Friday, May 15, 2009

Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Millennium to Receive $10-Million “Refreshment”

You may know her as “Millie”—the nickname Celebrity Millennium has been given by past passengers and cruise enthusiasts alike since her launch in 2000. It’s no surprise that she’s consistently named among the top 10 large ships in the world.

To insure her ranking among large cruise ships, Celebrity Cruises—noted for its exceptional style—is rolling out a series of new design schemes on Celebrity Millennium during a $10-million refresh this year, beginning during its scheduled drydock period this week. Celebrity Millennium will emerge May 22 from a 12-day drydock in Victoria, B.C., with new carpeting throughout the entire ship, and new upholstery embellishing every stylish stateroom, the Lido deck, the Celebrity Theatre, and the dramatic, sweeping main dining room.

All marble and stone floors and counter areas will be renewed with a gleaming finish, and all wood hand rails on the ship’s verandas and pool deck areas will be newly varnished. Celebrity Millennium’s sun worshipers are likely to take notice of the work completed in exterior areas, too, as new bolidt, an alternative to traditional teak decking, is being installed across the pool deck, outdoor stage, dance floor, and jogging track.

Every suite will be equipped with 32-inch LED flat-panel TVs, while every plush ConciergeClass stateroom will boast 26-inch versions of the high-tech product. Additionally, new drapes, bed skirts and bed throws in warm, natural hues will further enhance every suite and stateroom. By October of this year, new upholstery also will adorn furnishings in the ship’s retail areas, the sweeping Grand Foyer, and every lounge, including Celebrity’s chic, signature Martini Bar, and all staterooms will boast 26-inch LED flat-panel TVs.

The newly-refreshed Celebrity Millennium will embark on this year’s Alaska season May 22, on a 7-night cruise roundtrip from Vancouver, B.C., prior to a series of 7-night Southbound Alaska sailings to and from Vancouver and Seward, Alaska, through Sept. Travelers eager to experience the refreshed Celebrity Millennium have no better opportunity than now, with select staterooms on several Alaska sailings starting at $57 per person per day, when booked by May 31, through “The Celebrity Starring You Promise.” Celebrity Millennium also presents the opportunity to delve deeper into Alaska’s breathtaking wilderness on unique Celebrity Cruisetour vacations. These in-depth packages pair a spectacular Celebrity cruise with a fully escorted pre- or post-cruise land-based experience, and offer unsurpassed values this spring and summer. For more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111 or visit the Celebrity Cruises website.

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