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MECS
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Loved this ship and Celebrity!! Excellent cruise and our inside stateroom 1100 next to library was perfect! All aspects of cruise were top notch. We enjoyed Cartagena and went on a tour thru Marivel.arranged thru this site. Best ever!! ... Read more
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imapost2003
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
165 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
7nt eastern Caribbean from ft lauderdale with stops in San Juan, St Thomas, St Martin. Embarkation went pretty smoothly, we arrived at about 1230, were on the ship by 1. 8 ships were in port everglades that day so traffic was a bit ... Read more
copi2boys
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,008 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were a group of 16 on this sailing. We all had balconies and arranged to have the separators opened and enjoyed a HUGE balcony. The ship is beautiful. Except for passengers of 8 ships trying to get into the port all at the same ... Read more
joanm
Member Since 2015
7 reviews
5 helpful votes
Having sailed on Celebrity ships before, we were expecting the standard to be somewhat higher. Normally Celebrity pitch their niche market a notch above their sister company -RCL - but this ship was not. It was a little tired in some areas ... Read more
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Cheap Swede
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Every thing is done with class. Service on the ship is so very good. Dining was great where ever you went on the ship. The wait staff, were willing to go the extra mile to see that the food you ordered was wonderful. Our room ... Read more
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Trotter13
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We enjoyed most aspects of the cruise. Great room and our room steward, Juan, was terrific. The classic drink package, which was included, was more than adequate. I first thought I would have to upgrade but that was not necessary. The ... Read more
karaine
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were told by our cruise planner to arrive for boarding by noon at the latest "to avoid long lines". We arrived at the ship at 11:40 and did not embark until 1:20. There were several sections with 4 employees at each, ... Read more
kcrone
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I cruised on Celebrity X Reflection in January 2016 with my mother. We decided another cruise was in order and my three sisters, mom and I sailed on Celebrity Equinox in January 2017. Sometimes your second trip doesn't always live up to ... Read more
lifeh2o4all
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is our third Celebrity cruise and first on an S Class ship. Overall, we couldn't be more satisfied with the experience. We took the 10 day Ultimate Caribbean cruise leaving Ft. Lauderdale, Port Everglades on January 20, 2017. ... Read more
kaswife
Member Since 2006
1 review
37 forum posts
3 helpful votes
EMBARKATION: Easy breezy as we were in a suite. We arrived early and were escorted past all the lines and were on the ship within 15 minutes of arrival at the terminal. We even snuck into our room early and popped the champagne! The ... Read more
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TexasBlue7
Member Since 2016
1 review
125 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Good price for a short cruise. Had never been to Key West/Bahamas so wanted this experience. The room attendant was very attentive. There was a shortage of wooden hangars and we were not given any additional ones. Really enjoyed the ... Read more
Ronnald
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had not been to any of these places before. But we're looking forward to the cruise. We were on freedom dining which worked out well dining room staff were pleasant and helpful but the food was very slow arriving at table,think problem ... Read more
4@sea
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are Celebrity fans and the Reflection lived up to our expectations of this cruise line. The ship is clean & well-maintained, and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. The food in the main dining room is quite good. We ate at ... Read more
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mrfunguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We choose this cruise to see India. The ship is very tied and rusting , worn carpet , wooden seats in the dinning room with joints coming apart. The crew do try very hard and give u 110% in effort. The entertainment director is getting ... Read more
nokility
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
We arrived in Florida the previous day to sailing, stayed at a hotel for the night and went to the port the next day. We had our luggage tags already via mail so they took our luggage and we went into the building to get through security ... Read more
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angelie1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Well my family and i did this cruise 2 years ago. The exact same except this time there was a different stop 2 nights in curacao instead of 1 another island. We stayed in the same stateroom as last time 1034. it was great then why ... Read more
dive4pam
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
82 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this for the itinerary. It was wonderful and we had arranged all private tours with the exception of the trip to see the Condors. The ship's first tour was late and since we were the last tour to the farm, we did not see the ... Read more
irishayes
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
984 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I did this exact cruise in 2011 and absolutely LOVED the Celebrity experience! Since then, we've done a Celebrity Med cruise, an NCL and a Carnival cruise. We took our daughter on the NCL cruise, and I also took her on ... Read more
tonyharrysmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
We chose this ship after reading reviews and after seeing the ship docked in Wellington when in holiday in NZ three years ago. We could have picked up a cruise in Brisbane but we chose to fly down to Sydney as we thought the ship would be ... Read more
knitterofhats
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
7 helpful votes
PRE-CRUISE: We started with a super easy and direct morning flight into Ft. Lauderdale. We grabbed a quick and inexpensive Lyft ride over to the port. We boarded at Port 25. We sailed through the counter and paperwork process. However, we ... Read more
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stitcherquilter4
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We boarded the Eclipse in Miami on Jan 2nd. This was the first time on a larger ship. We were used to ships with about 650 passengers. Boarding (at noon) in Miami, while the port was extremely busy, went quite seamlessly. Our stateroom ... Read more
ColoradoExceptInWinter
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Celebrity. To put this review in perspective: we are a family of three (50s with teenage daughter). We like to stay active. We have a family rule of "no elevators/stairs only" while on the ship, and ... Read more
otters92
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
33 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My family just finished sailing the Celebrity Eclipse on a 6 day sailing. There is no doubt that the premium customer service and the aura of elegance that Celebrity used to pride itself in is slipping. While this is only my 3rd cruise ... Read more
Seadazzled
Member Since 2015
1 review
45 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this 7 night New Year's Eve departure because we are familiar with the Celebrity product and we found a very attractive fare too good to turn down. We booked with a TBA rate and were quickly assigned veranda 8114. Sunny balcony ... Read more
harveylevy
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is our 37th cruise. Overall Celebrity delivers the best for the money. This was a New Years cruise for our family of 8. Everybody did their own thing but when it came to food we were all together. Sure there are always some complaints ... Read more
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