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Celebrity Cruises reveals “ambitious” 2025-26 global cruise schedule

More than 800 separate itineraries around the world will be on sale soon, including maiden cruises on Celebrity Xcel, the line’s fifth Edge class ship.

Celebrity Edge will return to Australia in the line's new 2025-25 calendar.

Celebrity Cruises has revealed its 2025-26 calendar of sailings around the world, including the return of Celebrity Edge to Australia for what by then will be its third season in local waters.

The pioneering member of Celebrity’s Edge class will again take travellers through Australian and New Zealand waters including the majestic New Zealand fjords and the picturesque Queensland coast.

Elsewhere, the season will feature the debut of Celebrity’s fifth Edge-class ship, Celebrity Xcel, which will be deployed to Fort Lauderdale from November 20254 where it will begin seven-night Caribbean rotations visiting the Bahamas, Mexico and Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.

All up, Celebrity’s 2025-26 year includes more than 800 itineraries performed by 16 ships visiting 290 ports in 72 countries in all seven continents.

During its Australian off-season, Celebrity Edge will return to the U.S. west coast where it will be based in Seattle, where it will cruise Alaska alongside fleet-mates Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Summit, sailing intermittently from Vancouver and Seward.

Solstice will also be found in Asia over the course of the season, offering 12-night itineraries to Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand which will include overnight stays in Hanoi, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Nearby, Celebrity Millennium will be cruising the waters of Japan with its own 12-night tours, with special highlights also seeing the line offer four open-jaw cruises from Seoul for the first time.

The maiden Caribbean season for Celebrity Xcel goes on sale on 5 December.

Also for the first time, Celebrity Cruises will have a year-round presence in Miami with Celebrity Beyond based in the Florida city operating seven-night tours to the Eastern Caribbean, including a stop at the line’s private island Perfect Day at CocoCay in every departure.

Florida will be well served by the line, with Celebrity Apex becoming the first Edge ship to sail from Port Canaveral, while Celebrity Constellation will return to Tampa and both Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Eclipse will be based in Fort Lauderdale.

These latter two ships will also spend much of the year across the Atlantic in various parts of Europe, with Eclipse marking the line’s return to Amsterdam, where she will offer 12-night and 13-night trips into Scandinavian countries including Estonia and Finland, along with overnight stays in Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Silhouette will also spend two months in Iceland with a mini-season of seven-night laps around the mystic northern European nation in July and August 2025 based in Reykjavik.

“We’ve placed our incredible ships in every corner of the world for guests to experience iconic places, take a short break to rejuvenate or explore stunning cultural and historic landmarks,” said Celebrity Cruises President, Laura Hodges Bethge.

“Our 2025-2026 season is filled with opportunities to experience multiple countries through our Caribbean and European programs, visit bucket list destinations with sailings like our immersive Japan program and more.”

Celebrity Cruises’ 2025-26 season will go on sale progressively, with Europe itineraries now available followed by Alaska and Australia from 28 November; Caribbean and South America from 5 December and Asia from 12 December.

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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 17 November 2023

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