Germany: Meyer Werft Delivers CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE
Today MEYER WERFT delivered the 122,000-gt Celebrity Silhouette to Celebrity Cruises (Miami, USA) in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The Celebrity Silhouette is the fourth ship out of a series of five cruise ships the shipyard is building for Celebrity Cruises. MEYER WERFT and Celebrity Cruises have developed and built another extremely eco-friendly ship.
Highly energy-efficient systems, a solar power system, optimised hydrodynamics, a very efficient underwater hull coating and an energy-saving lighting system using LEDs cut back the ship’s energy demand considerably.
The Celebrity Silhouette can accommodate 2,886 passengers, who are taken care of by a crew of 1,271. Upon her naming ceremony in Hamburg on 21 July 2011, she will start her maiden voyage to Barcelona via Civitavecchia/Rome on 23 July 2011.
MEYER WERFT was founded in 1795. The company is owned by the sixth generation of the Meyer family, with Bernard Meyer running the business since 1982. In the last decades of the 20th century, MEYER WERFT has acquired an excellent international reputation for building car and passenger ferries, RoRo and passenger ships, gas tankers, livestock carriers and, above all, luxurious cruise ships.
Source: meyerwerft, July 19, 2011;