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Are the new Celebrity Silhouette sailings only open to UK guests?
Yes, in line with local government travel restrictions, sailings on Celebrity Silhouette are open to UK residents only. All guests are advised to consult local government travel advice prior to travelling; this includes the advice of their departure country and intended destination. For our UK guests, more details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
I live in the Channel Islands, can I book?
In line with the latest UK government guidance, the summer sailings on Celebrity Silhouette are open to UK residents and the Common Travel Area (CTA). The UK includes residents of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Common Travel Area (CTA) is a long-standing arrangement between the UK, the Crown Dependencies (Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man) and Ireland. States within the CTA may have their own travel restrictions.
All guests are advised to consult local government travel advice prior to travelling; this includes the advice of their departure country or state and intended destination.
What are the new itineraries on Celebrity Silhouette?
Celebrity Silhouette will offer round trip 6- to 8- night itineraries to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, including ports of call at Liverpool, Portland, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall and Belfast.
Which sailings are being cancelled on Celebrity Silhouette?
All existing Celebrity Silhouette® sailings from June – 28 August 2021 will be cancelled. Guests on cancelled sailings can select another Celebrity Cruises holiday or opt to receive a 125% FCC or 100% refund. All guests already booked to sail on Celebrity Silhouette this summer will be contacted to discuss the options for their current booking.
Are you going to be announcing any more ships returning to service?
We continue to work closely with local authorities and governments around the world for a healthy return to sailing in various markets. The health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit remains our top priority, and we will not sail in a region until we believe it is safe to do so. We are encouraged by the positive trends around the world from vaccine distribution and look forward to continued opportunities to safely return to sailing over time.
Health & Safety
Will I need to be fully vaccinated prior to boarding?
Will COVID-19 testing also be required? If so, what kind of testing and when?
Are guests under the age of 18 able to sail? What testing will be required of them?
Yes, children aged from 6 months are permitted to sail on Celebrity Cruises.
Children will be required to provide a negative PCR test received no more than 72 hours prior to boarding.
Please refer to our Healthy at Sea page for further details here.
Are reservations required for dining, and will there be limits on party sizes at your restaurants?
Reservations are not currently required for any of our dining venues, though they are strongly recommended and easy to make using the Celebrity Cruises App. Making a prior reservation ensures you’re able to secure a dining time of your choosing, avoids forming queues outside venues and allows for physical distancing. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements within 30 days of sailing.
Will the mixing of households be allowed onboard?
Specific protocols will be confirmed in line with local government regulations prior to sailing to make sure they reflect the current situation and scientific evaluations for the UK. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements within 30 days of sailing.
What activities will be available on board?
We are aiming to offer all the amazing entertainment and leisure activities that guests love and expect on their Celebrity cruise. There will be slight modifications to them to ensure the health and safety of our crew and guests. Please refer to our Healthy at Sea page for further details here
Can guests disembark at their leisure in ports of call or must they book one of the ship’s organised shore excursions?
What happens if we go back into lockdown?
The health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we visit is our number one priority. We are working with governments, local authorities and experts around the world to ensure a healthy return to service. Should any changes be required, we will notify guests at the earliest opportunity. Our ‘Cruise with Confidence’ programme provides flexible cancellations and best price guarantees.
How long until sailing commences in other markets?
Celebrity Millennium will restart in St. Maarten and Celebrity Apex will start in Greece this summer.
We continue to work closely with local authorities and governments around the world for a healthy return to sailing in various markets. The health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we visit remains our top priority, and we will not sail in a region until we believe it is safe to do so.
Can guests book a specific stateroom, unlike some other cruise brands that are guarantee only?
Upon our initial opening of the new Celebrity Silhouette sailings out of Southampton, Balcony stateroom categories and above including Concierge Class, AquaClass® and The Retreat® will be available for booking.
Is Celebrity Cruises allowing guests to book back-to-back sailings?
Yes, guests are able to select their stateroom at time of booking.
Can I use my existing FCC to book one of the new itineraries?
We have taken the greatest care and consideration in developing a comprehensive, multi-layered approach to our health and safety measures. To adhere to these measures we are not currently allowing guests to book back-to-back sailings.
How do guests book car parking?
Yes, all FCCs can be applied until 30th April 2022 for sailings up until 30th September 2022.
What age do you class as a child?
Guests can book car parking on the AB Ports website https://www.abparking.co.uk/
Is the £75 deposit for sailings of less than 5 nights applicable to the new itineraries?
All guests under the age of 18 on departure day are classed as children.
Will Captain’s Club upgrades still be available on the new itineraries?
Yes, a £75 deposit will apply to sailings of less than 5 nights on the new itineraries at time of booking.
Will Celebrity Move Up be available on these sailings?
Yes, upgrades will operate as normal on the new Celebrity Silhouette® sailings.
Will a passport be required for the UK sailings on Celebrity Silhouette?
Yes, Celebrity Move Up will operate as normal on the new Celebrity Silhouette® sailings.
Will guests need travel insurance for the new sailings?
Yes, as per our standard operation, all guests travelling onboard Celebrity Cruises are required to present a passport at embarkation.