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Celebrity Summit® is ready to turn heads again after completing a dramatic transformation. The ship’s revitalization is the next chapter of The Celebrity Revolution, our extensive modernization effort, with more than $500-million in upgrades across the fleet.
The all-new Celebrity Summit’s revolutionary enhancements include completely redesigned staterooms and suites, the addition of The Retreat for suite guests, stunningly reimagined restaurants, bars and lounges, fully-redesigned spa and casino, and more.
Celebrity Summit’s bow-to-stern transformation began on February 17, 2019, in Freeport, Grand Bahama. It spent a total of 31 days in the skilled hands of thousands of engineers, architects, artisans, designers, contractors, and members of the Celebrity team who collaborated to ensure flawless execution of the ship’s dramatic modernization.
Fellow Captain’s Club members, the Hyde family, had the pleasure of sailing on Celebrity Summit after she completed her transformation.
“We love the revolutionized Summit! The ship has the same great employees but feels brand new. We really like the new color scheme. Rendezvous is beautiful and is now light and bright. The Retreat Lounge and Sundeck are also beautiful. We really love our Celebrity Suite as well; it is so cheery.”
Scheduled to be back at sea post-modernization on June 1, 2019, Celebrity Equinox will have received several exciting updates for you to enjoy, along with a new Homeport.
Equinox will depart exclusively from the new state-of-the-art Terminal 25 in Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, for her 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. The sleek and beautiful Terminal 25 features Expedited Arrival technology for a quick and seamless check-in, plus an exclusive area for Suite Class guests featuring a singular path to The Retreat with an exclusive lounge, elevator lobbies, screening areas, and even a private rooftop terrace.
Join us on the June 1st sailing to get the first taste of Chef Daniel Boulud and American Ballet Theatre aboard the Equinox! And on the June 1 sailing. Chef Daniel Boulud’s exquisite cuisine will be prepared in Luminae for dinner. You can even savor a 5-course meal designed by him with Chef’s Table by Daniel Boulud.
American Ballet Theatre will showcase exclusive performance selections from the ABT repertoire performing alongside our world-class instrumentalists. Join the dancers for intimate seminars and ballet barre classes for adults and children that are sure to keep you on your toes.
Join us for our deliciously entertaining Moveable Feast Culinary Cruise. Star chefs Michelle Bernstein and Buddy Valastro will host cooking demonstrations, private cooking classes, excursions, and so much more.
This sailing will also feature exclusive performance selections from the American Ballet Theatre repertoire!
This month, we take you behind the scenes with Celebrity Reflection’s Captain Panos Skylogiannis. Watch the video to learn more about him and where Celebrity Reflection® is headed.
We’re proud to showcase some exciting news about two very special leaders at Celebrity Cruises.
Earlier this month, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, our President and CEO, was awarded the highest honor in the cruise industry, the Lifetime Achievement Award by Cruise Line Industry Association. It is presented to individuals who have made monumental, positive contributions to the cruise industry. And that sums up Lisa perfectly. Congratulations, Lisa!
Captain Kate McCue was recently profiled in a New York Times article. She is the first American woman to captain a cruise ship starting back in 2015. She’s due to be at the helm of Celebrity Edge starting late in 2019. Read the article here.
And finally, both Lisa Lutoff-Perlo AND Captain Kate McCue made the Conde Nast Traveler “The Women Who Travel Power List.” They’re two of 30 women chosen because they’re helping pave the way for all female travelers. Our hats off to each of the powerhouse women mentioned, and we are sure that between Lisa and Captain McCue’s traveling miles, they could have been to Mars and back! See Lisa's feature here, and Captain Kate's feature here.
She’s close to making her debut and, to celebrate, we have a special offer. Book your all-inclusive Galapagos vacation and we’ll help you get there. For a limited time, enjoy half off second guest cruise fares when you book a 10- or 11-night Galapagos vacation aboard Celebrity Flora. And, 10-, 11-, or 16-night packages include round-trip airfare from the U.S. or Canada through Flights by Celebrity.* For rates, please contact your travel advisor or call us directly at (800) 556-8209.
She’s all set to transition from the Caribbean to her first season in the Mediterranean. Sailings out of Rome, Southampton, or Barcelona begin next month. Watch this video for 7 Reasons to Sail Edge in the Med.
We’re about one year away from her inaugural sailing. Beginning April 5, 2020, Celebrity ApexSM will take on Europe with incredible 7-to-14-night sailings departing from Southampton, Barcelona, and Rome. Check out some of the first sailings below.