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  1. A couple of photos shows she really is looking great again. A couple of questions, were cabins given any sprucing up as well? I realize that deck 3 received new cabins #3115-3123. Does anyone have anything both pro and con to pass along about your recent experience with this ship, crew, menu, daily and nightly activity and anything else. All comments appreciated.
  2. We just found out that we will be staying in a family veranda at the back of the ship. I've not been able to find many new pictures of these rooms. If anyone has stayed in one?
  3. Anyone know why the Summit is still in port. Should have been a 4pm departure I believe.
  4. Is there anyone out there who was recently on the Summit that would be willing to post photos of the current wine list? Thanks so much.
  5. Looking at pictures of the revolutionized Summit - it appears that the multi nozzle showers were replaced with regular showers. We always thought this was one of the best features of Aqua class - all those streams in the shower were so relaxing after a busy day out and about - shame they replaced them? Am I correct - have they been changed out for a regular hand held without all the extra features? Bad decision.
  6. Where is the Retreat sundeck on Summit please? And any shade, hot tub, shower? I imagine when Connie is redone the same area will be used for Retreat.
  7. Hello! What is your experience with the classic versus premium beverage package on Celebrity? Is the extra cost for the premium package worth it or does the lower(I believe $8 limit) classic package cover most cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks? We are not big drinkers, but do purchase the premium package on Princess as we enjoy coffee, sparkling water and like to try different cocktails while on vacation (maybe 1-3 a day, rarely 4). The cost to upgrade the package is $840 total, which also includes unlimited WiFi. Would love to hear your thoughts on this question and/or the Celebrity Summit. Thanks!
  8. Set sail today from Bayonne to Bermuda. This is our 5th time in Summit. Last year sailed from Bayonne to Bermuda and New England. Loved it so much we came back again this year. We have the same cabin as last year (Sky Suite, same room). Big changes post revolutionization! Cabin is brighter but seems smaller without the wall of mirrors. We miss the coffee table. Not sure where the butler will put room service. Disappointed that flowers and wine we paid to have in our cabin today (as well as chocolate strawberries) required repeated inquiries to have delivered. Still waiting on some items which should’ve been in our cabin upon departure and were paid for well ahead of time. No flowers and chocolate strawberries did not arrive until after 10 pm and repeated requests. When we got to port in Bayonne before boarding, and our luggage was taken by the stevedores (whom we tip generously) we were told we could not bring our case of bottled water onboard as luggage which we have done previously. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT as I have a kidney issue which requires me to drink lots of water constantly and it has never been an issue checking a case of water with a luggage tag on it before (ships luggage tag). Otherwise the renovations seem fine, but there is less storage space in our suite. The Retreat is very nice too, tho we liked Michaels Club, it’s still a nice quiet place with great service. Just a heads up that bringing a case of water aboard this time was forbidden. 😕. So far a lot of things are falling thru the cracks. We booked this cruise far ahead of time for a big anniversary which is on 7/9. Hope things improve. Please no flaming on this post; Im just reporting on our experience so far.
  9. First, sorry if this is another one that has been asked and answered but, I would very much appreciate some verification. Celebrity Website deck plan for Summit (supposedly after renovation) still shows Sushi on Five. Cruise planner shows Quisine as the other option besides the Tuscan Grill. ????????????? Thanks
  10. Hello, Where can you get a smoothie drink on the Summit? Does anyone know what flavors. Thanks
  11. I’m curious if anyone has any pictures of the newly renovated summit specifically of cabin 1140 and also of the balcony furnishings that they have .I’ve read on another forum about the lack of comfortable furniture and curious if anyone has complained and asked for more comfortable furniture( lounger) hoping before our 2020 cruise .
