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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

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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 1245 Reviews
   Our First Experience on Celebrity
September 2014

We took the September 21, 2014 cruise and overall it was a good experience. Beautiful weather except for one day in Quebec, but we did have some issues.

Our trip started off poorly since embarkation was a disaster. We were given a group ...continue

Fall colours were amazing!! Overall we had a wonderful time, the weather was unusually warm & sunny, with the exception of one windy, cold day in Quebec City. Specifically wanted this cruise for the stop in Cornerbrook, NFLD - a highlight for ...continue

   Great Cruise Older Ship
September 2014

My wife and I sailed on the September Celebrity Summit to New England and Canada. The reviews I have read on CC have been very helpful, so I thought I would pass it forward so to speak. People who sail alot have to realize when they book the ...continue

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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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