Celebrity Summit Review
One of Celebrity's four Millennium Class ships, the Summit is now ten years old, but still looks impressive.
The Celebrity Summit has variously themed bars, all with slightly different drink menus, but you can order any drinks from any venue, provided the bar tender knows how to make it and has all ingredients. The ship has beer and wine from all over the world, along with mixed drinks, soda, juices, and of course coffee and tea.
Alcohol is served only to adults over 21. Fake IDs are still fake in international waters.
Beer & Wine
The Celebrity Summit has a long and diverse wine list, with bottles from all over the world. Prices for a glass of wine start at $6, while the most expensive bottle of wine on the menu costs $3,500 (could this be true or just a typo? We didn’t order it to find out). Celebrity also has its own house vintage with white and red wines.
Beers include Heineken, Samuel Adams, Corona, Becks, Red Stripe, and a few more international brands.
The bars and the restaurants offer plenty of mixed drinks, like margaritas, frozen drinks, martinis, and champagne cocktails. Isn’t that what a holiday in the sun is all about. Prices for mixed drinks start at $6.50
The Celebrity Summit offers quite a choice of drink packages, from wine to non-alcoholic packages. There is a bottled water package for $12 a day, a soda package for $7 a day, a classic non-alcoholic package including soda, juices, teas, specialty coffee, and water for $14 a day, and a premium version of this package including all non-alcoholic cocktails and frozen drinks for $18 per day.
Of course, Celebrity also offers drink packages with alcohol. The classic package offers the same drinks as the non-alcoholic version plus beers up to $5, wine by the glass, cocktails, and spirits up to $8, and costs $44 per cruise day. For $10 more per day, the premium package offers the same drinks as the classic, but includes cocktails, frozen drinks, and spirits up to $12.
Celebrity also offers three wine package with a choice of 3, 5, or 7 bottles. The sommelier’s package includes a smaller assortment of wines and starts at $99 for 3 bottles, the captains package starts at $129 for 3 bottles. Or you can build you own wine package starting from $191.25 for three bottles, including any wine from Celebrity’s wine list at $75 or more.
Gratuity (15%) is not included in any of these packages and will be added onto the bill.
On the Summit you can get soda, different brands of bottled water (or regular tap water), premium teas and coffees, as well as non-alcoholic cocktails and frozen drinks.
The Rendezvous Lounge is located on deck four, very close to the Cosmopolitan bar. It’s quite big, has a dance floor and an open ceiling, and the walls here are paneled with dark wood. One section of the bar has blue and red striped chairs, another section has just red chairs, and a third area has beige and green chairs.
Rendezvous’ drink menu includes sangria, punch, mojitos, some frozen drinks, martinis, and plenty of other cocktails. Rendezvous also offers beer and wine, and some non-alcoholic mixed drinks as well. Prices start at $4 for non-alcoholic drinks, while cocktails and frozen drinks cost between $6 and $8.50.
During the day, Celebrity Summit hosts trivia games and video games (with an Xbox Kinect and Wii consoles) in the Rendezvous bar. At night, a live band plays easy listening and old hits that are great for dancing.
Located just off the photo gallery on deck four is Michael’s—a sleek place that looks like it should be a cigar bar, but isn’t (smoking is not permitted here). Michael’s has a an old-world feel, with unique armchairs, a fireplace (that can’t be used), and dark leather bar stools. The Chinese paintings on the walls were the only decor that didn’t mesh with Michael’s sleek style.
Michael’s primarily offers liquor ranging from the likes of sherry, whiskey, bourbon, tequila, vodka, brandy, cognac, and port. Prices start at $6 and go all the way up to $191 for the Hennessy Richard.
Activities at Michael’s include complimentary bourbon and whiskey tastings, as well as a premium wine tasting for $49 per person. The bar also features a piano with the occasional live musician.
Champagne & Martini Bar
The Champagne & Martini bar is located on deck five, with the bar being split into two distinct sides: the port side bar specializes in champagne and champagne cocktails, while the starboard side is where you can grab a mean martini. The bar is bright, lined with armchairs and tables, and at the center of the room is an open area that looks down onto the Rendezvous bar. You can even hear live music coming from Rendezvous, so there’s no need for a second live band to play here. The waiters here are experienced showmen in the art of juggling bottles and shakers while they whip up your drinks. It’s a pleasure to watch.
The two bar areas have different drink menus, but you can really get any drink you want on either side. Martini offerings range from classics to more unusual options like an espresso martini. Champagne cocktails include Bellinis, Rossinis, and Kir Royals. All champagne cocktails cost $8.50. Most martinis range from $6.50 to $10, but some may be more expensive depending on what you order.
There are martini tastings happy hour specials at the Champagne & Martini Bar, but the bar hosts no other planned events.
Located on deck ten, right by the pool, the Pool Bar has no real seating, but there are a few tables where you can set your drink down. If you don’t want to leave your pool-side haunch, a waiter from the Pool Bar will roam around and take your order (and bring it to you). The bar area does allow smoking as well.
The Pool Bar offers a lot of different frozen drinks and beer, but other drinks are available too. Prices start at $6.50 for mixed drinks and $4.50 for beer.
The pool bar offers some happy hours during the course of the trip. On sea days, a live band plays on the pool side, and crew members may encourage you to get up and dance.
Revelations is on deck 11 forward, just above the spa. The club’s primary attraction is dancing, but it also hosts live music and a late-night chocolate buffet. The decor at Revelations was mostly unimpressive, although we did find the cave-like design of the ceiling somewhat interesting. Revelations is usually empty during the day, so it can be a good spot to get away from the crowd.
Revelations offers the exact same drinks, with the exact same prices as the Rendezvous Lounge.
There are some karaoke events and happy hour times at the Revelations, and a live band plays here every night starting around 10 pm. On the final night of the cruise, the Summit hosts a decadent, late-night chocolate buffet at Revelations.
The Mast Bar is on deck 11 and is spread out over two parts: one overlooks the main pool area, while another hangs out over the Aquaspa. A small bench area is located on both sides of the bar.
The Mast bar offers the same drinks, at the same prices, as the Pool Bar
You’ll find the Waterfall Bar at the back of the ship, just behind the Waterfall Cafe. All the furniture here is made from teak wood—the chairs, tables, floors, even the bar itself. The Waterfall Bar can be a good place to eat an early breakfast so you can catch the sunrise over the ocean.
You can bring food from the Waterfall Café and eat it here. Both the Waterfall Café and Bar offer the same drink menus, featuring beer, non-alcoholic cocktails, and a short wine list.
Since the bar is mostly off the beaten track, it is quite empty at night.
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