© Wil WeijstersMV Celebrity Reflection – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Reflection

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (21/05/2013)

Steel twin Azipod ‘Solstice Class’ motor vessel built in 2012 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 691) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Celebrity Cruises

Technical Data

  • Length: 319.00m (overall) 293.70 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 37.40m
  • Depth: 11.30m
  • Draught: 8.60m
  • Tonnage: 125,366 gross/92,408 net/9500t deadweight (summer)
  • Engines: Two MAN 14V48/60CR diesel, two MAN 12V48/60CR diesel.
  • Power: 67,200kW/HP
  • Propulsion: 2 × ABB XO Azipods 17,500 kW (23,500 hp)
  • Speed: 23.0 knots (max)
  • Passenger Decks: 13
  • Capacity: 3294 (max)
  • Crew: 1,250
  • Call Sign: 9HA3047
  • IMO Number: 9506459
  • Official Number: 13766
  • Port of Registry: Valletta/Malta
  • Sister-Ship: Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Silhouette


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History

March 17th 2008: Contract signed.

January 29th 2010: Keel Struck.

August 11th 2012: Floated out.

September 16th-17th 2012: Departed from the Meyer Werft Shipyard along the River Ems to Eemshaven for sea trials.

October 9th 2012: The Celebrity Reflection was delivered to Celebrity Cruises (Miami).

Delivery of the Celebrity Reflection

Fifth ship with more cabins and even more energy efficient

Papenburg / Eemshaven, October 9, 2012 – Today, MEYER WERFT delivered the 126,000 GT cruise ship Celebrity Reflection in the Dutch town of Eemshaven to the American shipping company Celebrity Cruises (Miami).

In the last seven years, five ships of the Solstice class with a total of 614,000 GT and an order volume of around 3 billion euros have been created. All five ships were delivered on time, or even before the originally agreed dates. About 800 companies and 2,500 employees of MEYER WERFT worked on the ships. Every day, up to 1,100 people were employed aboard a ship. 

The ships of the Solstice class have provided around 5,000 jobs in the region and even 21,000 jobs throughout Germany. 11,119 cabins, 20 main engines, 10 Azipods, 18,200 fixed telephones, 13,000 km of cable, 1,600 t of paint and 5 theaters were installed for the ships.

The Celebrity Reflection is the fifth ship in this Solstice-class series. With the Celebrity Reflection, MEYER WERFT and Celebrity Cruises have again built a particularly environmentally friendly cruise ship. Highly energy-efficient technical systems, a photovoltaic system, optimized hydrodynamics, heat recovery, highly effective underwater painting or an extremely energy efficient LED lighting system result in further significant energy savings. A diesel-electric pod drive, extensive alarm and security systems, interactive communication systems and the latest stage technology guarantee safety and entertainment on board according to the latest technical standards.

On board the Celebrity Reflection, there are also many design highlights: The Lawn Club Grill with its open-air barbecue area offers relaxation. In the adjoining “Art Studio”, passengers learn everything about how they can become creative themselves. Stylish “alcoves” – oversized and comfortable garden furniture – serve as lying areas in the Lawn Club. Eight of these exclusive, a beach chair modeled places, for every two to four guests there in the Lawn Club. Another place of relaxation is the Hideaway, which is reminiscent of a tree house.

After being delivered to the shipping company, Celebrity Reflection leaves Dutch Eemshaven in the direction of Amsterdam on 10 October. This is also the starting signal for an introductory cruise from Amsterdam via Barcelona to the Mediterranean.

Source: Meyer Werft

October 12th 2012: Maiden voyage from Amsterdam to the Mediterranean.

October 2012: To Celebrity Reflection Inc (Management Celebrity Cruises), Valletta, Malta.

© Frits Olinga  © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Eemshaven, 20/09/2012)

October 12th 2012: Maiden cruise.

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Kusadasi, Turkey 21/05/2013)

June 21st 2019: Due at Dover.

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

Dover 21/06/2019 © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)


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: Frits Olinga, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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