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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

The 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, United States, on November 14, 2008. The first post-Panamax vessel in the Celebrity fleet, she features innovative interior design and onboard amenities,... 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

The 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, United States, 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.

Design and description

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 Similarly, the large dark blue funnel with a white X that had been the trademark of Celebrity thus far has been replaced by two thin funnels, and it was planned to have the X logo of the company visible in the glass balcony railings on the ship's "hump" (The area of superstructure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 Celebrity 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 and even a workout room, sauna, indoor pool, and more than four hot tubs. On May 30, 2010 Celebrity Solstice launched the iLounge.

Construction and career

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.

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

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Attractions on Celebrity Solstice


Whirpool

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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...
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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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Fortunes Casino

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Feeling lucky? Containing the ambience of Monte Carlo and the energy of Las Vegas, Fortunes Casino is a perfect spot to participate in a game of chance or comfortably view all of the action at our ...

Card Room

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Located in the atrium, play a hand or two of gin with old friends or new ones. Friendly competition and relaxation are the name of the game.
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Fun Factory

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Designed exclusively for our junior cruisers, Fun Factory is a place where magic happens. We break our kids' programs into distinct groups so kids are always engaged in age-appropriate activities. ...
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Soltice Theater

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The grand Solstice Theater is the premier live performance venue aboard Celebrity Solstice. While accommodating a generous audience, it retains a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you prod...
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Crush

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An intriguing alcove off The Martini Bar, Crush is a cool, classy setting featuring an ice-filled table center. Chat the night away with an intimate group or a small party while experiencing exquis...
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The Library

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Escape into a good book or browse through some of your favorite magazines in our spacious and peaceful library; two floors of quiet contemplation and vast knowledge are at your fingertips.
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ShipMates®

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ShipMates offers plenty of games to play and activities to take part in specifically for children age 3-5.
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Passport Bar

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Escape to the comforting environment of the decidedly casual Passport Bar. Inspired by the relaxed living space of large, oceangoing yachts, the Passport bar is an ideal place to take a break, plan...

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