On Sunday, August 12th MEYER WERFT shipyard floated out Celebrity Cruises’ fifth Solstice-class ship “Celebrity Reflection” from its covered building dock II. 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.
The 126,000-gt cruise ship Celebrity Reflection 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 theatre and in the restaurants.
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 predecessors Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse and the recently delivered Celebrity Silhouette are successfully established in the market and are still pioneers in the energy efficiency sector.
World Maritime News Staff, August 14, 2012; Image: MEYER WERFT