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Celebrity Cruises
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of Celebrity Cruises. An alphabetical list of ships covered on this page is shown below. The Table beneath gives links to complete postcard history pages and photographs of selected individual ships. Below the table are official postcards of the fleet in chronological order.
 
Celebrity was created by Chandris Lines in 1990 as a separate up-market cruise line, initially using their Galileo, which reappeared as Meridian after substantial rebuilding. She was joined by the new ships Horizon and Zenith in 1990 and 1992. These were followed rapidly by further new ships of increasing size. Early deliveries were built by Jos.L.Meyer in Germany, as are the current series of new builds. In between, the four Millennium Class ships were built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France. Chandris wound down there other fleet as Celebrity grew. Celebrity was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 1997.

The 2009 fleet consisted of three classes of ship, the 70000grt Century Class (Celebrity Century, Celebrity Mercury), the 90000grt Millennium Class (Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Summit, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Constellation) and the 120000grt Solstice Class (Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse (2010 delivery)), plus the separately marketed Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest (to be added). The first two Celebrity new builds, Horizon and Zenith, were transferred to subsidiaries in 2006 and 2007. A third Century Class vessel, Celebrity Galaxy was transferred to TUI as Mein Schiff in 2009. Two further Solstice ships will be delivered in 2011 and 2012.


 
Ships on This Page:-
Azamara Journey - 2007-   (ex-R SIX, Blue Star, Blue Moon)
Azamara Quest - 2007-   (ex-R SEVEN, Delphin Renaissance, Blue Moon)
Celebrity Century - 2008-   (Century Class - ex-Century)
Celebrity Constellation - 2007-   (Millennium Class - ex-Constellation)
Celebrity Eclipse - 2010-   (Solstice Class)
Celebrity Equinox - 2009-   (Solstice Class)
Celebrity Galaxy - 2008-2009   (Century Class - ex-Galaxy, later Mein Schiff)
Celebrity Infinity - 2007-   (Millennium Class - ex-Infinity)
Celebrity Mercury - 2007-   (Century Class - later Mercury)
Celebrity Millennium - 2009-   (ex-Millennium)
Celebrity Solstice - 2008-   (Solstice Class)
Celebrity Summit - 2007-   (Millennium Class - ex-Summit)
Century - 1995-2008   (Century Class - later Celebrity Century)
Constellation - 2002-2007   (Millennium Class - later Celebrity Constellation)
Galaxy - 1996-2008   (Century Class - later Celebrity Galaxy, Mein Schiff)
Horizon - 1990-2006
Infinity - 2001-2007   (Millennium Class - later Celebrity Infinity)
Mercury - 1997-2007   (Century Class - later Celebrity Mercury)
Meridian - 1988-1997   (built 1963 - ex-Galileo)
Millennium - 2000-2009   (Millennium Class - later Celebrity Millennium)
Summit - 2001-2007   (Millennium Class - later Celebrity Summit)
Zenith - 1992-2007

Celebrity Brochure Archive
 
Associated Pages:-
Chandris Lines
Constellation Baltic Cruise - August 2007
Island Cruises - RCCL subsidiary
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Page 1 - First Generation Ships
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Page 2 - Recent Ships
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Table of Ship Histories
Name
Other Names
 Built
  Celebrity Constellation  Constellation
 2002
  Celebrity Eclipse  
 2010
  Celebrity Equinox  
 2009
  Celebrity Galaxy  Galaxy, Mein Schiff
 1996
  Celebrity Infinity   Infinity
 2001
  Celebrity Mercury  Mercury 
  1997
  Celebrity Solstice  
 2008
  Constellation  Celebrity Constellation
 2002
  Galaxy  Celebrity Galaxy, Mein Schiff
 1996
  Horizon  
 1990
  Infinity   Celebrity Infinity
 2001
  Mercury  Celebrity Mercury 
  1997
  Meridian  Galileo Galilei, Galileo, Sun Vista
 1963






Celebrity Fleet List
 
 
Celebrity fleet disposition in 2010
Celebrity 2010 Fleet





Meridian
(Celebrity: 1988-1997)
 
Meridian originally entered service as the Galileo Galilei for Lloyd Triestino on their Italy-Australia service. In 1979 she transferred to Italia Crociere after conversion to a full-time cruise ship. In 1983 she was sold to Chandris, re-entering service on Caribbean cruising as Galileo in 1984. After further rebuilding, Galileo was renamed Meridian as the first member of Chandris Lines new upmarket Celebrity Cruises in 1988. In 1997 she was sold to Sun Cruises (Singapore) and renamed Sun Vista. Sun Vista sank off the Malaysian coast following an engine room fire on 21st May 1999. No fatalities were reported.
 
A complete history of this ship is available on this link.
 
 
An oversized Celebrity Cruises card of Meridian.
 
 
An oversized Celebrity Cruises card of Meridian.
 
 
A Celebrity Cruises card of Meridian.
 
 
A Celebrity Cruises card of Meridian. Printed in Greece.
 
 
Simplon Postcards sc2049 released April 1994 of Meridian.
 
