Celebrity Equinox

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Celebrity Equinox departing Southampton on her maiden voyage
Career
Name: Celebrity Equinox
Owner: 2008—Present: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Port of registry:  Malta
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost: USD $ 750 million
Laid down: 6 August 2008[1]
Completed: 2009
Maiden voyage: July 31, 2009
In service: 2009–present
Identification: IMO number: 9372456
Status: In service
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: Solstice-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 121,878 GT
82,363 NT
9,500 DWT
Length: 317.2 m (1,041 ft)
Beam: 36.9 m (121 ft)
Draft: 8.3 m (27 ft)
Depth: 11.3 m (37 ft)
Decks: 19 decks
Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 16V46
67,200 kW (combined)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric with two ABB Azipods
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Capacity: 2,850 passengers
Crew: approx. 1,250

Celebrity Equinox is a Solstice-class cruise ship built by Meyer Werft in Germany. Celebrity Equinox is the second of the five Solstice-class vessels, owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises. She is a sister ship of Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Silhouette and the Celebrity Reflection. Celebrity Equinox entered commercial service for Celebrity Cruises on July 31, 2009.[3]

Itinerary[edit]

Summer 2009- Mediterranean sailing from Civitavecchia (Rome)

Winter 2009- Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale

Summer 2010- Mediterranean and Holy Land sailing from Civitavecchia (Rome)

WInter 2010- Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale

Summer 2011- Mediterranean sailing from Civitavecchia (Rome)

Winter 2011- Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale

Summer 2012- Mediterranean sailing from Civitavecchia (Rome)

Winter 2012- Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale

Summer 2013- Mediterranean sailing from Barcelona

Winter 2013- Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale

Summer 2014- Mediterranean sailing from Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome), Venice and Istanbul

Winter 2014- Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale


Amenities[edit]

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

Onboard amenities include a large theater called Equinox Theater, like its sister ships the name of the ship is included in the name of the theater. Multiple restaurant dining options including a dedicated restaurant for AquaClass guests called Blu, The Patio on the Lawn where you can relax and have a picnic or play croquet, numerous bars and clubs, the Solstice Deck,the top deck of the ship, a youth facility called the Fun Factory, Online@Celebrity which is the internet cafe. Like her all her sister ship's internet cafes are called Online@Celebrity. The ship also features many other common and unique features. Some innovations that have been revealed include glass-blowing classes/demonstrations as well as The Lawn Club, a live grass lawn between the ship's funnels on the upper deck.[4]

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