Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by judatt: Great Trip to Bermuda
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Great Trip to Bermuda
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
We had a great cruise to Bermuda on Celebrity Summit. I'm trying to think of something negative and really can't. We rode the train to NYC and stayed 3 nights in the city in midtown Manhattan prior to our cruise. Ordered a car to take us to Cape Liberty on Sunday morning - picked us up at 10 and we arrived at the port at about 1030. We dropped off 2 of our 3 pieces of luggage and entered the embarkation area. We never really slowed down except to talk to someone at each station and were in group one to board the ship. Never even sat down in the waiting area - went direct from photo to the bus to take us to the ship. Went right up to deck 10 and was eating lunch by 11 AM. Everything was very efficient.
Our cabin was concierge class - we were only a couple of cabins from the aft of the ship and really enjoyed the location. Our cabin attendant was great - one slight negative was that our cabin had a connecting door to the next cabin and you could hear conversations More pretty plainly.
We had a table for 6 at the MDR and the service was great and the food very good. Couldn't really complain at all. We ate in Normandie one night and it was excellent - maybe not quite up to the Olympic on the Millennium but still very good. We had breakfast on our balcony a couple of times but mainly ate breakfast at the buffet. We had lunch in the MDR a couple of times but also ate in the buffet. We had dinner each night in either the MDR or Normandie.
On sea days there were a number of chair hogs at the pool but Celebrity had an officer that took the cards that said not to save chairs and he wrote a time on the card and laid it on a chair. He came back around in about half an hour and if no one had moved the card, he picked up the towels. It was all very efficient.
Bermuda was great - we bought a 3 day bus/ferry pass for $28 and it was very efficient. Enjoyed both Hamilton and St George as well as Horseshoe Bay.
I thought the entertainment was very good - enjoyed the shows as well as the bands, violins and comedian. Don't see how anyone could complain too much about the entertainment. There were probably more young people on this cruise than other celebrity cruises we have been on, but everyone seemed to be having a good time.
One note I would make would be that while the ship is older it is very well maintained and I don't believe anyone could really say it was in bad shape. I attribute this to Captain Costas. He is very personable - always out and about - and the crew seemed to like him. The entire crew seemed to take pride in their ship and it showed.
We used the Tuesday special about 3 weeks prior to sailing and got a great deal. I feel for the other guy who posted his review of this same sailing and said that he paid a premium price - we got CC cabin for a very reasonable price. I guess it is like the airlines - everyone on a given flight pays a different price for the same seating. Just the way it works I guess.
Disembarkation was smooth as well. We left the ship on our own - the line worked fairly well and we were off the ship at 7:45 and in our rental car at Newark by 8:30.
All in all another great cruise with Celebrity. Less
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