Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by zetanne: Amazing Celebrity experience and amazing ship- Reflection
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Amazing Celebrity experience and amazing ship- Reflection
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
It is rare to experience a product without one word of critisizm, just constant wonder of the ability to excel in every factor. Besides the beauty, comfort and luxury of this ship, the human factor of each of the employees, their kindness and the choice of the suitable employee to each chore is amazing. Celebrity should be proud of their achievement.
As frequent cruisers we developed the ability to compare between the cruise lines, and by far non of the 5 competing lines that we used could get closer.
The Reflection is a beautiful ship with endless architectural items and public spaces keeping the traveler constantly finding new exciting corners ( like the hideaway corner and the library) and amazing art works spread all over the ship with much thought and taste.
The food is amazing in each of the restaurants. We bought the 4 dinner package desiring to try the experience and all of them provided an unforgettable evening. Especially we liked the Murano, the More Lawn club restaurant which is a great idea to give an excellent BBQ experience in open surroundings on the 15th floor. (again also here the quality of food and service is superiour). Qsine restaurant is very unique and creative providing a very interesting and interactive experience, tasting a great variety of food items.
Nevertheless the main restaurant- Opus is wonderful. The quality of food is great and the atmosphere very elegant keeping constantly a variety of choices with great attention to details and great service.
The balcony room we had was reasonable- personaly liked better the layout in Princess where there is a small storage corner next to the bathroom. However the room is sufficient, balcony very convenient, and again the staff service wonderful.
Entertainment- The productions were nice with a very talented group of artists acrobats and dancers. The captain and the cruise director were very involved.
There was a group of four kind of gospel singers- The guys which were amazing- they would certainly become famous in their quality of singing.
The itinerary was very interesting including Santorini, Istanbul (2 days), Kusadasi ( Ephesus), Athens, Mykonos, Athens and Naples. Most of the destinations can be individualy discovered and the variety of beauty, culture, archeology and beatches is ideal. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
Public transportation very convenient and easy. Acropolis- a must, the Acropolis museum- a must and the district of Plaka also a must very close to each other.
Were supposed to take a tour, but the guide did not show up, allowing us easily to get to all the points of interest. There is a tram in front of the ship which stops in all the famous attractions at a very cheap cost approx EUR 1.50
per ride. Took the regular ferry also at Eur 1.50 crossing to the Asian side.
Such a way is interesting and cheap to visit in details all the points of interest.
The highlight is the visit to the archeaological site Ephesus. Suggest take the
locat minibus, which is very clean and safe and costs about 3 EUR to the neighbouring small town Selcuc, and from there take a cab to the higher gate and walk down along the amazing archeology ermains of the giant city to the lower entry and from there return to Kusadasi either through Selcuc or picking the mini bus in the main road which is not too far.
Most beautigul island. The main city is 5 minutes away from port. There is a local bus from the dock to town at Eur 1.50. There is also a beautiful beach within walking distance from the ship.
Booked a private tour along the Amalfi road to Positano. THe most beautiful point in the world.
A big mistake!!
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