Celebrity Cruises has begun construction on Celebrity Reflection, the fifth ship in its Solstice Class fleet with a steel-cutting ceremony at shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Celebrity Cruises president & CEO Dan Hanrahan initiated the first cut of steel of the 3,030-passenger ship set to debut next fall in 2012. Joining Hanrahan were Meyer Werft CEO Bernard Meyer, Meyer Werft’s laser center director Hermann Lembeck and project manager Lambert Kruse.
Upon her launch, Celebrity Reflection will feature the line’s first AquaClass suites, expanding on Celebrity’s spa-inspired AquaClass stateroom accommodations. Joining the line's nine ships, Celebrity Reflection will make its debut alongside Celebrity's other Solstice ship, Celebrity Silhouette, which is set for its debut in July 2011. Sister ship Celebrity Silhouette will feature The Lawn Club, where guests can select and grill their own meats side-by-side with Celebrity’s expert chefs, or have them cooked to order; the Wi-Fi-equipped cabanas, The Alcoves; The Art Studio; and the tree house-like space, The Hideaway.