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Celebrity Solstice

Capacity
2,850
Crew
1,500
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 atrium.

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Celebrity Solstice

Cruiseline: 
Capacity: 
2,850
Crew: 
1,500
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 Similarly, the large dark blue funnel with a white X that had been the trademark of Celebrity thus far has been replaced by two thin funnels, and it was planned to have the X logo of the company visible in the glass balcony railings on the ship's "hump" (The area of superstructure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.

Amenities

Celebrity Solstice and her sisters offer a wide variety of stateroom categories, including Celebrity Cruises' signature ConciergeClass and the new AquaClass.

Other onboard amenities include a large theater with a 1,400+ seating capacity, multiple restaurant dining options, The Patio on the Lawn, numerous bars and clubs, Solstice Deck, youth facilities, Online@Celebrity, and many other common and unique features. Some unique features include glass-blowing classes/demonstrations as well as The Lawn Club, a live grass lawn between the ship's funnels on the upper deck. On May 30, 2010 the Celebrity Solstice launched the iLounge.

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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...

Celebrity Central

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For an evening of lively, spontaneous entertainment, the versatile Celebrity Central is the perfect destination. Catch a late night comedy show, live musical performances, or a great movie in a com...
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Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria

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If only your local coffee shop had ocean views like these. Savor a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a delightful liqueur in this lively European style coffee house. Or treat yourself to the gelateri...
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Pool

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Spend the day by the pool. Relax with a book, or have a bite at the grill. Enjoy the serenade of the music from the bandstand and dance your heart away on the dance floor. For a refresher, take a d...

Bowling

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Bowling on board - it's cool and fun!
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Future Cruise Vacations

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Introducing our new and improved onboard booking program—Celebrity Future Cruise Vacations. Now with richer and more flexible offers, there's no better place to book your next modern, upscale vacat...
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Silk Harvest Restaurant

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The Far East has never been so close. Experience an exotic fusion of traditional and creative cuisines with inspiration from Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China and India. The ambience is a harmonious ...

Wet Zone

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Spend the day by the pool. Relax with a book, or have a bite at the grill. Enjoy the serenade of the music from the bandstand and dance your heart away on the dance floor. For a refresher, take a d...

Glass Exhibit

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It's glass exhibition

The Entertainment Court

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This is the place where you can have fun with your friends

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