Posted by: cruise2 | 26 November, 2007




Celebrity Cruises will present a  line-up of nightclubs and lounges on the line’s new Celebrity Solstice, scheduled to launch inDecember, 2008.  From an intimate wine cellar to a vibrantclub that transforms with each night’s dance theme, the 2,850-passenger ship will offer guests some of the most stylish and varied publicspaces at sea.

New Hot Spots in Celebrity Solstice

Cellar MastersThe Cellar Masters wine bar will deliver exceptionalwines by the glass and bottle, and the  sommelier service thatis a Celebrity Cruises standard. An ideal locale for enrichment opportunities, Cellar Masters also will present the renowned Riedel comparative wine-tasting programme introduced across the Celebrity fleet this year. With a design inspired by the deep tones of a winery duringa summer sunset, Cellar Masters’ interior will deliver an experiencethat is a  balance between the senses and the wine.

Ensemble Lounge

The ideal setting for a pre-dinner cocktail en route to anextraordinary specialty dining experience, the Ensemble Lounge’s design pairs classical architectural elements with contemporary treatments. With whimsical patterns suggesting the ebb and flow of varied music rhythms, the space’s aubergine accents and contemporary furniture will reflect a period when jazz greats Duke Ellington and Count Basie reigned supreme.

Passport Bar

Located at the lower level of the sweeping Grand Foyer, the Passport Bar has been designed to make a memorable first impression. Inspired by the  understated elegance of ocean-going yachts, thePassport Bar will feature a colour palette reflective of the Mediterranean, with warm tones of walnut and zebra wood complementing the nautical look.


Passengers who love the mod, futuristic designs of the ’60s and ’70s will find Quasar particularly captivating. Cocoon-shaped acrylic chairssuspended from the deckhead will enhance the drama of the space, as will leather banquettes featuring details developed from vintage cars of the “flower power” era.  State-of-the-art lighting and four large LED screens will be programmed to create a nightly light show synchronized with the music’s pulsing beat, making Quasar the happening place where the party can begin or end.

Sky Observation Lounge

The new signature lounge atop Celebrity Solstice will invite passengers to participate in multiple styles of dance, with the entire lounge transforming to create an atmosphere reflective of each nightly theme.  From wild red for tango nights to midnight blue for ballroom dance, guests will have the opportunity to participate in lessons during the day, in preparation for dancing the night away.  Sweeping curves, cloud-like forms and an infinity dome over the dance floor will create a feeling of being suspended in the clouds by night, while during the day, Sky’s light-coloured palette will provide the backdrop forthe venue’s spectacular, panoramic views of the sea.

New Twists on Celebrity Favourites

The Martini Bar & CrushInspired by water, ice, and snow, The Martini Bar & Crush aboard Celebrity Solstice will give a nod to Century’s popularMartini Bar, with its own hip twist. This enclave will feature an alluring frosted bar – the perfect chilled surface for enjoying over100 varieties of vodkas from around the world – and multiple martini mixes, from the classics to the latest creations. New in Celebrity Solstice will be Crush, a small alcove featuring an ice- filled tablewhere travellers can participate in caviar and vodka tastings, or evenhost a private event.

Fortunes Casino

The glamour of Monte Carlo comes to Celebrity Solstice in FortunesCasino. With its comfortable elegance, European ambience and easyflow, Fortunes will challenge gamblers to win their favourite games of chance, while those who prefer to observe the action will enjoy comfortable viewing areas. The largest casino in the Celebrity fleet, guests will have the opportunity to take a seat at 16 gaming tables or 200 of the hottest gaming machines.

Michael’s Club

A signature space across the Celebrity fleet, Michael’s Club in Celebrity Solstice will invite privacy and intimacy, with its classic, English leather club chairs, dramatic black glass chandelier, and a grand Michelangelo marble fireplace paired with contemporary artwork and accessories. The rich, comfortable furnishings will create a warm atmosphere conducive to conversation, amidst a backdrop of soothing piano and jazz music, as well as single malt scotch and cognac tastings.  Celebrity has assembled a team of some of the best designers andarchitects in the business to lend their  talents to the creation of Celebrity Solstice.

Those involved in designing the ship’s distinctive lounges and nightclubs are 5+Design, BG Studio International, Inc., RTKL, and Celebrity’s own Newbuilding & design team.

Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice will be the line’s first in a class of four 2,850-passenger vessels with an exceptional range of services and amenities. German shipbuilder Meyer Werft, who constructed the line’s Century- class fleet –  CenturyMercury, and  Galaxy – is building the 122,000-ton ship.  Following several weeks of inaugural activities, Celebrity Solstice will make her maiden voyage December 14, 2008, on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; andPhillipsburg, St. Maarten. The itinerary will be offered on Sundays through April 5, 2009, with an alternating itinerary calling on SanJuan, Puerto Rico; Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, B.V.I; andLabadee, Haiti, through April 12, 2009. Fares for veranda stateroomsbegin at US$1,099 per persona, based on double occupancy.



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