is aiming to capitalise on the forecasted growth of European cruises
by deploying one of its vessels in Southampton, it has been reported.
Celebrity Equinox will make its debut in the region from summer 2009 and will take passengers on both Caribbean and European cruises.
The newest member of the Celebrity Cruises
fleet is due to sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton on August 8th 2009 on a ten-night Best of Europe sailing.
This tour will call in at France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as Gibraltar before taking a selection of Ancient Empires cruises lasting for up to two weeks and departing from Rome.
"We have seen a great deal of enthusiasm for Celebrity Solstice
and we anticipate that we will see equal excitement about Celebrity Equinox," Dan Hanrahan, president of Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Equinox will feature a Lawn Club consisting of real growing grass as well as a glassblowing studio.