2. The cruise that you were one was not the inaugural voyage of the ship. The 2 night preview cruise for travel agents and reporters is not considered the inaugural voyage. As told by Celebrity, the inaugural voyage is Nov. 23rd which is the 7-night Easter Caribbean cruise.
The inaugural ceremonies, naming the ship, took place before the ship sailed, which would technically make that the ship's inaugural voyage.
The cruise lines of course want those sailing on the first revenue sailing to believe that is the inaug. sailing, but the pomp and circumstance of the inaugural ceremony is already done.
The cruise lines marketing arms love to refer to the ship's first year as it's Inaugural Season ( a term I personally can't stand), but they enjoy selling the t-shirts and souvenirs that denote it