Cruise ship brings summer-level crowd to Oak Bluffs. More cruise ships are scheduled to visit the Island

Celebrity SummitSummer crowds came early for Oak Bluffs when a massive cruise ship called the Celebrity Summit stopped by Oak Bluffs this week, as a part of its itinerary.

The vessel, operated by Celebrity Cruises, dwarf the Steamship Authority ferries. According to travel magazine TravelAge West, the Celebrity Summit is 965 feet in length and has a 105-foot-long beam. By comparison, the ferry Martha’s Vineyard is 230 feet in length with a 60-foot beam.

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