Chandris has ordered a new $200 million ship for its Chandris Celebrity Cruises division to be built at the Meyer Werft in West Germany. The new 45,000-ton ship, to be named the Zenith, will be a sistership to the 1,350-passenger Horizon, which is under construction at a cost of $175 million the same yard.
Celebrity Cruises's first ship, the 1,100-passenger Meridian, will begin service in February. (The Meridian is the former Galileo which is being rebuilt at a cost of $45 million at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven.) The Horizon will enter service in April, 1990; the Zenith follows in April of 1992.