 
Chantry Classics card CC/S46 of Meridian
Photo: Charles Kuntz, Philadelphia.
 
 
CT Publishing card 003 of Meridian.
Photo: Richard I.Weiss, New York, August 8th, 1991.
 
 
Ramsey postcard 141 of Meridian.
 
 
 
 
 
Horizon (1990-2006)
 
Horizon was delivered to Celebrity in 1990, built by Meyer Werft, Papenburg. Her details are:- Length: 207.6m Tonnage: 46811grt Speed: 21.5knots Passengers: 1354 (1752 max). Horizon joined Royal Caribbean subsidiary Island Cruises for summer 2006 as the Island Star, joining the Island Escape.
 
Complete history of Horizon
 
 
Official Celebrity postcards of Horizon.
 
 
 
 
This postcard is actually Zenith.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Official oversized Celebrity postcards of Horizon, shown reduced in scale.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zenith (1992-2007)
 
Zenith was delivered to Celebrity in 1992, built by Meyer Werft, Papenburg. When Celebrity's owners Royal Caribbean acquired Spanish operator Pullmantur, they transferred Zenith in 2007, retaining her name Zenith.
 
 
Official Celebrity postcards of Zenith.
 
 
This postcard is actually Horizon.
 
 
 
 
This postcard is actually Horizon.
 
 
 
 
 
Official oversized Celebrity postcards of Zenith, shown reduced in scale.
 
 
 
 
Simplon Postcards sc2050 of Zenith, issued April 1994.
Photo: Michael V.Ralph, Grand Cayman, July 6th, 1993.
 
 
Chantry Classics CC/S196 of Zenith, photographed at Southampton by Walter Sartori.
 
 
City Merchandise NY424 of Zenith, photographed at New York by Alan Schein.
 
 
 
 
 
Century (1995-2008)
Celebrity Century (2008- )
Century Class

Deck plan of Century Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
CENTURY CLASS DECK PLAN


Official Celebrity postcard of Century.
 
 
Official Celebrity postcard of Century.
 
 
Official Celebrity postcard of Century.
 
 
Official Celebrity postcard of Century.
 
 
Official Celebrity postcard of Century.
 
 
Official oversized Celebrity postcards of Century, shown reduced in scale.
The lower card is a slight variation, with fainter background and revised lettering.
 
 
 
 
Postcard of Century for the Japanese market.
 
 
Simplon Postcards sc2118 of Century, issued March 1998.
Photo: Mike Louagie, Southampton, December 5th, 1995.
 
 
World Ships serial number 03 postcard of Century.
Photo by D.Hasenpusch.
 
 
W.H.Moojen postcard of Century, at Ijmuiden 22nd June 1999.
 
 
 
 
 
Galaxy (1996-2008)
Celebrity Galaxy (2008-2009)
Century Class

Galaxy was built in 1996 by Meyer Werft of Papenburg. In 2008 she was renamed Celebrity Galaxy. In 2009 she was transferred to TUI and renamed Mein Schiff.

Complete history of Galaxy
 
 
Deck plan of Century Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
CENTURY CLASS DECK PLAN


Official Celebrity postcards of Galaxy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Official oversized Celebrity postcards of Galaxy, shown reduced in scale.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mercury (1997-2008 )
Celebrity Mercury (2008- )
Deck plan of Century Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
CENTURY CLASS DECK PLAN


Official Celebrity postcards of Mercury.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Official oversized Celebrity postcards of Mercury, shown reduced in scale.
 
 
Postcard of Mercury, issued by the port of Groningen.
 
 
Postcard of Mercury, issued by the port of Groningen.
 
 
 
 
 
Millennium (2000-2009 )
Celebrity Millennium (2009- )
Millennium Class
 
Millennium was delivered in June 2000, built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire. Three further sister ships are under construction, the first is named Infinity. She has gas-turbine propulsion total 50000 kW driving podded thrusters. She is 90,228 gross tons, 294 metres long, and carries 2450 passengers.
 
 
Deck plan of Millennium Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
MILLENNIUM CLASS DECK PLAN


An official Celebrity postcard of Millennium is shown below, issued prior to completion of the ship.
 
 
An official Celebrity postcard of Millennium.
 
 
An official Celebrity postcard of Millennium, looking much smarter in the simplified livery.
 
 
This postcard of Millennium was produced in St Nazaire where she was built.
 
 
A Chantry Classics postcard of Millennium.
 
 
Arti Grafiche postcard of Millennium at Civitavecchia.
Photo: © Antonio Dolgetta.
 
 
Dima postcard MR-6686 of Millennium and Queen Mary 2 at Funchal, Madeira.
Photos: © Americo Rocha.
 
 
Millennium at Venice, August 2004.
Photo: © Francesco Galantino.
 
 
Millennium at Dubrovnik on 28th August, 2006
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic
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Infinity (2001-2007)
Celebrity Infinity (2007- )
Millennium Class
 
Infinity was delivered in 2001, built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire. She is the second of four sister ships in the "Millennium Class". She has gas-turbine propulsion totalling 50000 kW driving podded thrusters. She is 90,228 gross tons, 294 metres long, and carries 2450 passengers. Infinity was renamed Celebrity Infinity in 2007.
 
