Celebrity begins production on Equinox ship

Celebrity Cruises has launched the production of Celebrity
Equinox, the second 122,000-ton ship in the line’s four-ship
Solstice-class fleet. Richard Fain, CEO of Celebrity Cruise’s parent
company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., last week pressed the button of
the plasma torch at shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.

Like its sister ships, Celebrity Equinox will have larger standard
staterooms, 90 percent of which will be outside, and 85 percent of all
staterooms will have verandas. The 2,850-guest vessels each will have an
exceptional range of guest-inspired services and amenities, 1,425
staterooms, and will measure 1,033 feet in length and 121 feet in width.