Celebrity Cruises has cancelled Celebrity Solstice sailings in Asia, which previously included destinations like Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines.
In an email sent to travel partners and booked guests, the cruise line said the decision was necessitated by “ongoing uncertainty regarding the restart of international operations in the Asia region”.
All Celebrity Solstice Asia sailings scheduled to depart September 16, 2022 through April 21, 2023 are affected.
Celebrity Cruises has assured affected guests that they have the option to “Lift and Shift”, that is to rebook similar Asia sailings on Celebrity Solstice or Celebrity Millennium for the 2023-2024 season for select sailings. Any promotions associated with the original, now cancelled, cruises will be protected and transferred to the new booking, only when re-booking latest by May 12, 2022.
Guests can also choose to receive a full refund of their cruise fare, with no penalties assessed. This includes pre-booked shore excursions and onboard packages, including specialty dining, as well as hotel accommodations and flight arrangements made through Flights by Celebrity.