 6- to 7-nights.
Plus, you can even select a cruise that visits New Orleans during Mardi Gras, which is scheduled for March 1, 2025.
“There has never been a better time to sail Celebrity Cruises from Port Tampa Bay. We are excited for Celebrity’s new offerings and our continued successful partnership,” said Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay President and CEO.
“Celebrity Constellation is a beautiful ship that provides travelers with an unforgettable cruise experience, all the while being located just steps from Tampa’s top attractions.”
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More opportunities to sail from South Florida
Celebrity Apex will be home ported at Port Everglades from October 23, 2024 through March 8, 2025. She'll be joined by Celebrity Summit, who will sail to the Caribbean and Bahamas from February 25 to April 10, 2025.
Apex's cruises will be shorter, ranging from 6- to 7-night itineraries and visiting ports like St. Maarten, San Juan, Grand Cayman, and Mexico, as well as select sailings to Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Summit's five itineraries will be a little bit more diverse. They range from 5- to 9-nights and still across the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
“As one of Celebrity Cruises’ homeports, we are excited about the new sailings on Apex and Summit," said Port Everglades CEO and Port Director Jonathan Daniels.
"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."
Perfect Day at CocoCay
Perfect Day at CocoCay is Royal Caribbean's private island in The Bahamas. It reopened in 2019 after receiving $250 million in upgrades and renovations.
There are infinite ways you can spend your day ashore, whether you want to relax on the beach and take a tip in the crystal-clear turquoise waters or ride the tallest waterslide in North America: Daredevil's Peak.
You can ever splurge on the ultimate VIP day at the Coco Beach Club and enjoy a heated infinity pool, specialty restaurant, 20 exclusive overwater cabanas, and more.
In January 2024, you'll be able to visit Hideaway Beach, an adults-only paradise, with private cabanas and a new signature food outlet.