Celebrity Cruises has celebrated the keel-laying of the fifth in its stylish, five-ship Solstice Class series, Celebrity Reflection, at shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
The 500-tonne block measuring 66-ft by 118-ft was lifted into the building dock with an 800-tonne crane, and commemoratively placed on a collection of coins, consistent with tradition.
Celebrity Solstice was also built by Meyer Werft
Celebrity Reflection is the tenth ship to be built for Celebrity Cruises by Meyer Werft.
The two organisations’ collaboration began in 1988, with the building of the former Celebrity Horizon.
And in a unique twist, Celebrity Reflection shares the same trio of numbers as designated by Meyer Werft to the first Celebrity Cruises ship built at the yard: The former Celebrity Horizon’s shipyard number was S-619; Celebrity Reflection’s is S-691.