Miami – (September 10, 2007 ) – Celebrity Cruises has officially launched the production of Celebrity Equinox, the second 122,000-ton ship in the line’s four-ship Solstice-class fleet. Richard Fain, CEO of Celebrity’s parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., last week pressed the button of the plasma torch at shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
Joining Fain (left) at Meyer Werft were Celebrity Solstice-class Project Manager Jarmo Laakso and Meyer Werft Managing Director Lambert Kruse.
Like its sister ships, Celebrity Equinox will have larger standard staterooms, 90 percent of which will be outside, and 85 percent of all staterooms will have verandas. The 2,850-guest vessels each will have an exceptional range of guest-inspired services and amenities, 1,425 staterooms, and will measure 1,033 feet in length and 121 feet in width.
Celebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale cruise experiences with highly personalized service, exceptional dining, and extraordinary attention to detail. Celebrity sails in Alaska, California, the Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal and South America, and will begin sailing in Australia and New Zealand in November. The line also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Canada, Europe and Australia through its cruisetour affiliate. Noted for “The World’s Best Large Ships,” as voted by the readers of Conde’ Nast Traveler (February 2007 Cruise Poll), Celebrity’s current fleet will be joined by Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Equinox in 2009, Celebrity Eclipse in 2010, and a fourth Solstice-class ship in 2011. For more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111 or visit Celebrity Cruises website.