But it’s this kind of approach that has made the Solstice-class ships so popular. Celebrity Cruises, in fact, coined the word “Solsticized” earlier this year, and brought it aboard the Celebrity Constellation following an ambitious 15-day revitalization in April.
During that time, Celebrity complemented the ship’s already award-winning style and design with some of the most popular venues on the line’s widely heralded Solstice-class ships, including the Tuscan Grille steakhouse; the creperie, Bistro on Five; a “cool” new ice-topped Martini Bar; the Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria; Cellar Masters wine bar, complete with the “Enomatic” state-of-the-art wine-serving system allowing guests to select wines by the glass at the touch of a button; more sumptuous suites and restyled staterooms, with all new furniture, flat-screen TVs, upholstery, bedding and carpeting; and new color schemes, carpeting and upholstery reflective of the Solstice-class’ stylish, modern design in every public venue.
Last month, Celebrity added all these features on the Celebrity Infinity, as well, in addition to AquaClass accommodations and the Blu specialty restaurant, making the ship the second in the Millennium-class fleet to be “Solsticized.” This also means more private luxury havens with entirely new verandahs added to the ship’s spacious, sumptuous Celebrity Suites; the addition of the Celebrity iLounge; as well as additional new oceanview and inside staterooms. The new refit was completed last month.
“Everything we’ve introduced on our award-winning Solstice-class fleet, and everything we’re adding to our popular Millennium-class ships, is inspired by extensive research into what is most important to guests on vacation,” says Celebrity’s president & CEO, Dan Hanrahan. “All of our new venues and attributes—paired with the spectacular service of our highly dedicated crew—are designed to enhance that all-important feeling of getting away and fully enjoying every aspect of Celebrity’s upscale onboard experience.”
Bookings for the newly refurbished Celebrity Infinity are open now. Celebrity currently plans to similarly refurbish Celebrity Summit in January 2012, followed by Celebrity Millennium in April 2012.