Celebrity to ‘Swap Ships’ for 2006 Sailings

Ana Figueroa Celebrity Cruises will “swap ships” for its 2006 sailings in South America to avoid disruption of guests’ vacations and keep its vessels on track for scheduled drydock periods. Celebrity’s Millennium will replace sister ship Infinity in South America, while Infinity will sail in the Caribbea

By: Ana Figueroa

Celebrity Cruises will “swap ships” for its 2006 sailings in South America to avoid disruption of guests’ vacations and keep its vessels on track for scheduled drydock periods. Celebrity’s Millennium will replace sister ship Infinity in South America, while Infinity will sail in the Caribbean. The move was necessitated after drydock availability for Infinity changed. The ship is now scheduled for drydock in the Caribbean March 20-April 6.

Millennium and Infinity are virtually identical, so guests should feel equally at home on either ship. Guests currently booked on either Infinity or Millennium in the first quarter of 2006 are being informed that they will retain the same accommodations they have now. All guest data, such as booking and stateroom numbers, will be automatically transferred to the appropriate ship.

All itineraries in both regions remain exactly as scheduled. Those itineraries for 2005 include a 15-night South America voyage on Millennium, from Fort Lauderdale to Valparaiso, Chile. The ship then will depart on alternating 14-night South America cruises from Valparaiso or Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 8 and 22 and Feb. 5. On Feb. 19, Millennium will offer Celebrity’s wildly popular 14-night Rio Carnaval cruise roundtrip from Buenos Aires. The ship’s South America season will be capped with a 14-night cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso on March 5, and a 14-night Panama Canal cruise departing Valparaiso on March 19, followed by the resumption of Millennium’s Caribbean season beginning April 2, with a seven-night cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.

Infinity will sail a nine-night Eastern Caribbean holiday cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 24. On Jan. 2, Infinity will set sail on a special six-night Eastern Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, and every Sunday through March 19 will offer a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Following scheduled drydock March 19-April 2, Infinity will cap the season with a 15-night Panama Canal cruise departing Fort Lauderdale April 2, ending in San Francisco.

To compensate for Infinity’s two-week dry-dock period in March and to meet guest demand for additional Caribbean cruises this winter, Celebrity also is offering four new seven-night cruises on Century. The ship will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on March 19 and 26, and April 2 and 9, calling on Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Key West, Fla.

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