Celebrity Cruises is all over travel news today in the wake of last night’s extravaganza last aboard the inaugural sailing of the Celebrity Silhouette. The lavish £500 million cruise ship was launched at what became Hamburg’s biggest ever cruise ship ceremony. At 122,000 tons and over 1,000 feet, Celebrity Silhouette is the largest ship ever named from Germany’s most legendary shipbuilding city.
Celebrity Silhouette Takes to Sea – A Milestone Set
Celebrity Silhouette joins an already formidable Celebrity Cruises fleet, with debut deals and marketing hype (win a cruise for two) as big as her fast hull. Passengers on this extraordinary vessel can enjoy the gambit of fascinating and luxurious activities from take a painting class offered by a master, to learning about grilling outdoors via an interactive club on board. I must say, having your own back yard neighborhood on board is something of a far out luxury (below Alcoves)
All this, and much, much more await the ship’s lucky passengers – 85 percent of whom can enjoy sweeping veranda views from their cabins. And for tech savvy and edgy geek amenities, check out the so called Qsine culinary adventure where you get to order up great food and wine with your iPad.
The very cool 7 Night Inaugural Sailing Cruise which sails tomorrow) is taking passengers from Hamburg through the pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar) on to Barcelona and Rome. We leave you with one of the most significant cruise ships ever launched, Celebrity Sillhouette. This is truly an extraordinary ship built by legendary Meyer Werft. Interestingly, Meyer Weft is the last remaining independent major German shipbuilding yard. One of her vessels, Graf von Götzen (now MV Liemba built 1913) is the oldest operating passenger vessel of a type in existence still operational. Suffice it to say, German shipyards have constructed many of the finest vessels ever to sail.