Introduced in November 2008 Celebrity Cruises the Celebrity Solstice in service. She was the first ship and namesake of the Solstice class, which has now grown to five premium ships. The last ship took the Celebrity Reflection At the end of 2012. All five bear the “Made in Germany” seal. They were built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg.
The ships are measured with around 122.000 tons and offer space for 2.850 passengers. All have around 122.000 tons of tonnage. With a length of 315 m and a width of 37 m, it is the largest cruise ship built for Celebrity Cruises to date.
The Solstice class also includes the one baptized in Hamburg and put into operation in July 2011 Celebrity Silhouette. According to the shipping company, 85% of the ship's cabins have a balcony. That is something very special Lawn Club, a real lawn area of 2.000 m² on the 15th deck. It has a country club atmosphere and is a place for cultivated outdoor activities.
The restaurant offer is so varied and varied that it also meets the highest demands. The same applies to the bars and lounges. The high quality equipped Sky Observation Lounge granted z. B. Fascinating views of the outside world from floor-to-ceiling windows.
Celebrity Cruises approves the guests of the balcony cabins AquaClass unlimited access to the relaxation room in the AquaSpa®, the aromatherapy room and the steam sauna in the Persian Garden. In addition, the “Blu” restaurant is reserved exclusively for this cabin clientele.
The main data of the Celebrity Silhouette:
319 m (shipyard information), width: 37 m, draft 8 m
13 passenger decks
diesel-electric - Azipod drive
2.886 (shipyard information)
1.443 (shipyard information)
Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg
In May 2013, we tested the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship during a Mediterranean cruise. Now, after that, we will report on our impressions.