Cruise Ship Zenith Delivered To Chandris Celebrity Cruises By Meyer Werft

The cruise vessel Zenith was recently delivered to Celebrity Chandris Cruises by Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany.

The ship is 682 feet long, with a beam of 95 feet and a draft of 24 feet.

Powered by a "father and son" four engine plant, a cruising speed of 21.4 knots can be attained. The plant consists of two MAN B&W 9 L "father" engines and two MAN B&W 6 L "son" engines. The larger engines have an output of5,994 kw, and the smaller engines develop 3,996 kw. Power from the plant is transmitted to the two controllable pitch propeller plants via double reduction gears with integrated lamella couplings.

For additional maneuverability, the Zenith was fitted with two bow thrusters, one stern thruster, and protwo flap rudders which are operated by a joystick.

The vessel is equipped with five diesel generating sets as well as one emergency generator to provide all necessary electrical power.

The 47,255-gt Zenith can carry 1,374 passengers and crew. The vessel will operate seven-night cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Caribbean.

The Zenith's sister ship, Horizon, has been cruising the Caribbean and to Bermuda since May 1990.

The launching of the Zenith was reported in Maritime Reporter's April, 1992 issue.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 29,  May 1992

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