Reflections on the Reflection- E Caribbean~ 3/2014: Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by autigerinnc
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Reflections on the Reflection- E Caribbean~ 3/2014
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
~the entertainment/bands/vocalists in the various lounges weren't all that good
~the variety of food in the main dining room seemed limited to me
~the art studio should be expanded
~not enough opportunities for dancing to the "oldies"--60s, 70s, and even 80s. One nightclub dedicated to that several nights a week would be quite popular, I would think, judging from the passengers. Most of us have our old standbys that we look forward to on a cruise….silly things like The Village People and YMCA, line dancing to The Electric Slide, and so on. Silly things, I know, but the crowd always enjoys them and participates.
~most of the dances, parties, etc., were on the pool deck late at night. I think many people enjoy those, but would also enjoy some of them being indoors in nicer surroundings.
So, those are our impressions It was for us the most relaxing cruise we've ever taken. It wasn't "fun", as much as lovely and relaxing. It was what we needed. However, for families with children, I think Carnival or Royal Caribbean would be a much better choice. Less
Cabin review: 1081
We liked the Sky Deck because it had cabins above and below. It was a quiet deck, although the entry doors to all cabins are in pairs, so that when the cabin next door slams their door, it shakes your cabin. It's that way on all decks. In Concierge Class, we had fresh flowers and fruit daily, afternoon canapés, and two room stewards. The cabin was no larger than a verandah, though, so I don't feel it was worth the extra $$. I might consider Aqua Class, even though the cabin is still the same size, because you get to eat in your own private restaurant, Blu. The MDR is lovely, but anytime dining is relegated to the upper floor and is rather plain.
Port and Shore Excursions
We wanted to see the French side, so we took a local bus to Marigot. It was a real disappointment. I expected it to be quaint and very French, but it wasn't. It was still poor and run down. We had a decent lunch at the Marina at La Belle Epoch, but it wasn't special at all. The Dutch side at Phillipsburg had been "redone" since we were there last, and if you like shopping, you could stay busy for several hours. I've heard the beaches are gorgeous, but it was really disappointing to see people swimming right by the water taxi pier--crowded, narrow beach with no amenities. Stay away from that one! Phillipsburg was prettier than many of the other port towns.
St. John Tour
St John is well worth visiting..the beaches are empty and the prettiest anywhere. We would have liked more time in town to shop, but other than that, the tour was great.
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