We had the pleasure of sailing on the 10/21-11/4 sailing from Barcelona to Venice. We had perfect weather and no troubles at all on this lovely new ship. If you're sallied on the s class, much less the silhouette; the Reflection feels familiar and comfortable. We love the use of space for the lawn club grill and porch. The ship was a lovely home for the two week trip. We love the aft s1 suite that not only includes a large balcony but also,the side oversized porthole. More than enough storage space is nice. We did notice the hot water in the shower seemed weak, perhaps a new ship symptom.
We enjoyed the mdr so much we even cancelled Tuscan grill. We had select dining and had dinner at the same table each night. While we enjoy the option of eating at whichever time we prefer, we like to have the same wait team throughout the trip. We had a good lunch at the porch. Well worth $5, same with bistro on 5. We had a wonderful dinner at murano. Lobster of course and rack of lamb. We ate the the lawn club grill for the first time. What a nice surprise! Relaxed atmosphere with current music was a nice change. The employees were really fun as it is an interactive environment. We were tired after touring all day so we watched as they prepared our flat breads and grilled our entree selections. Other passengers were doing it themselves and everyone was having a good time,
No comments about entertainment as we enjoy the casino... Great staff there too!
This was a very port intensive trip. The staff did a good job overall getting passengers on tours off the ship. We take shore sponsored tours. We appreciate never worrying about missing the ship due to some mishap ashore, especially in Europe.
Because this was the second sailing of the new ship, many of the employees were pulled from other ships. It's always nice to,see familiar,, smiling faces! We felt the employees were so friendly and truly sincere in trying to please. The hotel manager is doing a great job as is the dining room staff.
Celebrity continues to deliver a far superior mainstream cruise experience, the food and service set it apart along with the tasteful ship designs.
Departing Venice from the ship was easy.... The airport was a mess!! Give yourself plenty of time...