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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by Heilanman: Reflection is sparkling!


Heilanman
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
5 Posts

Member Rating

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

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Reflection is sparkling!

Sail Date: April 2014
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

My wife and I have previously cruised on the Celebrity Equinox and Norwegian Epic. We favoured Celebrity, so decided to have a Caribbean cruise on the Reflection. The Reflection is broadly similar in design to the Equinox, so it was easy to find your way around the ship. The average age of our fellow cruisers was early 50’s, with a fairly good mix of ages.

Stateroom – We were in 9109, Category 1B, a balcony stateroom, forward on the port side. The over-bed storage has plenty room for shirts, T-shirts etc., and the three drawers were good enough for us. The bathroom has shelves and small cabinets for storing toiletries, shaving kit etc. The décor was much the same as the Equinox. The balcony was more than adequate for two. Being far forward makes for a long walk to the elevators, but the exercise worked up an appetite

Stateroom Stewards – On our previous cruises our stateroom stewards were all very friendly, the Reflection was no different. We More saw them daily and they took the time to ask how we were enjoying the cruise. Our Stateroom was always clean and the ice bucket always filled.

Dining – The food was very tasty and always well presented. We ate in the MDR for the seven evenings. Food and service was great, but as we were down for Select Dining (6:30), we never sat at the same table twice. The longest we had to wait for a table was 20 minutes, and were given a buzzer, to tell us when our table was ready. We breakfasted in the Oceanview Café. The various food stations had a wide variety of good quality food. Although finding a seat was sometimes a problem, but what can you expect, with a lot of hungry people?

Service at the bars was generally very good. But the Martini Bar, one of the most popular bars, was busy all the time. The mixologists/bartenders, had their work cut out for them, but patience ‘is a virtue’ and the entertainment, exchange of pleasantries, while waiting for the drinks, made it worthwhile. The Sunset Bar was the place where we found plenty of seating, especially when there were no loungers available on deck. We had absolutely no problems in getting drinks from the waiters, who were very attentive.

Entertainment – We made it to all of the evening shows. The hypnotist was very entertaining. The female impressionist was a real star. Overall, the entertainment on the Reflection was excellent

Summary – This was our second Celebrity cruise and we really enjoyed it. It was pretty much what we expected. The service was generally good, and the overall experience was very enjoyable. We are sailing on the Eclipse in August and are hoping for a similar experience.

The ports of call were San Juan, St. Thomas and St Maarten. It was easy getting on and off the ship and the weather was great! Less


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Cabin review: Celebrity Reflection 9109

Stateroom – We were in 9109, Category 1B, a balcony stateroom, forward on the port side. The over-bed storage has plenty room for shirts, T-shirts etc., and the three drawers were good enough for us. The bathroom has shelves and small cabinets for storing toiletries, shaving kit etc. The décor was much the same as the Equinox. The balcony was more than adequate for two. Being far forward makes for a long walk to the elevators, but the exercise worked up an appetite

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