Celebrity Cruises Announces New Plans for Older Millennium Class Ships
By Roy Witman
Celebrity Cruises, known throughout the industry for their luxurious accommodations and premiere service, has announced plans to renovate several
ships in their fleet. Starting in April, Celebrity Cruises will begin incorporating Solstice Class characteristics into the ten-year-old Millennium Class
ships. Celebrity Constellation will be the first ship of its class to undergo a facelift. The renovations for all four ships will be completed in 2012, with
Celebrity Millennium being the last scheduled. Celebrity expects to spend approximately $200 million to complete the project.
Luxurious Clubs and Restaurants
One stand-out feature of Solstice Class ships is the gourmet dining experience. Restaurants such as the Tuscan Grille and Bistro on Five will begin
serving world-class cuisine aboard the Millennium Class ships when the renovations are complete. The Tuscan Grille is a favorite among Solstice
cruisers and offers the finest in Italian wines, scrumptious steak, and a variety of other mouth-watering cuisines.
The Enomatic offers an Italian-style wine bar where guests can select and serve their favorite wines at the touch of a button. For martini connoisseurs,
top-shelf vodkas are available in the Martini Bar, where ice-filled tables keep bottles at the perfect temperature. Quiet elegance and sophistication is
the standard aboard Solstice Class ships, and this vision will soon be replicated across the Celebrity Cruises fleet.
Updated Staterooms and Suites
Solstice Class ships feature the modern, elegant styling favored by the line's clientele. As part of the renovation plans, the Millennium Class ships will
be redesigned to more closely resemble their popular sisters. Color schemes will be updated throughout the public spaces, granting them a look and
feel in keeping with the newer ships.
Fully remodeled suites and staterooms will feature new carpet, upholstery, bedding and furniture, along with the addition of flat-screen TVs