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The Celebrity Summit: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

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CELEBRITY SUMMIT
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The Celebrity Summit is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Celebrity Summit.

Destination

The Celebrity Summit sails in the Atlantic Ocean from the sunny Caribbean to the cooler Northeast. The ship visits Bermuda, St. Thomas and San Juan in the Caribbean, as well as New England and eastern Canada. The ship visits Bar Harbor and Portland in Maine, and Halifax and Quebec in Canada.

Luxury Cruise Ship

One of the larger ships in the Celebrity fleet, The Celebrity Summit is a Millennium-class cruise ship. This luxury ship has a spa that is almost as large as the pool area. The interior uses wood and marble accents to give passengers the feel of an Old World hotel.

Special Features

The Celebrity Summit features the Fortunes Casino, where passengers can practice their poker or blackjack skills. The AquaSpa offers a wide range of relaxation therapies, such as hot stone massage and facials. The spa also serves light, healthy fare at the AquaSpa Cafe. Celebrity is known for its shipboard classes. Learn the history of the Holy Land, how to blow glass or how to mix the perfect martini.

Accommodations

Interior staterooms on the Celebrity Summit are packed with convenient features, including twin beds that convert into a queen-sized bed and additional in-room seating. The family oceanview cabin features sliding doors that split the space into two rooms and a veranda that almost doubles the size of the cabin. The Celebrity Penthouse has two whirlpool tubs, a separate dining area and a veranda. All staterooms use luxury linens and are decorated with wood and bright jewel-toned accents.

Cost

A six-night trip to Bermuda starts at $499 per person for an inside stateroom, and $1,049 for a suite. Many ships offer less expensive cruises in the fall, however, and the Celebrity Summit sails to New England during fall foliage season. This cruise costs $1,519 per person for an inside cabin, and $4,099 per person for a suite.

Excursion

Celebrity Summit offers excursions both on shore and on land. Explore Alaskan glaciers from a dogsled; learn about the 18th century sugar industry in Barbados or get lost in the cramped yet colorful streets of Mykonos, Greece.

Dining Experience

The two-tier main dining room offers assigned dining times, as well as the "Celebrity Select" option, where diners reserve their own dining time. The Celebrity Summit has two specialty dining restaurants: Blu and QSine. Each offers a unique dinng experience. For more casual dining, try the Waterfall Cafe with its daily buffet dining.

Maiden Voyage

The Celebrity Summit's maiden voyage was Oct. 1, 2001. The ship will go into dry dock in December 2011 and re-emerge in January 2012, updated to Solstice-class standards.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the Celebrity Summit.

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