Celebrity Cruises is adding Tampa as a homeport, expanding the brand’s global vacation offerings with the redeployment of Celebrity Constellation.
The newly “revolutionized” ship will offer guests more island time than ever before, with three unique alternating 10- and 11-night roundtrip sailings for the winter 2020 season.
“Our guests and travel advisors have been asking us to return to Tampa since our last call there in 2007,” said Celebrity president Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “While Celebrity Cruises fleet is undergoing a massive modernization with The Celebrity Revolution, the beautiful city of Tampa is also experiencing quite a renaissance. How fitting for our evolving brand to return to an evolving city with a completely ‘revolutionized’ ship?”
Tampa Bay’s downtown waterfront is currently being transformed through a US$3 billion Water Street project. The 50-acre district will feature retail, offices, homes, hotels, culture and education. Transformation of Tampa’s urban core was enhanced by the completion of the Tampa Riverwalk, an area now seeing hundreds of millions of dollars in private investments. In addition, historic Ybor’s City’s revitalization further adds to Tampa’s uniqueness as a robust and desirable world-class destination.
Following a leisurely 14-night transatlantic crossing out of Barcelona, Celebrity Constellation will begin offering guests three unique itineraries, including a 10-night Eastern Caribbean escape, calling San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Samana, Dominican Republic; an 11-night Southern Caribbean trek with visits to Key West, Florida; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; and George Town, Grand Cayman; as well as a new 11-night “Touch Canal” itinerary, sailing to Cozumel, Mexico; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; the Panama Canal; Colon, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; and George Town, Grand Cayman.
Celebrity Constellation is currently scheduled to undergo its “revolutionary” modernization in May 2020.