Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Ship, United States of America
Celebrity Silhouette is the fourth of five cruise ships in the Solstice-class operated by Celebrity Cruises. Constructed with an investment of $750m, the ship was launched in July 2011.
The vessel was constructed at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Its first steel was cut in March 2010.
On its maiden voyage, the vessel set sail from Hamburg, Germany, to Rome, Italy.
Celebrity Silhouette design
The vessel carries the same design as that of its three sister ships, the Celebrity Solstice, the Celebrity Equinox and the Celebrity Eclipse.
Sweeping verandas are provided in 85% of the staterooms. The vessel has 17 cabins more than the previously-launched Solstice-class vessels.
Gangways are made wide enough so that wheelchairs and scooters can be accommodated comfortably, and the tendering platform features an accessible route.
The ship contains three main types of staterooms: the Penthouse Suite has a 1,291ft² stateroom and a 389ft² veranda; the Royal Suite has a 590ft² stateroom and a 158ft² veranda; and the Celebrity Suite has 394ft² stateroom and a 105ft² veranda.
The gross registered tonnage of the vessel is 122,400t. The length is 319.12m, beam is 36.88m and draught is 8.22m. The vessel accommodates 2,886 passengers.
Celebrity Silhouette staterooms
TThe Penthouse Suite is furnished with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and has a separate living room with dining area. Room amenities include a baby grand piano, queen sleeper sofa, full bar, surround sound entertainment system with 52" LCD TV, full guest bath, and a veranda with a whirlpool and lounge seating. The master bedroom of the suite features a king size bed, 52" LCD TV, and vanity and walk-in closets.
The Celebrity Suite bedroom is equipped with two beds that can be converted to a queen-size, walk-in closet, dual access bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin, and a veranda with lounge seating. Fitted with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, the suite is furnished with sectional queen sleeper sofa, vanity closet, lounge seating and a miniature refrigerator.
Celebrity Solstice is the first of the five Solstice-Class cruise ships in its range.
The Royal Suite has a separate living room with dining area. The bedroom is equipped with a queen-size bed, LCD TV, vanity and walk-in closets, master bath with whirlpool tub and a separate shower stall.
The other staterooms include Ocean View Stateroom, Interior Stateroom, Sky Suite, Sunset Veranda Stateroom, Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom, Family Ocean View Stateroom, Concierge Class and AquaClass with balcony.
Celebrity Silhouette facilities
The Celebrity Silhouette is home to The Lawn Club Grill, a speciality restaurant that replaces Corning Glass Museum that is available on the other three ships in the Solstice-class.
A 48-seat restaurant, The Porch, serves fast and fresh food for breakfast and lunch. Another venue is The Art Studio, which is used for art demonstrations.
The Alcoves, a cabana-style private retreat, is available for two to four guests. Michael's Club is a cosy bar furnished with high-top seating with bar stools and low-top seating in plush banquettes.
Other recreational venues on the vessel include The Hideaway, Cellar Masters, Sky Observation Lounge, Murano Restaurant, Tuscan Grille Restaurant, Blu Restaurant and Qsine.
For entertainment, the vessel has two dance clubs, a pub and two piano bars. Family facilities include babysitting, children's playroom, teen centre and youth programmes.
The vessel, which is capable of cruising at a maximum speed of 24kt, is powered by two Wartsila diesel engines with total power of 20.5MW.
The Azipod azimuth thrusters and pod propulsion systems has a total power output of 61MW. Total propulsion power is 41,000kW and total engine output is 67,200kW.