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Celebrity Solstice

Capacity
2850
Crew
1000
Tonnage
121 878
Length
1,033 ft (314.86 m)
First voyage
2008
Decks
16

Celebrity Solstice is the lead ship of the Solstice-class of cruise ships operated by Celebrity Cruises. Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, she was floated out on August 10, 2008, and christened by ocean scientist Professor Sharon L. Smith at a ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, on November 14, 2008. The first post-Panamax vessel in the Celebrity fleet, she features innovative interior design and onboard amenities, including an ocean-going live grass lawn, a glassblowing studio, and a 12 deck-high... Read more

Celebrity Solstice

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
2850
Crew: 
1000
Tonnage: 
121 878
Length: 
1,033 ft (314.86 m)
Beam: 
121 ft (36.88 m)
First voyage: 
2008
Decks: 
16

Celebrity Solstice is the lead ship of the Solstice-class of cruise ships operated by Celebrity Cruises. Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, she was floated out on August 10, 2008, and christened by ocean scientist Professor Sharon L. Smith at a ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, on November 14, 2008. The first post-Panamax vessel in the Celebrity fleet, she features innovative interior design and onboard amenities, including an ocean-going live grass lawn, a glassblowing studio, and a 12 deck-high atrium.

Service history

Celebrity Solstice left Meyer Werft on September 28, 2008, and arrived in Fort Lauderdale on November 3, 2008. Subsequently she embarked on a series of short preview cruises for travel agents and dignitaries. On November 14, 2008, at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, she was officially named by Sharon L. Smith. She began commercial service on November 23, 2008.

Exterior design

Externally, Celebrity Solstice looks very different from previous Celebrity Cruises ships. Martin Francis of Francis Design was hired to design her exterior profile. In original exterior renderings, the hull was shown as all-white with powder blue funnels and blue glass upper decks. In a more recent update, the light blue color had been changed to Celebrity's normal dark blue color and the hull was shown having a resemblance to the current fleet's livery, with the promenade deck painted dark blue. Similarly, the large dark blue funnel with a white X that had been the trademark of Celebrity thus far has been replaced by two thin funnels, and it was planned to have the X logo of the company visible in the glass balcony railings on the ship's "hump" (The area of superstructure which extends outward farther than the rest of the balconies). Throughout her fitting out, sea trials, and launch, it was noted that the glass X, unless seen from certain angles, was not visible. Shortly after, the X was refinished to be darker, but still can be hard to see. An afterthought during the sea trials saw the addition of a white X onto the forward funnel, thus bringing Solstice more closely related to her fleetmates.

Facilities

Her facilities include a theater with a 1,400+ seating capacity and a live grass lawn between the ship's funnels on the upper deck. On May 30, 2010 the Celebrity Solstice launched the iLounge.

Celebrity Solstice is scheduled to be put in dry dock in October 2021.

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Attractions on Celebrity Solstice


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Michael's Club

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A premium, private lounge for those in Reflection, Penthouse, Signature, Royal, and Celebrity Suites, as well as for Captain’s Club Zenith members. This luxurious club features a large-screen TV, r...
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Grand epernay Restaurant

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The magnificent and luxurious main dining room of Celebrity Solstice. With a two-story glass wine tower and dazzling chandeliers, this quintessential dining area has a decidedly Hollywood aura. Ser...
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Sky Observation Lounge

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Don't look back, look forward and be amazed by the breathtaking views in our ultimate observation lounge. The floor to ceiling windows will captivate and the expansive space will please you as you ...
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Sunset Bar

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This popular spot on the Solstice Class ships anchors one end of the Lawn Club, the first half-acre of real grass on a cruise ship, on the highest deck. Spectacular views and a casual country club ...
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Luminae

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Suite Class guests will be indulged with a new and exclusive restaurant—Luminae. Offering complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Luminae is a culinary experience of modern, eclectic cuisine an...
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Murano

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Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous crystal, and exquisite china provide an elegant backdrop for this more magnificent specialty restaurant. A delectable blend of Classic and modern contine...
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AquaSpa® Cafe

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The calm tranquility of Spa carries over into this delightfully relaxing cafe. Enjoy the fresh, simple and flavorful dishes that exemplify "spa cuisine", including fresh fruit smoothies, crisp sala...

Jogging Track

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Enjoy a jog with spectacular views
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Quasar

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Dance the night away in a vibrant nightclub designed for those ready to kick back and get down. Quasar is a modern nightclub like no other you will experience on the open seas. With a retro touch, ...
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Ensemble Lounge

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Start your evening off right with a soothing backdrop of instrumental or vocal sounds and the palpable air of anticipation as you gather with newfound friends. The lounge is also a great place to d...

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