Celebrity Cruiselines Ship – The Constellation
Photo Courtesy Of Celebrity Cruiselines
Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
Aptil 29, 2008 (CUOPM)
Two of Celebrity Cruises newest ships are to visit St. Kitts – Nevis when they are inaugurated later this year and next year.
The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice, which will be launched in December this year, will sail seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises round-trip out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The 122,000-ton Celebrity Solstice will operate alternate between two itineraries, one featuring calls at San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, and the other featuring stops at San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Labadee in Haiti.
The Celebrity Equinox, which is to be inaugurated in August 2009 will sail 10 and 11-night “Ultimate Caribbean” cruises round-trip out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Equinox will featuring stops at ports such as Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Bridgetown, Barbados; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Grand Cayman; Colombia; Costa Rica; and Mexico.
Two Celebrity ships, the 2,281-passenger Galaxy and the 2,450-passenger Constellation made several scheduled calls to St. Kitts – Nevis during the 2007/2008 Season.
Celebrity Cruises said Caribbean cruise enthusiasts will have something to celebrate late 2009 and early 2010 as it will be the first time in five years, that it will be offering a range of Caribbean itineraries lasting a week or longer on five of its ships, the Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Mercury, Celebrity Solstice, and Celebrity Summit.
Together, the ships will call at 26 different ports during sailings ranging from seven to 14 nights, departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Celebrity’s current fleet will be joined by the Celebrity Eclipse in 2010, and a fourth Solstice-class ship in 2011.
The 2007/2008 Cruise Ship Season is set to be the best ever in the history of the industry with the expected visit of over 400,000 cruise passengers.
Although the 2007/2008 Cruise Ship Season officially ends in April, the Carnival Destiny which is calling all-year-round will make six calls with an estimated 13,394 passengers in May; 10,568 passengers in June; 13,210 passengers from five calls in July, and 10,568 passengers in August and a similar number from four calls in September.
The World Travel & Tourism Council is forecasting that within the Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis is forecast to register a 5.6 percent growth rate , the second highest in the region.