Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Solstice Is Coming Early This Year

Celebrity Cruises announced that Celebrity Solstice will enter service three weeks earlier than originally planned. The three new sailings will be on November 23 & 30 and December 7 and will all be the regular 7-night eastern Caribbean itinerary that it will operate all winter round trip from Ft. Lauderdale.

Like Princess did earlier this spring when they announced Ruby Princess would enter service earlier, Celebrity is recognizing that there are people who booked the original inaugural date because they really wanted to be on the first sailing of a new ship. Celebrity, therefore, is following a similar plan to what Princess did. They have offered everyone booked on the original inaugural date of December 14 the opporutnity to rebook on the new inaugural date of November 23 (which happens to be a Thanksgiving sailing) in the same stateroom at the same price before sale opens to the general public. The other two sailings opened immediately.