Celebrity Millenium completes makeover
Movies viewed under the stars, paired with a specially curated menu of delectable food; freshly redecorated suites; a modernised, fully realised Italian steakhouse… modern luxury travellers need look no further than Celebrity Millennium to find all of these experiences in one place.
This month, the 2138-guest vessel will emerge from a dry-dock, reenergised and more luxurious than ever, with the same line-up of stunning enhancements that Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Infinity have received in recent months at a cost of US$8 million each.
Guests sailing on Celebrity Millennium in Alaska this summer will be among the first to enjoy her new spaces and experiences, and Australian guests can expect to enjoy the new features a little closer to home in Asia, where Celebrity Millennium sails from Singapore and Hong Kong to Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea and more Asian favourites.
“Celebrity Millennium is now more stunning than ever before as a result of the US$8 million that we’ve invested in this dry dock,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“We have added new elements and experiences that will help open up the world for modern luxury travellers, from our gorgeously updated Suite Class staterooms to the delicious Tuscan Grille menu, and, of course, the new Rooftop Terrace.”
The Rooftop Terrace on deck 12, with its large screen, chaises longues, cabanas, soundscape and decorative lighting, is a modern relaxing backdrop for Celebrity’s sumptuous new multi-sensory experience, ‘A Taste of Film’. The film programme presents modern and traditional classics that evoke a specific cultural, culinary or destination experience, paired with cuisine that brings the scenes on the screen to life through taste. The cruise brand’s culinary team, led by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher, has carefully crafted a multi-course tasting menu for each ‘A Taste of Film’ selection.
Additional dry dock enhancements will include significant renovations of the ship’s Penthouse and Royal Suites.
As part of the US$8 million refresh, Celebrity is investing heavily in its Suite Class experience on Celebrity Millennium, as every Penthouse and Royal Suite will receive new glimmering fixtures, marble surfaces and comfortable seats in the bathrooms. The rest of the suite will get refreshing touches like new carpeting, drapes and bed linens.
Conversion of Celebrity Millennium’s Olympic restaurant to the Tuscan Grille, Celebrity’s popular, Italian-inspired steakhouse that debuted on its Solstice Class ships, will include complete refinishing of the space and the introduction of a refreshed menu designed to tantalise, including fresh pasta made in house; an Italian cocktail menu, a first for Tuscan Grille; a wine list focused on the wine-growing regions of Italy; and new foods like artisanal salami and cheeses; crispy crab arancini with lemon pepper aioli; grilled branzino with spinach and olive oil; swordfish with Castelvetrano olives, fennel and white wine; and oven-roasted USDA Prime dry-aged steak.
On Celebrity Millennium, the maritime artefacts in the Olympic restaurant will be featured in a special display area in the casino’s entry vestibule. Items include charts, maps, an original place setting, a ship model and more.
Additional work taking place on board will include:
- The addition of an enclosed portrait studio similar to that found on Celebrity’s Solstice Class ships, Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Equinox
- The creation of a new future cruise sales office, where guests can take advantage of special offers
- A refresh of the Solarium, with new furniture, new floors and refinished pool tops, and a refresh of finishes in the spa café
- The removal of the themed décor in the ship’s casino
Celebrity Millennium entered drydock on 26 April 2016 and will emerge on 12 May 2016. This northern summer, Celebrity Millennium will sail a series of itineraries between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seward, Alaska, before heading to Asia in September.