Celebrity Cruises will devote a second ship to the Caribbean for the 2003 summer season to accommodate a continued demand for its Caribbean product.
Century, currently sailing seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades, was originally scheduled to redeploy to Europe next summer, then resume her Caribbean sailings next Fall. Century now will sail the Caribbean year-round, joining sister-ship Galaxy.
Celebrity will continue to operate two ships, Millennium and Constellation, next year in Europe. In addition, sister brand, Royal Caribbean International, will sail three ships, Splendour of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, and Grandeur of the Seas, from European ports.
By keeping Century in the Caribbean, Celebrity will cancel 17 of the ship’s originally scheduled European sailings, a mix of seven, 10- and 11-night Mediterranean cruises from Rome or Barcelona and two transatlantic crossings.
Guests on the cancelled cruises are encouraged to rebook on either of Royal Caribbean’s or Celebrity’s remaining European itineraries. Rebooked guests will receive a $100-per cabin-credit as compensation, and their travel agent will receive a $50 rebooking fee.
The highest-rated premium cruise line in the industry, Celebrity Cruises’ nine-ship fleet is the youngest of any major cruise line. Celebrity sails in Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii and the Panama Canal.