Celebrity Equinox

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Celebrity Equinox in Venice, 2014
History
Name: Celebrity Equinox
Owner: 2008 onwards: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Port of registry: Valletta,  MaltaDiesel-electric
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost: US$750 million
Yard number: 676
Laid down: 6 August 2008[1]
Completed: 2009
Maiden voyage: July 31, 2009
In service: 2009–present
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics [2]
Class and 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:
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two two ABB Azipod units
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]

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; as with 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; and iLounge, which is the Internet cafe. All Solstice-class ships were retrofitted with Apple Computer-based iLounges beginning in 2010.[4] The ship also features many other common and unique features. Some innovations include glass-blowing classes/demonstrations as well as The Lawn Club, a live grass lawn between the ship's funnels on the upper deck.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Ticker". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Celebrity Equinox (26784)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  3. ^ "The Celebrity Equinox Begins Its Conveyance at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany - Travel Agent Central". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Cruises, Celebrity. "Celebrity Cruises Introduces 'Celebrity iLounge'". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  5. ^ "The grass is really greener on Celebrity Solstice". Cruise Business Review. 2008-01-18. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 

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