Guide To Celebrity Cruise Ships By Age, Size And Passenger Numbers (2023)

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This post looks at Celebrity Cruise Ships By Age, Newest To Oldest size weight, passenger and crew numbers of 2023. Ok yes, these are geeky facts not everyone is interested in. However I find facts like this so interesting, it’s great to know a little more ab3out your favourite cruise line. Also, it’s great to know ships biggest to smallest and other Celebrity Cruise ship facts and details when you are booking a cruise.

Choosing a cruise ship is all about personal choice, and one size does not fit all. Factors like how big is a ship, when it was built and also refurbished? These are all limiting factors when deciding on the next cruise ship you want to sail on. Some people prefer small and friendly, some want big and shiny. Also check here to see what the biggest passenger ships in world are?

Celebrity Cruise Ships By Size, Age And Passenger Numbers
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If you have cruised with Celebrity then you know there really is no looking back, despite not being the biggest or newest ship I had ever cruised on. Additionally it was pre renovations, but saying all that, Celebrity Silhouette is still my favourite ship to have ever sailed on. We’re not sure why; it was off-peak, so the ship was quieter; the quality, speciality dining and incredible staff, gorgeous cabin, everything added up, and it felt like an extraordinary ship.

In this post, we will look at the facts and figures; this will help you decide which Celebrity Cruise Ship is best for you. Or, indeed, answer a few geeky questions for you.

The Pool Deck on celebrity silhouette

Celebrity Ships By Age Newest To Oldest 2023

What Was Celebrities First Ever Cruise Ship?

Celebrity was founded in 1988 by the Chandris Group, with its first ship, the S.S. Meridian, launching in 1990. History tells us that Celebrity, of course, went on to be associated with quality, a luxury. In 1997 was acquired by the Royal Caribbean Group, which decided to keep the two brands separate.

How Many Ships Do Celebrity Have?

Celebrity Cruise Line, as of 2023, has 16 cruise ships, 15 in active service, with Celebrity Beyond recently launching in April 2022 and Celebrity Ascent in 2023. Also, 3 of the fleet are much smaller vessels for exploration cruises.

Atrium on Celebrity Edge

What Is The Newest Celebrity Ship?

The newest ship is Celebrity Beyond, a 3260-passenger Edge class ship. Before this, Celebrity Apex, a 2910-passenger Edge Class ship, and Flora, a 100-passenger Galapagos class ship, launched in 2019, reaching different audiences. However, Celebrity Ascent has just been announced and will launch in 2023.

Amenities You Can Expect To Find On Celebrity Ships?

Celebrity ships have a chilled-out vibe; families are welcome and catered for, but there are other focuses. This makes Celebrity the cruise line for families who want to spend time together.

  • Lawn Club a great lawned deck and bar area with the best views
  • Fantastic pool areas 
  • A Choice of inspiring specialty dining venues 
  • Entertainment 
  • Spa
  • Kids Clubs
the magic carpet bar on Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruise Itineraries 

Celebrity cruise line sail worldwide offering itineraries offering voyages to over 300 cruise ports. Regions such as Europe sailing out of Venice, Southampton, Rome, Barcelona and more.  Plus guests can visit countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, North America, South America,  Caribbean, Canada, New England. In Asia you can visit, China, Japan, South Korea you name it Celebrity almost certainly cover the destination. 

Cruising with Celebrity is about reaching the best destination in style, with smaller Xpedition ships sailing more remote regions such as the Galapagos Islands.

Celebrity Edge photo tour a view of the pool with the wings overlooking the pool

Celebrity Ships By Age Newest To Oldest At A Glance

  • Ascent, 2023
  • Beyond, 2022
  • Apex, 2019
  • Flora, 2019
  • Edge, 2018
  • Xploration, 2017
  • Reflection, 2012
  • Silhouette, 2011
  • Eclipse, 2010
  • Equinox, 2009
  • Solstice, 2008
  • Xpedition, 2004
  • Constellation, 2002
  • Infinity, 2001
  • Summit, 2001
  • Millenium, 2000
Roof Garden on Celebrity Edge, with plant and modern structures,Celebrity ships by age and size

Celebrity Ships By Age, Class And Passengers

ShipClassYear LaunchedYear RefurbishedPassengersApprox
Crew
Gross
Tons
Length
AscentEdgeDue 202332601400140,6001073ft
BeyondEdge202232601400140,6001073ft
ApexEdge201929101320129,5001004ft
FloraGalapagos2019100805,739333ft
EdgeEdge201829181377129,5001004ft
XplorationXpedition20171612319,536.7ft
ReflectionSolstice201230461271126,0001047ft
SilhouetteSolstice2011202029021500122,4001047ft
EclipseSolstice201028521271122,0001041ft
Equinox Solstice2009201928521250122,0001041ft
SolsticeSolstice200828521250122,0001041ft
XpeditionXpedition2004482,842296ft
Constellation Millenium 2002218499990,940965ft
Infinity Millenium 2001217099991,000965ft
SummitMillenium20012019221899790,940965ft
MilleniumMillenium20002019221899790,940965 ft

What Are The Different Classes Of Celebrity Cruise Ships?

