Sep 14

Keel Laying of CELEBRITY Reflection

Celebrity Reflection Keel


Fifth Ship of the Series Begins to Take Shape


Papenburg, 13 September 2011 – Today, the keel laying of Celebrity Reflection was celebrated at the MEYER WERFT. The ship is the fifth in a series the shipyard is building for the cruise line Celebrity Cruises. Doing the honors of placing the obligatory coins under the first block in the grand hall of building dock II was Mr. Jarmo Laakso, the cruise line’s Project Director. Said block, with a weight of about 500 tons, a length of 20 meters and a width of 36 meters, was lifted into the building dock with an 800 ton crane.

Celebrity Reflection’s energy balance is on par with the other ships of the series: All electric consumers operate with high energy efficiency, while special underwater paints with greatly improved resistance reduce the required propulsion power. Heat exchangers make use of the generated warmth, and the extensive heat- and cold recovery system implemented on the predecessors can be found on this ship as well. For the lighting, highly efficient illuminants and a large number of LED lights will be used.

The predecessors Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse and the recently delivered Celebrity Silhouette are successfully established in the market and are still pioneers in the energy efficiency sector.

With the keel laying of the fifth ship in the Solstice series, MEYER WERFT and Celebrity Cruises celebrated the tenth ship the yard is building for the cruise line. Their collaboration started in 1988 with the new building of the Horizon. It is taken as a good sign that the first and- for now- last ship have the same yard numbers: Horizon has S 619, Celebrity Reflection S

via Meyerwerft Website.