  12. Can you get daily internet instead of total cruise package on summit. If so, how much does it cost and do you get any discounts (like captain club classic)? also can you stream MLB network. Thanks
  13. I thought that it might be interesting to review our recent Summit cruise in a Sky Suite with some comments to see how it compared to the competition. We had a great time but were less than impressed with most aspects of the refit. My partner and I boarded the Summit on May the 12th. This was our 33rd cruise with Celebrity with about 250 nights on board with our last sailing taking place 6 years ago on Summit. There were so many unresolved problems on that cruise that we thought it was really time to branch out and not let our choices be ruled by loyalty. Since then we have sailed numerous times in The Haven, in the Yacht Club, HAL and a few times on Oceania and Ponant. This past year we sailed on Escape, Seaside (twice) and on Viking Sun, all in suites. As soon as Celebrity announced their new Suite Class-and Revolution, we thought that perhaps the time had come to try again. Our first impressions (well, The first 81 seconds) were great until we reached … The Retreat An attractive space with chairs appropriate for really entitled children in Kindergarten. I managed to make a less than graceful Brian Boitano entrance as I went FLYING across the tile floor where detergent had been spilled and not cleaned up as did everyone else despite our warnings. We rarely returned as the room has no focus - no piano, no windows, no bar to hang out on and no promised live music. As it is now, it’s a decent airport lounge. The Haven lounge has comfortable seating and an actual bar whereas MSC has a spectacular two story space with the restaurant on the mezzanine and the bar with performance area on the main level. There is live music every evening from about 5 until 1 am and an outside, forward facing seating area. Viking is “one class” and has no “ship within a ship”. We had a drink and proceeded to our… Sky Suite. Actually quite beautiful. It’s much more handsome than artists’ renderings or photos but clearly designed by a madman (madwoman?) . The refurbishment did not touch the slatted metal ceiling, pot lights or bath tub proper. On the positive side, we liked the colours , the bed and the towels and the AC was great. The negatives: No full length mirror, only two drawers (not counting bedside tables), minimal storage and what does exist is generally at floor level, a dark bathroom with that wretched high walled tub remaining but now with no grab bars (!), an overlong shower curtain that you partially stand on, no shower soap dish or shelf, made-in-China toiletries (I am assuming that my nether regions will regenerate), average linens and bedside reading lamps UNDER eye level. Not true blackout curtains. There’s no “internal logic” to the layout - it’s extremely haphazard. Not to mention that we could here EVERYTHING in the corridor and see it too through the unsealed doors at night. My partner NEVER comments on the room - he expects that it will be fine but he actually spoke out loud after the cruise and said: “that’s really the worst cabin we’ve had in a very long time. I didn’t really like anything about it”. Our comparative MSC (YC1) , Haven Spa Suite and Viking Penthouse Veranda offered far superior storage and a more logical layout. All of them had Nespresso machines and the Spa Suite and YC1 far superior linens. The Spa Suite and YC1 also had killer glassed in shower stalls with great pressure and lighting. Toiletries for the competition were all made in Germany. Our butler, while pleasant, was MIA for the cruise. On NCL and MSC, the butlers leave all sorts of daily treats that can be tailored to your request. On MSC, the mini-bar is fully complementary and on Viking you're left a daily supply of Toblerone miniatures and three alcohol miniatures. We then proceeded to ….. Luminae We had most of our meals here and it was generally very good to excellent. The restaurant manager, Yuksel, ran a tight ship and wasn’t afraid to help out and clear when it got busy. The quality of the food was generally high with one or two clunkers. We usually had fish and even though it was cooked a little past where I like it, the preparations were usually lovely and thoughtful. Our Sommelier, Jennifer, was excellent and never let our glasses run dry. The Deluxe beverage package wine selections were by far the best of all the lines. Service was friendly, polished and always correct. The biggest miss of the week was a New York Steak that was a bizarre, chemically tenderized piece of mysterious Royal Caribbean meat. I mention it simply because if anyone from Celebrity is reading this, don’t get