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Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrity Solstice

Good morning,

In St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, Freedom of the Seas was docked along side the Celebrity Solstice.  I am standing on deck 4 of Freedom as I take these images.

Since Royal Caribbean owns Celebrity Cruises and the two brands are operated independently, Solstice is related, but is not quite a sister ship.  So, I suppose we could say Solstice is a "cousin ship" to Freedom.
This is one of the newer ships Celebrity fleet...
...and, as you can see, has a large number of balcony staterooms.
Celebrity provides a place to rest and light refreshments on the dock side for their guests.
 The two ships along side provide a ship "canyon."
 As we walked across Deck 4 of Freedom, we exchanged friendly waves from familiar Freedom faces from across the ship canyon who were visiting Solstice.
 I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of these huge ships.
 It takes approximately 18 months to build one of these marvels after all the designs are made and approved.
 For those of us who so enjoy beautiful ships, it is great fun to see and photograph other ships in the fleet.
 And, after a few hours, Freedom and Solstice each sailed away to their next ports of call.




Diana said...

I'd hate to "Walk the Plank" in the center of the ship canyon!
They are beautiful Lois, I envy you having all of that gorgeous sunshine!
Love Di ♥

Montanagirl said...

They are just so huge and I can't really comprehend it. Nice shots, Lois.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, the sunshine here is fabulous. Yesterday I walked on the top deck and there was a slightly cool marvelous breeze. It is wonderful here at this time of the year.

The ships are huge, aren't they! My brother and wife are here so we have been trying to be sure to eat in every restaurant on board at least once in one week. It hasn't been easy, but it sure is fun!

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,