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Celebrity Cruises: new places and spaces for 2025-26

  • Cruises
  •   11-16-2023  10:50 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Celebrity Cruises: new places and spaces for 2025-26
Rendering of Celebrity Xcel (Celebrity Cruises)
Pax Global Media

Celebrity Cruises announced its 2025-2026 season of sailings on Thursday (Nov. 16), calling it its most ambitious ever with more than 800 sailings to over 290 destinations in 72 countries across seven continents. 

The new summer and winter program for the cruise line’s fleet of 16 ships includes the debut Caribbean season for the fifth ship in the Edge SeriesCelebrity Xcel, along with new ports in Europe; year-round offerings in the Caribbean; and new experiences in 29 cities with single and double overnights.  

2025-2026 season highlights

  • Celebrity Xcel, the brand’s newest Edge Series ship, making her Caribbean debut with 7-night sailings from Fort Lauderdale; 

  • Year-round sailings from Miami to the Caribbean on guest favorite, Celebrity Beyond; 

  • Three new European ports to discover: Bar, Montenegro; Trondheim, Norway and Djupivogur, Iceland; 

  • Four brand-new itineraries circumnavigating Iceland on Celebrity Silhouette; 

  • Two new distinct, immersive Asia itineraries.  

Laura Hodges Bethge, president of Celebrity Cruises says the company has placed its ships in every corner of the world for guests to experience iconic places, take a short break to rejuvenate, or explore stunning cultural and historic landmarks. 

"Our 2025-2026 season is filled with opportunities to experience multiple countries through our Caribbean and European programs, visit bucket list destinations with sailings like our immersive Japan program, and more.  Celebrity’s future vacation options are endless, said Hodges Bethge.  

Explore a new city every day in Europe 

Celebrity’s new Europe offerings feature six ships, including two Edge Series ships – Celebrity Ascent and Celebrity Apex, visiting nearly 100 destinations with 48 overnight stays. 

The cruise line said Celebrity Apex will return to Southampton for her second season, with more Arctic Circle and Norwegian Fjords itineraries than before, giving guests even more opportunities to visit the land of the midnight sun and historic fjords. 

Travellers can also discover Celebrity’s newly-added port, picturesque Trondheim in Norway, a Medieval town with epic fjords, centuries of history and a thriving food scene. 

Celebrity Ascent will take guests to explore Celebrity’s newest port in the Mediterranean from the heart of the Mediterranean out of Barcelona and Rome, with 7- to 11-night itineraries to Bar, Montenegro – a quiet spot with green slopes around the city scattered with ancient monasteries, pretty vineyards, and local villages.  

Joining Ascent in the Mediterranean, guests can sail back-to-back on Celebrity Equinox for the first time ever, without repeating ports on 9 and 10-night itineraries. 

Discover the delights of the Italian Riviera, Greek Isles, and France, Spain, and Portugal, Celebrity will provide guests more time to explore these top-rated ports, with overnight stays in Istanbul, Florence, and Lisbon.  

For the first time ever, Celebrity Cruises will offer a mini-season of four new 7-night sailings circumnavigating Iceland in July and August 2025 onboard Celebrity Silhouette.

Sailing from Reykjavik, these itineraries allow guests to experience ancient glaciers, breathtaking scenery, and hot springs as well as a new port, Djúpivogur, home to the famous black sand beaches and the icebergs of Diamond Beach. 

Celebrity Cruises will also make their anticipated return to Amsterdam in 2025, with Celebrity Eclipse sailing from the heart of the Netherlands. 

Eclipse will offer 12 and 13-night ‘Best of Scandinavia’ sailings to give travelers the opportunity to explore unique destinations such as Estonia and Finland, as well as overnights in Stockholm and Copenhagen.  

Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Constellation also return, sailing Greece & Turkey with 7-night itineraries from Athens and 10- and 11-night Italy and Croatia itineraries from Rome and Ravenna, respectively for summer 2025. 

And, once again, Celebrity Infinity will also offer year-round sailings in Europe. Travellers can explore the wonders of the Holy Lands on 10 and 11-night sailings from Athens (Piraeus), Greece in winter 2026. 

