Celebrity Eclipse is to return to Southampton for a second summer in 2011.
The Celebrity Cruises ship will be launched at the end of next month before embarking on its inaugural season of itineraries to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
It will spend the winter in the Caribbean before returning in April 2011 with new itineraries including a 14-night Italian Mediterranean programme.
And due to demand the 16-night Western Mediterranean and Adriatic coast trip doubles in sailings to four in 2011.
Head of field sales Michael English said: “The decision to bring Celebrity Eclipse back to the UK is great news for customers, our trade partners and the industry as a whole.
“We have already seen huge interest in Celebrity Eclipse for 2010 especially from Southampton. Customers love the idea of sailing on a brand new vessel, and have responded really positively to the UK-specific touches we have made to the on-board services and menu.”
Agents and industry partners from across the country will be attending a week-long series of launch events showcasing Celebrity Eclipse including the charity Celebrity Sunwalk in aid of the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.