Celebrity Silhouette set for Hamburg launch

Celebrity Silhouette set for Hamburg launch

Celebrity Silhouette, the newest addition to Celebrity Cruises Solstice class family, will make history this summer when it is officially named in Hamburg, Germany.

Built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, the 2,886-guest Celebrity Silhouette will be launched on July 21st 2011, with formal naming ceremonies that will kick off a two-night preview cruise for invited travel agents, press and other dignitaries.

Celebrity Silhouette is the fourth Solstice Class ship in a series of five built at the German yard, and the first in its class to be officially named in Germany.

Dominic Paul, vice president and managing director, Celebrity Cruises, UK and Ireland commented: “The reaction of UK travellers to the new ships from Celebrity Cruises has been phenomenal - the stylish design, elegant accommodation and innovative new restaurants gain rave reviews.

“All four of the Celebrity Solstice class ships - Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse and the new Celebrity Silhouette - are based in Europe for summer 2011 which is great news for holidaymakers who are looking for an ultimate cruise.”

Guests eager to experience Celebrity Silhouette can book a place on its inaugural cruise, a seven-night cruise to Rome departing Hamburg on July 23rd from £1,194 per person.

Following a Rome-focused two-night preview cruise for invited members of the travel industry and the media, the ship will introduce a series of 12- and 13-night Holy Land sailings roundtrip from Rome.

Beginning this November, Celebrity Silhouette will be the first Solstice Class ship to present cruises from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey.



Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Hamburg. 

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Hamburg.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.