Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on May 19, 2010

The cruise ship, "Celebrity Constellation" berthed alongside the Admiralty Pier in Dover Harbour, Kent, UK.

The photo was taken from the Prince of Wales Pier on Wednesday, 21st of April, 2010; out of shot to the right, the Balmoral was also in port (Fred Olsen).

The Celebrity Constellation is going into drydock in Hamburg, Germany, from April 24 until May 9, where it will be fitted with some of the most popular venues found on the line's Solstice Class ships.

GTS "Celebrity Constellation" is a Millennium class cruise ship of Celebrity Cruises. She is the co-flagship of the Celebrity fleet, along with Century-class ship Century. She was originally named Constellation, but renamed in May 2007. Her three sister ships are the Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit, and Celebrity Millennium.

She was built at the Chantiers de l`Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. The ship boasts a COGAS power plant of gas turbines and a steam turbine providing up to 60 Megawatts for the electric systems and two 19 MW Rolls-Royce/Alstom MerMaid azimuth thrusters for propulsion. In 2007, she was refitted with the addition of a diesel engine as a fuel-saving measure. The ship can run on any combination of the gas turbines or diesel. In port, she generates electrical power from the diesel.

Constellation consistently receives top honors from Condé Nast`s readers survey, and is currently ranked by readers as the best large cruise ship. During the summer period the ship sails in Northern Europe. Since her delivery the ship sails to the Baltic Sea between May and August. In June 2010 and July 2011 the ship will also sail to the Norwegian Fjords up to the North Cape. The rest of the season the ship sails to the Mediterranean (fall) and the Caribbean (winter). (1)

Ship Facts (2):

91,000 tons

Passengers: 1,950

999 crew

964 feet in length

105 feet wide

11 passenger decks

Cruising speed: 24 knots

Built in St. Nazaire, France

Registry: Bahamas

Entered Service: May 12, 2002

IMO number: 9192399

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(1) Wikipedia entry for Celebrity Constellation.

(2) Cruismates entry for Celebrity Constellation

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John Latter on September 30, 2011

More details for the Celebrity Constellation:

MMSI: 249046000

Callsign: 9HJB9

Flag: Malta (from 2007)

John Latter on December 2, 2012

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

MS Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ship

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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  • Uploaded on April 22, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/04/21 07:19:37
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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