On December 7th my wife and I took our first cruise in over 20 years on Celebrity Cruise Line, The Reflection their newest ship. The ship is beautiful, maintained and kept in perfect condition for the entire seven days. The cabins were comfortable and the balcony quite enjoyable. The entertainment was Vegas style and truly worth every minute we spent in the theatre. The food was outstanding and the speciality restaurants unbelievable, not only with the quality of the food but the service too. The dining experience each evening was made special by the service of those who had our table. The buffet was the best ever and the taste and quality of the food was superb. The crew and the staff working on board were fantastic and made every effort to please the guests. There never was a push to sell drinks, no wild young people out partying all night, no drunks making life on board unbearable.. Just an awesome experience, .where people could sit back, enjoy the sun, and visit and do the things they truly came on board to do and experience. In closing the prices for the cruise were reasonable and worth every penny. If you desire a more polite and caring crowd, I suggest the Reflection at a time of the year when kids are in school and adults can totally enjoy their cruising...
Old San Juan is just that. OLD!! There is alot of poverty and unfinished properties along the route to the fort. Shopping seems to be the thing there and with a few exceptions prices really weren't that cheap. Alot of road/street construction was going on and traffic was horrible.. I noticed an increased police presence everywhere?? Not very impressed..
Went to Maho beach. Was told it was awesome.. it is small, has a few places to eat and drink.It was very crowded as many people come to see the planes land and take off right abouve your heads on the beach. The rental of two chairs and umbrella was $20.00. Not too many to rent though. The water was beautiful and 80+ deg. (90%) of people never went swimming. No lifeguards either but you cna rent swimming rafts, etc if interested. Had to take a cab both ways $ total cost was 45.00.. I'm sure there are less crowded and nicer beaches in St Marteen.. I wouldn't do it again..
St John's Half Day snorkle was a great fun and exciting ride to and from the docks. The open aired bus had to travel some very old and scary back roads to get us to their dock. Once on the catamaran, (44 people). we were briefed on safety and set off for St John's.. Out ride there was awesome and very exciting as the captain rode us into the choppy waves giving us a gtrue feeling of sailing. The secluded area where we snorkled was filled with sea turtles, sting rays, all kinds of fish and beautiful coral.. Yes we actually had a barracuda stop by as some of the people forgot to take off their shinny jewelry..Go figure??...The time there was about 2 hours.. The ride home was enjoyable and drinks (champagne & rum) and snacks were served. We were picked up immediately and taken back to the ship after a great experience.
Awesome beach area, Lots of great things to see underwater. Worth the two hours snorkeling off the ship..The water was clear, blue/green and warm..80 deg?