New year, new look. That’s what’s in store for Celebrity Summit in January 2012, when the award-winning ship becomes the third in Celebrity Cruises’ much-loved Millennium Class quartet to complete a significant “Solsticizing,” the term the line coined for its initiative to complement its Millennium Class ships’ style and design with some of the most popular attributes found on its widely heralded Solstice Class ships.
Among the multiple highlights: the coveted AquaClass, Celebrity’s soothing, spa-inspired veranda-category accommodations, paired with the chic, Mediterranean-themed specialty restaurant, “Blu,” offered exclusively for AquaClass guests; the virtually indescribable “Qsine” specialty restaurant, and the hip “Celebrity iLounge.”
“Based on the phenomenal response we’ve had from guests who have sailed on the ‘Solsticized’ Celebrity Constellation, we’re eager to introduce the same new features - ranging from the ‘Cellarmasters’ wine bar to our signature ‘icy’ Martini Bar to our cool Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria - and even more on Celebrity Summit,” said Celebrity’s President & CEO Dan Hanrahan.
“We recognize that consumers’ vacation time is precious, which inspires us to do everything we can to make their vacation with Celebrity Cruises something that is truly different and better than anything they’ve experienced before.”
A Celebrity exclusive - “Qsine,” the novel restaurant introduced on Celebrity Eclipse last year, and set to debut on Celebrity Infinity following the ship’s revitalization in December 2011 - will be presented on Celebrity Summit, too.
The first restaurant at sea to present a menu and wine list on an iPad(TM), Qsine has been described in press reviews as “the latest and most innovative restaurant,” “cutting-edge,” “appealingly quirky,” “menu-tainment,” “entertainment and dining rolled into one,” “like a rollercoaster with a tablecloth” and simply, “defying description.”
Qsine features playful, delectable options including a vertical selection of savory tapas and mezze served individually in custom-made frames, a trio of chilled soups delivered shot-style, and spring rolls served in springs. All are described in detail on the iPad-housed menu and wine list, which offers a full scan of wine labels, an interactive cocktail menu, and the ability for guests to enter tasting notes and e-mail their favorite wine selections.