After having a wonderful trip on Celebrity Millennium in 2010, we decided to sail with them again, this time on the Summit, we would not be disappointed. After spending three fun filled days in San Juan(Coral Princess Hotel, small boutique style hotel, very friendly, right in the middle of Condado, near shops and restaurants, steps from the beach and most importantly....Walgreens), we embarked at noon. No line ups, no hassle, no problem and plenty of champagne to go round. We sat down to eat lunch at 12:30, the superb quality of the food was only to be a precursor of what was to follow.....
Spent familiarizing ourselves once again with the layout of the ship(its amazing how soon you forget). Our cabin was ready by 2pm and our luggage arrived at 4pm.
We chose fixed seating to eat in the Cosmopolitan dining room, we would not be disappointed. Dinner was always exceptional, service superb and the company at our table outstanding.
The entertainment was enjoyable and varied, More
the comedian Fred Klett very funny without being vulgar, and the ships dancers and band really good.
We ordered room service every morning, coffee, juice and croissants, it was always prompt and fresh.
Our room attendant did a wonder full job attending to our needs and wants right down to the towel animals and the chocolates on the pillows at night.
The whole ship was clean and well kept for an older ship.
Disembarkation was well organised and we were off the ship sooner than we expected.
Only a couple of minor negatives. We attended most of the events in the Revelations night club, the music that is played there in no way reflects the majority age group of the passengers. On several nights after the "event", the DJ immediately started playing top 20 dance music, clearing the room in minutes. Pop music such as Beatles or Abba I'm sure would have kept folk around.
The other negative which in no way is Celebrity's problem is the manners a large percentage of the passengers. Even if you can't speak English or Spanish, how difficult would it be to say please and thank you when asking for food throughout the ship. How can kids be expected to learn respect with parents like these!!!.No excuse.
All in all we would definitely sail with Celebrity again, already missing the Creme Brulee and apple pie a la mode. Less
Celebrity Summit Cruises to the Southern Caribbean
Took excursion from the boat to Swim with the Stingrays. Really enjoyable experience although not long enough with the fishies. Great shopping, ships dock right at the foot of the town allowing for great access, great clothing market.
Land and Sea excursion through Celebrity. Great trip, fantastic guide, a really great way to see some of the island. After a two hour bus ride and visit to the Diamond Falls botanical gardens, we had lunch at a plantation house. In Soufriere we boarded a catamaran for the trip back to port, stopping on the way for a swim and snorkel. Very generous with the rum punch after the swim break - hic!
Took taxi ride to Maho Beach, $9.00 each way, just had to see the planes coming in!! When we were not standing on the sand directly under the approaching aircraft, we were drinking beer on the Sunset Bar patio (6 Red Stripe/ $18.00). The burgers there are amazing.($11.00) The beach was really busy, probably because of the four ships in port. Strike one from the bucket list!!!
Took taxi to Coco Beach on recommendation of great snorkeling from the driver, $18.00 return/person, no matter how many squeeze in. Although the beach was packed and there seemed to be a small dispute between the two business on the beach over deckchairs, food etc, the time spent there was enjoyable - and the snorkeling was probably the best we have encountered. Shops were readily accessable right off the boat.