Festival at Sea

30th Anniversary Sailing

Celebrity Equinox

Saturday July 16 - Sunday July 24


FESTIVAL AT SEA is the ORIGINAL African American themed cruise. Entering our 30th year of Cruising with an African-American Twist, we've set the bar high. 2022 reaches that mark as we set sail on the beautiful Celebrity Equinox.


The Equinox captures the very essence of premium cruising and luxury. With new amenities not available on any other Celebrity ship, prepare to have your expectations exceeded as soon as you step on board. This is “Modern Luxury” and in 2022, you will be the Celebrity!

On Festival at Sea we bring top-name entertainment to perform for you in our venues. DJ's spin music in our onboard clubs and our White Night and Costume Theme Nights are off the hook. The days are filled with dozens of activities, shows and classes that will keep you moving throughout the week. That’s why so many people make it their annual Family Reunion at Sea.


Some of our exclusive events include:

Speed Dating, Gospel Brunch, Worship Service, Bible Study, Bid Whist, Dominoes, Aqua Zumba, Steppin' Classes, Urban Line Dancing, UNCF Bachelor Auction, Boot Camp Workout, African-American Idol, Urban Ballroom Dancing, Family Feud, Jewelry Raffle Giveaway, Stomp The Deck Frat and Sorority Step Competition, 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament, Gospelcise, African Attire Evening & Fashion Show, Renewal of Wedding Vows & Beach Parties.


All of this is wrapped up in 8 days of excitement and celebration ... including the popular southern Caribbean ports of Aruba and Curacao!

Festival at Sea…Once You Go…Then You Know!

8 Night Sailing


Saturday July 16 - Sunday July 24, 2022


Celebrity Equinox

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Payments & Taxes & Fees

$250 per person discount applies to the first two full paying passengers in a cabin only.

Prices listed are per person double occupancy and include port charges. Taxes, fees and gratuities are not included. Those amounts are listed below.

3rd person sharing with two full paying adults are $1,799.00 per person, plus taxes, fees and gratuities. (interior, ocean-view, balcony) and $2,499.00 per person (suites), plus taxes and gratuities. Note: 3rd person adults are limited and are on request only. There are no 4th person adult rates available.

3rd/4th children (1-17) in a cabin with two full paying adults are $899.00 per person plus taxes, fees and gratuities. Child’s fare does not include taxes and gratuities.

Single Occupancy rates are double the published price plus taxes, fees and gratuities per person. Deposits and additional payments are also double the per person amount.

Taxes and fees of $169.00 plus gratuities of $124.00 per person for Standard Cabins, $128.00 per person for Concierge and Aqua Cabins and $152.00 per person for Suite Guests are additional to the Published Prices.

Deposits: Initial deposit of $250.00 per person ($500.00 per person suites) are due at time of booking. Additional monthly payments of $250.00 per person ($500.00 per person suites) are due until paid in full. Final payment is due no later than April 1, 2022.

Initial cabin deposits, as well as all subsequent payments, including hotel reservations are non-refundable.

Blue World will not be able to match guests for our 2022 sailing. We encourage you to reach out to various social media groups, friends, family and colleagues to find your own match.

Festival at Sea Terms & Conditions

To view/print the Festival at Sea 2022 Terms & Conditions, click here.

Travel Insurance

Click here to view the insurance options offered for Festival at Sea. Feel free to look for your own insurance policy as well!

Beverage & Wifi Packages

Festival at Sea is a chartered cruise. The inclusions will vary from Celebrity's standard cruises. With that, beverage packages and wifi packages are not included in the price above. You will be able to purchase these packages in Spring 2022.

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Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities.


Step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. 

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Services & Amenities


 Savor clean cuisine at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, preferential rates on AquaClass spa packages, healthy room-service menu options, and a yoga mat for use on board. 


Suites that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Inside, no detail has been overlooked. From cashmere mattress to premium amenities, you'll never want to leave your room.


We want to highlight FAS passengers who own their own businesses. There are so many innovative ideas onboard our ship. Lets raise awareness and provide community support for our fellow FAS passengers.


Get ready for a full day of good music, line dancing, grilled foods, water sports, games and laughs at our own private beach party in Labadee, Haiti. We highly recommend the VIP private beach cabanas available for rent at the beach.

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Power to the People is a new event to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The event will include slam poetry/short story performances, panel & audience discussions and a BLM mural created by all the passengers who attend.

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African Attire evening will be renamed to Wakanda @ Sea to honor the life and work of Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman. All guests will be encouraged to dress formally in your best interpretation of Wakanda's style.