Celebrity Cruises said the Celebrity Constellation will be
redeployed from Dubai to Tampa for the winter 2020-21 season.
The 2,170-passenger ship will continue its itineraries from
Dubai and India this winter.
Celebrity last sailed from Tampa in 2007. The Constellation
will sail 10- and 11-night itineraries in the eastern and southern Caribbean
and to Central America.
The Constellation's arrival in Tampa coincides with a $3
billion waterfront upgrade called Water Street Tampa. The 50-acre district will
feature retail, offices, homes, hotels, and entertainment. In addition, the
city has completed its Riverwalk, which has led to new private investment.
Celebrity plans to modernize the 17-year-old Constellation
in a drydock in May 2020.