Pools Sports and Open Decks
Shops and Other Public Areas
Bars and Lounges
Dining (Main Dining Rooms)
Dining (Casual Venues)
Above and below: The Grand Foyer is dominated by a spectacular staircase, which recalls the style of the art-deco liners of the 1930s.
Celebrity Summit is the third of four ships designed for Celebrity Cruises by Jon Bannenberg. She has sleek, eye-pleasing lines that give an impression of graceful
Summit, like her sisters (Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Constellation,) is also very sophisticated
technologically. The ship utilizes the Azipod system, which makes her very maneuverable and which has such added benefits as increasing the amount of usable space within
the hull and reducing engine vibration.
Her primary power source is gas turbine engines, which are very powerful and environmentally friendly. (Unfortunately,
they are also very expensive to operate and so all four ships have been retrofitted with a diesel engine, which they can use for power in port and on those occasions when just a bit
of additional power is needed).
Summit's hotel is as sophisticated as her technology. The ship is done in an understated contemporary style with soft
lighting and earth tones. Placed unobtrusively around the ship are numerous pieces of 20th century art. The atmosphere is
tranquil and upscale.
In 2012, Summit underwent an extensive refit, which added several new venues to the ship and revitalized other areas.
The ship underwent another refit in 2015 during which, among other things, the Normandie Specialty Restaurant was transformed into the Tuscan Grille steakhouse.
Above: Captain Alex Papadopoulos.
Below: Hotel Director Mark McSorley.
Summit has an extensive. high quality art collection, featuring primarily modernistic works.
Part of the Normandie Restaurant was a museum dedicated to the ocean liner SS Normandie. With the closing of the restaurant, the Normandie exhibits have been moved to two rooms on Deck Four near the casino. Strangely, although the exhibits remain aboard Summit, the original museum-quality artwork from SS Normandie that was in the Normandie Restaurant is no longer aboard.
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