Celebrity Millenium's Olympic restaurant gone?


A. Gabriel

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Supposedly some of the Olympic artifacts will be put on display in a special area outside the entrance to their casino.

This was an outrageous desecration of history driven by the ruthless laws of profit and loss. I hope they saved all the antique artifacts from Old Reliable because the idea that they dared to throw away any of the original wood paneling makes me so upset I'd want to rustle up the money just to recreate the room in question.

At least the Olympic fittings in the White Swan Hotel are still intact.
 

Aelvir

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Supposedly, Honestly there's barely any images of it after the redesign in May 2016. And honestly it seems a lot of customers expressed distaste for the room's redesign I've heard. They even said that unlike the old one, it made them feel welcomed with the feel of importance with how its presented and how your treated, and they've said that with not taking the historicalness of it into account. I don't blame them. The Olympic-class liners truly outclassed every cruise ship today in terms of interior design; breath-taking and luxurious. I've heard they've replaced it with a Tuscan grill/restaurant which is super dumb because I can just go to a Tuscan restaurant and grill a couple miles from my house for dirt cheaper. Replicating an experience like eating in a restaurant designed like the Olympic? Nowhere can say that.
I've also heard from one of their sites that the redesign is inspired from the Cafe Parisien that was later added to the Olympic after the Titanic disaster. But looking at it, it doesn't hold any similarities, aside from the color shades maybe. Other than that it's your run of the mill hotel-looking eatery.
 

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(snip) it seems a lot of customers expressed distaste for the room's redesign I've heard. They even said that unlike the old one, it made them feel welcomed with the feel of importance with how its presented and how your treated, and they've said that with not taking the historicalness of it into account. I don't blame them. The Olympic-class liners truly outclassed every cruise ship today in terms of interior design; breath-taking and luxurious. (snip)
Do you really think cruise ship operators could ever understand the importance of historicity or ever did at all? Forgive the vehement outrage but I am upset that one more piece of the Gilded Age of ocean liners has disappeared -- and it's not just the Olympic restaurant that fell victim, the SS United States one got shafted too and I think so did the Normandie one. Maybe their motive was egalitarian, maybe they felt ocean liner fittings gave the place an unacceptable air of highbrowness. Maybe their motive was just pure $$$. Either way, not only am I upset, I'm offended, and quite frankly should the opportunity arise for recreating the old restaurants anywhere I would fund it so damn hard.
 

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It's confirmed that the Normandie restaurant will be on Celebrity's new ship, the Edge, including the original ship's paneling that was used in the previous version of the restaurant on Celebrity Summit.

I would imagine this bodes well for both the Olympic and SS United States furnishings to be re-used on upcoming ships in the Edge class.
 
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Aelvir

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It's confirmed that the Normandie restaurant will be on Celebrity's new ship, the Edge, including the original ship's paneling that was used in the previous version of the restaurant on Celebrity Summit.

I would imagine this bodes well for both the Olympic and SS United States furnishings to be re-used on upcoming ships in the Edge class.
Honestly, they better. The Olympic restaurant was amazing. Even if most of the restaurant (save for the wooden paneling) were replicated for the most part, the Á la Carte restaurant on Olympic was (in my opinion) the best area to dine on the Olympic. Charlie Chaplin himself even said that he believed that the Á la Carte was the best place to dine on the sea.
 

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