On Sunday, August 12th Meyer Werft Shipyards in Papenburg, Germany will float out Celebrity’s newest ship, the Celebrity Reflection. Even cooler, the entire float out will be broadcast live on this German news website at 7:30am.
The last of Celebrity’s innovative Solstice Class ships will be floated out of her covered shipyard at 7:30 am on Sunday. She will be floated out assisted by tugs where she will then be moored to an outdoor dock where the final stages of construction will be completed. Once she is out of her indoor dock, large cranes will lift the Reflections’ radar on, and later in the evening, the funnels will be lifted onto the top decks of the ship. At the same time, the first crew members will move into their quarters on board.
Throughout the day many tests and inspections will take place on board ensuring that all systems are working properly and that the ship is seaworthy. The Celebrity Reflection will stay docked at the pier until its conveyance from Papenburg to the Eemshaven via the River Ems, which will be sometime around September 17th.
The Celebrity Reflection is 319 m long and 37.40 m wide with a displacement of 126,000 grt. She is able to accommodate 3,030 passengers in 1,515 cabins, she is also the first ship in the Solstice class to have 16 rather than 15 decks.
Celebrity Reflection will enter service October 12, 2012, on a nine-night European cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona.
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