Celebrity Equinox to Homeport in Port Canaveral

Celebrity Cruises has chosen Port Canaveral to homeport Celebrity Equinox to expand the brand’s sailings to the Caribbean starting December 3, 2024, through April 19, 2025. Celebrity Cruises is the seventh major cruise line to choose Port Canaveral as its homeport, underscoring the Port’s status as the world’s busiest cruise Port. 

"We are thrilled to welcome Celebrity Cruises as our new partner and honored to be part of their Caribbean expansion plans,” said Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO. “The demand for Celebrity Cruise sailings from our Port has been growing. Now, with  Celebrity Equinox homeported here, there are great opportunities for even more cruise travelers to experience the cruise line’s high-quality experience, while experiencing the comfort and ease of travel provided by our Port.”

The Celebrity Equinox will offer 20 new itineraries sailing from Port Canaveral spanning seven nights to sought-after destinations like The Bahamas, Belize, Grand Cayman, Mexico, San Juan, and St. Maarten. Just in time for the Spring Break season, two sailings on March 1 and March 15, 2025, will include stops at their private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay

“We are so excited to unveil this new program. It provides our guests with more options to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean, which is elevated by our personalized experiences on board,” says Laura Hodges Bethge, president of Celebrity Cruises. “As part of this expansion, we are thrilled to add Port Canaveral to our list of home ports — it is a perfect market to reach a wide mix of both in- and out-of-state travelers looking for fun in the Caribbean sun.”

Celebrity Equinox is 1,041 feet long, 122,000 gross tons and spans 13 decks with 1,426 staterooms accommodating 2,850 passengers. A Solstice-class ship Celebrity Equinox underwent a multi-million-dollar refresh in 2019, introducing elevated design concepts, and an all-new The Retreat experience including a redesigned private indoor lounge, sundeck, and fine-dining restaurant—all of which are exclusive to suite guests.  

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