Third Celebrity cruise ship re-enters service after make-over

2019-06-17T11:41:29+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Refurbishment|

The newly refurbished‘Celebrity Equinox’has been redelivered to Celebrity Cruises.
Part of The Celebrity Revolution programme,‘Celebrity Equinox’is the third ship to be ‘revolutionised’ as part of Celebrity Cruises’ $500 mill investment plan to upgrade its fleet.
“’Celebrity Equinox’ holds a very special place in the hearts of everyone at Celebrity Cruises, and also for our guests; this one-of-a-kind ship continues to be the most awarded in our entire fleet,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Now, emerging from her dramatic modernisation, our guests are going to love the new, ‘revolutionised’ ‘Celebrity Equinox’ even more. There is no better way to experience the Caribbean year-round than on board this stunning ship.”
‘Celebrity Equinox’ enhancements that include:
• The addition of The Retreat for suite guests, including The Retreat Sundeck, and The Retreat Lounge (formerly Michael’s Club).
• Qsine (formerly Silk Harvest) will feature both the brand-exclusive Le Petit Chefand Friends and the original Le Petit Chef, two dining experiences developed in partnership with TableMation and SkullmappingT that bring a tabletop to life using 4k technology.
• A completely refurbished Passport Bar.
• A new creation, Craft Social (formerly Gastrobar), a casual spot featuring craft beers, wine and cocktails on tap, comfort food favourites, flat-screen TVs, and leather seating.
• Refreshed staterooms and suites with enhancements designed with guest comfort in mind, all featuring Celebrity’s exclusive eXhale bedding collection with king-sized Cashmere mattresses.
• The launch of a new partnership with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, featuring STEM-focused activations and first-at-sea programming offered as part of the Camp at Sea for youngsters.
• Digital enhancements across the ship, such as the addition of RFID lock technology and Xcelerate Wi-Fi.
o Guests will also be able to experience the brand’s industry-first facial recognition technology with the implementation of the Celebrity Cruises app, which enables smooth port arrival and expedited boarding, plus additional features, including guest-to-guest chat and digital room keys.
• New treatments and products offered at The Spa by Canyon Ranch.
• Retail offerings, including John Hardy Boutique, Kate Spade, and a new watch boutique featuring Shinola, Hublot and other Swiss watch brands.
‘Celebrity Equinox’ bow-to-stern modernisation began on 4thMay, 2019, in Cadiz, where she spent 29 days in the hands of more than 500 engineers, architects, artisans, designers, contractors, shipyard employees, and the newbuild and Celebrity teams.
‘Celebrity Silhouette’will be the next cruise ship to be totally refurbished, scheduled for completion on 31stJanuary, 2020, with five more ships to be modernised by 2023.