Celebrity Cruises has completed its dry-dock for Celebrity Summit following the ship’s Celebrity Revolution refurbishment, part of a fleetwide $500 million upgrade programme.
Featuring lighter colours and a more modern design, Celebrity Summit’s aesthetic has been more closely aligned to the line’s newest ship, Celebrity Edge.
Brian Abel, Celebrity Cruises’ senior vice president of hotel operations, said: “There’s a little bit more of a residential feel. Our current guests will love it. And I think with a little bit more of a modern, fresh approach, a lot of new-to-cruise will find it very comfortable and attractive because the design is very competitive with some of the great four- and five-star hotels.”
Celebrity worked with design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, specialists in hospitality interiors, to refresh the staterooms, and Celebrity Edge designer Kelly Hoppen to transform the suites.
New features on the ship include the Retreat Sundeck, which occupies previously underused deck space with a hot tub, cabanas and loungers, and the Retreat Lounge. Formerly Michael’s Club, the lounge is exclusively available to guests booked in suites.
Areas that have received a makeover include the spa, Sunset Bar and Rendezvous Bar, while the Oceanview cafe has a new bakery. Crew training has also been enhanced to ensure Celebrity delivers the service to match its updated look.