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Celebrity Cruises Adds Late Cruise Ship Stays on Debarkation Day

Celebrity Cruises is now offering an Extend Your Stay option on cruises that sail out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Booked on a Celebrity cruise ship and have a late flight home on debarkation day? Celebrity Cruises is now offering a program where you can enjoy a late afternoon stay on the ship for cruises out of Port Everglades. Here is how it works.

The cost of Extend Your Stay starts $79 for adults and $39 for kids and includes the classic beverage package.  You put your luggage out the night before your cruise and it will be offloaded into the customs luggage area in Pier 25.  It will be marked as Extend Your Stay Luggage to keep it separate from other bags.

You can stay in your cabin until 9 am. As per Federal regulation, all guests in Fort Lauderdale need to debark before anyone is allowed to go back on board. Extend Your Stay Guests will be led to the luggage area to collect their Extend Your Stay marked luggage and proceed to clear Customs.

Once Customs is cleared, Extend Your Stay guests will be able to return to the cruise ship and will be guided by Celebrity staff to drop-off their luggage in the designated area. A ticket receipt will be provided so guests can collect their belongings once departing the ship for good.

Guests will have access to all public lounges and the pool deck. For your convenience, personal credit cards will be accepted for onboard purchases throughout the day.

Private and group transportation will be available upon request.

Guests who have booked transfers through Celebrity Cruises will have the option to request a later transfer upon signing-up for the Extend Your Stay Program.

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Ben Souza
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  1. I agree. The benefit of staying would be to sleep in and relax onboard without having to rush off with everyone else. To have to get off, collect luggage and then get back on seems counterproductive. I would just get off and get a resort for the day or a hotel room for the $79 per adults and $39 for children. Nice idea in theory but not sure how practical it is.

  2. Sorry but to me, a waste of money. When the cruise is over…it’s OVER! To have to get off and on again just to savor the last few hours for that money is not enticing to me at all. It’s like pulling the scab off a cut…

  3. Not sure if this is worth it. Sounds like going through the whole process just to get back on board the ship for a few hours and not have access to a room.

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