I know to a new cruiser that talking class of ship means nothing to you. What a class of ship means, is the cruise line builds several ships of a certain style, size, and the lay out of the decks are all similar with only minor changes from ship to ship. In most cases (not all) the first ship they build of that class is also the name of the first ship. This is the case with the Solstice class with Celebrity cruise lines. Celebrity built five ships in the Solstice class- Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Silhouette, and Celebrity Reflection is brand new in 2012. The Celebrity Silhouette has a wonderful 10-nt Mediterranean itinerary leaving from Rome and ending in Venice and you would spend the last night on the ship in Venice giving you plenty of time to visit Venice. The ship also does an itinerary in reverse starting in Venice and ending in Rome, or another roundtrip itinerary leaving Venice and ending in Venice.