Celebrity Summit is a Millennium-class cruise ship owned and operated by Celebrity Cruises and as such one of the first cruise ships to be powered by more environmentally friendly gas turbines. Originally named Summit, she was renamed with the "Celebrity" prefix in 2008.
Celebrity Summit departing Bar Harbor in June 2019.
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|Launched:||9 March 2001|
|In service:||November 2001|
|Class and type:||Millennium-class cruise ship|
|Length:||294 m (965 ft)|
|Beam:||32.00 m (104.99 ft)|
|Draught:||8 m (26 ft)|
|Decks:||11 (passenger accessible)|
|Propulsion:||Two Rolls-Royce Mermaid azimuth thrusters|
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)|
She is fitted with two General Electric LM2500+ gas turbines and is fitted with two Rolls-Royce Mermaid azimuthing electric pod propulsion units. These pods proved unreliable early in the ships career but now with upgrades and operational experience they are now very reliable. She also has three bow thrusters.
As per the practice with the other ships of her class she included a remembrance in one of her restaurants to an historic early liner in the form of several panels and a bronze statue from the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique ship SS Normandie. The statue which was named La Normandie had been purchased by Celebrity Cruises from the Miami Beach based Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. The statue has since been removed from the main dining room during the ship's refurbishment in March 2019.
In 2012 she was refited at a cost of US$16 million which included the creation of extra cabins. This increased her double occupancy to 2,158 passengersand her gross tonnage to 90,940 GT.
Celebrity Summit spent approximately three weeks in dry dock followed by time in the shipyard in March 2019 having all of her existing cabins and suites refurbished as well as the addition of 30 new cabins which will bring her total capacity to 2,218 (double occupancy).
- Kate McCue, Captain of the Summit 2015–2018
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