In order to witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until July 11, 2010. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can catch a glimpse of Celebrity Eclipse right now.
The third in Celebrity Cruises' stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Celebrity Eclipse will enter service April 26 and, following two "short break" cruises, will offer a series of Canary Islands, Scandinavia/Russia, and Spanish Mediterranean sailings roundtrip from Southampton, England. The new vessel will offer Caribbean cruises roundtrip from Miami beginning in November.
I'll get a first look late next week when I board Celebrity Eclipse for the "conveyance," as she sets sail backwards on the River Ems from the shipyard. Although the ship won't be totally complete at that time, hopefully the Internet service will be up and running for daily blog reports.