Celebrity Orders Another Ship

Celebrity Cruises has exercised its option to order a second 118,000 gross-registered-ton ship today, reaffirming its commitment to innovative products and high guest satisfaction. German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will build the new tonnage, with delivery of the first ship planned for Fall 2008 and the second ship in Summer 2009. Celebrity also announced names of both new ships.

The first new ship will be called Celebrity Solstice, and the second ship will be named Celebrity Equinox. The new series of ships will be known as the Solstice class. Terms for the second Solstice-class vessel are substantially the same as those of the first ship.

The complete details can be found here.

Since we prefer Celebrity when crusing, I found this interesting. We are not BIG ship fans and these will be the largest in the Celebrity stable. Thankfully, they are not as big as some of the other behemoths being made. We are just beginning to think about what cruises to do in 2008 (have Mexico coming up Nov 2006 and Alaska in June 2007), so it will be interesting to see where these ships will be visiting.