© Robbie CoxMV Celebrity Silhouette – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Silhouette

© Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox

Steel twin Azipod ‘Solstice Class’ motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 679) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Celebrity Cruises

Technical Data

  • Length: 315m (overall) 293,7m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 36.9m
  • Depth: 11.3m
  • Draught: 8.3m
  • Tonnage: 122,210 gross/88,427 net/9,500 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 × MAN 14V48/60CR 16,800 kW (22,500 hp) and 2 × MAN 12V48/60CR 14,400 kW (19,300 hp)
  • Propulsion: 2 × ABB XO Azipods 17,500 kW (23,500 hp)
  • Power: Combined Engine Output: 62,400kW – Propulsive Power: 35,000kW
  • Passenger Decks: 14
  • Speed:  24 knots (cruise speed)
  • Capacity: 2,886 passengers
  • Crew: 1,210
  • Call Sign: 9HA2583
  • MMSI Number: 248939000
  • IMO Number: 9451094
  • DNV GL ID: 28392
  • Port of Registry: Valletta/Malta
  • Sister-Ship: Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Reflection.


Current Location

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History

May 18th 2007: Contract date.

January 29th 2010: Keel laid.

May 29th 2011: Towed out of her building dock.

June 30th 2011: Arrived at the Emden yard.

July 18th 2011 : Delivered to Celebrity Silhouette Inc (Management; Celebrity Cruises Inc), Valletta, Malta at a cost of $641 million.

July 21st 2011: Naming ceremony in Hamburg.

© Jens Boldt  © Jens Boldt

© Jens Boldt

July 23rd 2011: Maiden voyage to Barcelona via Civitavecchia/Rome.

© Carsten Dettmer  © Robbie Cox

© Carsten Dettmer (left) and © Robbie Cox (right)

July 2011: Introduced into Mediterranean cruises, with winter cruising in the Caribbean.

© Jörn Prestien  © Jörn Prestien

© Jörn Prestien

© Dennis Mortimer  © Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer

June 10th 2015: Maiden Call at the Port of Dover.

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt

Maiden arrival and departure at Dover 10/06/15 © Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina)

April 28th 2018: Arrived in Southampton, replacing sister ship Celebrity Eclipse for the 2018 UK cruise season. The Celebrity Silhouette is offering a mix of seven- to 14-night Norwegian fjords, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean, Canaries & Azores, and Iceland and Ireland sailings until October.


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Jens Boldt, Carsten Dettmer, Jörn Prestien, Robbie Cox, Dennis Mortimer, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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