Celebrity Cruises Announces $8 Million Refresh of Celebrity Infinity, Summit
PHOTO: The Celebrity Summit, pictured, and Infinity will both soon undergo huge upgrades. (Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)
Celebrity Cruises announced Thursday that two of its Millennium Class ships are set to receive significant upgrades.
In order to complete the renovations, the Celebrity Infinity and the Celebrity Summit will both be drydocked for a period of two weeks. The former will undergo the refresh from Oct. 15 through Oct. 29, while the latter will drydock at the conclusion of its 2015-16 winter season from Feb. 27, 2016 through March 12, 2016.
Both ships will be refurbished at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas.
Over the course of their respective drydocks, the two 2,100-passenger ships will have their Penthouse and Royal Suites overhauled, with workers installing new fixtures, furniture, carpets, drapes and linens.
"We want these suites to be so luxurious and comfortable that it's difficult for guests to leave at the end of their vacation," Celebrity Cruises' president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said in a statement. "We want the entire ship to turn heads."
On top of the refreshed Suite Class, the ships are set to receive a new rooftop terrace outdoor venue that will feature furniture, a film screen and stereo surround sound.
"The Rooftop Terrace is a brand-new way to enjoy the great outdoors on a modern luxury vacation," added Lutoff-Perlo. "The popularity of our Lawn Club venues has shown us that some of the richest moments our guests enjoy are when relaxing in beautiful outdoor spaces. In creating the Rooftop Terrace, we wanted to create a hot spot where guests can kick back under the stars in the middle of the ocean, with amazing entertainment and food."
The rooftop terrace is scheduled to open aboard the Celebrity Infinity Dec. 5.
Meanwhile, the project will see the Celebrity Infinity's SS United States restaurant converted to a Mediterranean-inspired steakhouse known as Tuscan Grille. The Celebrity Summit's Normandie restaurant will also be converted to a Tuscan Grille.
Both vessels will also receive an enclosed portrait studio, a new future cruise sales office and a refresh of the Solarium. Workers will also remove themed decor from the ships' casinos.
In total, the upgrades are expected to cost the cruise line approximately $8 million.
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