Cruisers can now book itineraries on the new Celebrity Xcel which will launch in 2025.
The line has unveiled a total of 800 sailings to over 290 bucket-list destinations across 72 countries in 2025/26 season. And Celebrity Xcel‘s itineraries visit new European ports and year-round voyages to the Caribbean.
Celebrity Xcel, the most innovative Edge series ship will make her debut in the azure waters of the Caribbean with 7-night sailings from Fort Lauderdale.
The premium line also confirmed Celebrity Edge will return to sail in Australian and New Zealand waters next year and for the summer season in 2025-26. The Edge will debut in Sydney in December this year.
Other highlights include:
Celebrity Beyond will offer year-round sailings from Miami to the Caribbean and visit three new European ports in Montenegro, Norway and Iceland.
Celebrity Silhouette will debut four new itineraries circumnavigating Iceland.
Celebrity Millenium and Celebrity Solstice will sail the “Ultimate Asia Experience” with two new immersive itineraries.
With a fleet of 16 ships, the premium line’s 2025-26 season is filled with experiences to “visit bucket-list destinations with sailings like our immersive Japan program and more. Celebrity’s future vacation options are endless,” said Laura Hodges Bethge, president of Celebrity Cruises.
The line also confirmed that Celebrity Edge which will debut in Australian waters for the first time this summer, will return next summer offering iconic sailings through Sydney Harbour and visiting the majestic fjords of New Zealand. The Edge will also sail Down Under for the 2025-26 summer season.
Here’s a rundown of the 2025-26 season:
Explore a new city every day in Europe
Celebrity’s new Europe offerings feature six ships, including two Edge Series ships – Celebrity Ascent and Celebrity Apex, visiting nearly 100 destinations with 48 overnight stays.
Celebrity Apex will return to Southampton for her second season, with more Arctic Circle and Norwegian Fjords itineraries than before, giving guests even more opportunities to visit the land of the midnight sun and breathtaking historic fjords. Travellers can also discover Celebri-ty’s newly added port, picturesque Trondheim in Norway, a Medieval town with epic fjords, centuries of history and a thriving food scene.
Celebrity Ascent will take guests to explore Celebrity’s newest port in the Mediterranean from the heart of the Mediterranean out of Barcelona and Rome, with 7- to 11-night itineraries to Bar, Montenegro – a quiet spot with green slopes around the city scattered with ancient mon-asteries, pretty vineyards, and local villages.
Joining Ascent in the Mediterranean, guests can tick more countries off their European bucket lists by sailing back-to-back on Celebrity Equinox for the first time ever, without repeating ports on 9 and 10-night itineraries. Discover the delights of the Italian Riviera, Greek Isles and France, Spain and Portugal, Celebrity will provide guests more time to explore these top-rated ports, immersing themselves into the culture like a local with overnight stays in Istanbul, Florence, and Lisbon.
For the first time ever, Celebrity Cruises will offer a mini season of four new 7-night sailings circumnavigating Iceland in July and August 2025 onboard Celebrity Silhouette. Sailing from Reykjavik, these immersive itineraries enable guests to experience ancient glaciers, breathtaking scenery, and hot springs as well as a new port, Djúpivogur, home to the famous black sand beaches and the icebergs of Diamond Beach.
Celebrity Cruises will also make their anticipated return to Amsterdam in 2025, with Celebrity Eclipse sailing from the heart of the Netherlands, where travellers will find Amsterdam’s iconic windmills and tulips, charming canals, local craft beers and a wealth of world-class museums and culture. Eclipse will offer 12 and 13-night ‘Best of Scandinavia’ sailings to give travellers the opportunity to explore unique destinations such as Estonia and Finland, as well as overnights in Stockholm and Copenhagen for the ultimate explorer experience in this region.
The Ultimate Asia Experience
With the resurgence of Asia, guests have the unique opportunity to explore must-see destinations and hidden treasures with overnight stays in 11 different cities in the region, paired with elevated offerings onboard Celebrity’s two ships in the region Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Solstice.
Celebrity Millennium will sail 12-night ‘Best of Japan’ itineraries, with many coinciding with significant festivals such as Japan’s renowned Golden Week, Gion Festival and Nebuta Festival.
From the majestic Mt. Fuji, an awe-inspiring natural wonder, to the tranquil temples of Kyoto, each journey onboard Millennium promises unforgettable experiences across this extraordinary region. And, for the first time ever, Celebrity will offer four open jaw sailings from Seoul, South Korea to Japan.
Celebrity Solstice will sail 12-night itineraries to Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand where guests can dive deep into Asia’s rich history and unique cuisine, and immerse themselves in the local culture with overnight stays in Hanoi, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.
Alaksa, The Last Frontier
Celebrity will have three ships in Alaska for the 2025-26 season with Celebrity Edge sailing from Seattle for her second summer season and joined in the region by Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Summit, both sailing from either Vancouver, Canada or Seward, Alaska.
Guests sailing on Celebrity Edge will have the ultimate destination immersion staying in an Infinite Verandah, with its floor to ceiling window, and be able to get closer to nature with the best views of the glaciers from the Magic Carpet.
Additional New Places
Back again for another year, Celebrity Edge returns to Australia and New Zealand with iconic sailings through Sydney Harbour or the majestic Fjords of New Zealand and filled with cultural enrichment, majestic landscapes, and historical significance.
Returning to South America in 2025-26, Celebrity Equinox will sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina where guests can explore must-see destinations like Antarctica, Chile, Uruguay, and Falkland Islands.
2025-2026 On-Sale Dates are:
- Europe – 16 November
- Alaska & Australia – 28 November
- Caribbean – 5 December, 2023 and February 2024
- South America, Bermuda & Iceland – 5 December
- Asia – 12 December