Celebrity Cruises has started notifying booked passengers boarding certain cruises. top of celebrity Norwegian fjord cruises are one-way voyages between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, rather than round-trip voyages from Amsterdam.
The two ports are relatively close together, which can complicate travel for guests. Fortunately, the affected voyage is months away, giving passengers plenty of time to change their arrangements.
Boarding port change
Celebrity Cruises has reached out to guests embarking on the July 31, 2023 cruise. top of celebrity Notify the change of port of embarkation. The cruise will depart from Rotterdam instead of Amsterdam as originally scheduled.
Both port cities are on the east coast of the Netherlands, about 49 miles (78 km) apart. Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is convenient to both cities, but you’ll need to plan for extra travel time to reach Rotterdam on time.
“Rotterdam is about 27 minutes from the airport.” An email from Celebrity Cruises explained. “If you arrive in Schiphol on July 31st, please allow enough time for your commute from the airport.”
All pre-purchased transfers arranged through the cruise line will be automatically updated to ensure passengers reach the ship properly. Passengers using other types of transportation, such as rideshares, trains, and independent shuttles, are encouraged to adjust their plans as needed.
The embarkation time in Rotterdam remains at 5:00 PM, originally scheduled in Amsterdam.
Reason for changing boarding port
The reason for the change of embarkation port is stated as follows. “Changes to the opening hours of the Port of Amsterdam” No further explanation.
However, this may be related to changes in other cruise ships in recent months at the Port of Amsterdam due to local salinity levels. As drought and lack of meltwater increased salinity in local waters, rock schedules were changed to better regulate water quality. This means the diversion of various ports for other vessels scheduled for Amsterdam from mid-July 2023 onwards.
holland america line Rotterdam Many voyages were affected by this change. This is also influenced by Amsterdam’s need to accommodate other sea traffic in addition to passenger cruise ships. Similarly disney magic impacted sailing in late July, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn Skipped port of call in late August due to Amsterdam rock schedule.
No other itinerary changes
On July 31st, there will be no changes other than the boarding port change. top of celebrity Depart at this time. Your 9-night cruise will visit various Norwegian ports before returning to Holland and disembarking in Amsterdam on August 9, 2023.
edge class top of celebrity She is the second largest ship in Celebrity Cruises’ fleet (slightly smaller than the Rhine fleet). new flagship, celebrity beyond), weighing 130,818 gross tons. The ship is a two-seater and she can accommodate 3,405 passengers and is manned by an international team of 1,320 crew members, offering the line’s signature service.
top of celebrity Currently homeported in Fort Lauderdale until early spring, she will move to Amsterdam in late April for a 15-night transatlantic flight. The ship she will stay in Amsterdam until mid-September. Guests booked on summer voyages should stay in close contact with their cruise line as embarkation or disembarkation ports may change.
Similarly, other ships embarking, disembarking or simply visiting Amsterdam may experience similar itinerary changes. Please contact your cruise line for updates as your departure date approaches.
In the coming months, in addition to Celebrity Cruises, P&O Cruises, Holland America Line, Fred Olsen Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean InternationalCosta Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Azamara Cruises will visit the port of Amsterdam.