further ideas!!! I think that the quality of ingredients is better in The Haven and I love the mini buffet where you can get gorgeous fruits, pastries, charcuterie and breads in addition to the regular breakfast menu. But … and it’s an even bigger butt than mine after a week on board, the menu never changes for lunch, breakfast or dinner. Viking’s dining room is noisy and hectic and the Yacht Club isn’t quite as polished so I have to give the win to Celebrity. We only managed to go a few times because of the weather but we did occasionally visit the ….. Outside Retreat Why, oh, why so ship designers hate shade. It’s limited on the YC pool and the Haven but at least there they have tons of big umbrellas. It’s extremely limited on the Retreat and depends on where the sun is. The dining area has a slatted covering that is ridiculous. The area is attractive and the furniture is high quality. The mixed drinks are good quality and served like everyone else but NCL in proper glasses. NCL gives you those horrible disposable plastic glasses. The dining menu is extremely limited in terms of selection and hours. I found my burger to be inedible …. Salty, greasy and woefully undercooked. On the Haven decks, food is generally unavailable but there is outdoor seating in the restaurant. MSC has a full bar with stools for you to become stupid on and a fairly decent breakfast and lunch buffet with afternoon snacks. The staff on Celebrity, NCL and MSC were all super on deck. Loyalty Program We are Elite +. The benefits are decent but a little inferior to NCL where we get a little less laundry but two specialty dinners, one with a bottle of wine. MSC’s only benefit of value is a dinner in a specialty restaurant. Specialty Restaurants True confession. I’ve NEVER had a good meal at Tuscan Grill so we didn’t go. We had a great waiter at Qsine but the food was Elegant Food Court disguised in different presentations. A nice evening but not a must. In all fairness, Summit can’t compete in this regard with the newer ships. NCL has about 10 specialties on their big ships, some better than others and Seaside has two very good and one superb specialty. Odds and Ends The Oceanview cafe looks great but the floor “windows” are now gone. The selection is very good but many of the items are not the greatest quality and are perhaps over-described. The “Fromagerie” is where cheddar, jack, and cheesoid substances go to die. When did bologna become an hors’ d'oeuvre? Many of the events featured rolled up baloney bits with a toothpick. NO. The back of the Martini Bar next to the windows and the Sky Lounge varyingly smelled of mold and mildew. Why this wasn’t addressed in the dry dock is beyond me. I don’t think I encountered a single staff member who wasn’t polite, friendly and helpful. The much touted ABT was not on board. The duty free shop had a superb selection of liquor, particularly a great scotch selection. Far superior to the other lines. Conclusion While I had a great cruise and was happy to return to Celebrity, I would most definitely NOT sail on an M-Class ship. While the food, service and overall vibe were great, the renovations are ultimately ill-conceived and not conducive to providing a “luxury” experience. I am still returning to Equinox to see how an S-Class ship compares.
  14. Sorry, I asked this before, but for some reason the search is not working for me. I know PRIOR to the Summit makeover - (I know not the right term - revolutionized) the dividers for balconies could be removed for adjoining cabins. Does anyone who sailed recently since the revolutionization - know if in fact these dividers can still be opened? We have 3 cabins in a row - and were hoping to have them opened for easy access to all cabins and a larger balcony to share. Any information greatly appreciated.
  15. Hello everyone. . . . It is once again time to Cruise. Welcome to the start of “LIVE” from Celebrity Summit. I will drive up to my pre-cruise Hotel today for my sailing on Celebrity Summit on Sunday for a delightful 7 Night Cruise to Bermuda. This ship has recently (March 2019) returned from a month-long dry dock to transform Celebrity Summit as part of Celebrity Revolution, Celebrity Cruises extensive modernization effort, with more than $500-million in upgrades across the fleet. The all-new Celebrity Summit’s revolutionary enhancements include: • Completely redesigned staterooms and suites • Stunningly reimagined restaurants, bars and lounges • Fully redesigned spa and casino • All-new stateroom design in partnership with HBA and refreshed suite design by Kelly Hoppen • Celebrities eXhale bedding featuring luxurious Cashmere mattresses • Completely redesigned stateroom bathrooms, with state-of-the-art finishes and fixtures • An all-new exclusive open-air hideaway – known as The Retreat Sundeck – for suite guests designed by Hoppen, featuring a new hot tub, cabanas, loungers, artwork, and more • The Retreat Lounge – formerly Michael’s Club – an exclusive 24/7 lounge for suite guests designed by Hoppen, offering complimentary beverages, gourmet bites and concierge service • A total of 30 new staterooms, including 13 new AquaClass Staterooms, seven new Ocean View Staterooms and 10 new Inside Staterooms • A transformed Oceanview Café, featuring a new open concept, increased seating options, and delicious, globally inspired culinary offerings • A revitalized Main Dining Room with more seating and updated fixtures, including the eye-catching ceiling design featuring interlocking metal rings and lighting • A reimagined Sunset Bar, featuring a variety of inviting seating options perfect for alfresco dining or cocktails with a view • A reimagined Rendezvous Lounge, perfect for hosting events and entertainment from day to night. • Xcelerate Wi-Fi throughout the ship, and the addition of RFID lock technology with digital key • Boutiques featuring some of the hottest designers in the world including Shinola, John Hardy, and TAG Heuer • A new, wellness-focused spa design for Canyon Ranch at Sea, transforming the treatment rooms, salon, fitness center, and locker rooms • A new, semi-private consultation area in the fitness center for personal training and consultations • An enhanced Persian Garden thermal suite, where therapeutic spaces and experiences, such as Turkish bath, infrared sauna, and salt therapy • An enhanced Art Gallery and Photo Gallery, plus a sleek and sophisticated new design for The Casino both in partnership with HBA • A redesigned Casino Bar, poised to be one of the most exciting places aboard to celebrate • State-of-the-art slot machines that make The Casino one of the most cutting-edge gaming experiences at sea Beginning Sunday I will be posting “LIVE” daily with photos and comments about the public areas, cabins, as well as my activities during my three days in Bermuda. I will try to visit and post images of all of the Celebrity Revolution areas (The areas that I have access to.) I will be traveling with several Cruise Critic Members and it will be very nice to speak with them while onboard. I have spoken with several on previous cruises and will meet some for the first time. Several of these members love the Casino and I am hoping that Fortunes Casino could be very “Radio Friendly” It has been cold and rainy in Maryland for 2019 and I am hoping for warm weather and a relaxing cruise. (Hopefully, with a valid wireless connection, keep your fingers crossed). Have a cup of coffee, relax and welcome aboard! Thanks for tuning in . . . Radio Celebrity Summit at Grand Bahama Shipyard Dry Dock for Celebrity Revolution Celebrity Revolution Timeline Modernization Overview My Itinerary for this sailing I last sailed Celebrity in 2012 on Celebrity Silhouette NEW Cosmopolitan Restaurant (DECK 4,5) Celebrity Cruises - Designed for You Celebrity Summit
  16. Hi all, I’m going to be on the Summit soon with my husband and my 8 month old. I was looking at the deck maps, and am I correct in that the Spa Cafe is located in the adult only solarium? So if I wanted to get breakfast/lunch from there, I wouldn’t be able to go in to get food with the baby? I was looking at the menu and avocado bruschetta and banana bagel sounds really good. I tend to be the one who gets up early with the baby while my husband stays up late with him, so chances are I’d be on my own for breakfast.
  17. On the 7 Night Summit to Bermuda cruise, when are the 2 Chic Nights?
  18. We have 8166. Is the balcony larger than the FV above it? Laura
  19. Looking for reviews of ‘the good and the bad’ of the Concierge Cabins on Deck 10 on the Celebrity Summit? For a C3 Cabin, which deck and cabin do you recommend? Anything insight you can share is greatly appreciated.
  20. We are in Aqua Class on the Summit in a few weeks. I am definitely looking forward to Blu after reading all about it here. We will also have access to the Persian Gardens. Have not seen a lot of comments about them on the Summit. Please let me know what it includes- and what you most recommend. Thanks. Jeweli
  21. Taking a cruise out of Bayonne in a few weeks on Summit. In the past, I would put a luggage tag on the case of water and check it with my luggage. Now I understand they don't do this any longer, I must carry it on. What is the current procedure?
  22. Our first cruise with Celebrity is coming up. We have OBC and were wondering what stores were on the Summit? We booked with paid gratuities, drink package, wifi so we thought we might use it in the shops.
