Celebrity Cruises Revolution Series: Celebrity Summit
In March this year, Celebrity Summit completed The Celebrity Revolution, part of Celebrity Cruises’ biggest fleet-wide modernisation ever, with more than $500-million in luxurious upgrades being made to take the brand’s already award-winning fleet to the Edge. SPACE Editor Can Faik was invited aboard to experience the Revolution first-hand.
As part of its $500-million fleet-wide modernisation programme, Celebrity Summit is making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding The Retreat, an exclusive suite class experience including The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Lounge, the results are phenomenal. These new venues combined with its award-winning private Suite Class restaurant Luminae are sure to please.
While onboard I was fortunate enough to meet and dine with Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO, and she was keen to say, “Celebrity Summit is one of the most popular ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet and we’re excited to share the revolutionised design with the world. Celebrity Summit is better than she’s ever been – with modernised spaces and exciting new experiences, and she’s the first of our ships to feature our partnerships with American Ballet Theatre and Chef Daniel Boulud.”
When updating staterooms and suites, every detail was thought through, with guest comfort at the forefront. Celebrity Cruises collaborated with renowned international hospitality firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) to transform the staterooms, while turning to famed designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, to refresh the gorgeous suites and bring The Retreat to Celebrity Summit.”
SUITES & STATEROOMS
Revolutionising its award-winning ships gave the brand the opportunity to bring their already world-class suites to lavish new heights. After all, they like their guests to think of their accommodations as a home away from home as they travel the world. In Suite Class, Celebrity Cruises teamed up once again with Kelly Hoppen to bring the visionary ideas she started on Celebrity Edge to the rest of their award-winning ships. She infused the suites with her signature style – a subtle, coordinated fusion of East meets West with clean lines, neutral tones, and a warm, inviting opulence. While HBA Miami has clearly breathed a new, contemporary life into the Celebrity Summit staterooms with a modern, streamlined design paired with a soft, soothing palette that complements the colours of the sea.
The refreshed staterooms have a sense of spaciousness and lightness, using material and tonal changes that subliminally organise the stateroom into ‘active’ and ‘sleep’ areas. The simple, tailored, timeless design speaks to the modern luxury and sophistication celebrated by Celebrity Cruises.
The sleek and elevated closets feature transparent doors and open shelving, enhancing the sense of openness and airiness in the new stateroom.
Abstract artwork caters to international tastes and adds a sense of domesticity. The velvety fabrics make for cosy and warm accommodations. The modularity of select furniture allows for some degree of personalisation to suit guests’ needs.
The refinement of the bathroom’s configuration offers storage for both towels and personal items, with efficient shelving and drawers. The shower’s glass enclosure and door are a welcome upscale addition. The lighter colour palette is bright and fresh.
The new Celebrity Summit stateroom is the ideal sanctuary to relax and recharge, with sumptuous bedding to luxuriate in, custom furniture for lounging, and views that always inspire. It is the perfect escape at sea.
The revitalised casino is an alluring, Art Deco-inspired atmosphere. The white envelope allows new features to shine: fluted columns, patterned glass, smoked mirrors, gold Art Deco accents, and regal blue and vibrant gold upholstery. The scheme brings the glam factor back to the casino experience. The lounge within the casino is a place to see and be seen with rich detailing and clean, sparkling materials used to enhance the overall effect. The plush seating and dramatic finishes add a sense of elegance.
The sophisticated take on modern, classic design delivers a winning, vibrant gaming venue that thrills and entices, and guarantees an exciting, enjoyable time on the high seas.
Celebrity Cruises revealed a new, wellness-focused spa design for The Spa by Canyon Ranch, The Spa features transformed treatment rooms, the salon, Persian Garden, fitness centre, and more to soothe guests from the moment they arrive.
Celebrity Summit is already turning heads after completing the dramatic transformation. The ship’s revitalisation is the next chapter of The Celebrity Revolution, Celebrity Cruises’ extensive modernisation effort.
Celebrity Summit is just the second ‘Revolutionary’ redesign for the brand, with Celebrity Equinox just completing and six more ships to be modernised by 2023.
The Celebrity Revolution will change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Summit.
DEVELOPER: Celebrity Cruises
INTERIOR DESIGN: Hirsch Bedner Associates and Kelly Hoppen
SUPPLIERS: Outdoor furniture: Shores Global, Kettal Carpet: Brintons Lighting: Chelsom Fitness equipment: Technogym