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Default Some changes in some Celebrity ships due to Hurricane Franci

If you have a Celebrity or Royal Caribbean cruise scheduled for this coming week-end, be sure to keep in contact with your travel agent about any changes in the cruiseline's schedules, some changes and other cancellations:
Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises Announce Modifications to Friday and Saturday Sailings


MIAMI - (September 2, 2004) - Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises today announced modification to the itineraries of their ships normally scheduled to depart South Florida on Friday and Saturday. The modifications are the result of Hurricane Frances.

“Hurricane Frances has presented us with an extraordinary challenge, but one we have monitored closely and one we can certainly handle, ” said Jack Williams, president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. “We are doing everything possible to enable our guests to have a safe and enjoyable vacation experience, and we will continue to update our guests on this weekend’s operations as more information becomes available.”

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are updating their websites three times daily, at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with the latest developments regarding their sailings and Hurricane Frances issues. Guests are encouraged to visit the cruise lines’ respective websites on a regular basis. The Royal Caribbean website is located at www.royalcaribbean.com. The Celebrity Cruises website is located at www.celebrity.com.

MODIFICATIONS TO FRIDAY DEPARTURES

Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart the Port of Miami Friday, on a three-night sailing, is cancelled. Guest booked on this sailing will receive a full refund. Travel agent commissions will be protected.


Royal Caribbean’s Sovereign of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Canaveral Friday, on a three-night sailing, is cancelled. Guest booked on this sailing will receive a full refund. Travel agent commissions will be protected.
MODIFICATIONS TO SATURDAY DEPARTURES

Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart the Port of Miami Saturday, on a seven-night sailing, will delay its departure until Monday, September 6, at 5 p.m. local time. The ship will sail a modified itinerary that will end as originally scheduled. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected.


Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart Port Everglades Saturday, on a five-night sailing, will delay its departure until Monday, September 6, at 5 p.m. local time. The ship will sail a modified itinerary that will end on September 9. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected.


Celebrity Cruises’ Century, normally scheduled to depart Port Everglades Saturday, on a seven-night sailing, will delay its departure until Monday, September 6, at 5 p.m. local time. The ship will sail a modified itinerary that will end as originally scheduled. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Celebrity sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected.
Currently, all other Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises ships are expected to maintain their regularly scheduled itineraries this weekend.

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Old September 3rd, 2004, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: Some changes in some Celebrity ships due to Hurricane Fr

What a shame for people who have booked vacations but it does seem like the cruise lines are being very fair to the passengers.
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Yes, it looks like the cruiselines are handling this very well. Lets hope the storms continues to weaken and change directions.

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Yes, it looks like the cruiselines are handling this very well. Lets hope the storms continues to weaken and change directions.

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