Celebrity Cruises returned two more ships to service this weekend, the Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Constellation, from Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay, respectively.
The Reflection’s Nov. 6 departure contributed to what was Port Everglades’ busiest cruise day since the pandemic began, with six ships departing from the Fort Lauderdale port.
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The relaunch of the Reflection was exactly 600 days from the day it disembarked its last passengers at Port Everglades prior to ceasing operations. It will offer seven-day cruises to the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize and Honduras.
The Constellation set sail on Nov. 7 from its new Tampa Bay homeport and will call in Belize and Cozumel, Mexico. Both ships will sail Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries before repositioning to Europe in the spring.
Celebrity now has 10 of its 14 ships back in service.
Six ships at Port Everglades
Port Everglades port director Jonathan Daniels said that six of the port’s eight cruise terminals were in use Saturday, which he said was “a sight to behold and a solid sign of recovery. We have gone from three cruise ships starting up in June and July to more than 20 ships that will be sailing in November.”
The other ships at the port Saturday were the Celebrity Edge; Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess; Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam; Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas; and Viking Cruises’ Viking Star.
Port Everglades was the first U.S. port to resume large cruise ship operations this year, when the Celebrity Edge departed on June 26.
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