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MV Celebrity Eclipse – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Eclipse

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Steel twin Azipod ‘Solstice Class’ motor vessel built in 2010 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 677) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Celebrity Cruises

Technical Data

  • Length: 317.14 m (overall) 293.58 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 36.8 m
  • Depth: 11.3 m
  • Draught: 8.62 m
  • Tonnage: 121878 gross/82363 net/9500 deadweight
  • Engines: Four Wartsila 16V46 diesels
  • Power: 67200 kW/HP
  • Propulsion: 2 × ABB XO Azipods 17,500 kW (23,500 hp)
  • Speed: 24.0 knots
  • Passenger Decks: 14
  • Capacity: 2852 passengers
  • Crew: 1210
  • Call Sign: 9HXC9
  • IMO Number: 9404314
  • MMSI Number: 249666000
  • DNV Number: 27760
  • Port of Registry: Valletta/Malta
  • Sister-Ship: Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Reflection

Current AIS Location

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July 11th 2006: Contract signed.

January 23rd 2009: Keel struck.

February 28th 2010: Floated out.

March 11th 2010: Towed from Papenburg to Emden.

© Jörn Prestien  © Jörn Prestien

© Jörn Prestien  © Jörn Prestien

© Jörn Prestien

April 15th 2010: Delivered to Celebrity Eclipse Inc. (Management Celebrity Cruises), Valletta, Malta. Manager; RCL Cruises Ltd.

© John Mavin

© John Mavin (Dover Strait 20/05/2010)

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

July 24th 2018: Due at Dover.

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper

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: Cees Bustraan, Neil Hopper, John Mavin, Jörn Prestien and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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