  • Edge Class Ships, launched 2018 – 2023
  • Galapagos Class Ships, launched 2019
  • Xpedition Class Ships, launched 2004 – 2017
  • Solstice Class Ships, launched 2008- 2012
  • Celebrity Millenium Class Ships, launched 2000 – 2002

Edge Class Ships

  • Ascent (2023)
  • Beyond
  • Apex
  • Edge

Galapagos Class

Celebrity Flora

Xpedition Class

  • Xploration
  • Xpedition

Solstice Class

  • Reflection
  • Silhouette
  • Eclipse
  • Equinox
  • Solstice

Celebrity Millenium

  • Constellation
  • Infinity
  • Summit
  • Millenium

What Is The Difference Between The New And Old Celebrity Ships?

Part of the Celebrity Revolution saw a complete redesign and rethink to fit with modern interiors and design, and the results are stunning. We are leaving behind the copper and rust tones in favour of fabulous bronzes and whites with a natural element that gives the ships a gorgeous, opulent feel.

Ideas such as the Rooftop Garden are a glorious redesign of the original garden areas of older ships. Although not all ships have had the planned Celebrity Revolution, it is on the cards for many.

Newer ships have enhanced facilities such as the Magic Carpet, the Retreat Suite Area and the Eden Bar. The feel is relaxed, luxurious, yes, super modern without being cold.

Which Celebrity Ships Have Been Refurbished?

Celebrity Silhouette was the last refurbished in 2020, followed by Summit, Equinox and Millenium in 2019. However, there are more plans in the pipeline.

Eden on Celebrity Edge

Which Is The Biggest Celebrity Cruise Ship?

Celebrity Beyond and Ascent will take over as the most significant ships, with 140,600 gross tons and 3260 passengers and around 1400 crew, when they launch in 2022 and 2023. Thus taking the mantle off Apex and Edge, slightly smaller at 129,500 and holding 2910 and 2918 passengers retrospectively.

However, compared to the newer ships in the sister fleet Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, which holds 6,988 passengers and 236,857 gross tons, the ships are more intimate by today’s standards.

Celebrity Edge photo tour  a view of the pool with the wings overlooking the pool

Who Are The Godparents Of All Of The Celebrity Cruise Ships?

  • Ascent, TBA
  • Beyond, Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles
  • Apex, Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of international nonprofit Girls Who Code
  • Flora, Yolanda Kakabadse, former minister of environment for Ecuador and former president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and World Wildlife Fund International.
  • Edge, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai
  • Xploration, None
  • Reflection, Jovanka Goronjic, Megan Mathie., Helen O’Connell, Rosey Rodriguez, all Celebrity employes whose life had been impacted by breast cancer to raise awareness for the cause.
  • Silhouette, Michelle Morgan, the president and CEO of Signature Travel Network
  • Eclipse, Emma Pontin, yachtswoman from the UK
  • Equinox, Nina Barough, founder of a UK cancer charity
  • Solstice, Sharon Smith, a biological oceanographer
  • Xpedition, None
  • Constellation, Jean Marie Arneberg, a wife of Tor Arneberg who was a member of the Royal Caribbean board of directors.
  • Infinity, Solveig Wilhelmsen
  • Summit, Paulina Rider Wilhemsen founder of Wilstar, a social impact venture which is focused on supporting projects in the areas of education, human dignity, women’s rights, and maritime conservation.
  • Millenium, Robyn Roux, wife and adviser to Michel Roux

Celebrity Cruise Ship Facts

Simply click on the ships below to see all the the Celebrity Cruise Ship facts and figures.

