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525 Celebrity First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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96
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ama44e
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Some background. We have been cruising since 1992 with 27 cruises under our belt, 7 with Celebrity. All of our cruises over the past several cruises have been with Celebrity except a weekend getaway out of Los Angeles with Princess. I am ... Read more
Gazelle21
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We were fairly nervous first time cruisers who decided to take a shorter (8 night) cruise to test our sea legs. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we were incredibly happy we chose to cruise on Celebrity Solstice. The ship is truly ... Read more
lacey123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I have just returned from a 2 week Southern Caribbean Cruise with celebrity Eclipse. This was our first cruise and we loved every minute of it. The staff were all very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Our Cabin was ... Read more
ChaCha1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise and on the recommendation of others, this ship was the only one to go on. My husband and I are both early to mid 50's and were looking for a trip with everything. Boarding was a breeze, met with a champagne and ... Read more
Janbo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Celebrity Constellation was a wonderful ship to visit on our first cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. My husband did the research and planning, and his homework was fruitful, because we experienced a celestial voyage. ... Read more
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SnowbirdWannaB
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I wasn't going to bother to write a gushing review for our first ever cruise, figuring it had already been done. But after reading several negative reviews about a DIFFERENT cruise line, I realized the importance of positive reviews. ... Read more
kjcavs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
A number of people will tell you that your first cruise should be relatively short...but my wife and I decided to go big with a 14 day journey aboard the Eclipse. We loved every second of it! Rather than gushing about the experience, ... Read more
Laurent B
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first ever cruise so we could only compare to our experience in all-inclusive resorts. As it was our first cruise, we wanted a no-worry/no-trouble trip so we booked an all in one package that included air transit from our ... Read more
Malyde
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was the second cruise my husband and I have taken with Celebrity and it was just as wonderful as the first one many years ago on the sister ship Summit. The mattresses are just perfect and the sheets and pillows are luxurious. ... Read more
Friendlyjohnno
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
we feel absolutely cheated out of our holiday money. We are battling farmers who have saved our money for what was to be the holiday of our lifetime. Firstly, there was an 18% service charge on everything we bought, then there was a place ... Read more

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flo1234
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My mother and I had sailed on the Reflection two years ago and had an enjoyable time. However this time was different. We had booked up a fly cruise with Celebrity to include the following ports - Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaca and Coco ... Read more
PKNC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I would have given this review 5 stars if it were just based on the ship, service and quality - excellent! I am only giving 4 stars because there were often times where the cruise crowd ruined my experience, so I needed to get to a quieter ... Read more
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Harvey717
Member Since 2014
1 review
34 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
To be honest I have probably over rated At average, I think its below, but not quite poor. This was our first ocean cruise if this nature. We are seaworthy, having done many other types of vessels, both river and ocean going. We booked 18 ... Read more
torontotraveller
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
201 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers and our favourite cruise line is Celebrity. This was our first time on the Reflection - however we have been on other Solstice class ships (Equinox & Eclipse). Reflection is now our favourite Celebrity ... Read more
RobAnthony
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first real cruise. I am 40, my partner is 30. We were so hyped about all we had heard about this ship. We had a suite with all the perks. Ship is stunning, staff members are courteous and helpful - the entertainment and onboard ... Read more

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Marty48
Member Since 2012
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Having been on quite a few Royal Caribbean cruises and reached Diamond Plus, our objective was to take a cruise with Celebrity and see if the theoretically-equivalent Elite level actually is equivalent. We booked a 4-day cruise on ... Read more
elaines2909@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Celebrity reflection was a fab ship so I could not fault celebrity. Food and most of the staff were excellent. However, as a solo traveller I was quite surprised at the attitude of the officers. The cruise itself was great and the food I ... Read more
Psilor
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were five people (ages 39-50) who traveled together in three separate concierge class staterooms on the 9-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on January 2-11, 2016, on the Celebrity Equinox. Others have already written about the messy and ... Read more
Wazza79
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first cruise, and definitely will not be the last. I am not sure if all cruise lines are this good but celebrity was amazing. From the moment we got onboard we went straight for lunch at the buffet. The choice of food was ... Read more
kwkiwi
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Decided to go on the Christmas cruise for a change with my husband and our two teenage boys. Even though we are New Zealanders we thought it would be cool to see NZ coastline from the sea. We have travelled a lot but never on a cruise. On ... Read more

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lundiga
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my first cruise. However, I am very observant, have high standards for quality and am not afraid to share the info! Over-all the cruise was excellent! 1. The ship sailed a few hours late because an employee made a joke ... Read more
BYUcurlyhair
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. We are a married couple in our late 30's. We chose Celebrity because we read they had great food and the accommodations would be nice. Overall, it was nice, but we got ... Read more
Amalu17
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my first cruise and I had a fabulous time! Specifically, what made my time on celebrity so amazing was the amazing staff on board. I can't say enough times how nice, curteous, and enjoyable all the crew members were towards me. ... Read more
edteach
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The good, the rooms were very nice, we had an outside cabin with balcony. The food was good, the buffet was average. The bar service was horrible, you just about had to wave a red flag to get attention. The Eastern European woman in the ... Read more
Magmatic
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I was apprehensive due to getting motion sick on the slightest rock on a tinnie. I decided to go on Celebrity Solatice eight night Noumea cruise and wow,wow,wow was I really and truly so pleasantly surprised! From the moment I wend aboard ... Read more

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