Southern Caribbean Cruise: Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by mimi&poppy
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Southern Caribbean Cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
The Summit met our expectations from past Celebrity cruises. This was our first time in Concierge level. The ship was clean and well maintained. The Summit is somewhat smaller than our 2 previous so we did notice more motion, particularly the first 2 nights when we experienced rain. The dining room is very motion-prone as it is in the back of the ship. Our stateroom, More as it was mid-ship was never a problem.
Our cabin steward and waiter's in the dining room were very attentive and friendly. The staff in the other areas of the ship such as the pool deck the fitness center and spa, was also friendly and helpful. Any requests we had were met with no problem.
While cruising we usually spend most of our time lounging, reading, etc. We took advantage of the fitness center most days as well. While in port we take excursions and find them to be very informative and enjoyable. We found the ship's entertainment enjoyable as well, particularly the special guests, a pianist and a ventriloquist.
In general, the food was good. There was a decent variety on the buffet to cater to many types of ethnic groups. There could have been a better selection from 2PM to 5PM to allow for people returning from excursions that were going to a late seating dinner. The grill was open all afternoon for hamburgers and hotdogs. We did like the availability of water, tea, and lemonade most of the day, which we had not had on the 2 prior cruises. We liked the menu in the dining room with an option for standard choices if you preferred. The lobster dinner was especially good. We enjoyed our tablelmates company but all of us agreed that our table for 8 was really a table for 6 and we were cramped.
At the Captain's Club receptions we were invited to the helipad to watch our sailaway from the port that day - very neat. And another time, if you express interest to the right party, you can get an invitation to tour the bridge, which we did. It was informative and interesting. The ship's officer's were friendly.
We have no other cruise lines with which to compare Celebrity, but we have not been disappointed. We would continue to research Celebrity for our future cruise needs. Less
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Our cabin was in the perfect location - not noisy, not rocky, good view - althought somewhat obstructed by something outside; doors by closet and bathroom could easily be in the way of each other when we were getting ready for dinner, etc. Very clean.Read All Concierge Class 2 (C2) Reviews >>
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