I have been attuned to all things Celebrity Cruises since spending a fascinating day on board their beautiful new ship Celebrity Equinox at the weekend.
So when another reference to Celebrity popped up in one of my regular internet searches, I was drawn to it immediately.
I soon began to wish I hadn’t bothered. It was an announcement from a Finnish firm to say they had won a contract to supply lifts for two more of Celebrity’s Solstice-class ships.
Not lifts, of course, but elevators. And, in the words of the press release from KONE Corporation, the company will supply the two ships with “a total of 46 customised elevators serving the vertical transportation needs of both passengers and crew.”
“Vertical transportation” indeed ! Perhaps it loses something in the translation.
In any case, I prefer Schindlers’ Lifts myself, and can’t help shedding a tear whenever I get in one of theirs.