Celebrity First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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GreenAcres10110
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are a professional couple, no kids, early forties. We had never been on a cruise before and had no experience in this area of Europe so took the advice of friends who had done this exact cruise before and booked in March 2016. We dove ... Read more
bertibotts
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our very first ever cruise and overall, we really enjoyed it. My partner and I booked this cruise to celebrate my partner being promoted in his career after several years of being on a long and arduous training course. We had been ... Read more
Mirandy
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because friends were also going. EMBARKATION went very smooth. We waited until later in the afternoon to board and the line was short and fast. DISEMBARKATION was fast. It was my husband, myself and our 8 year old. ... Read more
greg898
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and aside from a few minor complaints, it was amazing. We booked a transfer from the airport directly with Celebrity and it went very smoothly with the Celebrity representatives at the airport extremely easy to ... Read more
maggi237
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
19 helpful votes
our first cruise and we couldn't have chosen a better ship to experience it. The quality of the staff, the cleanliness which was second to none and the attention to detail onboard was astonishing. We had nothing to compare it to never ... Read more
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raytaximan
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, i was a bit sceptic of this experience, as we have always done our own travel arrangements , this trip we could not complain about anything it was excellent. The staff, were first class, the entertainment was ... Read more
jon.c.yarwood@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our first ever cruise, so we were stepping in to the unknown , but we asked advice from friends who were experienced cruisers, we had a mind of where we wanted to go and went to a recommended agent who gave us options, not only in ... Read more
cjo2232
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Being our first ever cruise we really didn't know what to expect, but from beginning to end it was very well organised with no disruptions. We had been staying in Barcelona in an apartment before the cruise, we hailed a taxi outside at ... Read more
Captain100
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
...at least if you look at the level of service! Need to say that we were first-time cuisers, and after this experience will go again on a cruise and again will choose Celebrity. Also must say that we had a Celebrity suite which goes ... Read more
dixon ill
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
well this was are first trip .it was our anniversary cruise the food was very good and the service was excellent with the breakfest too dinner too the dinning hall .our room was clean twice a day which shock us which we enjoy. we enjoyed ... Read more
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Mrsweeble
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We were really impressed with Celebrity Eclipse for our first cruise. As mentioned, embarkation didnt go very well, but this was due to a technical glitch and they handled this well. The ship is beautiful, immaculately clean and ... Read more
Nadfas Nerd
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was recommended by a friend who did the same Baltic cruise last year. The Eclipse is a beautiful looking ship. The stateroom was good, and included a balcony. It was kept spotlessly clean. The toilet ... Read more
Ginger Eric
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose celebrity because my partner who is an elite member with Royal Carribbean had always been given the impression that this sister company offered a higher standard cruise. The ship was very clean and the itinerary was good. ... Read more
pip4brian
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My partner and I had never thought of a cruise holiday before. We saw an advert in our travel agents window advertising the 11 day cruise on the Celebrity Reflection and chose it because it visited most of the places we had previously been ... Read more
ama44e
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
26 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
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Gazelle21
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
18 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
12 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
10 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
2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
15 forum posts
17 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
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kjcavs
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 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
12 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
1 forum post
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
10 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
flo1234
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 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
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