Saturday, 14 December 2013

Questions remain over Celebrity Century's future

Questions remain over Celebrity Century's future

Questions remain over the future of the Celebrity Century, the oldest serving vessel in the cruise giant's fleet.

French cruise line Croisieres de France has stated that it is to take possession of the vessel in 2015.

But according to Cruise Critic, a spokeswoman for Celebrity said that this is just a rumour.

The situation is made even muddier by the fact that the line claiming to be purchasing the ship is a subsidiary of Pullmantur Cruises, which is a division of Royal Caribbean Cruises - the company that also owns and operates Celebrity Cruises.

As a result, it seems there is still some internal confusion as to whose livery the ship will be sailing with in little over a year's time.

The spokeswoman, Celebrity public relations director Elizabeth Jakeway, told the news provider: "You asked if we had made an announcement about Celebrity Century, and no, we haven't It appears a rumour surfaced via a post on a French website last week."

Established in 2007, Croisieres de France offers Mediterranean voyages aboard the MV Horizon, which formerly served as the Pacific Dream for Celebrity Cruises and the Island Star for Island Cruises.

Next year, the company is due to take on a second vessel, MV Zenith, which also previously served Celebrity Cruises as the Celebrity Zenith.