Celebrity Cruises has exercised
its option to order a second 118,000 gross-registered-ton ship.
German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will
build the new tonnage, with delivery of
the first ship planned for Fall 2008 and the second ship in Summer 2009.
Celebrity also announced names of both new ships.
The first new ship will be called Celebrity Solstice, and the second ship
will be named Celebrity Equinox. The new series
of ships will be known as the
Solstice class. Terms for the second Solstice-class vessel are substantially
the same as those of the first ship.