On early Sunday morning of 12 August the Celebrity Reflection, the new cruise ship for the US cruise company Celebrity Cruises (Miami), will be floated out of the covered building dock II of MEYER WERFT, assisted by tugs. The float-out will start around 7.30 a.m. By 9 a.m. the ship will be berthed at the pier.
Then a crane will put the signal mast in place, which will be installed in the following. Several tests and trials will take place on board all day. In the evening the two funnels are supposed to be mounted.
With the ship being berthed at the yard’s pier, the remaining interior finishing work as well as tests and trials will be carried out in the next few weeks. Once the float-out is completed, the first crew members will move into their quarters on board. The Celebrity Reflection will stay berthed at the pier of MEYER WERFT until the Ems conveyance. She will be the maritime backdrop for the Papenburg Festival 2012 which will take place on the premises next to MEYER WERFT on 8 September.
The Celebrity Reflection is likely to be conveyed to the sea trials port of Eemshaven (NL) between 16 and 18 September, where she will be delivered to the Owner as scheduled. The detailed time schedule for the conveyance will be released at short notice.
The 126,000-gt cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse is 319 m long and 37.40 m wide. In 1,515 cabins more than 3,030 passengers can be accommodated. She can reach a speed of 23 knots. She is the only ship among her four sisters that has 16 decks rather than 15, which increases the number of cabins by another 72, and provides more space in the theater and in the restaurants.
Source: MEYER WERFT, August 6, 2012