The Celebrity Reflection arrived in Miami, her homeport for the winter months, yesterday. She will begin sailing her 7-day Caribbean sailing on Saturday December 8, 2012 after a couple shorter sailings.
The Celebrity Reflection is the 5th and final planned ship in the Celebrity Solstice Class. The Reflection will accommodate up to 3,046 guests and will have one more deck that the other Solstice-class ships. The Reflection will also be the first Celebrity ship with Aqua-class suites.
The naming ceremony took place yesterday in the Reflection Theater before she sets sail on her first cruise from Miami. During the ceremony, all the typical pageantry took place including the blessing of the ship and the breaking of the bottle against her funnel. The four godmothers of the Reflection were also introduced. The godmothers are employees of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the parent company of Celebrity Cruises, who have been touched by breast cancer in their lives. The names of the godmothers are: Jovanka Goronjic, Megan Mathie, Helen O’Connell and Rosey Rodriguez.
Many people were tweeting from on board the Celebrity Reflection yesterday. I will share some of the tweets now with you.
@meghgrace: View from #celebrityreflection. #nofilter #maulatsea
@NickMcKetaPhoto: #celebrityreflection has an apple store on the ship!!!
@juanguibeme: #CelebrityReflection you are gorgeous!
@midtownchica: @USATODAY @CelebrityCruise @nancytrejos I’m here too! It’s a gorgeous ship! Paired w/ perfect miami weather of course #celebrityreflection
@ExpertCruiser: #CelebrityReflection is decked out for the holidays
@Steph_MH: Yeah, to wake up to this is just surreal. #celebrityreflection
We look forward to seeing more of this ship many times in the next few years.