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Celebrity Mercury

Another celebrity star with a host of original features

Celebrity Cruises luxury vessel, the 77,713-ton Mercury, arrived in Southampton on October 17, 1997.

celebrity mercuryMercury was the third in Celebrity’s new series of technologically advanced ships, not only featuring Celebrity’s signature AquaSpa, high technology Celebrity Theatre and an advanced interactive communications system, but also uncompromising levels of cuisine and service excellence for which Celebrity has earned its outstanding five-star reputation.

A prominent design team, including the original contributors to Century and Galaxy, as well as notable American designers, created a unique platform of style and function onboard the ship. Mercury’s public rooms are designed to flow together, allowing passengers to relax in the spacious surroundings of the ship without feeling crowded.

Among original features of Mercury were

  • Two atriums
  • A sliding glass roof over the third swimming pool
  • A special lounge for teenagers
  • An indoor and outdoor children’s play area
  • In addition, 30 per cent of Mercury’s cabins had private verandahs.

    The 1,870-passenger ship was constructed by Joseph L Meyer in Papenburg, Germany, who also built Celebrity, Zenith, Horizon, Century and Galaxy.

    Vital statistics

    Operated by: Celebrity Cruises
    Built by: Meyer Werft, Germany
    Entered service: November 1997
    Refurbished: 2006
    Registered: The Bahamas
    Gross tonnage: 78,000 tons
    Passengers: 1,870
    Passenger decks: 10
    Lifts: 10
    Crew: 909 international
    Officer nationality: Greek
    Cabins: 935 including:

    • 639 with ocean view
    • 220 with balcony
    • 296 inside
    • 8 with wheelchair access

    Length: 865ft
    Width: 106ft
    Draught: 25ft
    Engines: Diesel

    Facilities

    One two-level main dining room (two sittings), alternative dining options, eleven bars, four lounges, casino, cinema/conference room, theatre, disco, card room, library, boutiques, beauty shop, three swimming pools (one inside), fitness centre.

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