Celebrity Cruises has added three sailings to its Silhouette ship’s schedule in 2019 out of Southampton.

The 2,886-passenger capacity vessel arrives in April to replace Eclipse which has been based in the UK for eight years.

Following “phenomenal” demand, Celebrity has decided to increase the number ex-UK itineraries.

The 12-night Iceland and Fjords itinerary calling at the Channel Islands, Cork, Dublin, and Icelandic stop-offs Akureyri and Reykjavik, departs May 7, 2019. Prices start from £1,979.

The 14-night Scandinavia and Russia cruise departs on June 30 calling at Bruges; Copenhagen; Stockholm, Visby, both in Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; St Petersburg; and Berlin before returning to Southampton. Prices start from £2,379.

The 14-night Western Mediterranean cruise departs Southampton on July 28 during the school summer holidays. Prices lead in from £2,479, with the ship calling at Vigo, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Rome, Livorno, both Italy; Provence, France; Barcelona; and Gibraltar, before returning to Southampton.

Claire Stirrup, Celebrity’s sales director UK and Ireland, called the decision to add to Silhouette’s ex-UK sailings “a very simple one”.

She said: “Since announcing the news that Celebrity Silhouette will call Southampton home, the response has been phenomenal with such a buzz among agents.

“Their support for the Celebrity Cruises brand and enthusiasm for our products made the decision to grow the number of ex-UK itineraries a very simple one.”