Gone are the days of blasé decor, dated technology, and traditional cruising experience. The Celebrity Revolution – brought to you by Celebrity Cruises – is finally here and it’s ushering a new era of cruising. And this isn’t your standard makeover – it’s a $500-million transformation that brings their existing fleet to the Edge.
“We launched THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION to do one thing – transform the way our guests experience the world,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, via press release. “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.”
A Revolutionary Perspective
A revolution this large couldn’t be done without outside help and perspective. So, Celebrity tapped over 500 leading architects, designers, and engineers from across the world to help bring their existing fleet to “the Edge.” According to an article by Travel Market Report, Celebrity selected a team of world-renowned designers with little to no experience with cruise ships, during the construction of the Edge. These designers brought a new perspective that departs from your standard cruise ship designs. And this revolutionary perspective will be applied to the rest of the fleet between now and 2023, the expected year the revolution will be complete.
Redefining the Suite Life
On the Edge, world-renowned designer, Kelly Hoppen, MBE, created an unrivaled luxury experience that “is unique to the cruise industry.” Now, she’ll transform the already magnificent suites on the rest of the fleet. And that’s not all – introduced first on the Celebrity Edge, Suite Class guests now have access to an exclusive new haven called The Retreat. By 2023, all ships will offer The Retreat Sundeck, a luxe, relaxing outdoor area staffed with dedicated attendants that answer to every beck and call. Suite Class guests also have exclusive access to The Retreat Lounge, an elegant space where guests can unwind, enjoy complimentary drinks and bites, and catch up with friends. Conveniently, The Retreat Lounge is open 24/7. Hopper designed both Retreats.
Reimagining Your Cuisine
If cruising is about unwinding and indulging yourself – there’s no better way than to do it with food. Much like with their hardware, Celebrity is reimagining cruise ship cuisine. Qsine, a guest-favorite restaurant, will be added across the fleet. Plus, it’ll now offer the Le Petit Chef experience, created exclusively for Celebrity. (It’s super cool and here’s a video to prove it). Oceanview Café will be redesigned with an open, airy, marketplace feel offering guests dining options from around the globe. Suite Class guests get the extra perk of having exclusive access to Luminae, a private restaurant with a Michelin-starred chef.
The revolution begins this month with the Celebrity Millennium and will continue across the fleet through 2023. To learn more about the Celebrity Revolution, click here. To experience the Revolution yourself onboard a Celebrity cruise ship, contact your travel agent or find one here.