Celebrity Cruises has a fleet of 13 ships, each offering a unique and luxurious experience for its guests. So, let’s dive in an take a closer look at how these ships are grouped.
The Celebrity Cruises fleet is comprised of four different classes:
- Edge Series
- Solstice Series
- Millennium Series
- Galapagos Series
In this article, I’ll show you what to expect from each class of ship, so that you can decide which is the best for your next cruise…
Celebrity Edge Class Ships
The Celebrity Edge Series was first launched in 2018 and consists of three ships – Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Apex and Celebrity Beyond. A fourth ship, Celebrity Ascent, will launch in November 2023.
These ships have a guest capacity of around 3,385 passengers. They are 1,073 ft long with a beam of 128 ft.
They have a gross tonnage of between 129,500 and 140,600 gross tonnes, with the two newest ships, being slightly larger than the older ones.
The first Edge-class ship, Celebrity Edge caused quite a stir when she made her debut in December 2018.
This revolutionary cruise ship can accommodate up to 3,385 guests. With a gross tonnage of 129,500 and a length of 1,073 ft, this ship is sure to leave a lasting impression. As Celebrity ships are refurbished at least every five years, Celebrity Edge will undergo its first renovation in October 2023.
Celebrity Apex made history as the first-ever ship to have a virtual delivery on March 27th 2020. Due to the shutdown, this ship was handed over via a video conference call.
This ship boasts the same impressive guest capacity and gross tonnage as Celebrity Edge and has a similar length and beam.
And now, for the new kid on the block! The new Celebrity Beyond made its inaugural voyage in April 2022 and is sure to take your breath away.
With a guest capacity of 3,836 and a gross tonnage of 140,600, the third Edge-class ship features expanded open-air spaces and Starlink internet service.
Celebrity Beyond is captained by the infamous Captain Kate Mccue.
The fourth ship in the Edge series, Celebrity Ascent will be similar to Celebrity Beyond.
One key difference, however, is that the ship will be co-captained by twins! Twin brothers Dimitrios and Tasos Kafetzis will take the helm as this ship sails the Caribbean
Solstice Class Ships
Before the Edge Class ships came the Solstice Class. These five ships were launched between 2008 and 2012.
Ships in Celebrity Solstice Series, have guest capacities of between 3,148 and 3,480 passengers. So most of them are slightly smaller than the Edge series ships, but not by a lot.
The Solstice class ships each have a length of 1,041 ft, a beam of 121 ft, and a gross tonnage of 122,000 to 126,000.
Inaugurated in November 2008, this ship has a guest capacity of 3,148 and a gross tonnage of 122,000.
She was last renovated in October 2021 and is set to be renovated again in February 2026.
Launched in August 2009, Celebrity Equinox is virtually identical, also having a guest capacity of 3,148 and a gross tonnage of 122,000.
She last underwent a renovation in June 2019 and is set to be spruced up again in April 2024.
Inaugurated in April 2010, this ship has a guest capacity of 3,148 and a gross tonnage of 122,000. She was last renovated in March 2021 as part of a fleetwide modernisation known as ‘The Celebrity Revolution’.
Celebrity Silhouette often sails from the UK, making her a popular choice for UK cruisers.
Cruising since July 2011, Celebrity Silhouette has a guest capacity of 3,324 and a gross tonnage of 122,400. It measures 1,041 feet in length and 121 feet in beam.
The ship underwent its last renovation in February 2020 and is set to be renovated again in November 2024.
Inaugurated in October 2012, this ship has a guest capacity of 3,480 and a gross tonnage of 126,000. It was last renovated in January 2018 and is set to be renovated again in October 2022.
Millennium Class Ships
The Celebrity Millennium Series is made up of four ships. These were all launched in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Each has a guest capacity of between 2,559 and 2,599 passengers.
The ships are 965 ft long and have a beam of 105 ft. They have a gross tonnage of 91,000 and have undergone various renovations to keep them looking fresh as part of ‘The Celebrity Revolution’ project.
Launched in July 2000, the aptly-named Celebrity Millennium was the first in its class and marked the start of something special for Celebrity Cruises.
The ship has a guest capacity of 2,593 and a gross tonnage of 91,000. She measures 965 feet in length and 105 feet in beam.
The ship underwent its last renovation in February 2019 and is set to be renovated again in November 2024.
Inaugurated in May 2001, this ship has the same guest capacity and gross tonnage as the Celebrity Millennium. It was last renovated in January 2022 and is set to be renovated again in January 2024.
Inaugurated in October 2001, the Celebrity Summit ship has a gross tonnage of 91,000 and can accommodate 2,599 guests.
The ship was last renovated in March 2019 and is set to be renovated again in January 2025.
The final ship of the Millennium Series, Celebrity Constellation was launched in May 2002.
This ship has a guest capacity of 2,559 and a gross tonnage of 91,000. She was last renovated in May 2017 and is set to be renovated again in April 2024.
The Celebrity Galapagos Series includes three ships – Celebrity Xpedition, Celebrity Flora, and Celebrity Xploration.
These small, luxury expedition-style cruise ships operate in the Galapagos Islands – one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations.
These ships offer a unique way to explore the Galapagos, with itineraries that include visits to some of the islands’ most famous sites and activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, and wildlife viewing walks led by naturalist guides.
With a focus on sustainable tourism, CelebrityCruises is committed to preserving the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos and educating passengers about the importance of conservation efforts.
The Celebrity Xpedition was first launched in 2004 and has a capacity for just 48 guests.
With a gross tonnage of 2,842, this small ship measures just 296 feet in length and has a beam (width) of just 49 feet.
The ship underwent its last renovation in September 2018 and is set to be renovated again in September 2024.
By far the smallest ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, Celebrity Xploration accommodates only 16 passengers.
Launched in 2017, this is one of the smallest cruise ships in the world, with a gross tonnage of just 320. The ship was last renovated in 2019 and will be renovated again in September 2013.
The latest in the Galapagos series, Celebrity Flora was launched in 2019 with accommodation for 100 guests.
While still being considered a small ship, Flora is much larger than the others Galapagos ships, with a gross tonnage of 5,749GT.
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