Celebrity Summit emerged from a 38-day, $75 million dry dock in late March that updated its staterooms and suites, as well as a number of public spaces. This much-needed refresh is the first major update in over a decade, which brought it in line with Celebrity’s popular Solstice class of ships. It’s the second in Celebrity’s oldest ship class — which also includes Millennium (for which the class is named), Infinity, and Constellation — to complete the line’s $500-million, four-year “revolution.”
Summit now has a more contemporary look that borrows design cues from the recently launched Celebrity Edge. But, space and infrastructure create limitations, so this is no mini-Edge. Rather, the result is more subtly modern interior décor, and new exclusive venues for Suite Class guests, which will eventually be fleetwide. There’s also a revamped approach to buffet dining in the Oceanview Café, which now includes 12 action stations and select à la minute preparation. It’s also one of the first ships to offer menus by Michelin-starred culinary master Chef Daniel Boulud. Right now, these menus are only in Luminae, which is exclusive to suite guests; however, the cruise line plans to roll this out as a Chef’s Table experience available to all passengers.