Having cruised with Cunard, both out of the USA to the Caribbean and around Europe My wife and I were looking for a similar class of cruse ship to enjoy a Caribbean cruise this winter as the three Cunard liners are all on World Cruises.
We opted for a back to back 14 day Southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan on the Summit as our other choice of cruise line, Holland and America offered shorter sailings from Florida.
Celebrity Summit is an older ship having recently undergone a makeover. Not the nicest looking ship from the outside but okay on the inside. The main pool area is loud and brash and attracts large crowds. Not for us and thankfully the rear and front of the ship have lots of sunbeds and are very quiet although totally lacking of any facilities.
Now onto my main gripe. We ate most of our evening meals in the main dining room and there are no controls whatsoever on the dress code. On casual smart and above nights, shorts, t-shirts and flip flops were allowed and on the formal nights I followed men wearing jeans, open necked shirts and again flip flops.
No staff member at the entrance made any effort to stop them. Only a small percentage of guests made the effort to dress according to the code. If Celebrity promote class and elegance it was in pretty much short supply. Guests on Cunard try harder.
All but one member of staff we came across were very polite and friendly.
We ate in Quisine one evening and it was very good.
Good itinerary, but on our second week we again visited ST Thomas and the menu in the MDR was repeated from week one. We had excellent weather for the two weeks.
So to sum up this cruise, okay but could be better if standards were enforced and guests tried harder to add to the ambiance. We won't be travelling with Celebrity again.