Celebrity had just made it official: The current cruise is being canceled and passengers will travel home one way or another from Civitavecchia over the next couple of days.
The July 12 sailing has also been canceled. Passengers will receive a full refund of all monies paid to Celebrity and a future cruise credit in the amount of the cruise fare paid to Celebrity for the July 12 sailing. Please note: Celebrity has just made this decision and their customer service department will probably not have details and be ready to assist for a couple of hours.
Sailings beyond the July 12 cruise should not be impacted.
Late Friday/early Saturday the specialists were able to remove the bolt that was proving so troublesome, but then an additional issue arose. Celebrity apparently decided to cancel the July 12 to give themselves time to deal with it and not keep passengers on the next sailing in a state of indecision.
Details will be in a special edition of CND sent to subscribers shortly.