Choose from nine ships, including four Edge Series ships

Celebrity Cruises returns to the Caribbean including Antigua, Bahamas, and the ABC islands, famous for their beaches, architecture, and distinct Dutch flair.  

For Winter 2025-2026, Celebrity will offer nine ships in the region across four different Florida ports, giving guests the flexibility to choose their nearest port. 

For the 2025-2026 Summer season, Celebrity will offer three ships in the region with the most comprehensive Caribbean offering to date.  

Opening on December 5: 

Celebrity Xcel

Making her debut in the Caribbean in November 2025, she will sail her inaugural season with 7-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale with alternate itineraries to Bahamas, Mexico and Cayman Islands, and Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.  

Celebrity Beyond

For the first time ever, Celebrity Cruises will sail year-round out of Miami, with 7-night sailings to the Eastern Caribbean visiting Antigua, Tortola, and the Bahamas. 

Guests will have the opportunity to explore the Caribbean and every itinerary will include a call at Perfect Day at CocoCay, the private island destination, with its new exclusive adults-only area – Hideaway Beach.   

Celebrity Ascent

Allowing guests to make the most of a longer Caribbean holiday onboard one of the line’s newest ships, Ascent will sail 10 and 11-night itineraries through the historic Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean beaches of Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia.  

Celebrity says it has Florida covered from coast to coast, as Celebrity Apex will be the first Edge Series ship sailing from Port Canaveral, and Celebrity Constellation returns to Tampa, both offering 7-night sailings for more flexibility. 

These sailings will visit the Western Caribbean ports of Key West, Bimini, Puerto Rico, Cozumel, and Belize.  

For the first time, Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Eclipse will sail from Fort Lauderdale. Silhouette will offer 8-night sailings to the popular ‘ABC’ islands, and Eclipse will offer 8-night and 6-night trips to Dominica, Antigua, San Juan, and Grand Cayman, Bahamas, and Mexico, respectively. 

Opening February 2024: 

Short 3-4 night Caribbean sailings on Celebrity Reflection with trips to Perfect Day at CocoCay and Celebrity Summit itineraries will go on sale in February 2024. 

"The Ultimate Asia Experience" 

With the resurgence of Asia, guests have the unique opportunity to explore must-see destinations and hidden treasures with overnight stays in 11 different cities in the region, paired with elevated offerings onboard Celebrity’s two ships in the region Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Solstice.  

Celebrity Millennium will sail 12-night ‘Best of Japan’ itineraries, with many coinciding with significant festivals such as Japan’s renowned Golden Week, Gion Festival, and Nebuta Festival. And, for the first time ever, Celebrity will offer four open-jaw sailings from Seoul, South Korea to Japan.  

Celebrity Solstice will sail 12-night itineraries to Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand where guests can include overnight stays in Hanoi, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.

Alaska

Celebrity says it will have three ships in Alaska for the 2025-26 season with Celebrity Edge sailing from Seattle for her second summer season and joined in the region by Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Summit, both sailing from either Vancouver, Canada, or Seward, Alaska. 

Guests sailing on Celebrity Edge will have the ultimate destination immersion staying in an Infinite Verandah, with its floor-to-ceiling window, and be able to get closer to nature with the best views of the glaciers from the Magic Carpet.  

Celebrity says it is also offering guests a unique way to explore Alaska, with a land-based Cruisetour experience, led by resident guides who are chosen for their deep roots and connections to the local communities. 

Through the land tours, guests stay in authentic lodges and travel remote roads and railways in deluxe motor coaches and on a spacious train with domed glass ceiling. 

The tours offer guests the chance to experience Alaska’s diverse and beautiful interior, including destinations like Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Denali

Additional New Places 

Back again for another year, Celebrity Edge returns to Australia and New Zealand with iconic sailings through Sydney Harbour or the Fjords of New Zealand. 

Returning to South America in 2025-26, Celebrity Equinox will sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina where guests can explore must-see destinations like Antarctica, Chile, Uruguay, and Falkland Islands.

2025-2026 On-Sale Dates

  • Europe – November 16 

  • Alaska & Australia – November 28 

  • Caribbean – December 5, 2023 and February 2024 

  • South America, Bermuda & Iceland – December 5 

  • Asia – December 12 

 
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