Celebrity Solstice Makeover
Solstice $11million makeover
CELEBRITY Solstice will be fitted with an outdoor cinema, new Lawn Club cabanas, a Japanese sushi restaurant and a digital photo gallery as part of a $11.25 million revitalisation.
She will enter dry-dock in Singapore on 22 Oct and emerge nine days later before sailing into her Sydney homeport on 14 Nov.
Adam Armstrong, md of Celebrity Cruises in Australia and New Zealand said the reno will enhance the Lawn Club “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”.
Celebrity Solstice will be the first of the Solstice class ships to offer the experience.
Alcove-style cabanas will be added beside the real grass lawn, with the option to either face out to sea or towards the movie screen.
Sushi on Five will replace Bistro on Five and offer an a la carte menu from which guests can choose hand-rolled sushi, fresh wasabi, house-made soy sauce, Asian-inspired cocktails, Japanese
beers and premium sakes.
The vessel’s photo gallery will remove the panel display of printed photos and introduce 25 touch screen kiosks, allowing guests to download their purchased professional photos to their mobile device.
An Art Gallery will emerge from where the Photo Gallery currently stands, featuring an auction location and contemporary art.
Suites will also be enhanced with new patio furniture to be added to balconies.
Following her arrival in Sydney, Celebrity Solstice will operate itineraries calling into New Zealand, Indonesia & local ports.
Source: Cruise Weekly AU, 20Sep16