The Royal Caribbean Group has officially managed to get all its ships up and running again after Celebrity Infinity embarks on its first cruise in 881 days.
Celebrity Cruises completed its 15-ship comeback over the weekend after Celebrity Infinity embarked on a Caribbean sailing, marking also the full return of all 63 ships in the parent-company Royal Caribbean Group fleet.
In honour of this milestone, the entire fleet sounded their horn on Saturday in celebration and to honour crew members.
Celebrity’s return to service began exactly one year ago to the day when Celebrity Edge made history on 26 June 2021, as the first cruise ship to sail from a US port in 15 months after being grounded due to the global pandemic.
Now, Celebrity Infinity’s return sailing closes a chapter and opens a new one for the brand.
“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,” Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises said.
“The future is very bright, thanks to the time, effort, and love that the team has poured into bringing our entire fleet back.
“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.”
In its first sailing in over two years, Celebrity Infinity will take guests on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing with stops in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and the Dominican Republic, while providing celebratory perks and special moments.
Following her return sailing, Celebrity Infinity will embark on alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.