Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Equinox is a Solstice-class cruise ship built by Meyer Werft in Germany. Celebrity Equinox is the second of the five Solstice-class vessels, owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises. She is a sister ship of Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Silhouette, and the Celebrity Reflection. Celebrity Equinox entered commercial service for Celebrity Cruises on July 31, 2009.[4]

Celebrity Equinox in San Juan, PR, 2019
History
Name: Celebrity Equinox
Owner: 2008 onwards: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Port of registry: Valletta,  Malta
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost: US$750 million
Yard number: 676
Laid down: 6 August 2008[1]
Launched: 6 June 2009[2]
Completed: 2009
Maiden voyage: July 31, 2009
In service: 2009–present
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics [3]
Class and type: Solstice-class cruise ship
Tonnage:
  • 121,878 GT
  • 82,363 NT
  • 9,500 DWT
Length: 317.2 m (1,041 ft)
Beam: 36.9 m (121 ft)
Draft: 8.3 m (27 ft)
Depth: 11.3 m (37 ft)
Decks: 19 decks
Installed power:
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two ABB Azipod units
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Capacity: 2,850 passengers
Crew: approx. 1,250

Kate McCue, was Captain of the Equinox until August 2019, and the first American woman to be captain of a "mega" cruise ship.[5]

Facilities

The vessel includes a theater and a lawn made up of real grass between the ships funnels where croquet can be played.[6]

Celebrity Equinox was refitted in May 2019.[7]

Itineraries

Currently the Celebrity Equinox sails to the Caribbean[8] and the Bahamas[9] year-round from its homeport at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[10]

References

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  2. "Celebrity Equinox (9372456)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  3. "Celebrity Equinox (26784)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  4. "The Celebrity Equinox Begins Its Conveyance at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany - Travel Agent Central". Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  5. Wu, Stephanie (July 17, 2015). "Meet the Cruise World's First American Female Captain: Celebrity's Kate McCue". Travel + Leisure. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  6. "The grass is really greener on Celebrity Solstice". Cruise Business Review. January 18, 2008. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved February 7, 2008.
  7. Leposa, Adam (June 3, 2019). "Celebrity Equinox Sails After Major Renovation". Travel Agent Central. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  8. "Celebrity Equinox First Solstice Class Ship Transformed by Celebrity Revolution". TravelPulse. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  9. "Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Equinox Cruises". Travel Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  10. "Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Equinox Cruise Itineraries". Travel Weekly. Archived from the original on December 14, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
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