Celebrity Summit

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Celebrity Summit at West End, Bermuda on May 6, 2011
Career
Name: Celebrity Summit (2008-present)
Summit (2001-2008)
Owner: Celebrity Cruises
Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Port of registry:  Malta, Valletta (2009-present)
 Bahamas, Nassau (2002-2009)
 Liberia, Monrovia (2001-2002)
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
St. Nazaire, France
Cost: US$350 million
Yard number: T31
Acquired: October 2001
In service: November 2001
Identification: Call sign: 9HJC9
IMO number: 9192387
MMSI number: 249047000
Status: In service
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Class & type: Millennium-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 91,000 GT
53,268 NT
11,788 DWT
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)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
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)
Crew: 999
Notes: [1][2][3]

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.[1]

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.

In 2012, Celebrity Summit was outfitted with Solstice-Class features, and 60 new staterooms. She now weighs in at with 90,940 GT.[4]

Ports of call[edit]

  • Summer 2012- Bermuda, New England and Canada sailing from Cape Liberty
  • Winter 2012- Caribbean sailing from 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[edit]

In the summer of 2006 Summit arrived in Seward, Alaska with a humpback whale dead on her bow.[5]

On 3 April 2010, passenger Bob Gvicious fell overboard and swam for 19 hours to Cayo Lobos, 3 miles off the coast of Fajardo, Puerto Rico.[6]

Celebrity Summit 2009 leaving Venice. In the background the basilica Santa Maria della Salute.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Asklander, Micke (2008). "GTS Summit (2001)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ward, Douglas (2008). Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. pp. 293–295. ISBN 978-981-268-240-6. 
  3. ^ "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Celebrity Summit". VesselTracker. 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Celebrity Summit: Solsticized and ready to go!". Celebrity Cruises. 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alaska Cruise Ship Docks With Dead Whale". CBS News (CBS Interactive Inc). 21 August 2006. [dead link]
  6. ^ Carla V. Correa Cepeda (3 April 2010). "Rescatan náufrago en Fajardo que nadó 19 horas". Primera Hora. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

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