Celebrity Cruises has announced a new, $500 million fleet renovation project to bring many of the features onboard the upcoming Celebrity Edge to the rest of its fleet. The Celebrity Millennium will receive the first updates for the project in 2019, followed by the remainder of Celebrity’s fleet through 2023.
Dubbed The Celebrity Revolution, the new project will see designer Kelly Hoppen, who helmed many of the spaces onboard the Celebrity Edge, bring elements that ship’s Retreat for Suite Class guests to all of the ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet. All Celebrity ships will have the open-air Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Lounge, both designed by Hoppen. The Retreat Lounge will replace the former Michael’s Club.
Hoppen will also design new Reflection Suites and Signature Suites, which are currently found onboard the Celebrity Reflection, to the Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Equinox, and Celebrity Silhouette. Celebrity described the design as incorporating clean lines and neutral tones into a “fusion of East meets West.”
Other accommodation updates will include a refresh of the staterooms onboard Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Infinity, and Celebrity Summit, plus the staterooms and many of the suites on board Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection, headed by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). All staterooms will receive a design update inspired by boutique hotels, as well as Celebrity’s eXhale bedding with cashmere mattresses, RFID locks, pervasive Xcelerate and Bluetooth capabilities.
In terms of culinary updates, the Qsine restaurant will be added across the fleet and completely renovated. The venue will now offer the brand’s Le Petit Chef experience, a table show that uses 4K projection to bring a 3D, tiny chef to life on guests’ plates. You can watch a preview of the show here. Additionally, Oceanview Café will be redesigned with an open, airy, marketplace-inspired style, while the Main Restaurants will get new textures and finishes added throughout.
Other updates as part of the project include:
- Expansion of the new SEA Thermal Suite, which was first introduced on Celebrity Edge
- New shopping experiences from brands including Shinola, John Hardy, and Hublot, plus new digital photo galleries
- Updates to the Passport Bar and an expansion of the Gastrobar concept
- Updates to public venues including The Hideaway, Team Earth, The Library, and more