Another cruise ship will leave the docks to cruise the seven seas

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Celebrity Eclipse
The Meyer Shipyard is very busy with building cruise ships lately. Only a few weeks ago the AIDABlu left the docks to cruise the world's oceans and now you can marvel at the newest cruise ship, the "Celebrity Eclipse". The new ship is the third of four cruise ships for Celebrity Cruise Lines. The new liners will be the biggest ever built ships in Germany and for the shipping company. The ships will accommodate more than 2,800 passengers, have a length overall of 315 m, a breadth of 36.8 m, and a tonnage of 122,000 gt, which makes them post-panmax size.

The (river) Ems conveyance will take place next weekend. Either on 3/12 or 3/13 and thousands of guests will be expected to witness this spectacle. If I'm able to make it, I'll take some photos of the event.

If anybody can make it to Papenburg at the weekend I can promise you it's really worth to watch it. Towing such a giant throught the small river is crazy but the only possibility to let it cruise on the seven seas.



Edit: The conveyance will take place on thursday 3/11 already!!!
Vlindeke says:
That would be great Jutta!! Thanks in advance :-)
Posted on: Mar 09, 2010
aloneinthecrowd says:
The next AIDA cruise ship will leave Papenburg at the end of the year since it's not allowed to convey the ships during summer due to nature protection rules. If you wanna see a huge one you have to wait until spring next year then the new ship for Disney Cruise Lines will leave the docks. I'll let you know about the dates then.
Posted on: Mar 08, 2010
Vlindeke says:
I can't make it to Papenburg this weekend. But maybe the next ship :-))
Do you have any idea they'll be building another one?
Would love to see it!
Posted on: Mar 08, 2010
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