PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN – With celebration and fanfare, Celeb Cruises‘ much-anticipated return to cruising turned a actuality right now, because the new-luxury Celeb Millennium set sail from the picturesque Caribbean port of Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Each a primary for the in North America and the primary of Celeb‘s fleet to return to crusing, Celeb Millennium embarks on a seven-night itinerary visiting the treasured islands of Aruba, Barbados and Curacao, thrilling company who’ve waited 15 months to expertise the wonders of the world by sea.
Celeb Cruises Begins Caribbean Comeback With First Crusing From St. Maarten
The crusing additionally represents the primary time Celeb Cruises has homeported in St. Maarten, one of the lovely and vibrant Caribbean islands, the place the cruise line now begins crusing Japanese and Western Caribbean itineraries via August.
“As we speak, we sail, once more! That is such a big second for our firm, our and the Caribbean. That at the present time has lastly arrived for our company and our crew is actually particular – past phrases, actually,” stated Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celeb Cruises. “I’m so comfortable to have our crew again onboard doing what they love and offering superb holidays and repair to our company. I additionally am extraordinarily grateful to the management of the St. Maarten authorities for his or her imaginative and prescient and help to make this second occur. What an honor to now be the primary to enthusiastically say, as soon as once more – ‘Welcome Aboard!'”
“We could not be extra excited to welcome our company again to loosen up and begin having fun with the journey experiences they have been craving all this time. As soon as onboard, they may uncover reimagined lodging, spa and leisure choices, together with thought of and considerate well being and security measures,” stated Celeb Cruises Senior Vice President of Lodge Operations Brian Abel. “The tip results of all that we’ve applied will make cruises one of many most secure methods to discover the world, whereas having fun with a beautiful and uncompromised trip expertise.”
Celeb Millennium Captain Theodoros Zakkas added, “For the previous a number of months, I had the privilege of sustaining this lovely ship with a small 75-person crew. As we speak, with a full crew who have been all smiles as we welcomed our company onboard as soon as once more, has been very emotional for me. It has been an exquisite and historic homecoming, one that everybody concerned – company and crew – will always remember.”
Wholesome at Sea
Celeb Millennium sails with enhanced well being and security requirements which can be the fruits of greater than a yr of diligent work with public well being authorities, authorities companies and its Wholesome Sail Panel of scientific, medical and public well being leaders.
Along with launching its phased restart with lowered capability to permit for extra pure spacing, Celeb has leveraged know-how to create new arrival, departure and muster security drill procedures; and up to date onboard and shoreside experiences to mirror new commonplace well being and security practices; all with the well-being of company, crew and the communities visited by Celeb ships on the forefront of the planning course of.
With the brand new measures, company return to experiencing the entire distinctive touches they’ve come to like and anticipate from a Celeb cruise: industry-leading ship design with impeccably fashionable lodging and noteworthy outside areas; unparalleled culinary experiences in charming environments; impeccable hospitality elevating private, pleasant service to an artwork kind; and a penchant for wellbeing woven into each facet of the onboard expertise.
As company and crew work collectively to advertise onboard well being and security, among the new measures embody:
- Vaccinated Sailings – Celeb will sail within the Caribbean with a vaccinated crew and at the least 95% vaccinated company.
- Staggered Arrivals and Departures – Terminal arrivals and departures might be staggered by appointment, with company being able to pick out their most well-liked instances based mostly on journey plans.
- Contactless Transactions – Celeb‘s digitally superior cell app* transforms the decades-old large-group-gathering – Muster security drill into a private eMuster expertise that company can full on their cell machine or interactive stateroom TV, avoiding giant group gatherings. The app additionally expedites the boarding course of; and permits company to learn menus and e-book eating reservations and shore excursions by way of their smartphone.
- Acceptable Face Coverings – Throughout the Terminal check-in and check-out course of, all company 2 years of age and older might be required to put on an acceptable face overlaying. As soon as onboard, and until in any other case stipulated by native governments, masks won’t be required in accordance with current CDC steerage for sailings with vaccinated crew and company.
Celeb‘s new measures could evolve consistent with present public well being requirements and will fluctuate in accordance with native steerage within the locations visited. Visitors are inspired to often examine the steerage on all well being and security measures throughout the complete Celeb Cruises trip expertise at CelebrityCruises.com/healthy-at-sea.