The 295m cruise ship Celebrity Constellation made her Middle East debut this week, sailing for the first time ever from Abu Dhabi on a 12-night roundtrip cruise to India.
Celebrity Constellation is the first cruise ship to be solely based out of Abu Dhabi, but also one of only two offering roundtrip cruises to India from the UAE.
She departed Abu Dhabi on Monday afternoon, bound for Dubai and then on to Muscat, Mumbai, Goa and Mangalore before returning to the UAE’s capital on December 10th.
The 295-metre, 91,000-ton vessel with a capacity for 2,170 guests in 975 staterooms on 13 decks, will sail nine-, 12- 14- and 15-night cruises covering five ports-of-call until she departs for South East Asia in January after a two-month-long home port deployment at Zayed Port’s Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.
A plaque exchange ceremony was held between the captain of Celebrity Constellation and port officials at Abu Dhabi and Dubai to mark her maiden visit to the UAE.