Celebrity Cruises has unveiled the new look Celebrity Millennium, the first ship to be transformed in the cruise line’s $500million fleet-wide modernisation programme.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, said: “Celebrity Millennium has been transformed from top to bottom.

“I can’t wait for our guests to experience this revolution in travel for themselves.”

The refurb includes completely redesigned staterooms and suites, the addition of The Retreat for suite guests, reimagined restaurants, bars and lounges, spa and casino, and new designer boutiques.

Other enhancements include an upgraded Oceanview Café, featuring a new open concept, increased seating options, and globally inspired culinary offerings; upgraded Main Restaurant; redesigned Sunset Bar, featuring a variety of inviting seating options perfect for alfresco dining or cocktails with a view; and the redesigned Rendezvous Lounge hosting events and entertainment from day to night, with everything from a newly enlarged bar serving up cocktails to a quiet reading nook for curling up with a book.

Celebrity Millennium’s bow-to-stern transformation began on 2 January 2019, at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore where it spent a total of 35 days in the skilled hands of thousands of engineers, architects, artisans, designers, contractors, shipyard employees, and the new build and Celebrity teams.

Celebrity Cruises collaborated with renowned international hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates to transform the staterooms on board and turned to famed designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE to refresh the suites and bring The Retreat to Celebrity Millennium.

Guests will find even more luxurious enhancements across the ship as part of the “Celebrity Revolution”, including advance wifi to help keep guests connected, a new salon featuring services such as a blow-dry bar and luxury manicures and pedicures, and a newly enhanced Persian Garden thermal suite.

Celebrity Summit has already entered dry-dock in the Bahamas for its transformation, with seven more ships to be modernised by 2023.

You can read a review of Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship Celebrity Edge here.