Celebrity Constellation

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GTS Constellation at Barbados, 2006
Name: Celebrity Constellation (2007-present)
Constellation (2002-2007)
Owner: Celebrity Cruise Lines
Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Port of registry: 2002—2007: Nassau,  Bahamas
2007 onwards: Valletta,  Malta
Builder: Chantiers de L'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France
Christened: May 12, 2002
In service: 2002-present
Identification: Call sign: 9HJB9
IMO number: 9192399
MMSI number: 249046000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Millennium-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 91,000 GT
Length: 964.6 ft (294 m)
Beam: 105.6 ft (32 m)
Draft: 26.3 ft (8 m)
Decks: 13
Installed power: Two gas turbines and one diesel generator
Propulsion: Two Rolls-Royce/Alstom Mermaid azimuth thrusters (2 × 19 MW)
Three bow thrusters
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Capacity: 2,038 passengers
Crew: 999

GTS Celebrity Constellation is a Millennium-class cruise ship of Celebrity Cruises. She is the co-flagship of the Celebrity fleet, along with Century-class ship Century. She was originally named Constellation, but renamed in May 2007.[1] Her three sister ships are the Celebrity Infinity, Summit, and Millennium.

She was built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. The ship boasts a COGAS[2] power plant of gas turbines and a steam turbine providing up to 60 Megawatts for the electric systems and two 19 MW Rolls-Royce/Alstom MerMaid azimuth thrusters for propulsion. In 2007, she was refitted with the addition of a diesel engine as a fuel-saving measure.[3] The ship can run on any combination of the gas turbines or diesel. In port, she generates electrical power from the diesel.

Constellation consistently receives top honors from Condé Nast's readers survey, and was ranked in 2007 by readers as one of the "best large cruise ships."[4] During the summer period the ship sails to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean (winter).

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