Celebration is 47,262 tons. 732.6 feet long. 92.5 feet wide with a 25.5 foot draft. She is Liberian registered with Italian Officers and an International crew. She is diesel propelled.
Celebration was the subject of some negative publicity after catching fire and losing all power. It was the Ecstasy that came to her rescue, removing passengers for the return trip to Miami. It was in July of 1998 that that ship too had a problem with a fire on board. Hmmm...let's see....Celebration, Ecstasy.....what do they have in common?? Ah ha, Kathie Lee is Godmother to them both!!
Celebration was also the vessel that sailed into a freighter, outbound from Cuba (in 1991, I believe?), incurring considerable damage to her bow. The Captain claimed not to have seen it! Yeah, right! You'd think these Italian Captains would have learned their lesson after the Andrea Doria!! YIELD!!!! Steering a liner with a shipload of passengers is NOT the time to show your Italian bravado and stubborn nature!
Celebration has one twin sister, The Jubilee, and one sister that is a virtual, but not perfect twin, The Holiday.
Copyright © 1998 Mel Litzenberger. All Rights Reserved.