Celebrity Cruises Announces “Game-Changing” Ship Makeovers [Photos]
Even as Celebrity Cruise Line prepares to roll out perhaps their most anticipated ship ever, they’ve announced a $500 million update to their fleet. Dubbed The Celebrity Revolution, the plan will see them updating everything from the staterooms to the spas and public spaces even as they are introducing the Celebrity Edge, set to debut this November.
The Vacation You Deserve
“We launched The Celebrity Revolution to do one thing,” says Lias Lutoff-Perlo, the line’s president and CEO. That goal? “To transform the way our guests experience the world.” As a result, they are “taking our entire award-winning fleet to the edge and giving people the vacation they truly deserve.”
The project — which will begin in 2019 on board the Celebrity Millennium and roll out across the fleet through 2023 — involves literally hundreds of designers, architects and engineers. One of the things they’ll be focusing on is transforming the already lush suites into even more lavish accommodations. “This was a new and exciting challenge,” says designer Kelly Hoppen, “to recreate something stylish and luxurious yet totally different from the accommodations that I have designed for Celebrity Edge. I wanted to evoke a feeling of timeless luxury that welcomed guests into their own haven. Your bedroom is where you sleep and where you wake, two of the most important times of the day, especially when you’re on vacation. It was important to create space, harmony and luxury within a home away from home setting, and I think we achieved that balance perfectly.” The result is described as an East-meets-West vibe with clean lines, neutral tones and a warm, inviting opulence.
]First introduced on Edge, The Retreat — an area for the exclusive use of suite-class guests featuring an outdoor lounge, full-sized pool, hot tub and “pool butlers” — will be added to all the ships in the fleet.
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But it isn’t simply the suites which are getting a facelift. “Every detail of our staterooms has been elevated, every comfort refined,” says Brian Abel, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations. “By the end of Celebrity Revolution, the entire fleet will have the same quality, design essence and consistency of modern luxury, bringing our fleet to the edge.”
Qsine Will Be On Every Ship
Another aspect of the program is bringing the wildly popular specialty restaurant Qsine to every ship on the fleet… including the virtual Le Petit Chef experience. And the Oceanview Cafe will get an entirely new look with an open, marketplace-inspired feel featuring various “islands” guests can stop at to sample international treats. The main dining rooms, too, will get a completely new look.
When the Celebrity Edge rolls out, it will include the new SEA Thermal Suite, which will be brought to the other ships in the fleet as part of the Revolution. Those looking to get their shop on will have not only a wider variety of choices, but some big-name designers from which to choose. The already-popular gastropubs will be expanded, and more public venues will be added around the ships.
3D Dining Experience Debuting on Celebrity Edge
What do you think of Celebrity’s big plans for their fleet?