Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by halcott: Older but Classy
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Older but Classy
Suffering through a terrible NJ winter, my wife and I needed a change of scenery. Although both retired we still needed a "vacation" from our everyday routine. Since we don't fly and Bayonne(Cape Liberty) is about an hour drive we decided on Bermuda from Bayonne.
We decided on the Summit as we previously sailed on her and enjoyed that 2003 sailing very much. Now 8 years later and 8 months from refurbishment we found the Summit to be delightful as ever. There were some dings, dents, wear, and fading but the ship was spotless.
The crew and officers from stateroom, dining, and ship maintenance were courteous, friendly, and helpful.
The food in the both the Waterfall Cafe and main dining room was excellent. Pizza although not up to NJ standards wasn't bad. Food from different areas was spiced according to region and actually had some "zip". We never went to the specialty restaurant do to the excellent food in the main dining room and the great people at our More table.
Alcohol was enjoyed on this trip. We bought the $99.00 3 bottle package which was fine for a 7 day cruise . TIP: buy from the sommelier at your table and he/she will get the 15% tip. Do try the six martini tasting in the martini bar.
Entertainment best seen in years. Singers and dancers were excellent and don't miss the agile Russian pair. This being our third trip to Bermuda we took no tours and just walked around the Royal Naval Dockyard. Found a few things made in Bermuda but much came from China. Greatly enjoyed the Bermuda Maritime Museum and Dolphin Quest. The weather in Bermuda was not fit for Bermuda or any other shorts. High temperature for the 3 days was 72 with WNW winds and on and off showers. We still had a wonderful time.
Embarkation and disembarkation were the best for us ever. That being said, NJ needs desperately to upgrade the facilities at Cape Liberty.
The Celebrity Captains Club events were very nice as well as the cruise critic get together. The backstage tour for Select Captain Club members was enlightening and most enjoyable. Less
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Cabin review: Celebrity Summit Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda Penthouse Deck (6) 6064
Except for being a little worn we very much liked the cabin. We were directly over the lifeboats and had an unobstructed view from our balcony. Bathroom was not large but more than sufficient for average sized people. Room was quiet but did pick up some outside noise during heavy seas.