Pictured here is Celebrity Equinox as of March 16, 2009, at Meyer Werft shipyard.

Celebrity Cruises is celebrating the spring equinox by revealing key dates leading to the launch of Celebrity Equinox, the top-rated premium brand's second in a class of five sister ships entering service between 2008-2012. Celebrity Equinox will exit Meyer Werft shipyard June 6, 2009, and remain dockside until June 19-20, when the ship will make its conveyance – an event expected to attract hundreds of area residents along the banks of the River Ems – from Papenburg, Germany, to Emshaven, Netherlands. Celebrity will take delivery of the ship July 16, followed by inspections and a series of promotional activities for press, trade and other audiences prior to entering service July 31 with an 8-night Norwegian Fjords cruise.