Celebrity Cruises celebrated its complete 15-ship fleet comeback when Celebrity Infinity set sail for the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades over the weekend.
The milestone sailing marked not only the ship’s first sailing in 881 days, but the full return of all 63 ships in the parent-company Royal Caribbean Group fleet. In honor of this milestone, the entire fleet will sound their horn on Saturday in celebration and to honor their beloved crew.
Celebrity’s return to service began exactly one year ago to the day when the award-winning Celebrity Edge made history on June 26, 2021, as the first cruise ship to sail from a U.S. port in 15 months after being grounded due to the global pandemic.
The line then systematically returned more ships to the water to feed peoples love of travel with sailings to breathtaking destinations from the Caribbean to Europe, Alaska, and the Galapagos.
Now, Celebrity Infinity’s return sailing closes a chapter and opens a new one for the brand.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, said: “This sailing not only caps an incredible journey but sets a course for a whole new world of infinite possibilities for our brand and for cruise travel. The future is very bright, thanks to the time, effort, and love that the team has poured into bringing our entire fleet back.”
Lutoff-Perlo continued: “Seeing the beautiful Celebrity Infinity sail out of Port Everglades will be an emotional moment for everyone at Celebrity Cruises, especially our crew, who have waited so long to welcome guests aboard, once again.”
She noted that: “Our full return would not be possible without the tireless effort and unwavering commitment of our crew. They are the very heart and soul of the Celebrity Cruises’ experience, and I am so happy and proud to finally reunite our entire global family at sea.”
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