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  • The ship received $40 million makeover in 2012.
  • AquaClass balcony cabins offer spa perks.
  • Ice-topped Crush Martini Bar is great for pre-dinner cocktails.

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Celebrity Summit Overview

(4.0) 4.0 out of 5+ star rating
Celebrity Summit, which debuted in 2001, is the third of Celebrity Cruises' four 91,000-ton Millennium-class ships, and it's the third to undergo a multimillion-dollar refurbishment. During a three-week dry dock in January 2012, most of Summit's existing cabins and public spaces were reorganized and/or revitalized, and the ship received a number of Solstice-class upgrades.

Passengers can now indulge in some of the contemporary amenities the line has been busy rolling out since Celebrity Solstice debuted in 2008. Summit's dated and underused conservatory has been replaced with Qsine, a specialty restaurant with the tagline "uniquely unordinary," where vittles include sushi lollipops and popcorn fish and chips. The former Champagne bar has been revamped into the line's popular new Crush Martini Bar, where flashy mixologists pour upscale cocktails atop an ice bar. And the ship's once run-of-the-mill Internet cafe has been transformed into the "Celebrity iLounge" -- the first authorized Apple reseller at sea, which features state-of-the-art workstations, technology classes and a helpful staff.

Additionally, 107 AquaClass cabins have been added to the ship. Similar to the line's popular Concierge Class cabins, these cabins come with added amenities, including Hansgrohe spa showers, complimentary access to the ship's Persian Garden thermal suite and exclusive fee-free access to Blu, one of the ship's newly added specialty restaurants. They're ideal for passengers looking to upgrade their experience without splurging for a suite. Seventy of these were converted from Concierge Class cabins, while 37 were built during the ship's dry dock, replacing venues that have either been eliminated or relocated.

The result? The ship maintains an air of casual elegance but now has a decidedly modern ambience, complete with contemporary amenities and finishes. You would never guess you were sailing on a ship that is more than a decade old.
Celebrity Summit Fellow Passengers
Celebrity Summit's passenger base is composed mostly of well-traveled, middle- and upper-middle-class Americans in the 45 - 65 age bracket. A good number of families can be found, particularly during the summer and holiday periods. On sailings out of San Juan, there are typically a large number of Spanish-speaking passengers onboard; however, you'll also find a sprinkling of Canadians and Europeans on any given sailing.
Celebrity Summit Dress Code
Depending on the destination, the dress is usually casual during the day and resort casual in the evening.

Expect one to three formal nights, depending on the length of the cruise; weeklong cruises have two. Formal nights find most of the ladies in cocktail dresses and pantsuits, while men typically wear suits and ties. On "Smart Casual" evenings, women wear nicer sundresses, and men wear slacks and button-down shirts.

There are casual dining options for those who choose not to dress up on formal nights; they include Oceanview Cafe -- the ship's buffet venue -- and Bistro on Five, a creperie.
Celebrity Summit Gratuity
Tips aren't included in the cruise fare, but suggested gratuities are automatically added to your onboard account at a rate of $12 per person/per day, if you're in a standard cabin; $12.50 per person/per day, if you're in a Concierge Class or AquaClass; and $15.50 per person/per day, for passengers in suites. If you would like to adjust the gratuities, you can make do so through the Guest Relations desk. A 15 percent charge is added automatically to all beverage and minibar purchases as well as spa and salon purchases. You can't remove these gratuities but can add to them.
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Celebrity Summit Member Reviews 1252 Reviews
   NEVER AGAIN
October 2014

From beginning to end,we were totally disappointed! The Cruise Director was way over the top and always hawking for bucks and his staff were rude. We tried to take cooking classes and the cook couldn't speak english well enough for us to ...continue


   More Good Than Bad
October 2014

Food quality was excellent. Service in main dining outstanding.

Behind counter staff in buffet was sub-par. Appeared to not know their job or didn't care. Items hard to reach - serving utensils turned away from guests but nobody there to ...continue


Not Rated
   Not as good as it used to be
October 2014

Having cruised on Celebrity many times, you can tell that it is not maintaining it's high standards high standard. Although all the ship personnel were wonderful, the ship does need updating. In our cabin we had a sofa where the cushion ...continue


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Celebrity Summit Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
4.3
Public Rooms
5.0
4.6
Cabins
4.0
4.4
Entertainment
3.0
4.0
Spa & Fitness
5.0
4.3
Family & Children
4.0
3.9
Shore Excursions
4.0
4.5
Enrichment
3.0
NA
Service
4.0
4.7
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.3
Rates
4.0
4.2

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Ship Stats
Crew: 936
Launched: 2001
Decks: 11
Tonnage: 91,000
Passengers: 2,158
Registry: Malta
CDC Score: 90
 
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