Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 03, 2008 (CUOPM)
With the 2007/2008 cruise ship season carded to bring in over 400,000 passengers to St. Kitts and Nevis, it is expected that the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 seasons will be busier.
Celebrity Cruises has just announced that its newest ship, the 117,000-ton, 2,850-passenger Celebrity Equinox, the second in the lines’ newest class of ships, sets sail in 2009, will visit St. Kitts mid-summer 2009 and the first quarter of 2010.
On November 5, 2009, the Celebrity Equinox will sail a transatlantic voyage to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she will subsequently begin a series of alternating 11-and 10-night “Ultimate Caribbean” voyages.
The 10-night sailings, taking place on December 4 and December 14, 2009, and January 15, February 5, February 26, March 19 and April 9, 2010, include calls on Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Bridgetown, Barbados; Roseau, Dominica and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
The Celebrity Equinox will offer Celebrity Cruises’ signature standout service and dining, as well as a slate of new features unique to the Solstice class of ships. One of those is The Lawn Club, a half-acre on the top deck of the ship featuring real, growing grass, where guests can play croquet and bocce, practice their golf putting and picnic with wine and cheese. Like Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox also will feature the cruise industry’s only “Hot Glass Show” at sea, a dedicated glassblowing studio where The Corning Museum of Glass will present glassblowing demonstrations.
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.