First photo of new Celebrity Eclipse

To witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until July 11. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can see Celebrity Eclipse right now.

The third in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

Celebrity Eclipse will enter service April 26 and, following two “short break” cruises, will offer a series of Canary Islands, Scandinavia/Russia and Spanish Mediterranean sailings roundtrip from Southampton, England.

The new vessel will present Caribbean cruises roundtrip from Miami beginning in November.

In Port Today: Carnival Liberty in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

ocho rios, jamaica

Passenger’s enjoying a seven-night Western Caribbean voyage aboard Carnival Liberty had 33 shore excursion opportunities to choose from in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, yesterday (Dec. 10, 2009). Many, however, opted for fun in the sun on Ocho Rios Bay Beach. Carnival offered more than 100 shore excursions to guests during the week which included port calls in Cozumel, Mexico; Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island; and Ocho Rios. Passengers will enjoy a sea day tomorrow before returning to Miami on Saturday.
Photo by Michael Coleman