"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 9, 2019

July 8 - Day Two: The Ship

“The sea fires our imagination and rekindles our spirit.” —Wyland 
Today was our first full day on the ship. We enjoyed a nice breakfast sitting outside in the Sunset Lounge, which is located on the stern of the ship. We arrived before the crowd and it was very enjoyable. For lunch we decided to eat in the main dining room where it was quiet and relaxing. The food has been very good and we can order as many dishes as we want. Most servings are small, so it is easy to try many things.

The Oceanview Cafe - Every morning Donavon the sunshine man he delivers bake goods as fast as he can...singing to diners and offering wonderful treats. What a fun man.
Our lunch in the Cosmopolitan Dining Room: whole wheat orecchiette, sautéed turkey medallions, key lime pie and peach raspberry cobbler 
Our second dinner: escargot, smoked seafood cake, shrimp scampi, apple crumble a la mode
Our cabin is very comfortable, nowhere near as small as our stateroom on The Pearl. We have plenty of closest space and drawers for the things we brought. We chose an inside cabin (no window or outside deck). We decided we didn't need that on this trip since we can sit on the deck of our boat most days of the year and enjoy the view of the water. 
Celebrity has totally transformed the Celebrity Summit. It has been refurbished from bow to stern as part of the $500 million Celebrity Revolution, the lines’ multi-year fleet-wide upgrade project. The Summit’s enhancements include completely redesigned staterooms and suites (with eXhale bedding featuring Cashmere mattresses), restaurants, bars and lounges. In addition to these enhancements, guest features such as Xcelerate Wi-Fi, new retail boutiques, redesigned Canyon Ranch spa, freshened up casino, art gallery and fitness area are all part of the Summit’s new features!!!  

Celebrity Summit Stats:
Occupancy - 2158
Length - 965 ft
Beam - 105 ft
Cruising Speed - 24 kts
Decks - 11 for guests

Here are a few pictures of the ship.
The Theater 
The Casino
The top deck


  1. Amazing. So happy for you guys. Do you have the urge to take the wheel ?

    1. Almost! We were wondering if they even have a wheel anymore on these huge ships. A tour of the bridge would have been fun.

  2. Thank you. So glad to see Donovan is still making people smile!

    1. He was so much fun! He was a great way to start our day.