“We launched the Celebrity Revolution to do one thing– transform the way our guests experience the world.”
Celebrity Cruises CEO and President, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has spoken out on the lines’s decision to spend over $500 million to revitalize its fleet to the standard of Celebrity Edge.
The project will be officially completed between February 2019 and February 2023 where every stateroom and public space will be refreshed to a luxury standard.
“Our dedication to improving the way guests experience the world knows no bounds. We are taking our entire award-winning fleet to the edge and giving people the vacation they truly deserve”, Lutoff-Perlo continued.
Celebrity Edge (above)
U.K.-based South African interior designer Kelly Hoppen oversaw the work on the next ship Celebrity will launch in December 2018, Celebrity Edge, and also took charge of the renovation of the ships’ Suites.
Hoppen’s designs include streamlined cabins with minimalist pieces in palettes of white, gray, taupe and ocean-blue, with natural light to bring the outdoor seascapes to the interior of the ship.
Suites Class is an exclusive enclave onboard Celebrity ships with special benefits for guests making this choice for accommodation.
The benefits include personal butler service, priority check-in and debarkation, along with priority reservations at onboard restaurants and entertainment venues.
“This was a new and exciting challenge to recreate something stylish and luxurious yet totally different from the accommodations that I have designed for Celebrity Edge,” said Hoppen.
“I wanted to invoke 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 day, especially when you are on vacation.
It was important to create space, harmony and luxury within a home away from home setting and I think we achieved this balance perfectly.”
Guests of Suites Class will also have access to new amenities in the Suites-exclusive public areas: The Retreat.
The Retreat onboard Edge (above)
The Retreat will be anchored by The Retreat Lounge where cruisers can enjoy complimentary buffets, premium beverages and live entertainment throughout the day.
There will also be a dedicated concierge desk that can arrange priority reservations for onboard activities and off-board excursions.
More features that Celebrity fans can expect from the renovations include The Retreat Sundecks, complete with a full-size pool and spa tub, loungers and cabanas, plus poolside food and beverage service.
Celebrity’s gourmet Qsine restaurant will be renovated and added across the entire fleet, offering the virtual Le Petit Chef dining-entertainment fusion experience.
The latter was created by the artists of Skullmapping and presented by TableMation exclusively for Celebrity Cruises.
The Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar and Main Restaurant will be redesigned, along with public venues including The Hideaway, Team Earth and The Library.
Guests can also expect to see a newly expanded SEA Thermal Suite in the spa and new shopping experiences from brands like Shinola and Hublot.
Staterooms will feature the line’s eXhale bedding, luxurious cashmere mattresses, and new high-tech features such as RFID locks, Xcelerate and Bluetooth capabilities.
Stateroom on Edge (above)
The rollout will take four years to complete and is due to begin in February 2019; the current schedule of the completion dates has been released:
-Celebrity Millennium: February 9th 2019
-Celebrity Summit: March 23rd 2019
-Celebrity Equinox: May 25th 2019
-Celebrity Silhouette: January 24th 2020
-Celebrity Eclipse: April 1st 2020
-Celebrity Constellation: May 1st 2020
-Celebrity Infinity: November 14th 2020
-Celebrity Solstice: October 1st 2021
-Celebrity Reflection: February 2nd 2023
What do you think of the Celebrity Revolution? Are you excited the entire fleet will be up to a ‘new luxury’ standard? Which ship are you planning on sailing with next? Leave us your comments below!
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