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Celebrity Cruises Adds UK Sailings This Summer

Celebrity Cruises is the latest cruise line to announce that they are moving a cruise ship to the UK for sailings this summer.

Celebrity Silhouette will begin sailing from Southampton on July 3 and sail a series of six and eight night cruises around the UK.

Guests will have the chance to explore the Jurassic Coastline from Portland; discover bustling Scottish cities and signature highlands including Inverness, Kirkwall and Glasgow; uncover the rich history of Belfast; and, immerse themselves in the creative and cultural hub of Liverpool, home of the Beatles. The new sailings go on sale beginning April 6.

Celebrity Silhouette will sail with all guests ages 18 and above vaccinated against COVID-19, and those under the age of 18 with negative PCR test results. The announcement comes just days after Celebrity Cruises announced its Caribbean comeback with Celebrity Millennium departing from St. Maarten and Celebrity Apex departing from Greece, both in June.

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The cruise ship’s return to UK shores will be welcome news, not just for UK travelers looking for a luxury staycation to reconnect with friends and family, but also for the British tourism industry.

The cruise line’s first priority is the health and safety of guests, crew, and the people in the places that Celebrity Silhouette will visit.

The ship will sail with comprehensive, multi-layered health and safety measures leveraging expert guidance from its Healthy Sail Panel; Royal Caribbean Group’s Global Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer; and local UK health and government authorities. These measures, including vaccination and testing requirements, will evolve along with public health standards.

Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said, “We’re delighted to be returning to Southampton after over a year away. We are truly committed to the UK market and can’t wait to welcome guests back onboard. What could be better than a new luxury ship, ready to take guests on a journey around one of the world’s most beautiful and impressive coastlines? Not only is this extremely significant to us as a business, but also to efforts to boost the UK’s local tourism industry.”

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