Celebrity Infinity

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Celebrity Infinity tendering at Juneau, Alaska.jpg
Celebrity Infinity tendering at Juneau, Alaska, on July 9, 2012
History
Name:
  • 2001–2007: Infinity
  • 2007–present: Celebrity Infinity
Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Port of registry:
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France[1]
Yard number: S31
Acquired: February 2001
Maiden voyage: 3 March 2001
In service: 2001-present
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Millennium-class cruise ship
Tonnage:
Length: 964.6 ft (294.0 m)
Beam: 105.6 ft (32.2 m)
Draft: 26.3 ft (8.0 m)
Decks: 12
Installed power: Two General Electric gas turbines
Propulsion: Two Rolls-Royce Mermaid propulsion units
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Capacity: 2,170
Crew: 999
Celebrity Infinity sailing in the mist of Alaska's Inside Passage in 2009
Celebrity Infinity underway in Seattle's Elliott Bay

GTS Celebrity Infinity is a Millennium Class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises. She was launched in 2001 as Infinity, and renamed Celebrity Infinity in 2007. During the summer cruising season, she cruises Alaska, and during the winter cruising season, South America; including Chile, Argentina, Panama, and Uruguay.

Features[edit]

The ship boasts a two-story dining room, called the Trellis Dining Room. She also has a two-story theater called the Celebrity Theater. After being renovated in 2007, the ship has acquired many new features that are on the Solstice class ships, such as Cafe al Bacio or Bistro on Five. Other things added were an updated Oceanview Cafe, new carpets and decoration, as well as a wine restaurant called Cellar Masters.The whole Grand Foyer was redone and the ship was renamed Celebrity Infinity.

Infinity also features a restaurant with original fixtures and china from the legendary ocean liner SS United States, who still holds the transatlantic speed record to this day.

2016 accident[edit]

On June 3, 2016, the Infinity was docking in Ketchikan, Alaska, and crashed into the dock on the port side, causing a hole in the ship's hull above the water line, and heavily damaging the dock. Winds were gusting to 45 miles per hour from the ships starboard side at the time of the accident, which accelerated the ships approach. There were no injuries.[2] In addition to the damage to the ship, the collision caused $2-3 million dollars in damage to the dock.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asklander, Micke. "GTS Infinity (2001)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Shedlock, Jerzy (June 3, 2016). "Video: Cruise ship crashes into Ketchikan dock". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Walker, Jim (June 4, 2016). "Celebrity Infinity Crashes Into Ketchikan Dock". Cruise Law News. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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