Of the 1,119 cabins aboard Celebrity Summit, more than 80 percent are outsides, and the majority of those have balconies. The ship features a number of suites, ranging from 1,432-square-foot penthouses to the considerably more petite 251-square-foot Sky Suites. Accessible cabins are available in all categories, including suites.
Summit's standard cabins, from the least expensive insides to outside balcony cabins, are well configured and neatly decorated with warm hues. Most inside and outside cabins come in at about 170 square feet, and balcony cabins range from the standard 170 square feet to around 191 square feet, with the balconies themselves measuring between 38 and 54 square feet. Each standard cabin -- including inside cabins -- has a sofa and sitting area, vanity and small coffee table. Storage options are fairly standard and include built-in wardrobes and some small shelves that are built into the cabin walls. There are additional under-sink storage bins in the bathroom of every cabin. Most balconies are simply furnished with basic lounge chairs and small tables.
All cabins include safes, phones with voice mail, hair dryers, use of bathrobes and mini-bars. All televisions are interactive, which allows passengers to view and select shore excursions, order room service and watch movies directly from their TV's. Provided toiletries include body wash, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Cabins feature two 110-volt outlets and two 220-volt outlets at the desks. Here's a tip: If you bring converter kits, you'll get more usable outlets for sundry electronics like laptops, digital cameras and cell phone chargers.
Summit's ConciergeClass cabins measure 191 square feet. Passengers who book these cabins receive a number of added perks, including a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, a pillow menu, daily fresh fruit, nightly hors d'oeuvres, use of binoculars, Hansgrohe shower heads and an expanded room service breakfast menu. Also included are priority check-in, priority embarkation and disembarkation at each port, shoe-shine service, a Celebrity Cruises tote bag and use of a golf umbrella and binoculars. In 2012, Celebrity expanded the ConciergeClass services to include an exclusive pre-departure lounge with free coffee and juices.
At 195 square feet, AquaClass cabins are just slightly larger than the ConciergeClass cabins and offer many of the same perks, but also include daily complimentary bottles of Evian, freshly brewed iced tea and a personal spa concierge who is on hand to arrange spa treatments. Passengers booked in these cabins also have complimentary access to the spa-inspired Blu restaurant and the Persian Garden thermal suite, where they can use the aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms.
The most spacious balcony cabins -- those configured for families -- are about 271 square feet and boast impressive 242-square-foot balconies. The family balcony cabins each feature a "master" bedroom with a privacy partition, a queen-sized bed and two convertible sofas. Balconies are each furnished with two full-sized lounge chairs, a side table, two smaller lounge chairs and a small breakfast table.
For a nice splurge, there are four suite categories, ranging from the Sky Suites to the house-sized Penthouses. Sky Suites -- the smallest suites on Celebrity Summit at 251 square feet -- feature lounge chairs in the sitting areas and a VCR, in addition to all of the amenities found in standard cabins. Nearly twice as large as Sky Suites, each 467-square-foot Celebrity Suite has panoramic windows, a dining room, a glass-enclosed sitting area, two entertainment centers with VCR's or DVD players, a music center, a walk-in closet with vanity and a whirlpool bath tub. The 538-square-foot Royal Suites are similar to the Celebrity Suites, but they have balconies with whirlpool tubs and floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors instead of panoramic windows. The most luxurious accommodations on Celebrity Summit are the 1,432-square-foot Penthouse Suites, which each feature a foyer, a baby grand piano, a butler's pantry, motorized draperies with lights and a security system, two interactive entertainment systems and a wet bar, in addition to all of the amenities present in the other suite categories. Penthouses each have a master bedroom, complete with an extra dressing room and vanity, a powder room and a marble master bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower.
Suite passengers have access to all of the perks offered to Concierge-class passengers, in addition to butler service, priority tender service, full in-suite meal and afternoon tea services, complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino, preferred seating in the main dining room and specialty restaurants, complimentary shoe-shine service, delivery of requested boards games and an in-suite computer/printer (upon request in Sky Suites).
Rooms were OK. I was disappointed that the floors in the bathroom were not "clean" - the grout lines were dirty and there was broken tile in the shower. I would like to see the beds up a little higher and give us more room to store under as well as not be so low to the...continue