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Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by tewks123: Great time on Summit & in Bermuda


tewks123
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Member Since 2014
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Great time on Summit & in Bermuda

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)

To start off with, let me say that I took a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway last year. As you know the Breakaway is brand new and just launched last year and it accommodates more than 4000 people.

The Summit is an older boat and accommodates 2,000+ people. In NO way should anybody feel that they will not be treated very well on this older boat. We are 50 and 64 years old.

The embarkment and disembarkment went very well and we only waited about 15 minutes to get on the ship and 5 minutes to get off the ship, find out luggage and pass customs.

The ship is older and yes you can see the wear but rest assured that the crew works their hardest to keep it clean and well maintained. The food in the MDR was excellent, we never had a bad meal. The service was great in the MDR also, even when we had a waiter from Normady or Qsine fill in two days for our waiter as he was sick. The buffet was good also, we had breakfast and lunch and one dinner there. The lines for More omletes, pasta, etc. did have a few people but nothing you had to wait longer than 10 minutes. The service in the bars, casino, etc. were excellent, always cleaning up dishes, asking if you want drinks, etc. We had a beverage package deal and never once did we feel we were being neglected because of it.

We did not go to any shows, instead we decided to hang out at the back of the boat where one can smoke cigars and cigarettes.

As far as the room, we had a mid ship concierge room #8112. As far as the room, the bed was very comfortable, the room size adequate and the same size as on the Norwegian. The bathroom was a little small but very workable (you can see some of the ships age in the bathroom but nothing to complain about). The balcony was larger on the Summit than on the Norwegian. Our steward kept our room nice and clean, we have no complaints. As far as concierge balcony room compared to a regular balcony room, we would opt for the regular one, if there was a big price difference. The bottle of champagne was nice to have in the room on embarkment day but we had the classic beverage package so we really didn't need the champagne. As far as the afternoon snacks/savores, ask for cheese and crackers instead of their regular plate as there wasn't much to it. But we really didn't need it as we could get food all day in the buffet. So if it was cheaper we would go with just a balcony room.

The crowd on the Summit is an older one usually (40 and up) but there were some kids, teenagers and younger people on board. Most entertainment is over by 12:00 a.m. or 1:00 the latest with the only thing being open after that is the disco for those night owls. Also, it is looked down on for people not to dress up for dinner in the MDR-pants, shirts for men during regular dinners and suits on the formal nights. Woman-dress pants, skirts for regular dinners and dresses for formal nights. Jeans and shorts is not considered proper dress code for any night but the last one before disembarking morning. We liked this dress code and preferred it to Norwegian any time style dining and dressing.

As far as Bermuda, we had great weather, the water was a little cool but once you got in you were fine and could go snorkeling. Beautiful clear water!! We went too Church Bay Beach, it was nice, small but not as crowded as Horseshoe Bay Beach. But there are no amenities there. What did look nice to us was Tobacco Bay Beach in St. Georges. We passed it going to Fort Catherine. We visited Fort Catherine in St. Georges which was nice $7.00pp, we visited BUEI in Hamilton, it was alright, not worth the $15.00 charge per person. if you have kids it would be probably be better. We did the fort at Dockyard which was nice $7.00pp. Everything is expensive in Bermuda, from drinks, tobacco, food, gifts. A must buy is the chocolate rum cake from the Rum Cake Factory in the Dockyard- Great!!!

We would not hesitate to go on another Celebrity cruises nor we would hesitate to go on the Summit, even though she is an older ship. We enjoyed our trip very much. As far as Bermuda, had a great time but I would go to another destination next time. Less


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As far as the room, we had a mid ship concierge room #8112. As far as the room, the bed was very comfortable, the room size adequate and the same size as on the Norwegian. The bathroom was a little small but very workable (you can see some of the ships age in the bathroom but nothing to complain about). The balcony was larger on the Summit than on the Norwegian. Our steward kept our room nice and clean, we have no complaints. As far as concierge balcony room compared to a regular balcony room, we would opt for the regular one, if there was a big price difference. The bottle of champagne was nice to have in the room on embarkment day but we had the classic beverage package so we really didn't need the champagne. As far as the afternoon snacks/savores, ask for cheese and crackers instead of their regular plate as there wasn't much to it. But we really didn't need it as we could get food all day in the buffet. So if it was cheaper we would go with just a balcony room.

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