October 10, 2019
(9:10 a.m. EDT) -- As part of Celebrity Cruises' fleetwide refurbishment program, the Silk Harvest restaurant -- found only on Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Solstice -- will be replaced by Qsine and offer the line's new Le Petit Chef experience.
Cruise Critic members booked on Celebrity Equinox posted to the Celebrity forums this week that the restaurant was removed as an option from their cruise planners. (On a recent Celebrity Eclipse sailing, Cruise Critic learned Sydney-based Celebrity Solstice would see Qsine take the place of Silk Harvest.)
Celebrity Cruises said it would roll out Qsine with Le Petit Chef to all ships, when the line revealed its "Celebrity Revolution" initiative in July 2018. It was unclear at the time which restaurants Qsine would replace.
A Celebrity Cruises spokesperson confirmed to Cruise Critic: "Silk Harvest restaurant is being converted to Qsine with the Le Petit Chef experience. The conversion will occur during each ship's scheduled dry dock."
Celebrity Equniox is scheduled to emerge from dry dock on June 1, 2019, while Celebrity Solstice's refurbishment will be completed on October 29, 2021.
The remaining ships scheduled to undergo the knife already have Qsine, but the restaurant will be updated to feature the Le Petit Chef experience. (See the full schedule of upcoming dry docks, in our report from the recently transformed Celebrity Summit.)
While Celebrity Cruises did not comment on how it is handling reservations previously made for Silk Harvest, members on the forums share their experiences.
Member vtcruising writes: "On the Edge, they switched Le Grand Bistro dinners to Le Petite Chef every night after many of us had scheduled a dinner at Le Grand Bistro. When I called about it, they switched us over to LPC at the Le Grand Bistro price ($30 or $35 PP) and others on CC also received the reduced price."
Le Petit Chef is already available on Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Edge. It is offered twice per night, at a cost of $55 per person, and is the only dinner option at Qsine.