Written by on Wednesday October 21, 2015
Step on board a Celebrity cruise and discover cruising from a whole new and unique perspective. Gone are the days of dressing for dinner every night and the formalities of a traditional cruising experience. Celebrity cruises have a modern and stylish approach to holidays at sea on board their award-winning cruises.
Explore the signature spaces such as the real grass Lawn Club up on the top deck, or the Persian Garden, a relaxing haven of eucalyptus-infused steam and some of the best views out to sea. On shore uncover Europe’s best-kept secrets with a range of unique shore excursions, taking you right to the heart of each destination. With something to surprise and delight around every corner, isn’t it time you took a different view?
Discover the new Television advertisement below filmed on-board Celebrity Silhouette:
New Refurbishments on Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit
Celebrity also recently announced that two ships, Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit, would undergo a refresh with new outdoor venues, lavish suites, and a specialty restaurant.
Celebrity Infinity will be first in the fleet to receive a new "Rooftop Terrace" with chic, comfortable furnishings and a large outdoor film screen with surround sound.
The "garden-like" design complete with cabanas, is a step up from the Lawn Clubs on the Solstice class ships. Celebrity were the first and are still the only cruise line to offer a lawn of real, growing grass on the top decks of its ships. The new, multi-functional Rooftop Terrace will offer a relaxing, open space during the day but by night, it will be transformed with unique decorative lighting, and a large screen showcasing movies and other entertainment.
And the experience doesn’t end there as not only will this be an exclusive innovative space but it will also incorporate a unique dining experience with specially curated dining options, inspired by the entertainment, current destination, or the occasion combining movies with unique dining experiences.
The Rooftop Terrace will be on the aft end of the 12th deck of the ship and will officially open on Celebrity Infinity on December 5, 2015. Celebrity Summit will follow with a similar drydock in March of 2016.
"The Rooftop Terrace is a brand-new way to enjoy the great outdoors on a modern luxury vacation," said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises. "The popularity of our Lawn Club venues has shown us that some of the richest moments our guests enjoy are when relaxing in beautiful outdoor spaces. In creating the Rooftop Terrace, we wanted to create a hot spot where guests can kick back under the stars in the middle of the ocean, with amazing entertainment and food."
As part of the $16 million refurbishment, Celebrity will also be investing heavily in its Suite Class experience, with every Penthouse and Royal Suite receiving new fixtures with marble surfaces, and comfortable seats in the bathrooms and refreshing touches like new carpeting, drapes, and bed linens.
"We want these suites to be so luxurious and comfortable that it's difficult for guests to leave at the end of their vacation," Lutoff-Perlo said. "We want the entire ship to turn heads."
The solsticization doesn’t stop there with the conversion of some specialty restaurants into a Celebrity signature venue, Tuscan Grille, the popular, Mediterranean-inspired steakhouse.
Celebrity Infinity's S.S. United States and Celebrity Summit’s The Normandie will be converted to make way for the Tuscan Grille with artifacts from both being re-housed in special display areas onboard both ships. A refreshed menu will also be introduced with fresh pasta made in-house; an Italian cocktail menu, a first for Tuscan Grille; a wine list based on the wine-growing regions of Italy; and new foods like artisanal salumi and cheeses and crispy crab arancini and oven-roasted USDA Prime dry-aged steak. Guests who are currently booked in these restaurants will be given the first opportunity to cancel and rebook in Tuscan Grille.
As well as this there will also be a refresh of the Solarium, with new furniture, floors, and pool tops, and a refresh of some of the finishes in the spa café. The themed décor in the ship's casino will also be removed and there will be a new future cruise sales office.
Celebrity Infinity enters drydock from October 15th to 29th 2015 and Celebrity Summit from February 27th to March 12th 2016.