Celebrity Eclipse Named In Southampton

Celebrity Cruises yesterday officially named its newest ship, the 122,000-GRT Celebrity Eclipse, in her homeport of Southampton. British ocean-racing yachtswoman and breast cancer survivor Emma Pontin served as the ship’s godmother, cutting the pink ribbon at a ceremony in the vessel’s theater that released the traditional bottle of champagne against the Celebrity Eclipse’s smokestack. In a day of … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean To Base Ship Year-Round In UK

Royal Caribbean has announced it is to base the 160,000-GRT Independence of the Seas at Southampton in 2010. The ship is the first vessel from the cruise line to be deployed year-round in the UK and returns after sailing its inaugural summer season in 2008 from Southampton. With the deployment, Independence of the Seas will become … Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises To Soft-Launch Celebrity Equinox In Norwegian Fjords

Celebrity Cruises has announced that its latest newbuild, Celebrity Equinox, will offer a soft launch prior to its maiden voyage on 8 August 2009. The 122,500 GRT vessel, sister ship to the Celebrity Solstice, will now offer a 8-night roundtrip cruise through the Norwegian fjords from Southampton.   The Miami-based cruise line paired the news … Continue reading