(PRESS RELEASE)_BOSTON – October 17, 2022 – As the beautiful Celebrity Summit® embarks to reposition in Miami for its Caribbean season, Celebrity Cruises® wrapped up a highly successful first season homeporting in Boston, where guests were treated to the waning summers of the Northeast and the ushering in of the mesmerizing landscapes of the New England fall. For the 2022 season, Celebrity Summit embarked on four 10-, 11-, and 12-night sailings that cruised the Northeast coastline, visiting ports in Maine and Canada.
“Our first season homeporting in Boston was an absolutely thrilling success and one of Celebrity’s most sought-after itineraries,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “Having grown up in New England, this area is near and dear to my heart and having our guests experience the stunning scenery onboard the exquisite Celebrity Summit has brought me a lot of joy.
I want to personally thank the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Port Authority for their support this season. They have been strategic partners of Celebrity Cruises for years and their advocacy on our behalf is a major reason why we see Boston as being a homeport for years to come,” she added.
Flynn Cruiseport Boston, located in South Boston and named after former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, has welcomed cruising back in 2022, with 126 ships between April and November from 19 different cruise lines. Flynn Cruiseport Boston plays an essential role in the travel and tourism economy in Greater Boston and Massachusetts, supporting 2,200 jobs and an annual economic impact of $135.5 million. Celebrity first started calling Boston in 1990.
“We are nearing the close of a terrific cruise season here in Boston, where we not only welcomed thousands of passengers back to Flynn Cruiseport Boston, but also hosted Celebrity Summit as a homeport ship for the first time,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “I want to thank Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Celebrity for their support over the years, and we look forward to working with them to provide our passengers excellent service next season.”
For its encore performance, Celebrity Summit will be returning to homeport in Boston between August - October 2023, where guests will embark on 11-night itineraries as they work their way up the Eastern Coastline, visiting Maine – including a brand-new port Rockland -- before reaching Canada, where visitors can indulge in the French flavors and culture of la capitale nationale with an overnight in Quebec.
From bow to stern, Celebrity Summit was part of a $500 million “revolution” in 2019 and underwent one of the largest re-imaginings in history to ensure an unparalleled relaxed luxury experience for guests onboard.
The ship now boasts brand new staterooms, freshly appointed restaurants and lounges; and a redesigned spa, offering guests unparalleled ways to recharge. A part of the renovation, Celebrity added the all-exclusive The Retreat®, where guests enjoy a private sundeck and redesigned lounge offering complimentary beverages, gourmet bites, live entertainment, and around-the-clock butler and concierge service, and a fine-dining restaurant, called Luminae.
For more information or to book a Celebrity cruise, contact a trusted travel advisor; book online directly at https://www.celebritycruises.com/2023-2024-cruises; or contact Celebrity Cruises at 888-751-7804 or internationally at 316-554-5961.
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