Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Celebrity Cruises Celebrates Winter Solstice by Revealing Name of Fourth Solstice Class Solstice-Class Ship

The word “silhouette” conjures up images of light and shadow, and sleek profiles in the world of design and fashion, so it’s fitting that Celebrity Cruises has named the fourth ship in its stylish Solstice-Class fleet Celebrity Silhouette. And what better time to make the announcement than during this week's winter solstice?

Like its widely acclaimed sister ships–Celebrity Solstice, launched in 2008; Celebrity Equinox, which set sail in July 2009; and Celebrity Eclipse, which will enter service in April 2010–the 122,000-ton Celebrity Silhouette will offer the series of brand-defining, industry-first attributes that guests, travel agents, and press have already praised about Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox, including a half-acre Lawn Club with real grass, a glassblowing show and studio developed with The Corning Museum of Glass, unrivaled dining venues offering trendsetting cuisine and design, and widely varied entertainment. Like its sisters, the 2,850-guest Celebrity Silhouette will have larger staterooms–90 percent outside, and 85 percent with verandas–and spacious bathrooms, as well as several categories of accommodations, including Celebrity’s ConciergeClass and spa-inspired AquaClass staterooms.

“Countless guests and travel partners have asked us to reveal the ship’s name over the past few months, which is yet another indicator of the widespread interest in these stunningly designed ships,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Dan Hanrahan. “The enormous response to our unique new sweepstakes is a powerful indicator, too.”

Cruise lovers interested in being among the very first to see Celebrity Silhouette while under construction in Germany actually have a chance. By entering Celebrity’s “Eclipse of a Lifetime” sweepstakes, running through Jan 14, 2010, ten winners and their guests will be the first individuals outside of the line’s employees to board Celebrity Eclipse when it sets sail for the very first time; the first to have exclusive, up-close-and-personal views of the construction process of Celebrity Silhouette at Meyer Werft, one of the world's most modern shipyards; first to be hosted and led throughout Celebrity Eclipse by Celebrity's Hanrahan; first to occupy the ship’s AquaClass staterooms; and first to sample the ship's innovative cuisine created by Celebrity’s VP of Culinary Operations and Chef Jacques Van Staden.

The sweepstakes runs through Jan 14, 2010, so there's still time to get your entry in. Just visit the Celebrity web site and click the “Eclipse of a Lifetime” tab to access the entry form and sweepstakes rules. Or, click on this direct sweepstakes link. Winners will be announced Jan 28, 2010. This sweepstakes is open only to residents of the US and Canada. See Official Rules on the site. For more information about Celebrity Cruises, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111 or visit the Celebrity web site.

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