© Nigel ScuttMV Celebrity Silhouette, Past and Present

MV Celebrity Silhouette

© Carsten Dettmer

© Carsten Dettmer

Steel twin screw motor vessel (Solstice Class) built in 2011 by Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 679 ) for Celebrity Silhouette Inc.

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: Four MAN diesels (Azimuthing Pods)
  • Power: 67200 kW/HP
  • 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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The Celebrity Silhouette is the fourth ship out of a series of five Solstice Class cruise ships.

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.

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

© Jörn Prestien  © Jörn Prestien

© Jörn Prestien

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)

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, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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