Celebrity Names Fourth Solstice Class Ship


The Celebrity Equinox, just after its conveyance in June

photo by Susan young

On the shortest day of 2009, Celebrity Cruises made a symbolic announcement with the naming of the fourth ship in its Solstice Class fleet. The 122,000-ton, 2,850-guest Celebrity Silhouette will enter service in April and joins the Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Eclipse ships

Similar to its sisters, the Silohouette will include a half-acre Lawn Club with real grass and  a glassblowing show and studio developed with The Corning Museum of Glass. The ship will feature larger saterooms (90 percent outside, 85 percent with verandas) and categories of accommodations, including Celebrity's ConciergeClass and spa-inspired AquaClass staterooms.

Eager cruisers can have a chance to see the new ship while under construction in Germany by entering Celebrity's "Eclipse of a Lifetime" sweepstakes, running through January 14. A group of 10 winners and their guests will be the first individuals outside of the line's employees to board when it sets sail for the very first time and will be led and hosted by CelebrityPresident and CEO Dan Hanrahan while on board. They'll also be the first to have exclusive, up-close-and-personal views of the construction process of Celebrity Silhouette at Meyer Werft. To enter, visit www.celebritycruises.com/EclipseSweepstakes. Winners will be announced January 28, 2010.

Celebrity sails in Alaska, California, Canada, New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos Islands, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal and South America. Call 1-800-437-3111 or visit www.celebritycruises.com.

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