Miami – (January 09, 2007 ) – Celebrity Cruises is kicking off the new year by announcing the name of the third â€œcelestialâ€ 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 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.
â€œNaming Celebrity Eclipse brings us that much closer to making this phenomenal new class a reality,â€ said Celebrity Cruises President Dan Hanrahan. â€œOur brand is in a period of significant growth and momentum, and our new Solstice class exemplifies that expansion in an incredibly exciting way.â€
The announcement of Celebrity Eclipse comes just one month after the news of Celebrity Quest, the third ship in the lineâ€™s â€œCelebrity Expeditionsâ€ 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.