Live From Reflection: 167 Cruises and Counting, Electrical Problems & Weird Art

Cruisers know that ship officers and crew enjoy a certain measure of celebrity status. Passengers might get a few pics taken with their smiling hosts, who daily receive thousands of warm greetings from their guests. It’s rare to see cruisers basking in such attention.

Weird Cruise Ship Art: “What Does It Mean?!” Contest

Editor’s note: Congratulations to Adrian, who went a little dark with his interpretation of Reflection’s art. His thoughtful explanation: “Murder by ceramics – You’ve got the murderer on the left hand side – the victim on the right, and a looker on, or possibly an angel in the middle.” For his winning entry, Adrian will […]

Celebrity Reflection Cabin Tour: Not Your Average ‘Standard’ Balcony

We’re onboard Celebrity Reflection for its two-night inaugural U.S. sailing out of Miami. For this trip, we have an AquaClass cabin, part of a special category of accommodations situated near the ship’s spa. If you’re sailing on Reflection — or any of its sister ships in the Solstice class — and you book an AquaClass […]

Some Sea Day Splurging on Celebrity Reflection

Editor’s note: Celebrity Reflection recently completed a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. The 13-night cruise included nine consecutive days at sea. Teijo Niemela, publisher of Cruise Business Review and a Cruise Critic contributor, was onboard. On the longer voyages, I find it’s nice sometimes to break out of the daily routine. A lot of […]

A Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving at Sea

Editor’s note: Celebrity Reflection is sailing a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. Teijo Niemela, editor of Cruise Business Online and a Cruise Critic contributor, is onboard. While Americans at home were settling in with turkey, family and football, Celebrity Reflection made its way toward Miami at a speed of 18 knots. Thanksgiving Day marked […]

Celebrity Reflection: First Impressions

Editor’s note: Celebrity Reflection is currently sailing a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. Teijo Niemela, editor of Cruise Business Online and a Cruise Critic contributor, is onboard. Celebrity Reflection, the last member of Celebrity Cruises‘ five Solstice-class ships, is just a month old. The ship, which sailed a short series of European voyages before […]

Live From Celebrity Reflection: First Impressions on Suites, ‘See-Through’ Showers and Cabin Stuffing

I’m onboard the 3,030-passenger Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in Celebrity Cruises‘ hugely successful Solstice class, for a pre-inaugural cruise along the coast of Holland. For me, Reflection marks the absolute high water mark in terms of design refinement. The idea being, take the best pieces of the previous four Solstice-class ships and […]

Live From Celebrity Reflection: The End of an Era?

The 3,030-passenger Celebrity Reflection has generated the most new ship buzz we’ve seen in a while. And rightly so. The launch of Reflection marks the final stage in a five-ship journey for Celebrity Cruises which started with Celebrity Solstice in 2008.

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