MV Coastal Celebration
Coastal Celebration arriving at Departure Bay on June 18, 2008.
|Name:||M/V Coastal Celebration|
|Port of registry:||Victoria|
|Awarded:||September 17, 2004|
|Cost:||23.13 million ???|
|Laid down:||September 1, 2007|
|Launched:||December 14, 2007|
|Acquired:||May 8, 2008|
|In service:||November 21, 2008|
|Out of service:||May 5 2011-May 12 2011|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9332779
Official number: 832800
|Class & type:||Coastal Class|
|Tonnage:||1,770 t (Deadweight)|
|Propulsion:||Four MaK 8M32C diesel engines |
M/V Coastal Celebration is the third and final Coastal Class ship to be delivered to BC Ferries. Amenities include a Coastal Cafe, Coast Cafe Express, Passages gift shop, SeaWest Lounge, Kid Zone play areas, arcade, business work stations, a conference room, and staterooms. Unlike her sister ships, Coastal Renaissance and Coastal Inspiration, the Coastal Celebration is equipped with a Pacific Buffet for service on the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route. The buffet is in place of the Sitka Coffee Place, at one end of deck 6.
Coastal Celebration has completed major construction. The vessel left Flensburg on May 9, made a promotional stop in London, England on May 12, 2008, transited the Panama Canal on June 1 and arrived in B.C. on June 18. She is now in service.
- BC Ferries Press Release, September 17, 2004
- BC Ferries Press Release (vessel names), May 11, 2006
- BC Ferries Press Release (construction begins), August 29, 2006
- BC Ferries Press Release (promotional stop in London), May 12, 2008