Celebrity Cruises’ president Dan Hanrahan has activated the first cut of steel for the fifth in the five-ship Solstice Class, Celebrity Reflection, at shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
The sleek, 3,030-guest ship will debut in the autumn of 2012.
The development takes place while sister ship, Celebrity Silhouette is in the final phases of construction.
Celebrity Silhouette sets sail in July of this year, featuring a host of industry-first venues and experiences within The Lawn Club, including the interactive “Lawn Club Grill,” where guests can select and grill their own meats side-by-side with Celebrity Cruises’ expert chefs, or have them cooked to order; the relaxing, private, Wi-Fi equipped cabanas called “The Alcoves”; “The Porch,” a casual dining spot offering sandwiches, coffees and views of the sea and the ship’s lush lawn, and “The Art Studio,” where holiday-makers can bring out their inner artist. The ship also will present another entirely new venue, “The Hideaway,” an intimate, quiet space reminiscent of a childhood tree house.
Celebrity Reflection will also feature all of these new onboard venues, in addition to the cruise line’s first AquaClass suites, expanding on Celebrity Cruises’ in-demand, spa-inspired AquaClass stateroom accommodations. The new experiences will join the other venues and attributes already associated with Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice Class ships.