Labadee, Haiti Removed from Celebrity Apex's Schedule

The island of Labadee, Haiti
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Celebrity Cruises has decided to cancel Celebrity Apex's planned stops at Labadee, Haiti. This update was communicated to booked guests and travel agents through official statements.

“Due to a change in our itinerary planning for our 2024-025 winter sailings, we are removing Labadee, Haiti from our Celebrity Apex sailings,” Celebrity Cruises announced.

Originally, the Celebrity Apex was set to visit Royal Caribbean’s private destination as part of various week-long itineraries to the Western and Eastern Caribbean. Now, the ship will visit other Caribbean destinations, including Nassau in the Bahamas and Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos, instead of Labadee.

Some itineraries will substitute Labadee with Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused by these changes,” the company added, expressing gratitude to guests for their understanding.

Celebrity Cruises stated that all pre-purchased shore excursions for Labadee will be automatically refunded to the original payment method.

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, the Celebrity Apex will offer a series of six to seven-night cruises during the 2024-25 winter season. These week-long itineraries include stops at various Caribbean ports, such as Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Grand Cayman, St. Kitts, the Dominican Republic, Key West, and more.

After the season concludes in early March 2025, the cruise ship, built in 2020, will embark on a trans-Atlantic crossing before undergoing drydock in Europe.

As part of Celebrity Cruises’ Edge Class, the Celebrity Apex will spend the summer of 2025 in Northern Europe before returning to the Caribbean later that year.

Labadee, one of Royal Caribbean’s private destinations, has been excluded from itineraries since March 2024 due to political unrest in Haiti.