First of all, I booked everything through the cruise line directly and although we had cruised on many lines before, this was my first cruise with Celebrity. We prepaid Plane tickets from here in South West Florida to Rome and all Transfers form airport to Ship. I wanted to be sure of all connections and no problems “missing the ship”. Choice Air said there were no direct flights, so we had to make 3 connections going and coming.No direct flights! A real long day both ways! I would choose to book my next cruise flights independently next time since I felt choise air did not do their best to accommodate our passage effeciantly.
The Cruise itself was mostly great. Reflection is a new ship and the Celebrity staff really does fine jobs anywhere on the ship to make you feel comfortable. Our itinerary started in Rome, then to Sicily, Athens, Kusadasi, Turkey, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, and Naples. All ports were well managed and even the one port where the ship was More
tendered in Santorini was handled well considering the ship had 3000 passengers! The on board entertainment was exceptional. They had a cruise director that seemed to bring in the best of talent and really pleased most people. Food was good, but I would have liked to see more “local varieties” offered when in those ports. (Like more Italian choices when in port in Sicily). I realize you could easily taste local foods and drinks while touring on land, but it still would be nice to also have some on-board menus.
We had a nice mixed age group...a few kids under 18....some young adults (20's, 30's and 40's) and some seniors. In general everyone seemed to enjoy the entertainment offered. Less
Celebrity Reflection Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean
7320 is on the 7th deck and is situated on a quiet side of the "aft" with cabins below and above for nice "buffers" away from public areas that I picked out. The room itself is a typical veranda and is fine for two people with a small but nice balcony view not obstructed. There is a large queen size bed that can also be separated into two if desired. The bathroom had a nice size shower (for cabins of this size) and plenty of room for storage. A nice flat screen TV was visible from both a small sitting area near the sliding door and from the bed area. My only complaint was this: EVERY TIME someone flushed their Toliet in an adjacent room, you can hear it! No big deal, but for the first few days it is something you have to get used to! Also, for a new ship, the sound proofing could have been better. At times, walking, both in the hall and adjacent rooms could be heard. But my wife and I are light sleepers which means it may be just us that are bothered and not most people. All and all, a pretty good cabin once you get used to it!