Celebrity Revolution brings Edge-y fleetwide updates

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Posted in Cruise News By J.A. Bower

Celebrity Cruises today unveiled THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, a more than $500-million reimagining of the fleet. Celebrity will partner with more than 500 leading architects, designers, and engineers to bring to the entire Celebrity fleet the sleek, modern design found on their new Edge-class vessels.

The Sundeck. ©Celebrity Cruises

“We launched THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION to do one thing – transform the way our guests experience the world. It began with the introduction of the industry-changing Celebrity Edge, and continued with the stunning Celebrity Flora,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Our dedication to improving the way guests experience the world knows no bounds. We are taking our entire award-winning fleet to the edge and giving people the vacation they truly deserve.”

New Suites

Newly added Reflection Suite and Signature Suites will combine welcoming warmth with luxury. Designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, states, “This was a new and exciting challenge to recreate something stylish and luxurious yet totally different from the accommodations that I have designed for Celebrity Edge. I wanted to invoke a feeling of timeless luxury that welcomed guests into their own haven.”

Staterooms will have a mood similar to upscale boutique hotels. ©Celebrity Cruises

The Retreat

Celebrity Edge introduced The Retreat, an exclusive new sanctuary for Suite Class guests. THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION will expand this concept to all Celebrity ships. The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Lounge will provide an open-air hideaway, with the atmosphere of a high-end resort.

Staterooms

Celebrity collaborated with international hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) to transform ship staterooms. The new décor will create a mood similar to upscale boutique hotels. Accommodations will also include Celebrity’s eXhale bedding featuring exclusive luxurious cashmere mattresses, RFID locks, pervasive Xcelerate and Bluetooth capabilities.

“Every detail of our staterooms has been elevated, every comfort refined,” said Brian Abel, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises. “By the end of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION the entire fleet will have the same quality, design essence, and consistency of modern luxury, bringing our fleet to the edge.”

Cuisine and shopping

Celebrity will extend guest-favorite restaurant Qsine fleetwide. A re-design of the cruise line’s Oceanview Café will provide an open, airy, marketplace-inspired design. Celebrity’s Main Restaurants will also undergo a beautiful redesign, with new textures and new finishes added throughout. Additionally, Celebrity will expand its popular Gastrobar which serves more than 40 craft beers, creative cocktails and gourmet comfort food.

Celebrity Edge

An updated onboard shopping experience – ©Celebrity Cruises

An update to the onboard shopping experience will add upscale brands and designers including Shinola, John Hardy, and Heublot.

The first “revolutionary” revitalization will take place in 2019, beginning with the iconic Celebrity Millennium, and will continue across Celebrity’s fleet through 2023.

Our Take: Celebrity’s emphasis on sleek, upscale, modern design has long made them a favorite cruise line among LGBTQ travelers. The new upgrades show that Celebrity CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and her team aren’t resting on their design laurels, but instead raising the bar for cruise ship style and elegance. We’re eager to see and experience the CELEBRITY REVOLUTION firsthand.

More info at: www.celebritycruises.com/revolution