  23. I just got off the Burmuda sailing on the Summit yesterday. Didn't want to do a full review but here are a few observations. Embarkation at Cape Liberty was really quick but there didn't appear to be any priority embarkation except for suites. We were in Concierge class and if we had not known about the embarkation lunch in advance we would not have been informed. On previous cruises we have received information about the lunch before boarding - but because we had checked in online and the way they check your documents there is no "desk" or any documentation to give you. I really, really loved the revolutionized decor in the ship. And I am NOT a millennial (or younger). The colors are clean and contemporary and the ship looks new. There are a couple of things I didn't think were perfect - the MDR is a little "under" decorated - needs a little more "bling" to make it special. Also, don't know who chose the pink and blue chairs in the Oceanview buffet, but they are already filthy. Dark marks, fingerprints, etc. However, the cabin decor and new furniture was great. I'm not sure where anyone got the idea that there is less storage in the revolutionized cabins. If anything there is more storage. We had plenty of room for lots of clothes and still had empty drawers and shelves. I particularly liked the glass fronted shelves - easy to see what's in there and there was lots of room. The bathrooms are great too - seems like (I know they aren't) bigger - shower was great and it was not hard to get in and close the door even though the door swings into the shower. Lots of storage in the bathroom. And I liked the backlighted mirror at the desk - it was huge. Balcony furniture was about the same as we had on Infinity earlier this year. We did NOT have the armless wooden chairs. We had two mesh reclining lounge chairs (no footstools) and a small table in between. The captain and crew on this ship are phenomenal. Best and happiest crew by far out of any cruise we have been on. And Captain Ioannis (Yanni) was everywhere - every event, getting on and off the ship. We mentioned how happy the crew seemed to be to the cruise director, Rich, and he said it was because they really like the captain and the hotel manager Danuta and that they are treated very well. Had Select dining but had made the reservations in advance. We never had to wait but it was a full cruise and the line without reservations was sometimes very long. Our MDR waiter was Cedric and assistant waiter Santosh. Cedric was the best waiter we have ever had on any cruise. The head waiter told us they put the best waiters in Select since it is more difficult to serve so many people at different stages of meals than at fixed dining. The other waiters around us seemed very good also. We were in Concierge 8167, which is across from a crew door - behind which is the staff elevators. This cabin was extremely noisy as they pulled loaded carts for room service across the bump in the doorway. Not the cabin for you if you are sensitive to noise. Food was a let down. As long as you stuck the recommendations in the MDR you were ok, but a lot of other things were not great. Our waiter was great about telling us what not to eat. Went to Tuscan Grille one night and overall the food was good (I thought the pastas and appetizers were very good). My ribeye steak was decent - although the prime rib in the MDR was better - but my husband had the flank steak and it was truly inedible. We knew what the cut of meat was, but first they brought it out undercooked (rare instead of medium) and then it was so tough he couldn't cut it. The waiter (fantastic Rodrigo) finally brought him a filet mignon which was very good. Oceanview food was much worse on this ship than on Infinity a few months ago. You could find decent things, but the general steam table food was just not great. Also, the ship was full but there's no excuse for there to be no lettuce and salad dressing in the salad bar and that happened every single time we were there. They were obviously understaffed because many times tables were not bused, food was not replenished in the buffet, and you had to hunt down silverware. Entertainment was decent. The fly in group Uptown was fantastic. If you ever get a chance don't miss them. The production singers and dancers were decent, but like all the shows on cruise ships the singers seem to have trouble with some of the notes. Dancers were good and acrobats were very good (although why they are in production numbers I will never know). The comedians were good but the second one, Dave Walker, was so much better than the first. You can always tell a lousy comedian when they laugh at their own jokes and lose their pacing. The "orchestra" was very talented. The small band "Ultraviolet" had great musicians but the female singer was just awful. You can always find something to do but don't expect to be busy every second of the day. I would say younger people might be a little bored. There were several Beyond the Podium presentations and the captain gave a fascinating talk on how the ship is run. I'll be happy to answer any questions I can. Overall a good cruise on a great ship.
  24. It would be appreciated if anyone can provide information on the changes to the Summit C1 (Aft) cabins after the "revolution". These cabins have the huge balconies and previously had two (or three) lounge chairs, a full size table, and four regular chairs with arms. Below is a photo of 8176 taken in Jan 2019, showing the furniture. This is an accessible room so it is a little wider than a regular Aft C1. I also found a photo of a regular Aft cabin 7203 taken in Nov 2018 which shows a chair with footstool, a recliner, a regular table, and three armchairs; there may be more furniture but just not visible in the photo. Therefore, it appears there were different sets of balcony furniture being used in the C1 Aft cabins. I would appreciate it if anyone can share info on current balcony furniture after the "revolution" for cabin 8176 specifically, but also for any of the other C1 Aft cabins on decks 7, 8, and 9. There has been a lot of discussion about the removal of footstools, the regular tables, and the armchairs but some of the info is conflicting, so it is not clear exactly what was done on the C1 Aft cabins balconies. Any other info on significant changes to the C1 Aft cabins during the "revolution", in addition to the balcony area, would also be appreciated.
  25. Hello, Does any recent Summit cruiser remember what day and time this event is planned for? Thanks
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