Problems started before we left land! Celebrity customer service informed us we could not board the ship until 5:30 pm with seemed last for a ship depart. at 8:30pm. (the truth is we could have boarded at 11:30).
When we finally arrived at the pier (at 5:00) we were promptly told by the baggage carries that they needed to be tipped.
The Summit is an OLD ship and very worn. Opening our veranda door was our daily workout routine. Only a task for the very strong.
Either the ceiling fan in the bathroom was broke or there was none = steam room.
Be prepared to beg for clean towels.
LADIES PLEASE NOTE: the hair blow-dryers in the staterooms are antiques! They would struggle to dry a damp tissue. Unless you have hours to dry your hair, pack your own dryer. I used the salon to do my hair. $65 for a wash and blow (chin length hair).
The food was fair to poor. Food at the breakfast and lunch buffet was the same everyday, no variety. Most of the food is served for very tight portion control. This would not be a problem if the servers were attentive. Salad bar very small and freq. out of items.
Dinner in MDR was fair. Very small portions of vegetables. Fish and chicken were moist and tender.
The same chocolate mousse dessert was served for 4 days 4 different ways. It was good but even I was tired of by day 4.
We felt bad for the servers they seemed very tired and not friendly. I hated to ask for anything.
On a funny/strange note: the evening entertainment featured clips and music from TITANIC!! Really. Who does that on a cruise!?!?!?
We cruise freq. but this was our first time on Celebrity and we were very disappointed. Nobody in our group will cruise Celebrity again!! :(
At least it was WARM!!