‘New’ Celebrity Summit Completes Transformation

Celebrity Cruises’ “new” Celebrity Summit is ready to turn some heads after completing a dramatic transformation.

The ship’s revitalization marks the beginning of the US$500-million “Celebrity Revolution,” the cruise line’s biggest fleet-wide modernization ever.

On the all-new Celebrity Summit, enhancements included completely redesigned staterooms and suites; the addition of The Retreat for suite guests, with an exclusive new sundeck and redesigned lounge; re-imagined restaurants, bars and lounges; a redesigned spa and casino; and new designer boutiques featuring the hottest designer names.

“Celebrity Summit is one of the most popular ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet and we are so excited to share the revolutionized results with our guests,” said Celebrity president Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “The incredible turnaround time for this transformation is due to the diligence and dedication of teams working around the clock to make sure she is ready for prime time. Celebrity Summit is better than she’s ever been – with revolutionized spaces and exciting new experiences, being the first of our ships to feature our new fleet-wide partnerships with American Ballet Theatre and Chef Daniel Boulud – and she’s ready to sail our guests to incredible destinations around the world.”

Enhancements made to the staterooms and suites include: All-new luxurious and modern stateroom design in partnership with HBA; the addition of Celebrity’s eXhale bedding featuring Cashmere mattresses; completely redesigned stateroom bathrooms with all-new, state-of-the-art finishes and fixtures; advanced RFID lock technology with digital key access has been added to every stateroom door; refreshed suite design and finishes by Hoppen; an all-new exclusive open-air hideaway – known as The Retreat Sundeck – for suite guests designed by Hoppen and featuring a new hot tub, cabanas, loungers, artwork and more; the Retreat Lounge (formerly Michael’s Club), an exclusive 24/7 lounge for suite guests designed by Hoppen and offering complimentary beverages, gourmet bites, live entertainment and concierge service.

Celebrity Summit is just the second revolutionary redesign for the brand, with Celebrity Equinox scheduled to enter dry-dock in May and six more ships to be revolutionized by 2023.

(photos courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)