Our family of nine just got back from a week aboard Celebrity Summit after a cruise to Bermuda. We are from the Philadelphia area and Bayonne N. J. was a convenient port. We used a Limo to get there and that was the best thing since the area to drop off luggage was narrow to park and very crowded.
Once aboard the ship, we experienced excellent service and friendliness from every crew member on the ship that continued til the end of the cruise.
Summit is 10 years old but a gorgeous ship with only slight signs of wear.
It is going to dry dock in January 2012 for a multi million dollar makeover.
Our week was filled with excellent service; Restaurants, stateroom, spa, pool... Entertainment was excellent with a comedian who was fantastic. Al Ducharme was very funny and clean. Food was excellent. Our waiter would bring another entre if there was something you didn't like that you ordered.
In Bermuda, we booked an excursion for a 5 hour air cond. bus ride all over with a stop in St. Georges for shopping. Souvenirs were pricey there and we found out you could get better priced items at the King's Wharf shopping area right around where the ship was docked. We used a van to get to the Horseshoe Beach. It was worth it since it took us down the road to Beach access. The bus which is also economical dropped you off at the top of the main road and you had to walk down to the beach and then back up to get the bus back.
We had a Glass Bottom Boat ride at night which was our only complaint. It was almost 60.00 per person and definitely not worth it.
We had a Veranda room on the 6th floor and it faced the Bay instead of the dock and we enjoyed watching all the water activities and boats. It was a wonderful experience. If you needed anything anywhere on the ship, they were very accomodating. I would definitely like to go back to the Summit after its dry dock renovation next year. I highly recommend the Summit. Sue