The situation is very fluid across the cruise industry at the moment and here is the latest updated concerning three Celebrity cruise ships.
Celebrity Cruise Ship Updates
Celebrity Cruises has released updates regarding three of its ships which have still not arrived back to the homeports. It comes as no surprise that ships have been impacted due to port restrictions and closures as the deadly coronavirus takes hold around the world.
The cruise line has provided updates on the Celebrity Eclipse which is currently on a 15-day cruise out of San Diego, Celebrity Summit was already supposed to end its 7-day Caribbean cruise out of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Celebrity Soltice which is based down under in Sydney, Australia. Here’s what the cruise line posted:
Celebrity Eclipse has arrived in Valparaiso, Chile where it will refuel and load provisions. The ship will then begin its journey to San Diego, where it was already scheduled and cleared to arrive later this month. This should take about 10 days.
We’d like to put some rumors to rest. Celebrity Summit is sailing to Port Everglades to help passengers return safely home at the conclusion of her itinerary. There are currently no issues of medical concern on the ship.
The ship was one of several to be turned away after the arbitrary closing of the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, despite having previous clearances from both CDC and the US Coast Guard to bring guests ashore. We regret the inconvenience has caused for our guests, and we’re working diligently to assist in any way necessary to make things right.
Several guests voluntarily disembarked Celebrity Solstice in Dunedin, New Zealand, following the New Zealand government’s announcement of temporary self-quarantine regulations. Celebrity Cruises will assist those guests with their safe return home. Celebrity Solstice is sailing to Sydney to help all remaining passengers return safely home. There are currently no issues of medical concern on the ship.
Suspension In Operations
As you probably already know, Celebrity Cruises just like all other cruise lines has suspended operations voluntarily. This will aim at cutting the spread of COVID-19 and stop any risk of guests or crew members getting infected. The cruise line is halting all global operations until April 11, 2020.
Guest will be receiving compensation of 125% Future Cruise Credit which can be used through 2021 too. Guests on cancelled sailings can also simply get a 100% full refund.