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538 Celebrity First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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torontotraveller
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
207 forum posts
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
4 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
Marty48
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
7 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
5 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
4 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

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Wazza79
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 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
lundiga
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
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

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edteach
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
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
2 helpful votes
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
BurghMLR
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
This Thanksgiving cruise was a first for my husband and myself... And, it was wonderful! First off, the ship exceeded a lot of my expectations. It is well maintained and extremely clean. It was easy to get around and easy to find a ... Read more
imnocruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
First time cruiser, so take it all with a grain of salt. I was underwhelmed. Cabin: Very nice but as expected quite small. Didn't care too much since I planned to only be there to sleep, which worked out well. When the trundle was ... Read more
AntheaB
Member Since 2015
1 review
My husband and I had problems from the moment we boarded the ship. The first two persons we dealt with at the Guest Services desk were okay, nothing to rave or complain about, but we continued to experience problems including: our ... Read more

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Julz84
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Well what can I say. This was our first time cruising so did not know what to expect. The embarkation process went quite smoothly miles better than the process we went through after landing at Miami Airport. Our first impression of ... Read more
Gone Fishing
Member Since 2005
1 review
415 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I understand that everyone has a different experience, some may agree and some may disagree with my opinion of this cruise. The issues I discuss are more observations than complaints. If I had encountered any serious issue that impacted my ... Read more
hawnsteeldoc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed November 2015
This was the very first cruise for me. I'm glad that my wife made all the arrangements from the flights to and from Honolulu , hotel bookings, cruise itinerary, excursions, and the visits in Sydney after the cruise. I had a marvelous time ... Read more
cjcbac31
Member Since 2015
1 review
This ship is incredible !! First of all it is immaculately clean, very modern with a nice flow making it easy to get around. The ship was full (3,000 guests) and yet it never felt crowded. The staff is the best in the business. Everyone ... Read more
skoro
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My last "cruise" was courtesy of the US Navy 40 years ago when I served in the USMC. Unlike many of my companions on that one, I enjoyed it despite the cramped quarters and sparse amenities. Since then, I'd always been curious ... Read more
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GreatRacce
Member Since 2015
1 review
I travelled with my Mother and this was our first cruise. The Sydney Terminal on embarkation day was challenging but organised chaos. Streamlined as could be expected with the large number of passengers. Celebrity know how to do ... Read more
4545
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was the first cruise i had done with Celebrity. In the past i have always traveled in a Grand suite or better on the RCCL and was looking for that little bit more, you read all the promises they offer and not all are meet. When ... Read more
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jdereska
Member Since 2005
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I was not pleased with the entertainment when comparing it with other cruises. It appeared because it was a 14 nt. & older group, which was constantly mentioned , that we didn't get the caliber of other cruises I've been on. ... Read more
Perthguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the ship and the service we received from every staff member we encountered. This was our first cruise and will be hard to beat. Food was "wow" in Blu and well worth the ... Read more
alexdanbel
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and it was perfect. Starting from the very first moment of embarkation and until the very last when leaving the ship. Everything is very well thougt and organized, just come and enjoy without any thoughts. Ship ... Read more

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