Celebrity Cruises has cancelled the December 3 three-night preview sailing for its new upcoming cruise ship, the Celebrity Edge, “as a result of unforeseen changes,” a cruise line representative tells Travel Agent.
In early January the cruise line had announced a new lineup for the ship’s debut sailings when it reported that construction was running ahead of schedule. These included two alternating seven-night inaugural voyages, as well as a number of three-night Edge Preview Sailings.
Celebrity said that guests currently booked in the canceled preview sailing can choose to rebook on one of the below sailings, in like accommodations, at the protected / lowest available rate:
- 3-Night Preview Sailing departing November 21, 2018
- 3-Night Preview Sailing departing November 24, 2018
- 3-Night Preview Sailing departing December 1, 2018
- 3-Night Preview Sailing departing December 6, 2018
Guests can also choose to rebook on the Celebrity Infinity on any four-night Bahamas cruise or any five-night western Caribbean cruise (excluding holiday sailings).
Guests who rebook will receive a $100 onboard credit per standard stateroom, or $200 per suite. Additionally, if a guest booked with a Celebrity Cruises promotion, the line said that it will honor that offer for the rebooked sailing. If the guest has to change airline reservations, the line will reimburse them for any change fees up to $250 per person for domestic or international flights. In order to receive the reimbursement, guests must provide Celebrity with a copy of the air change fees assessed.
Guests who choose not to rebook will receive a full refund for amounts paid to the original form of payment.
The first in Celebrity Cruises’ new Edge class of ships, Celebrity Edge will sail with a number of notable new features, including a Magic Carpet area suspended off the side of the ship that will move up and down between decks throughout the day, offering changing experiences ranging from restaurants to a tender platform. In terms of accommodations, new “Infinite Veranda” cabins will offer unobstructed views via a new design that moves the ship’s infrastructure back further from the balcony. The ship’s signature public venue, Eden, will span three decks at the aft of the ship and offer a number of entertainment options throughout the day, serving as a relaxation, yoga and coffee space in the morning and transitioning to a venue for the new Eve at Eden performance by night. The space will also host a dinner restaurant, cocktail bar, and enrichment activities. The new ship will also sail with a number of new technology-enabled guest features, as part of Celebrity Cruises parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s new Excalibur initiative.