Celebrity Infinity

GTS Celebrity Infinity is a Millennium-class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises. It was launched on June 9, 2000[2] as Infinity, and renamed Celebrity Infinity in 2007.

Celebrity Infinity anchored in Juneau, Alaska, on July 9, 2012
History
Name:
  • 2001–2007: Infinity
  • 2007–present: Celebrity Infinity
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Operator: Celebrity Cruises
Port of registry:
Route: Caribbean & Mediterranean
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France[1]
Yard number: S31
Launched: June 9, 2000
Acquired: February 2001
Maiden voyage: March 3, 2001
In service: 2001-present
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Millennium-class cruise ship
Tonnage:
Length: 964.6 ft (294.0 m)
Beam: 105.6 ft (32.2 m)
Draught: 26 ft (8 m)
Draft: 26.3 ft (8.0 m)
Decks: 12
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 × 19 MW Rolls-Royce/Alstom Mermaid azimuth thrusters
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Capacity: 2,170
Crew: 999

History

Celebrity Infinity originally featured a restaurant with original fixtures and china from the legendary ocean liner SS United States, which still holds the transatlantic speed record to this day. However, it was later replaced with Tuscan Grille, a restaurant pioneered on the company's Solstice-class ships.[3]

She is scheduled to finish a major renovation in November 2020.[4]

2016 accident

On June 3, 2016, Celebrity Infinity was docking in Ketchikan, Alaska, and crashed into the dock on the port side, causing a hole in the ship's hull above the water line, and heavily damaging the dock. Winds were gusting to 45 miles per hour from the ship's starboard side at the time of the accident, which accelerated the ship's approach. There were no injuries.[5] In addition to the damage to the ship, the collision caused $2–3 million in damage to the dock.[6]

Itineraries

As of summer 2019, Celebrity Infinity rotates between sailing the Mediterranean in the summer seasons[7] and the Caribbean from Miami during the rest of the calendar year.

References

  1. Asklander, Micke. "GTS Infinity (2001)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  2. "Infinity (9189421)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  3. "Celebrity Cruises to jettison history-filled restaurants". USA TODAY.
  4. Rosen, Eric. "Celebrity Cruises Announces Major $500 Million Fleet Revitalization". Forbes. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  5. Shedlock, Jerzy (June 3, 2016). "Video: Cruise ship crashes into Ketchikan dock". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. Walker, Jim (June 4, 2016). "Celebrity Infinity Crashes Into Ketchikan Dock". Cruise Law News. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. "Celebrity's 2020 Europe has Apex, Edge, new Lisbon cruises, Turkey return". Seatrade Cruise News. November 28, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2019.


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