Celebrity Ascent

  • Launched, 2023
  • Class, Edge
  • Length, 1073ft
  • Gross Tons, 140,600
  • Has a capacity of  3260
  • And a crew of 1400
  • Decks, 17
  • Cruise Speed 22kts
  • Free dining options 8
  • Specialty dining options 8
  • Exclusive Dining  2

Celebrity Beyond

  • Launched, 2023
  • Class, Edge
  • Length, 1073ft
  • Gross Tons, 140,600
  • Has a capacity of 3260
  • And a crew of 1400
  • Decks 17
  • Cruise Speed 22kts
  • Free dining options 8
  • Specialty dining options 8
  • Exclusive dining 2 

 Celebrity Apex

  • Launched, 2019
  • Class, Edge
  • Length, 1004ft
  • Gross Tons, 129,500
  • Has a capacity of 2910
  • And a crew of 1320
  • Decks 16
  • CruiseSpeed 21.8kts
  • Free dining options 8
  • Specialty dining options 7
  • Exclusive ding 2

 Celebrity Edge

  • Launched, 2018
  • Class , Edge
  • Length, 1004ft
  • Gross Tons 129,500
  • Has a capacity of 2918
  • And a crew of 1377
  • Decks 16
  • Cruise Speed 21.8kts
  • Free dining options 8
  • Specialty dining options 7
  • Exclusive dining 2

Celebrity Flora

  • Launched, 2019
  • Class, Galapagos
  • Length, 333ft
  • Gross Tons 5,739
  • Has a capacity of 100
  • And a crew of 80
  • Decks 8
  • Cruise Speed 10-12kts
  • Free dining options 2

Celebrity Xploration

  • Launched 2017
  • Class, Xpedition
  • Length, 37.7ft
  • Gross Tons 319,50
  • Has a capacity of 16
  • And a crew of 12
  • Decks 4
  • Cruise Speed 10kts
  • Free dining options 1

Celebrity Xpedition

  • Launched 2004
  • Class Xpedition
  • Length, 296ft
  • Gross Tons 2,842
  • Has a capacity of 48
  • And a crew of 38 check this
  • Decks 6
  • Cruise Speed 15kts
  • Free dining options 2

Celebrity Reflection

  • Launched, 2012
  • Class, Solstice
  • Length, 1047ft
  • Gross Tons 126,000
  • Has a capacity of 3046
  • And a crew of 1271
  • Decks 16
  • Cruise Speed 24kts
  • Free dining options 4
  • Specialty dining options 6
  • Exclusive dining 2

Celebrity Silhouette

  • Launched 2011
  • Refurbished 2020
  • Class, Solstice
  • Length, 1047ft
  • Gross Tons, 122,400
  • Has a capacity of 2902
  • And a crew of 1500
  • Decks 24kts
  • Cruise Speed 16
  • Free dining options 4
  • Specialty dining options 6
  • Exclusive dining 2

Celebrity Eclipse

Launched, 2010
Class, Solstice
Length, 1041ft
Gross Tons, 122,000
Has a capacity of 2852
And a crew of 1271
Decks 16
Cruise Speed 24kts
Free dining options 4
Specialty dining options 4
Exclusive restaurants 2

Celebrity Equinox

  • Launched 2009
  • Class, Solstice
  • Length, 1041ft
  • Gross Tons, 122,000
  • Has a capacity of 2852
  • And a crew of 1250
  • Decks 16
  • Cruise Speed 24kts
  • Free dining options 4
  • Specialty dining options 4
  • Exclusive restaurants 2

Celebrity Solstice

  • Launched, 2008
  • Class, Solstice
  • Length, 1041ft
  • Gross Tons 122,000
  • Has a capacity of 2852
  • And a crew of 1250
  • Decks 16
  • Cruise Speed 24kts
  • Free dining options 4
  • Specialty dining options 4
  • Exclusive restaurants 2

Celebrity Constellation

  • Launched 2002
  • Class, Millennium
  • Length, 965 ft
  • Gross Tons 90,940
  • Has a capacity of 2184
  • And a crew of 999
  • Decks 12
  • Cruise Speed 24kts
  • Free dining options 4
  • Specialty dining options 3
  • Exclusive restaurants 2

Celebrity Infinity

  • Launched 2001
  • Class, Millennium
  • Length, 965ft
  • Gross Tons, 91,000
  • Has a capacity of 2170
  • And a crew of 999
  • Decks 12
  • Cruise Speed 24kts
  • Free Dining Options 4
  • Specialty dining options 3
  • Exclusive restaurants 2

Celebrity Summit

  • Launched 2001
  • Renovated 2019
  • Class Millennium 
  • Length, 965ft
  • Gross Tons, 90,940
  • Has a capacity of 2218
  • And a crew of 997
  • Decks 12
  • Cruise Speed 24kts
  • Free dining options 4
  • Specialty dining options 3
  • Exclusive restaurants 2

Celebrity Millennium

  • Launched 2000
  • Renovated 2019
  • Class Millennium
  • Length, 956ft
  • Gross Tons, 90,940
  • Has a capacity of 2218
  • And a crew of 997
  • Decks 12
  • Cruise Speed 24kts
  • Free dining options 4
  • Specialty dining options 3
  • Exclusive restaurants 2

And that’s it, a guide to Celebrity Cruise ships with lots of valuable facts and some not-so-useful but exciting.

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  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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