Today it were at Funchal´s harbour two more cruise ships and this time it were the North American vessel from Celebrity Cruises, the new Celebrity Eclipse and the German cruise from Phoenix Reisen, Amadea. Celebrity Eclipse arrived at Funchal at 10.00 a.m. from Southampton and she sailed away at 6.00 p.m. to St. Cruz de Tenerife. Amadea arrived at 7.30 a.m. from Ponta Delgada, in Azores Archipelago and she sailed away at 2.30 p.m. to Malaga.
Notice that Amadea is now making a transatlantic cruise of 24 nights that began in the Canadian harbour of Montreal, at the beginning of this month, making stops in ports, such as Quebec, Boston, Hamilton and New York. In the transatlantic crossing, Amadea made scale at Azores Archipelago, in Horta and in Ponta Delgada. Then, she will make calls at Malaga, Barcelona, Nice and finishing the cruise in Germany.
Amadea is a cruise ship owned by Amadea Shipping Company and operated under charter by the German-based Phoenix Reisen. She was originally built in 1991 by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan as MS Asuka for Nippon Yussen Kaisha. In 2006 she was sold to her current owners and entered service with Phoenix Reisen. Amadea has 28,717 gross tonnage, it measures approximately 192 meters long and it has 25 meters beam. The vessel can accomodate 624 passengers served by 292 crew. The Amadea contains 2 royal Suites, 40 Suites and 254 cabins. 106 cabins have a private balcony.
Port of Registry: Bahamas, Nassau
Service Speed: 21.0 knots
Celebrity Eclipse is a Solstice-class cruise ship, operated by Celebrity Cruises. She was built in 2010 at Meyer Werft shipyard, Papenburg, Germany. Celebrity Eclipse is the sister ship of Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox. She is the third Solstice class cruise ship. Celebrity Eclipse has about 122.000 gross tons and carries about 2852 passengers served by 1250 crew. She has approximately 315 meters long and it has 37 meters beam.
Port of Registry: Malta
Service Speed: 24 knots
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