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Port Canaveral joins Celebrity homeports as line expands Caribbean choices

Celebrity Equinox will operate the new cruises from Port Canaveral
Celebrity Cruises will sail from Port Canaveral for the first time in winter 2024/25 when four ships serve the Caribbean, including expanded offerings from Port Everglades and Tampa.

Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Summit will offer more than 40 new itineraries. These range from quick getaways up to nine-night vacations. And there will be more chances to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Celebrity Equinox from Port Canaveral

'As part of this expansion, we are thrilled to add Port Canaveral to our list of homeports – 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,' Celebrity President Laura Hodges Bethge said.

Twenty new cruises will be available from Dec. 3, 2024 to April 19, 2025, aboard Celebrity Equinox. These weeklong trips will visit destinations including the Bahamas, Belize, Grand Cayman, Mexico, San Juan and St. Maarten. Two spring break sailings on March 1 and March 15, 2025, will visit Perfect Day at CocoCay.

'We are thrilled to welcome Celebrity Cruises as our new partner and honored to be part of their Caribbean expansion plans,' said Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO, adding this affords opportunities for more travelers to experience Celebrity with the ease of sailing from Canaveral. 

Expanded Port Everglades choices and CocoCay

As part of the new program, Celebrity will expand its offerings from Port Everglades to include more sailings on Celebrity Apex and Celebrity Summit. From Oct. 23, 2024 to March 8, 2025, travelers have a choice of five new cruises on Apex, ranging from six to seven nights. They'll visit destinations like St. Maarten, San Juan, Grand Cayman and Mexico, with select sailings to Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Additionally, from Feb. 25 to April 10, 2025, Summit will offer five new itineraries ranging of five to nine nights across the Western and Eastern Caribbean.

Revamped Port Tampa Bay program

Celebrity is revamping its Caribbean program out of Port Tampa Bay, as well, with shorter six- and seven-night cruises on Celebrity Constellation.

There will be 14 departures of four new itineraries from Jan. 2 to April 6, 2025. These itineraries will include destinations like Belize, Honduras, Key West, Mexico and New Orleans during Mardi Gras, set for March 1, 2025.