Ship profile: Celebrity Mercury
The Celebrity Mercury begins sailing from Baltimore in the fall. (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruise Lines)
Ports of call: Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean
2009 sailing dates: Nov. 9, 21, 30 and Dec. 12, 31
Gross Tonnage: 77,713
Length: 866 feet
Staterooms: 943 (inside, ocean view, veranda and suite)
Guest Capacity: 1,886 passengers, 908 crew
Features/amenities: Two pools (one saltwater), AquaSpa, fitness center, internet access, cigar bar, art gallery, casino, specialty shops, theater, golf simulator, conference room and two nightclubs, one with ballroom dance lessons. The Celebrity Network, an in-stateroom interactive television network. offers casino video games, shore excursions previews, room service and in-room movies.
Restaurants: The elegant Manhattan Restaurant, a two-level dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows; three bars, including champagne and martini bars; Elegant Tea serving tea, pastries and sandwiches; and Gourmet Bites, a midnight buffet and three cafes.