Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Celebrity Begins Construction of Reflection

Celebrity Cruises President & CEO Dan Hanrahan has activated the first cut of steel for the fifth in the five-ship Solstice Class, Celebrity Reflection, at shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The sleek, 3,030-guest ship will debut in the autumn of 2012.

This takes place whilst sister ship Celebrity Silhouette is in the final phases of construction. Silhouette sets sail in July of this year, featuring a host of industry-first venues and experiences within The Lawn Club, including the interactive Lawn Club Grill, where guests can select and grill their own meats side-by-side with Celebrity's expert chefs, or have them cooked to order; the relaxing, private, Wi-Fi equipped cabanas called The Alcoves; The Porch, a casual dining spot offering sandwiches, coffees and views of the sea and the ship’s lush lawn; and The Art Studio, where holiday-makers can bring out their inner artist. The ship also will present another entirely new venue, The Hideaway, an intimate, quiet space reminiscent of a childhood tree house.

Celebrity Reflection will also feature all of these new onboard venues, in addition to the line’s first AquaClass suites, expanding on Celebrity's in-demand, spa-inspired AquaClass accommodations. The new experiences will join the other venues and attributes already associated with the Solstice Class ships (detailed in depth here on Time Spent At Sea in Feb/March, and also in the forthcoming summer edition of World of Cruising).

For more info, visit www.celebritycruises.co.uk or for bookings, see the special cruise agents of The Cruise Line Ltd.