Celebrity Summit Cruise April 27-May 5 2013
After having a great cruise on Celebrity Eclipse during New Year 2013 we decided to sail on the Summit relocation cruise from San Jun Puerto Rico to Bayonne NJ, as this seems to be most popular cruise for those of us who live in NJ-NJ area. We left NY by Delta Airlines and arrived in San Juan on 26 noon from JFK. After staying overnight in Comfort Inn, very friendly, right in the middle of Condado, near shops and restaurants, steps from the beach. We embarked at noon on 28th April. No line ups, no hassle, no problem and plenty of champagne to go round. We sat down to eat lunch at 12:30 at the Garden Cafe buffet, with the good quality of the food.
OUR Balcony room was 8040 was very close the Forward section of the ship it was ready around 1 PM. The room was in an amazing location (close to everything) and had tons of storage space. The veranda size was fairly standard and everything related to the cabin was in good shape.
At 3 PM we took a ship tour organized by entertainment staff to familiarizing ourselves with the layout of the ship and our luggage arrived at 4pm.
We chose fixed seating to eat in the Cosmopolitan dining room 6 PM time slot. Dinner was always excellent, service superb and the company at our table very cordial, a couple from Texas and another from NJ.
The entertainment was enjoyable and varied, the comedian Buzz Sullivan very funny without being vulgar, and the ships dancers and band really good.
We ordered room service every morning, coffee, juice and croissants, arrived promptly at 7 PM and fresh.
Our room attendant and her Assistant were great 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 organized and we were off the ship sooner than we expected.
The negative the food at the Garden Cafe Asian foods were not nearly as good as we ate in Eclipse.
Disembarkation was extremely smooth and we were picked up by our daughter around 10 AM..
All in all we would definitely sail with Celebrity Summit next year from San Juan.