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Meridian

This was the first cruise ship for Celebrity Cruises, a product of Chandris, thus the symbolic X still on the funnel (as with all other Celebrity ships). The ship was originally the Galileo Galilei, and then the Galileo for Chandris, Meridian for Celebrity, and eventually Sun Vista. The ship under

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The add ons, although exstended their lifeline, took away the sleek beauty of both the galileo galilei and the sister ship guglielmo marconi (costa riviera)

regards Frank.
 

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Kolby -
Meridian was a totally new cruise ship and previewed many of Celebrity's new brand of cruising. I sailed her as a travel writer both as Meridian and Galileo. The two ships were hardly comparable. The only surviving feature of Galileo was the Winter Garden and covered Promenade deck (delightful!). Compare Meridian with the new Celebrity Equinox and see how this line has progressed over less than twenty years! Celebrity still has the best food & service.
Thanks for posting this photo of Celebrity's pioneer vessel!
The Sun Viking
 

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Originally, I was referring only to the exterior view of the ship when i posted this. I didn't know of the interior changes until now.

Thanks,
Kolby Hurt
 

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From Meridian to Soltice & Equinox...Celebrity have made impressive progress (helped in part by RCCL) and I completely agree you Sun Viking...the service is flawless!
Cheers,
Phill
 

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A former colleague of mine was working on the bridge when she sank as the SUN VISTA. He said he is convinced that the sinking was an insurance scam.
 

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Well, thats what happens when you open up the sea-cocks before hitting the boats! She was worth more in insurance than scrap value and the line was failing miserably.
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