MIAMI, Jan 09, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Celebrity Cruises is kicking off
the new year by announcing the name of the third "celestial" ship in its
118,000 gross-registered-ton Solstice-class fleet. Celebrity Eclipse will make
its maiden voyage in 2010, following sister ships Celebrity Solstice in 2008
and Celebrity Equinox in 2009, bringing the Celebrity fleet to 13 ships.
Like its sister ships, Celebrity Eclipse will have larger standard
staterooms, 90 percent of which will be outside, and 85 percent of those will
have verandas. The 2,850-guest ships will have an exceptional range of guest-
inspired services and amenities, and will measure 1,033 feet in length and 121
feet in width. German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will build the new tonnage.
"Naming Celebrity Eclipse brings us that much closer to making this
phenomenal new class a reality," said Celebrity Cruises President Dan
Hanrahan. "Our brand is in a period of significant growth and momentum, and
our new Solstice class exemplifies that expansion in an incredibly exciting
The announcement of Celebrity Eclipse comes just one month after the news
of Celebrity Quest, the third ship in the line's "Celebrity Expeditions" class
of smaller ships designed to round out the brand with tailored-to-market
products in exotic locations.
Celebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale cruise
experiences with highly personalized service, authentic five-star dining, and
extraordinary attention to detail. Celebrity sails in Alaska, Antarctica,
Bermuda, California, Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Mexican
Riviera, Panama Canal and South America, and will begin sailing in Australia
and New Zealand this year. Noted for "The World's Best Large Ships," as voted
by the readers of Conde' Nast Traveler (February 2006 Cruise Poll),
Celebrity's current fleet will be joined by Celebrity Journey and Celebrity
Quest this year, Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Equinox in 2009, and
Celebrity Eclipse in 2010. For more information, call your travel agent, dial
1-800-437-3111 or visit the Celebrity web site at www.celebritycruises.com.
SOURCE Celebrity Cruises
Elizabeth Jakeway, +1-305-539-6127, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tavia Robb,
+1-305-539-6721, or email@example.com, both of Celebrity Cruises