Posted by: cruise2 | 24 February, 2008

New Solstice on the Books for Celebrity

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Celebrity Solstice. Photo courtesy Meyer Werft

Celebrity Cruises has ordered a fifth big cruise liner from MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany. The previous contracts for four ships of the Solstice class are now followed by a pre-contract for the construction of a fifth cruise ship.

Delivery of the fifth ship is scheduled for the autumn of 2012. The first ship of this class, Celebrity Solstice, will be delivered this autumn. The other ships will follow at one-year intervals each.

The 122,000-gt ships for Celebrity Cruises will have a length overall of 315 m and a breadth of 36.8 m. 2,850 passengers will be accommodated in 1,425 cabins. All standard cabins will offer more space than is usual for this type. More than 90% of all cabins are outside, 90% of which have their own balconies. Other architectural highlights of the new ship will be the “Lawn Club” featuring natural grass, the “Corning Museum of Glass” where the art of glassblowing is presented, and a couple of different restaurants.

“We really appreciate that we will build one more of these innovative cruise ships for Celebrity Cruises” says Bernard Meyer. “This type of ship features extremely energy-efficient and eco-friendly systems.”

MEYER WERFT has already built five cruise ships for Celebrity Cruises starting with Horizon in the early and mid-1990s. It also converted Galileo into Meridian for the Chandris family.

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