On January 2, 2019, Celebrity Cruises began its monumental revamp to its fleet of Millennium and Solstice Class ships. This revamp will bring the entire Celebrity fleet into the design and experiential standard of its new Edge class vessels, with an emphasis on modernization and innovative, outward-facing design that connects you to the sea like never before.
The Celebrity Millennium was the first of its ships to receive the makeover, coming out of drydock after 35 days of work.
More details from Insider Travel Report on what this transformation entails:
Celebrity Millennium’s bow-to-stern transformation began on Jan. 2, 2019 at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore. The ship spent a total of 35 days being worked on by engineers, architects, artisans, designers, contractors and other shipyard employees, as well as the newbuild and Celebrity teams.
When redesigning the staterooms and suites, Celebrity collaborated with renowned international hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) to transform the staterooms on board and turned to designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE to refresh the suites and bring The Retreat to Celebrity Millennium.
Enhancements made to the staterooms and suites include: Refreshed suite design and finishes by Hoppen; The Retreat Sundeck, an exclusive open-air hideaway for Suite Class guests designed by Hoppen and featuring a new hot tub, cabanas, loungers and artwork; The Retreat Lounge (formerly Michael’s Club), an exclusive 24/7 lounge for Suite Class guests designed by Hoppen and offering complimentary beverages, gourmet bites, live entertainment and concierge service; all-new stateroom design in partnership with HBA; Celebrity’s eXhale bedding featuring Cashmere mattresses; completely redesigned stateroom bathrooms with all-new finishes and fixtures; advanced RFID lock technology with digital key access for every stateroom door; a total of 30 new staterooms being added, including 13 new AquaClass Staterooms, seven new Ocean View Staterooms and 10 new Inside Staterooms.
Celebrity also reimagined many of the restaurants and lounges found on Celebrity Millennium, including: An upgraded Oceanview Cafe, featuring a new open concept, increased seating options and globally inspired culinary offerings; an upgraded Main Restaurant, with more seating and updated fixtures; a redesigned Sunset Bar, featuring a variety of inviting seating options perfect for alfresco dining or cocktails with a view; a redesigned Rendezvous Lounge hosting events and entertainment from day to night, with everything from a newly enlarged bar serving up cocktails to a quiet reading nook for curling up with a book.
Guests will find even more luxurious enhancements across the ship as part of the Celebrity Revolution, including: Advanced pervasive Xcelerate Wi-Fi has been enabled on the ship to help keep guests connected; new boutiques featuring some of the hottest designers in the world, including Shinola, John Hardy and Hublot; a new wellness-focused Spa design by New York design firm Krause Sawyer that has transformed the treatment rooms, salon, fitness center and locker rooms; a new semi-private consultation area in the fitness center for personal training and consultations; and a new salon featuring services such as a blow dry bar and luxury manicures and pedicures designed for the ultimate in relaxation.
Other new features include a newly enhanced Persian Garden thermal suite, where new therapeutic spaces and experiences, such a Turkish bath, infrared sauna, and salt therapy, combine to create the ultimate wellness journey within this tranquil, soothing escape; an enhanced Art Gallery and Photo Gallery by HBA; a new Casino design in partnership with HBA’; a newly redesigned Casino Bar; brand new state-of-the-art slot machines that make The Casino one of the most cutting-edge gaming experiences at sea.
Guests are not the only ones who will get to experience the Celebrity Revolution, as other enhancements were made across the crew areas, including accommodations. Celebrity Millennium is just the first ship to get a revitalization. Celebrity Summit has already entered dry-dock in the Bahamas for its own transformation, with seven more ships to be modernized by 2023. To learn more, click on the Celebrity Revolution. For more information, call 415-753-2189 or click on Cruises and Beyond.