Complete history of Infinity
 
 
Deck plan of Millennium Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
MILLENNIUM CLASS DECK PLAN


The first Celebrity official postcard of Infinity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summit (2001-2008)
Celebrity Summit (2008- )
Millennium Class

 
Summit is the third of four sister ships in the "Millennium Class", built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire. She has gas-turbine propulsion totalling 50000 kW driving podded thrusters. She is 90,228 gross tons, 294 metres long, and carries 2450 passengers.
 
 
An official Celebrity postcard of Summit.
Deck plan of Millennium Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
MILLENNIUM CLASS DECK PLAN


 
 
Summit at Dubrovnik
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic, 21st May 2008
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Constellation (2002-2007)
Celebrity Constellation (2007- )
Millennium Class

 
Constellation is the last of four sister ships in the "Millennium Class", built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire in 2002. She has gas-turbine propulsion totalling 50000 kW driving podded thrusters. She is 90,228 gross tons, 294 metres long, and carries 2450 passengers. Constellation was renamed Celebrity Constellation in 2007.
 
Complete history of Constellation - Constellation Cruise - August 2007
 
 
Deck plan of Millennium Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
MILLENNIUM CLASS DECK PLAN


An official Celebrity postcard of Constellation.
 
 
Chantry Classics postcard of Constellation.
Photo: © Peter Therkildsen.
 
 
Arti Grafiche postcard of Constellation at Civitavecchia.
Photo: © Antonio Dolgetta.
 
 
Ramsey postcard 134 of Constellation.
 
 
Photograph of Constellation at Dover.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th May 2005.
 
 
Photograph of Constellation leaving Dover.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th May 2005.
 
 
Photograph of Constellation leaving Dover.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th May 2005.
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrity Solstice (2008- )
Solstice Class


IMO number: 9362530 - Name of ship: CELEBRITY SOLSTICE - Call Sign: 9HRJ9 - Gross tonnage: 121878
Type of ship: Passenger (Cruise) Ship - Year of build: 2008 - Flag: Malta


More images of Celebrity Solstice

 
Deck plan of Solstice Class - opens 1Mb PDF File in new window
SOLSTICE CLASS DECK PLAN


Celebrity Cruises postcard of Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice


Advance publicity image of Celebrity Solstice
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Celebrity Solstice at Meyer Werft
Photo: © Cees de Bijl, 16th August 2008
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Celebrity Solstice at Meyer Werft
Photo: © Cees de Bijl, 16th August 2008
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Celebrity Solstice at Meyer Werft
Photo: © Cees de Bijl, 16th August 2008
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Celebrity Solstice at Meyer Werft
Photo: © Cees de Bijl, 16th August 2008
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Celebrity Solstice at Meyer Werft
Photo: © Cees de Bijl, 16th August 2008
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Celebrity Solstice at Meyer Werft
Photo: © Cees de Bijl, 16th August 2008
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Celebrity Equinox (2009- )
Solstice Class

IMO number: 9372456 - Name of ship: CELEBRITY EQUINOX - Call Sign: 9HXD9 - Gross tonnage: 121878

Type of ship: Passenger (Cruise) Ship - Year of build: 2009 - Flag: Malta


More images of Celebrity Equinox


Celebrity Cruises postcard of Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox



Celebrity Equinox
at Southampton
Photo: Ian Boyle, 31st July 2009
Celebrity Equinox


Celebrity Equinox seen from Calshot after leaving Southampton
Photo: Ian Boyle, 31st July 2009
Celebrity Equinox


Celebrity Equinox seen from Calshot after leaving Southampton
Photo: Ian Boyle, 31st July 2009
Celebrity Equinox






Celebrity Eclipse (2010- )
Solstice Class


Ship Name: CELEBRITY ECLIPSE - Ship type: Passenger/Cruise - Year of Build: 2010
IMO Ship No: 9404314 - Gross Tonnage: 122,000 - Deadweight 9,500


Celebrity Eclipse is a Solstice-class cruise ship, operated by Celebrity Cruises. She is the sister ship of Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox, which entered service in November 2008 and July 2009, respectively. A fourth ship in the class, Celebrity Silhouette, will enter service in Autumn 2011. Celebrity Eclipse measures 122,000 gross tons and carries 2,852 passengers (double occupancy) plus crew.

Celebrity Eclipse sailed from Southampton during Summer 2010 offering itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. she will return to sailing from Southampton in Summer 2011. Celebrity Eclipse will sail from Miami in Winter 2010.



Official Celebrity postcard of Celebrity Eclipse
CELEBRITY ECLIPSE - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Celebrity Eclipse at Dubrovnik
Photo: Ivo Batricevic, 27th September 2010
CELEBRITY ECLIPSE - Photo:  Ivo Batricevic, 27th September 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Celebrity Eclipse at Dubrovnik
Photo: Ivo Batricevic, 27th September 2010
CELEBRITY ECLIPSE - Photo:  Ivo Batricevic, 27th September 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk







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