MIAMI, Aug 25: The endless allure of Europe paired with the popularity of cruise vacations on Celebrity Century in the region have led Celebrity Cruises to redeploy the ship to the Mediterranean next summer. The new sailings replace the previously announced series of 4- and 5-night cruises from Miami between May and October 2010.
â€œCelebrity Centuryâ€™s 4- and 5-night Caribbean vacations are very popular, but our dialogue with our travel partners and guests in North America and Europe indicated even stronger demand for the ship in Europe next summer,â€ said Celebrityâ€™s President & CEO Dan Hanrahan. â€œAnd, with our new, widely-heralded Celebrity Solstice scheduled to sail in the Caribbean year-round, our guests can enjoy the best 7-night Caribbean cruise experience on the market, whenever theyâ€™re ready to go.â€
Celebrity Century will continue to present 4- and 5-night Caribbean cruises from November 2009 through early May 2010.
As a prelude to its European season, the ship will depart Miami May 20, 2010, on a 14-night transatlantic voyage visiting Ponta Delgada, Azores; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville and Malaga, Spain, ending in Barcelona. There, on June 3, Celebrity Century will begin a series of 12-night, roundtrip Mediterranean cruises, with a host of enticing ports of call that vary depending on departure date. Among the destinations on Celebrity Centuryâ€™s new Mediterranean sailings include the French Rivieraâ€™s luxurious Cannes and Monte Carlo, exceptionally â€œniceâ€ Nice, and Provence, known for its aromatic fields of lavender; the stunning seaside communities of Sicily and Salerno on Italyâ€™s Amalfi Coast; historic Florence/Pisa and Rome; endlessly romantic Venice, complete with overnight stays in port; Ephesus, Turkey, with its fascinating ancient ruins; Greeceâ€™s classic and enriching Athens, and festive Mykonos; and the enchanting, Adriatic seaside communities of Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia. Celebrity Centuryâ€™s 2010 Europe season will be capped with a 14-night transatlantic voyage departing Barcelona Oct 25, with calls on Malaga, Spain; Madeira, Portugal; and Tenerife and La Palma, Canary Islands, ending Nov 8, 2010, in Miami, Fla., where the ship will resume its popular 4- and 5-night Celebrity Caribbean getaways.
Bookings for Celebrity Centuryâ€™s new Europe sailings in 2010 open Thursday, Aug 27. All guests with confirmed bookings on Celebrity Centuryâ€™s 4- and 5-night Caribbean sailings between May 20 through Nov 4, 2010, are being contacted with an exceptional option: To be reaccommodated from their 4- or 5-night cruise on Celebrity Century to a 7-night sailing on the new Celebrity Solstice, subject to availability, in a like category at the same fare paid. Travel agents or guests with questions about pertinent bookings on Celebrity Century are advised to call 1-888-281-9343.