Posted December 21st, 2004, 08:45 PM
Come to think of it now we have no Celebrity ships doing the Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. Looks like its time to shop for a new favorite cruise line.
The euro isn't going to be of any value to Americans wanting to do Europe. The I exchange rate is painful. Perhaps Celebrity will become the new line of Europe leaving America behind. I think there are many people who want to sail Celebrity to warm climates othe than in the middle of the winter. Well the only thing thats constant is change.
Hi Carol Anne & Lois !
I am Very disappointed with this news. I totally agree that the Euro situation will be of no help to Americans. Does Celebrity not care about their US Passengers who want to sail close to home ? It sure looks like that way to me.
First, they pulled Summit out of Florida, and now, perhaps the same thing is happening to Century as well. I admit we dont know that for certain, but what we do know, is that her Florida fate is up in the air right now. Celebrity will have practically nothing to offer out of Ft Lauderdale or Miami after April of 2005... for a while at least.
I also have to start wondering if I need to look for another Cruise Line, who will have an true understanding of what loyalty means. Celebrity appears to be forgetting about their past passengers very badly right now.
I posted this a few minutes ago, on another thread, but I thought I would post my thoughts here as well. Please indulge me until if & when the threads get merged.....
Unless some other shoe drops, it looks like Celebrity will have nothing out of South Florida for Summer 2005. To me, this is VERY Hard to imagine..... but I guess it is so.
As most of you know....from the moment this schedule was released months ago, I said it was a disaster. I has said all along, that the new Century Caribbean itinerary would NEVER work, and sadly, I was right. They were going to be very hard pressed to find passengers who were willing to pay the prices Celebrity was asking.... to sail on a 9 year old ship.
This was especially troubling, as we had Summit doing this run for the last few seasons. Now, they wanted us to pay more, to go on an older ship, with a weaker itinerary ? Not going to happen.
What Celebrity CLEARLY should have done (and I said this many times), was to let Century continue to do 7 night Caribbean sailings, but with new, updated itineraries. To not have 1 ship in the Caribbean out of South Florida this Summer, makes no sense at all. Again, they are simply giving away the business to their competitors. Just a very bad plan IMHO.
Perhaps there will be more scheduling changes to come, but we will have to wait & see.