Celebrity Cruises Reveals Details of Stunning $11 Million Modern Luxury Makeover for Celebrity Solstice
On the eve of her arrival down under for her fifth consecutive season, Celebrity Cruises has revealed details of the extensive AUD$11.25 million revitalisation planned for Australia’s favourite cruise ship*, Celebrity Solstice, including “A Taste of Film” cinema experience under the stars, new Lawn Club cabanas, an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant and an all-new digital photo gallery.
Australians will be the first to experience Celebrity Solstice’s myriad of exciting new features. After making her debut as the first international cruise ship to return to Sydney for the summer season on 8 October, the 2,850-guest ship will cruise to Singapore where she will enter dry-dock on 22 October. Emerging nine days later, Celebrity Solstice will then sail into her Sydney home-port on 14 November.
“Since her very first season down under, Celebrity Solstice has won the hearts of Aussies to become Australia’s favourite cruise ship,” says Adam Armstrong, Managing Director of Celebrity Cruises in Australia and New Zealand.
“With this extensive revitalisation, we’re adding more of the things they love, making the highest rated cruise ship even better.”
“Australians are great lovers of the outdoors, so our iconic, real grass Lawn Club has proven to be incredibly popular. We’ll enhance this space even further by adding an outdoor movie screen, beautiful cabanas, and introducing “A Taste of Film” experience, which pairs classic films with culinary delights – an industry first.”
“We also know that Australians enjoy indulging in the finest Asian cuisine, so we’ve added Sushi on Five for some of the best sushi at sea,” Armstrong continued.
“We’ve no doubt Australians are going to love all our new offerings, and can’t wait to unveil them when Celebrity Solsticereturns to our shores in November,” he concluded.
The revitalisation will see various enhancements and additions implemented throughout the ship, including:
A Taste of Film
Celebrity Solstice will be the first of the Solstice Class ships to offer this gastronomic and film adventure, which pairs big-screen movies that evoke a specific cultural, culinary or destination experience, with cuisine that brings the scenes on the screen to life through guests’ taste buds. Additionally, a large movie screen will be added to The Lawn Club where the unique culinary experience will be hosted.
Lawn Club Cabanas
Brand new alcove-style cabanas will border the real grass lawn for additional seating and relaxation space. Guests will be able to adjust the cabanas to their preferred view throughout the day, whether it be out to sea or towards the outdoor movie screen.
Sushi on Five:
Celebrity’s hotly anticipated newest dining experience will take the place of Bistro on Five and feature an expertly crafted à la carte menu, curated by sushi chef Yoshikazu “Yoshi” Okada. Sushi on Five will offer hand-rolled sushi, fresh tableside grated wasabi, house-made soy sauce, Asian-inspired cocktails, Japanese beers and premium sakes, plus an array of mouth-watering starters and entrees.
Celebrity Solstice’s Photo Gallery will also receive a full modern luxury makeover, removing the traditional panel display of printed photos and introducing 25 state-of-the-art touch screen kiosks, where guests will be able to view their professional photos taken throughout their cruise and purchase a variety of photo formats. This new service allows guests to download their purchased photos direct to their mobile device at any time during their cruise, and instantly share their cruise memories with friends and family back home via social networking, email or messaging.
In addition, an expansive Art Gallery will emerge from the current Photo Gallery, featuring a dedicated auction location with contemporary art lining the freshly renovated space.
Suites onboard will also see various modern luxury enhancements, including lavish new patio furniture being added to suite balconies.
The newly revitalised Celebrity Solstice will arrive back in Sydney on 14 November, following a repositioning cruise from Singapore. She’ll then embark on a series of picturesque itineraries with calls to the green natural oasis of New Zealand, the exotic escape of Indonesia, and to sought-after destinations across Australia.
Fares start at AU$1,499 for a seven-night South Pacific Getaway cruise, departing from Sydney on 13 April 2017. The cruise will call at the pristine island of Lifou in the Loyalty Islands and vibrant Noumea in New Caledonia, before returning to Sydney. Plus for guests who book before 23 September 2016, Celebrity Cruises will provide bonus USD$300 onboard credit per stateroom.
For more information about Celebrity Cruises or to book a cruise, visit celebritycruises.com.au, call 1800 754 500 or contact your travel agent.