Review of Celebrity Summit deck 3 (Plaza-Cabins)
Summit Theatre (capacity 900 seats show lounge with stage for grand musical and show productions, feature evening show is the “Summit Show”/circus acrobatics; hosts daily trivia games, classes, movies, bingo; level 1 of 3)
Concierge Lounge (portside) is a ConciergeClass passengers-only lounge with its own bar (complimentary snacks and drinks- coffee, juices, pastries). A dedicated Concierge Desk provides 24-hour services and assistance.
Summit Atrium “Grand Foyer” (3-decks high, open-floor area with live music entertainment)
On Lobby Deck are also the Shore Excursions Desk (onship tour booking, planning, information), Captain’s Club (Celebrity Cruises loyalty program information and assistance), and Guest Relations (Reception Desk and Future Cruise Sales, provide 24-hour guest services - cashier, luggage, information, bookings, reservations).
Celebrity iLounge is an Internet computers room open 24 hours. The lounge is served by dedicated providing assistance daily (between 9 am - 5 pm) and in the evenings (between 7-9 pm). At the lounge, guests can buy Apple computers and are offered consultations and computer classes.
The Normandie Restaurant (134 seats reservations-only specialty restaurant/surcharge PP, themed “SS Normandie”; with French and American cuisine/5-course menu, Five Senses tasting menu/6-course dinner and wine, Champagne High Tea Time/3-4pm), with Demonstration Kitchen (live cooking shows) and the Wine Cellar annex (400+ wines bar/tastings)
Tuscan Grille (capacity 112 seats) was added during the 2016 refurbishment, replacing here “The Normandie” restaurant. Tuscan Grille is a premium steakhouse restaurant (reservations-only, at surcharge $45 pp), open for dinner-only (between 6 and 10 pm). The gourmet cuisine is traditional Italian, featuring fresh (hand-made) pasta, Italian lis, USDA prime beef (dry-aged) steaks, charcuterie boards, salami and other traditional food specialties from Italy. Also available are a-la-carte menus with Italian cocktails (incl homemade limoncello) and Italian wine list. The dining experience includes an open-kitchen (Demonstration Kitchen, located in the restaurant’s near, also presenting live cooking shows) and the private dining room Wine Cellar. Among the signature menu items are antipasti (goat cheese, olives, marinated squash), pasta (ravioli, spaghetti, lasagne, lobster linguine), traditional sauces (Alfredo, Bolognese, Parmigiana, Toscana), seafood (fried calamari), bruschetta, arugula salad, prime steaks (ribeye, veal chops, filet mignon), Macaroni and Cheese, gelato ice cream. Depending on cruise itinerary, Tuscan Grille also opens for Lunch (usually on seadays, between 12-noon - 1:30 pm, at $20 pp fee).
Wine Cellar (annex) is a wine bar (with 400+ premium wines) hosting private dinner parties and wine tastings (with sommelier service).
The Normandie (134 seats) was a reservations-only specialty restaurant (at surcharge $45 pp) with a 4-course menu (American and French cuisine specialties). The Normandie restaurant also offered Five Senses tasting menu (6-course dinner and wine pairing, at $90 pp fee). During Champagne High Tea Time (between 3-4 pm, at $25 pp fee, live string quartet performances) here were served premium coffees and teas, gourmet sandwiches and desserts. The restaurant’s decor featured mahogany paneling, classic ocean liner memorabilia and paintings, large round-shaped windows, tableside food preparation, “butterfly service” (waiters serving the table in unison), Demonstration Kitchen (open kitchen for live cooking shows). Depending on cruise itinerary (on seadays mostly), The Normandie was also open for Lunch (between 12-1:30 pm, $25 pp fee). The lunch menu had pasta, red meat, chicken, fish. Continental breakfast (fresh juices and fruits, specialty coffees/teas, fresh-baked pastries, bagels) was served complimentary for Captain’s Club (loyalty program) members of Elite and above tiers.
The Meeting Place / Conference Center is a multifunctional room used as ballroom, meeting room, banquet hall, cinema (large screen, surround sound). Here are also hosted daily art auctions, interactive game shows, seminars and lectures by the Celebrity Cruises enrichment program (including itinerary-related expert lectures and media presentations by naturalists and destination speakers). Professional equipment and catering service are provided.
Cruise cabins from 3000 to 3144, of which Interior (category 10) and the rest are Oceanview staterooms (category 6).