Celebrity Cruise Lines Newest Ship – Eclipse
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 14, 2010 (CUOPM)
Plans are being finalised for the inaugural call of Celebrity Cruise Lines newest ship, the Celebrity Eclipse.
The 122,000 ton cruise ship, built at a cost of US$750 million and launched and christened this year, docks at St. Kitts’ Port Zante on Wednesday 23rd November.
The US$750 million Celebrity Eclipse, which has a passenger capacity of 2,852, will make a total of 9 calls to St. Kitts during the 2010/2011 cruise ship season.
It departs Miami and stops in Philipsburg, St. Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico before berthing at Port Zante. On the seven-day cruise, three days will be spent at sea.
The Celebrity Eclipse is the third in the planned five-ship Solstice-class of Celebrity Cruises and is the sister ship of the Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox, which entered service in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Both the Celebrity Solstice and the Celebrity Equinox have had St. Kitts on previous itineraries. This season, the 2,852-passenger capacity Equinox makes its first of 8 calls to St. Kitts on November 30th.
Other Celebrity ships visiting St. Kitts during the 2010/2011 cruise ship season are the 2038-passenger capacity Celebrity Summit which makes 14 calls, the 2,038 passenger capacity, Celebrity Millennium which makes 9 stops and the 1,896-passenger Mercury, which makes 7 calls.