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Celebrity Cruises Announces New Services To Mexico And The Pacific Coast

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Two vessels, the Celebrity Solstice and the Celebrity Millenium, will serve coastal routes starting in September

The giant cruise line Celebrity Cruises —based in Miami— recently announced new vessel deployments. Two of their ships, the Celebrity Solstice and the Celebrity Millenium will start serving fresh routes, starting in September 2022.

The Celebrity Solstice is coming to the United States from Asia after its previous program for winter 2022 was canceled. According to the information shared at Cruise Radio, it was scheduled to sail to Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong, but the company decided to suspend the route due to “uncertainty” in the region.

Instead, now the Celebrity Solstice—a large vessel with the capacity to host up to 2,850 passengers— will take over the route of the Celebrity Millenium and will now sail the Mexican Riviera, including stops at top destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, a few itineraries will even include Cabo San Lucas.

According to the information shared in Seatrade Cruise News, now the Celebrity Millenium will sail through the Caribbean. Celebrity Cruise will offer a Riviera Maya program after an 8-year gap. 

The cruise company also announced recently the launch of a new vessel to its fleet, the Celebrity Beyond, with the capacity to host nearly 3,000 passengers. Now travelers will have more options to cruise the Pacific Coast, from Los Angeles to Mexico, and even explore more exotic international destinations. 

All About The Itineraries

The Celebrity Solstice will no longer serve Asia this year and instead will have two main itineraries through the Riviera Maya and across the Pacific Coast.

From September 2022 until April  2023, the Celebrity Solstice will be offering travelers five, seven, and eight nights itineraries from Los Angeles, California, to the Mexican Riviera. The routes include Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Ensenada. Selected itineraries will also include Cabo San Lucas. 

This vessel will also serve Pacific Coastal itineraries and cruise from Ensenada (Mexico) to Vancouver (Canada), including stops in attractive destinations like Monterrey, San Francisco, and Catalina Island.

From October to December 2022, the Celebrity Millenium—a vessel with the capacity to host up to 2,038 passengers at 100%—  will be cruising the Caribbean with longer routes. 

The Celebrity Millenium will sail week-long routes, making stops at fascinating destinations like Nassau, St, Thomas, and Barbados, starting in October 2022 until the end of the year. 

Celebrity Cruises will also offer a special 15-night itinerary onboard the Celebrity Millenium, departing from San Diego, California, to offer clients the opportunity to cruise through the Panama Canal and make stops at Puerto Vallarta, Puntarenas, Oranjestad, and reach the final destination, San Juan, in Puerto Rico.

What You Must Know About Celebrity's Covid Protocols

Travelers must stay informed and review all requirements and current measures before purchasing or boarding for the next cruise adventure. According to recent information shared by the online site Cruise Fever, Celebrity Cruises extended its health protocols—for cruises departing from the United States— until May 31 this year. 

Passengers boarding vessels currently operating such as the Celebrity Silhouette, the Celebrity Apex, or the Celebrity Edge, must present a negative COVID-19 test result; it can be an antigen or a PCR test, but must be performed within two days prior to departure.

Unvaccinated children from the ages of two to eleven must also provide a negative result within three days before boarding. Vaccinated travelers must show proof of full vaccination, and unvaccinated travelers can also provide a valid certificate of recovery. The certificate must meet certain requirements such as proof of the positive case of at least 11 days and no more than 90 days, the provider's information, and confirmation of recovery. 

Depending on the destination, entry requirements may vary according to local laws. Travelers must also bear in mind that if they don’t comply with the measures of each homeport country, they might not be allowed to disembark.

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