PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Celebrity Cruises is coming to Port Canaveral in 2024, becoming the seventh major cruise line to homeport there.
Celebrity announced Tuesday that it would bring its Celebrity Equinox to Port Canaveral for sailings to the Caribbean starting Dec. 3, 2024.
The ship will offer 20 new itineraries with seven-night cruises including The Bahamas, Belize, Grand Cayman, Mexico, San Juan and St. Maarten.
The cruises will launch through April 19, 2025.
Celebrity already has sailings out of Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami in Florida.
The Celebrity Equinox accommodates 2,850 passengers and underwent multi-million-dollar renovations in 2019.
Port Canaveral is the busiest cruise port in the world, the homeport for cruise ships from several major companies like Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, and hosting millions of travelers every year.
Royal Caribbean owns Celebrity.
Tuesday, Oasis of the Seas passengers learned they’ll have new options to explore the Caribbean.
“We’re on the Royal Caribbean and we’ve done Norwegian before, and we’ve liked them both so, I’m sure they’ll like the variety,” Sebastian Hennessy said.
Celebrity’s move is just three months after the port announced Princess Cruises is coming to Port Canaveral as well.
The Caribbean Princess ship will be docked at Terminal 6.
The port expects the Celebrity Equinox will be docked at Terminal 1.
“It’s really been a super year for the cruise business,” Murray said. “Most of them are public companies and you can see that their results have finally turned around and they’re starting to claw back from the down time of COVID.”
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