CEO announces Celebrity reboot will start June 5, 2021

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Celebrity to resume cruises June 5th Celebrity president/CEO, Lisa Lutoff Perlo made the big announcement on March 19 that the company is rebooting operations beginning June 5.   “For the last twelve months, I have been eagerly awaiting the day when I would be able to share the news of our return to service with you. And that day is finally here.”

The cruise line is  basing its newly reimagined 2,218-passenger Celebrity Millennium   St. Maarten for a series of seven-night Caribbean cruises. This is great news for cruise hungry travelers.  Celebrity Millennium to cruise in June Bookings open March 25

You can book these cruises at or by calling an advisor at 800-528-9300.

  • Aruba, Curaçao and Barbados – This island trifecta explores wonders such as rock pools, caves and volcanic lava formations. It also provides time to check out Aruba’s colorful Dutch-colonial-style buildings.  And, the Willemstad City Center UNESCO World Heritage Site in Curaçao. And for beach bunnies, time to snorkel and take a catamaran sail of of Barbados.
  • Tortola, St. Lucia and Barbados –another enchanting itinerary that adds verdant St. Lucia along with sunny Sugar Beach. But that’s not all. It also includes Tortola, with its mountainous landscape and beautiful sandy coves that are enough to make any beach lover swoon.
    Celebrity rebooting cruising on Millennium

    Tortola photo by Richard Pietschmann

Special perks

  • Talk to a Pavlus agent about Celebrity perks such as special air and sea pricing plus ng exceptional savings on all Summer 2021 St. Maarten sailings.
  • Consider pre-booking private Journeys and Small Group Discovery Tours.
  • In case you didn’t get the memo: Celebrity now offers free Wi-Fi, drinks and tips in its ‘Always IncludedSM’program.

To your health

Lisa ends her email with a note about passenger  the health and safety. She says that crew will have vaccines prior to cruising. Passengers should also bring cards proving they’ve been inoculated plus have proof of a negative COVID test result.

St. Maarten requirement

Also note that St. Maarten’s new requires a negative PCR test taken within 72-hours of arrival to the island. And that Celebrity Millennium will sail with comprehensive health and safety measures.  Details on all health and safety measures across the entire Celebrity Cruises vacation experience can be found at

More good news afloat

Celebrity’s CEO also says the company  is making plans to bring its entire fleet back into service. So now’s a good time to contact Pavlus.


Celebrity resuming cruises

Celebrity resuming cruises

The author reading menu on iPad at qsine, pic by Richard Pietschmann



Our favorite meals on a Celebrity Millenium cruise was at the hyper-eclectic quirky  Qsine. Though traditional diners might call it gimmicky, but we loved it. Everything is different here, from the fine thin-walled wine tumblers placed just so on their sides when you sit down to the iPads used to order dinner. You should put aside preconceived notions of what fine dining should be and just submit to the fun and the food.

iPad menus offer  20 individual small-plate dishes. So, you can create your own tasting menu.  Courses are eccentric. For instance, the Vegetable Du Jatour is a half dozen small glass jars  filled with a different vegetables and eaten with small spoons.  Slider Party is two little patties topped with cheddar presented still sizzling on cast iron and accompanied by little brioche buns and the usual burger condiments. Another course is offered in what looks like a shadow box with many compartments. The dessert menu is on a Rubic’s Cube-like device. That’s right, quirky.

Qsine is f on Millennium’s topmost deck with glass all around—if it isn’t too dark there are  great views.

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