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Two Celebrity Ships to Get Rooftop Terrace Venues

Two Celebrity Ships to Get Rooftop Terrace Venues

Celebrity Cruises is upgrading its Celebrity Infinity this month with a new ‘Rooftop Terrace’ venue – the first in Celebrity’s fleet – during a scheduled drydock. Celebrity Summit will follow with a similar scheduled drydock in March 2016.

Featuring chic, comfortable furniture and unique artistic elements, a large, outdoor film screen and stereo surround sound will highlight this space, which fuses movies with unique food experiences. The drydock work will also broaden Celebrity’s commitment to its Suite Class, with significant renovations to the ships’ Penthouse and Royal Suites, and will include conversion of the ship’s specialty restaurant to one of Celebrity’s signature venues, Tuscan Grille. 

With modular furniture, a metal ‘garden-like’ design, and cabanas, the new, multi-functional Rooftop Terrace will offer guests a relaxing, open space during the day. By night, the space will be illuminated by unique decorative lighting, and a large screen and soundscape will showcase movies and other entertainment.

A variety of specially curated food options will be available for purchase and presented in unique serving vessels, inspired by the entertainment content, the destination, or the occasion. The Rooftop Terrace will be on the 12th deck of the ship, at the aft end. The Rooftop Terrace will officially open on 5th December 2015.

“The Rooftop Terrace is a brand-new way to enjoy the great outdoors on a modern luxury vacation,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and Chief Executive, Celebrity Cruises. “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.”

As part of the $16 million refresh plan, every Penthouse and Royal Suite on both ships will receive new fixtures, marble surfaces, and comfortable seats in the bathrooms. The rest of the suite will get refreshing touches including new carpeting, drapes, and bed linens.

Celebrity Infinity enters drydock on 15th October and will emerge on 29th October 2015, before sailing several Panama Canal itineraries leading up to 5th December. Celebrity Infinity will then begin her South America season, which will be followed by an Alaska season beginning in May 2016.

Celebrity Summit will sail seven-night Southern Caribbean itineraries this winter, both before and after her drydock from 27th February to 12th March 2016, before heading to Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey in April, for her summer season of seven-night cruises to Bermuda. Both drydocks will take place at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas.

Consumers who book a 2016 Alaska cruise on Celebrity Infinity by 18th October 2015 will be eligible for two free ‘Go Big, Go Better, Go Best’ perks at the ‘Go Better’ tier, which will be offered at no incremental charge. This is combinable with an onboard credit for guests who book Alaska cruisetours, also by 18th October.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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