MIAMI (CBS4) – Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship to call Miami home will make its debut cruise to the Caribbean this week.
At more than a thousand feet long and 121 feet wide, the Celebrity Eclipse is the third in series of five of the cruise line’s Solstice Class ships. It’s also the tenth ship to join Celebrity’s Miami fleet. It will make its debut cruise to the Bahamas on Wednesday.
The ship was built in Papenburg, Germany and entered service at the end of last April in which it was taken on a series of “short break” cruises of the Canary Islands, Scandinavia/Russia and Spanish Mediterranean from Southampton, England.
Like her sister ships – Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox – Celebrity Eclipse will feature nearly a dozen restaurants and dining venues including Qsine described as being an “interactive dining venue complete with wine menus on a personal touch screen”.
There’s also Cellar Masters where guests can taste a large variety of wines from around the world.
The Celebrity Eclipse is the first of the cruise lines ships to offer the “Celebrity iLounge”. It’s an internet café complete with MacBook workstations where guests can check their e-mail, update their Facebook or Twitter or print boarding passes. The iLounge will also offer latest MacBooks, iPods and accessories for sale and have a center where guests can get tips on Mac or iPod usage.