Friday, 1 August 2014

Celebrity Cruises announce new modern luxury revamp for Southampton-based ship, Celebrity Eclipse

 Ahead of its sixth consecutive summer sailing from Southampton, Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Eclipse, is undergoing a revamp to offer a series of luxurious new features when it emerges from dry dock in May 2015.

Celebrity Eclipse has offered modern luxury holidays from the UK port since its launch in the city in 2010 and is a firm favourite with British holidaymakers. When the ship returns for its 2015 season it will boast new signature spaces and experiences currently only available on sister ship, Celebrity Equinox, in addition to the array of guest-favourite features onboard. New food and drink venues will include:

  • Gastrobar – A new premium craft beer and comfort food venue, Gastrobar will offer food and beer enthusiasts over 40 handcrafted boutique beers to choose from in addition to Celebrity Cruises’ collection of wines and cocktails, all perfectly paired with a menu of gastro-style fare. The menus will be presented on iPads which will also include an app for guests to select their ideal food and drink pairings. Gastrobar’s upscale casual surroundings will feature entertainment and music for the complete sophisticated lounge experience. Guests can find the new venue in the space formerly known as Cellar Masters.

  • Slush – The poolside refreshments will get an overhaul and expand guests’ ‘cool’ beverage options with Slush a vibrant and stylish frozen drinks bar. Guests will be able to relax by the pool and enjoy a variety of flavour-rich and fresh frozen cocktails. Slush will feature alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails with flavour options ranging from fresh pressed lemon juice, raspberries, cucumbers and mint, to Persian lime, Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice with organic agave nectar.

The revamped Celebrity Eclipse will also feature The Studio, a new private portrait photo studio, offering guests a luxury holiday memento to remember their cruise by. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a range of exciting upgrades to the onboard casino including a re-styled bar, new British themed slot machines and European-style roulette.

This refurbishment will coincide with the launch of Celebrity Cruises’ new Suite Class offering following the addition of the Canyon Ranch Spa Club this year. New luxurious offerings for guests booking to stay in a suite include a dedicated, suites-only restaurant, VIP lounge, and complimentary ‘all in’ benefits such as premium beverages, dining at any speciality restaurant and unlimited internet access. Suite guests will also receive priority check-in and embarkation and will enjoy the Celebrity Cruises butler service. Personal butlers will unpack luggage, book excursions and be on hand 24 hours a day to ensure guests receive a dedicated and personalised service.

From 9 May 2015 throughout the summer season, Celebrity Eclipse will offer sailings of seven to 15 nights from Southampton. The revamped ship will sail to a range of destinations including sun-drenched Mediterranean countries including Portugal, Spain and Italy as well as the breath-taking vistas of Scandinavia and Russia.

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