Celebrity Summit – Bringing A Taste Of History To Bermuda On The 4th of July

Posted in: News - Last Updated: June 10th, 2014 by Dolores Thomas

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You can travel in style and comfort, as well as experiencing history, when heading to Bermuda on the GTS Celebrity Summit. This is the Millennium class cruise ship set to moor at Kings Wharf at 8.30 am on Wednesday the 4th of July. Tourists can then kick off their fantastic two day adventure on the island, concluding at four thirty on the afternoon of Friday the 6th of July. You will feel like a star when travelling aboard the Celebrity Summit.

This mainstay of the Celebrity Cruises line is famous for its one of a kind restaurant. It features genuine decoration and panelling from the French pre –World War Two ocean liner the SS Normandie. This is the vessel which has been named the greatest liner of the century.

The SS Normandie was launched in 1932 and had its maiden voyage three years later. It weighed almost 80,000-tonnes and was approximately 1,029 ft long. The liner extended across 12 decks and could carry around 1,972 passengers. These included many Hollywood movie stars, from Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart to Carole Lombard and Maurice Chevalier. It is also said many famous artists of the day, such as Marlene Dietrich and Josephine Baker, performed aboard the SS Normandie.

The ship would sadly eventually catch fire and capsize in 1942. There are moreover remains of this great ship adorning the restaurant of the Celebrity Summit. This is where guests could dine in the shadow of history, while taking a cruise to Bermuda.

The Celebrity Summit will be making several stops to the island in July. The Millennium class ship will be docking on Wednesday the 11th of July at 8.30 in the morning. She will be stay at Kings Wharf for two days, and then leave at 4.30 in the afternoon of the 13th.

The cruise ship shall be making a repeat performance the next Wednesday, the 18th of July, at half past eight in the morning. She will once again stop for a two day layover, ahead of its 4.30pm time of departure on Friday the 20th of July.

The Celebrity Summit will be making its last trip to Kings Wharf that month on Wednesday the 25th of July at 8.30 in the morning. The vessel will once more be berthed until the following Friday, the 27th of July, at half past four in the early evening.

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*Please note this schedule is subject to change without notice. Compiled by the Department of Marine and Ports Services.

If you are interested, have a peek at the complete cruise call schedule to Bermuda in 2012cruise ships coming to Bermuda in July, or our list of fantastic things to do in Bermuda in 2012.

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