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***Important Policy Information***

Cruise Restart Policies as of 09 August 2021

  • Celebrity Millennium from St. Maarten - Now sailing
  • Celebrity Apex from Athens - Now sailing
  • Celebrity Edge - Now sailing
  • Celebrity Silhouette from Southampton - (UK RESIDENTS ONLY at this time) - Now sailing
  • Celebrity Flora - Now sailing
  • Celebrity Summit - Now sailing

Southampton Travel Requirements as of 27 July 2021

Only residents of England, Scotland, Wales, The Channel Islands and Northern Ireland are permitted to sail at this time. Guests aged 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated with all Covid-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Proof of vaccination will be required. All Crew members on board will be vaccinated. 

All guests, regardless of age, are required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 3 days of sail date. Additionally, children aged 17 and under are required to take an antigen test at the terminal prior to embarkation, and on the day before disembarkation. The required PCR tests for Covid-19 and antigen tests for sailings on Celebrity Silhouette will be provided at the expense of Celebrity Cruises.

Face masks will be required for all guests 11 years and above. Masks must be worn whilst indoors but will not be required whilst drinking or eating or whilst outside. 

Shore Excursions

Celebrity have some exciting news to share regarding excursion opportunities while visiting Liverpool, Glasgow, Kirkwall and Inverness. All fully vaccinated guests now have the opportunity to go ashore independently and take on-your-own excursions.

If you have already reserved one of Celebrity Shore Excursions, they look forward to sharing some amazing experiences with you in each destination they’ll visit this week. However, if you would now prefer to adventure on your own, please speak with one of their Guest Services or Shore Excursion Team members onboard and they will be happy to assist you with arranging a refund. For those of you who choose to tour independently, please remember to be back onboard each day at the posted time.

If you are an unvaccinated youth or a family traveling with unvaccinated children, you may still go ashore as long as you are on an excursion provided by Celebrity Cruises.

Guests that do not meet their requirements may be denied boarding.

Celebrity highly recommend downloading the NHS App to ensure a smooth embarkation process. Download the NHS APP: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/

Will I need to be vaccinated?

Every guest 18 years and older will require proof of full vaccination two weeks prior to sailing. Guests 2 and older will be required to take an antigen test at the terminal prior to boarding and again at debarkation, if required for country re-entry. Booked guests will be updated as requirements evolve.

Will I need to wear a mask onboard?

Face masks will be required for all guests 11 years and above. Masks must be worn whilst indoors but will not be required whilst drinking or eating or whilst outside.

Before You Book - Flexible Booking Policy

Celebrity Cruises extended their Cruise with Confidence programme through to 31 October 2021, to give guests with more peace of mind & flexibility when planning their Celebrity Cruises holiday. Cancel up to 48 hours before you sail and receive 100% Future Cruise Credit to use by 30 April 2022 toward any sailing through 30 September 2022, or one year from the original sailing date, whichever is later.

Cancellation Policy as of 11 August 2021

For cancellation within any phase of penalty, refunds will be issued as Future Cruise Credit (FCC) for the full cruise fare amount.

  • In order to receive 100% FCC, your booking must be paid in full.
  • For cancellation outside of penalty, your refund will be issued to the original form of payment.
  • Nonrefundable Deposit Bookings: If cancelled outside of penalty, the full deposit amount will be returned (without penalty) in the form of an FCC. If cancelled within any phase of penalty, the cruise fare including full deposit (without penalty) will be issued as an FCC.

Please note the "Same Cruise, Same Price" and "Best Price or Best Offer" programmes are not applicable to reservations made on the interline promotion.

Paused Sailings as of 27 July 2021

Celebrity Cruises announced that it is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all sailings from the United States until 30 June 2021, while continuing its measured return to service with more sailings scheduled from different regions around the world.

While they continue to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and government authorities around the world, Celebrity has made the following adjustments to upcoming 2021 itineraries:

  • Celebrity Infinity: All sailings up until 22 October 2021
  • Celebrity Reflection: All sailings up until 22 October 2021
  • Celebrity Eclipse: Sailings departing 29 September 2021 through to 17 April 2022
  • Celebrity Solstice: Sailings departing 26 September 2021 through to 19 December 2021
  • Celebrity Infinity: Sailings departing 13 December 2021 through to 23 March 2022
  • Celebrity Millennium: WB Canal 12 October 2021
  • Celebrity Eclipse: Alaska 12 September 2021
  • Celebrity Summit: Bermuda/Canada/Greenland and 04 October 2021
  • Celebrity Xploration: 11 September 2021
  • Celebrity Millennium Alaska: 26 September 2021

Celebrity Cruises will be cancelling all Celebrity Infinity® sailings departing 02 August – 01 December 2021 and all Celebrity Reflection® sailings departing 11 August – 22 October 2021.

Health and Safety Protocols

Testing & Screening

Safe holidays start with prevention. Every guest 18 years and older will require proof of full vaccination two weeks prior to sailing. Guests 2 and older will be required to take an antigen test at the terminal prior to boarding and again at debarkation, if required for country re-entry. Booked guests will be updated as requirements evolve.


Cleaning & Sanitisation

Celebrity's enhanced cleaning and sanitisation protocols set a new standard. ​Now, with guidance from the Healthy Sail Panel, we’re going further than ever before.


100% Fresh, Filtered Air

HVAC system continuously supplies and filters 100% fresh, filtered air to all spaces. You can breathe easy knowing the robust system’s layers of protection make the transmission of aerosol particles between spaces extremely low to virtually impossible.


While On Board

Celebrity is still providing you the premium service and amenities you’ve come to expect from them, just with even more precautions than before like reduced capacity and enhanced cleaning measures. ​


24/7 Medical Care

Your health and safety are a priority. That’s why they’ve made high-quality onboard medical care stronger than ever, with more doctors and nurses on each ship and state-of-the-art equipment enhancements. And in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, they’re fully prepared with immediate medical evaluations, rapid testing, and more critical care beds on each ship.


While Ashore

Initially, guests will only be allowed off the ship in all ports on one of the curated shore excursions. These curated experiences will extend the highest health and safety standards. Most experiences are outdoors and guests will be encouraged to stay with their group. Buses will be at reduced capacity and will be sanitised frequently. Small Group Discoveries will be available and for those who would prefer to tour with their family or group, Private Journeys will be available. Celebrity is working closely with local government to comply with their requirements.

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