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Celebrity Reflection Crosses The River Ems

Celebrity Cruises' latest vessel, Celebrity Reflection, has crossed the River Ems and is headed to the North Sea for its ocean time trials.

Travelling at an average speed of just four miles an hour, Celebrity Reflection left the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and crossed the River Ems before heading to the North Sea. In total the crossing took the 121-foot long vessel 10 hours to complete and was watched by a number of onlookers eager to get a glimpse at Celebrity Cruises’ latest ship design.

Transits such as the one undertaken by Reflection are also referred to as “the conveyance” due to the amount of work that has to be done to allow the vessel to pass safely through areas that its size and mobility were not originally intended for. During the process objects that may prove obstructive to the ships passage are removed so that no damage to the ship is caused. This includes power cables, low-lying railway tracks and other man-made elements.

Celebrity Reflection is the 5th (and last) ship to join Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice Class with early reports suggesting that she will be leading the way for ocean travel on a number of fronts, with the amenities including boutique shopping outlets, an AquaSpa (designed by Elemis Experiences) and a special luxury suite that houses a glass encased shower cubicle that extends out over the edge of the ship.

Once the Celebrity Reflection has completed her initial time trials she will be docked in Emshaven, Holland, so that further furnishings and embellishments can be added in time for her maiden season, which is set to commence on 5th December with an invitiation-only Caribbean sailing.

For further details on the Celebrity Reflection and to hear about our latest Celebrity Cruises’ offers, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.