Celebrity Cruises has announced that the popular Celebrity Eclipse, which has been in Southampton since launching in 2010, will be replaced by her newer slightly larger sister Celebrity Silhouette in 2018.
Celebrity Eclipse will operate briefly out of Dublin in 2018, along with cruises departing from Amsterdam and Barcelona. Celebrity Cruises will become the first major cruise line to operate cruises from Ireland.
The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Eclipse will operate five cruise itineries from Dublin, including 10-night cruises to Iceland, an 8-night cruise to the Norwegian Fjords and a 12-night British Isles & French Open cruise.
The slightly larger 2,886-passenger Celebrity Silhouette will offer cruises from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Northern Europe.