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Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by Buceroo: Movin' on Up, To a Deluxe Apartment on the Sea!


Buceroo
1 Review
Member Since 2004
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Member Rating

Cabin 5.5
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 5.0

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Movin' on Up, To a Deluxe Apartment on the Sea!

Sail Date: May 2010
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)

To property celebrate our twentieth anniversary of marital bliss, my bride and I were able to make a last minute (i.e., three weeks before embarkation) reservation for one of the two Penthouse Suites on Summit (Cabin 6148 on the starboard, i.e., non-smoking, side of the ship)--sailing for a seven-day run from Bayonne to the Royal Naval Dockyards in Bermuda.

As background, we have close to twenty cruises under our belts--including a Transatlantic (from Rome to Baltimore on Galaxy in 2004) and a Transpacific (from Auckland to Honolulu in 2008 on Mercury)--the vast majority being with X. However, our last cruise, in August 2009, was the nine-day voyage that the Caribbean Princess makes from Brooklyn to Bermuda, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk--which provided a wonderful teen club experience for the then-15 and 17 year old boys whom we brought along in order to properly humiliate us on the various golf courses that we visited.

All in all, this latest cruise More adventure met or exceeded all of our expectations--the Penthouse Suite is an 1,100 square foot marble-floored palace, after all, surrounded by an equivalent sized veranda, with two hot tubs, and serviced by a Type-A butler, Rikki, who is incapable of doing anything less than anticipating in advance his guests every need: What's not to love! Speaking of Rikki, he embodies the characteristics that every client-serving business should seek to emulate. We miss him already.

Even apart, however, from the indisputable charms of the Penthouse suite, our cruising experience on Summit was extremely pleasing. We dined on three of the evenings in the Normandie speciality restaurant, each visit being more enjoyable than the one that preceded it and accompanied by warm and extremely competent service. Courtesy of Rikki, we also had dinner one soft early summer evening on our veranda overlooking the sea and shore abutting Summit's wharf in Bermuda. The other evenings we spent in the Cosmopolitan dining room (one of which was at the Captain's Table) and all was, for the most part, up to Celebrity's high standards (although we do share with many others the opinion that Michele Roux is a rare culinary talent who's rumored return to the Celebrity fold would be most welcome).

As my bride is fond a saying: A vacation is what you make of it! In short, amidst the enjoyable confines of Summit, one would have to work hard to find things worth complaining about. We did not and, so, look forward to our next Celebrity cruise. To property celebrate our twentieth anniversary of marital bliss, my bride and I were able to make a last minute (i.e., three weeks before embarkation) reservation for one of the two Penthouse Suites on Summit (Cabin 6148 on the starboard, i.e., non-smoking, side of the ship)--sailing for a seven-day run from Bayonne to the Royal Naval Dockyards in Bermuda.

As background, we have close to twenty cruises under our belts--including a Transatlantic (from Rome to Baltimore on Galaxy in 2004) and a Transpacific (from Auckland to Honolulu in 2008 on Mercury)--the vast majority being with X. However, our last cruise, in August 2009, was the nine-day voyage that the Caribbean Princess makes from Brooklyn to Bermuda, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk--which provided a wonderful teen club experience for the then-15 and 17 year old boys whom we brought along in order to properly humiliate us on the various golf courses that we visited.

All in all, this latest cruise adventure met or exceeded all of our expectations--the Penthouse Suite is an 1,100 square foot marble-floored palace, after all, surrounded by an equivalent sized veranda, with two hot tubs, and serviced by a Type-A butler, Rikki, who is incapable of doing anything less than anticipating in advance his guests every need: What's not to love! Speaking of Rikki, he embodies the characteristics that every client-serving business should seek to emulate. We miss him already.

Even apart, however, from the indisputable charms of the Penthouse Suite, our cruising experience on Summit was extremely pleasing. We dined on three of the evenings in the Normandie speciality restaurant, each visit being more enjoyable than the one that preceded it and accompanied by warm and extremely competent service. Courtesy of Rikki, we also had dinner one soft early summer evening on our veranda overlooking the sea and shore abutting Summit's wharf in Bermuda. The other evenings we spent in the Cosmopolitan dining room (one of which was at the Captain's Table) and all was, for the most part, up to Celebrity's high standards (although we do share with many others the opinion that Michele Roux is a rare culinary talent who's rumored return to the Celebrity fold would certainly be most welcome).

As my bride is fond of saying: A vacation is what you make of it! In short, amidst the enjoyable confines of Summit, one would have to work hard to find things worth complaining about. We did not and, so, look forward to our next Celebrity cruise. Less


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