The 122,000-tonne, 317 meters long solstice-class cruise ship with a 2,850-passenger and 1,250 crew capacity called on Ashdod and Haifa port
Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Equinox, the largest cruise ship to sail to Israel, dock for the first time in Israeli Mediterranean ports on August 25.
The 122,000-tonne, 317 meters long solstice-class cruise ship with a 2,850-passenger and 1,250 crew capacity, the Celebrity Equinox features the Lawn Club (a half-acre of real grass), AquaClass spa cabins, the Sky Observation Lounge, a glass blowing studioand a wine bar. The cruise ship also includes four restaurants.
Equinox is also going green by utilizing 216 solar panels throughout the ship. The energy collected then becomes part of the ship’s power grid - enough to operate 7,000 of the vessel’s 25,000 energy efficient LED lights.
Zari Rosenfeld, director general of A. Rosenfeld Shipping Ltd, the vessel's agent in Israel, said in the welcome ceremony that the return of cruises ships to Israel gives him great satisfaction as it contributes to the well being to Israel's turist industry.