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Celebrity Eclipse

121 878
317.14 m (1.040 ft 6 in)
36.80 m (120 ft 9 in)
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Celebrity Eclipse is a Solstice-class cruise ship, operated by Celebrity Cruises. She is the sister ship of Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox, which entered service in November 2008 and July 2009, respectively. A fourth ship in the class, Celebrity Silhouette, entered service in the third quarter of 2011. Celebrity Eclipse is the third Solstice-class cruise ship. She measures 122,000 GT and carries 2,852 passengers (double occupancy) plus crew.

The ship's godmother is Emma Pontin.

Design and construction

The keel of the Celebrity Eclipse was laid on 14 February 2007 and she floated in her drydock on 28 February 2010.

Celebrity Eclipse is the third Solstice-class ship, preceded by Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox. Solstice-class ships are designed to save energy, equipped with photovoltaic system, an optimized hull design, highly efficient hull coatings and lighting system using light emitting diodes, and are said to use only 70% of the energy consumed by other ships of their kind.


Celebrity Eclipse and her sisters have several categories of staterooms. There are several bars and restaurants, some offering extra facilities at additional cost. There is a spa and solarium, and an area planted with grass for leisure activities. The Celebrity Solstice Class have a "Hot Glass Show", where glass is blown at sea by professionals from the Corning Museum of Glass, using electrical heating as flames are considered a hazard at sea. Some glass pieces are auctioned off at the end of the cruise to raise money for the museum's scholarship fund; others are raffled free of charge to the show's audience.

There are swimming pools, a casino, a theatre, shops, a library, an art gallery where art and glass are auctioned, an Internet café and Apple product shop, and the usual amenities.


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