Shortly after taking delivery of the 122,000grt ship, Celebrity and parent company Royal Caribbean international christened the panamax ship. The event took place dockside in Hamburg, Germany.

The godmother of the 2,886-pax ship is Signature Travel Network president and CEO Michelle Morgan. The ship debuts several new venues for a solstice class ship. The Lawn Club Grill overlooks the real grass lawn, and features culinary demonstrations. Guests can watch demonstrations and cook their own cuts of meat with the careful eye of their expert chefs.

Another venue is The Alcoves. a series of eight cabanas lining the edge of the lawn. Each cabana comes with an interactive media guide, wifi, fresh fruit plates, hand-held fans, chilled towels and four bottles of water. A cabana attendant is available should guests require anything.


While talking to the crowd of lucky travel writers, Celebrity Cruises CEO, Dan Hanrahan, stated that after the Celebrity Reflection is launched in 2012, the line plans no more newbuilds. The Silhouette and Reflection will be the 4th and 5th ships in the highly acclaimed Solstice-class. Instead they will focus on upgrading their older tonnage in a process dubbed “Solsticizing.”

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