Celebrity Summit at West End, Bermuda on May 6, 2011
|Name:||Celebrity Summit (2008-present)
|Port of registry:|| Malta, Valletta (2009-present)
Bahamas, Nassau (2002-2009)
Liberia, Monrovia (2001-2002)
|Builder:||Chantiers de l'Atlantique
St. Nazaire, France
|In service:||November 2001|
|Identification:||Call sign: 9HJC9
IMO number: 9192387
MMSI number: 249047000
|Class & type:||Millennium-class cruise ship|
|Length:||294 m (965 ft)|
|Beam:||32.30 m (106.0 ft)|
|Draught:||8 m (26 ft)|
|Decks:||11 (passenger accessible)|
|Installed power:||2 × General Electric gas turbines
50,000 kW (combined)
Two Rolls-Royce Mermaid azimuth thrusters
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)|
|Capacity:||2,158 passengers (lower berths)
2,450 passengers (all berths)
GTS Celebrity Summit is a Millennium-class cruise ship owned an operated by Celebrity Cruises. She was built in 2001 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France for Celebrity Cruises as GTS Summit. She was renamed with the "Celebrity" prefix in 2008.
Celebrity Summit features a special restaurant that has original panels & ornamentation from SS Normandie, which includes the bronze statue "LA NORMANDIE" purchased in 2001 from the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
Based in New York City or San Juan, her normal cruise track finds her wintering in southern Caribbean and summering at Bermuda with port calls at popular destinations such as Kings Wharf, and during the winter season the normally calls at St. Croix, St. Kitts, Dominica and Grenada, as well as St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Barbados and Antigua. When cruising to Canada and New England in fall, key ports of call are: Portland, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Québec City and Charlottetown.
Ports of call
- Summer 2012- Bermuda, New England and Canada sailing from Cape Liberty
- Winter 2012- Caribbean sailing form San Juan
- Summer 2013-Bermuda New England and Canada sailing from Cape Liberty
- Winter 2013- Caribbean sailing from San Juan
- Summer 2014- Bermuda, New England and Canada from Cape Liberty
Accidents and incidents
In the summer of 2006 Summit arrived in Seward, Alaska with a humpback whale dead on her bow.
On 24 December 2011, a Celebrity Summit crew member on jumped over the side of the ship. After nine hours, search operations were discontinued by the U.S. Coast Guard. It is suspected the crew member committed suicide.
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