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Sail Date: March 2019
Starting from Fort Lauderdale is always our choice - such a lovely port. We stayed in Hollywood for 3 nights pre-cruise (see separate TripAdvisor review). Mardi Gras in New Orleans was the highlight of this cruise. We chose it because ... Read More
Starting from Fort Lauderdale is always our choice - such a lovely port. We stayed in Hollywood for 3 nights pre-cruise (see separate TripAdvisor review). Mardi Gras in New Orleans was the highlight of this cruise. We chose it because we had never been to New Orleans. What a spectacle! And the Reflection made the most of it, with purple, green and gold decorations, events for all cruisers and especially for Captains Club, and the music. I can't say enough about "Big Mike"' musical director, band leader, trombone player par excellence! Also, Ray Brown Jr Jazz band, Danny Smart singer/guitar player, and Starlight Duo cello and violin were all fantastic. Celebrity CEO Linda joined us in New Orleans, and again in Grand Cayman to celebrate International Women's Day. She is very enthusiastic and delightful to meet. We received useful "Celebrate with the CEO" gifts in our cabin almost every day! The Reflection docked in NOLA starboard side to the dock, right at the end of Julia St. It was a short walk up it to the Bacchus parade route on Sunday night - perfect! And an easy walk the next day into the French Quarter. The parade is not visible from the ship because of the large Convention Centre and Riverwalk Outlets buildings at the dock. The Reflection has several large foyers for entertainment as well as numerous bars. Our only criticism was that the Ensemble lounge was always packed and we could not get a seat to listen to Ray Brown! The evening shows were all excellent, especially Broken Strings, Elysium, and Euphoria by the Reflection cast of singers, dancers and acrobats. We enjoyed a backstage tour with Emma, the lead singer/dancer. These kids have boundless energy! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Our wonderful travel agent had put together a group of about 60 folks, many of which we had cruised with previously. We have done a number of previous cruises aboard Celebrity ships and have enjoyed them. So, this seemed to be a logical ... Read More
Our wonderful travel agent had put together a group of about 60 folks, many of which we had cruised with previously. We have done a number of previous cruises aboard Celebrity ships and have enjoyed them. So, this seemed to be a logical choice. Leaving New Hampshire, in February, and going to Southern Caribbean sounded like a good idea. We had previously been to each of the ports of call, so that was not a major draw. Our cabin was 2131 (supposedly a former Aqua Suite, that is now a Sky Suite). The location is fine and convenient. The suite attendant and butler were both outstanding and professional. This suite has more than ample storage and is quite spacious. There is a considerable overhang above the balcony, which found very nice. Even being in the Caribbean, we had ample shade, with only a short jaunt to the fully open-to-the-sun decks, if desired. Some of the aspects that we most enjoy about cruising in suites aboard Celebrity ships are dining in Luminae and relaxing in Michael's Club. On this cruise Luminae dining was almost on par, but the Michael's Club experience was somewhat disappointing. The source of the disappointments were not due to any lack of effort on the part of the crew, but were systemic. It seems that when Celebrity chose to do away with the Aqua Suites, and convert them to Sky Suites, they neglected to factor in the full impact. As we were told by one of the ship's hotel staff officers, the Reflection now has more suites than any of the hips in this class, and yet Luminae and Michael's Club are the same size as the other ships in this class. Hence frequent periods of over-crowding can (and do) occur, probably too frequently. The staff in Michael's Club try their best but available space and furniture size/configuration work heavily against optimal usage. Luminae has some of the same issues (to a lesser extent). One immediate step to alleviate one aspect would be to have an additional sommelier available to assist at the very heavy usage times. We had no problems with overall service, entertainment, or activities, except perhaps the quality of some of the wines offered with the beverage packages. Read Less
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Sail Date: December 2018
From standing for 3/12 hours in terminal or outside in weather to embark to the EXTREMELY long distance walk to disembark the cruise was disappointing. For a Holiday Cruise it was not very decorated. Had a balcony room with no bathrobes ... Read More
From standing for 3/12 hours in terminal or outside in weather to embark to the EXTREMELY long distance walk to disembark the cruise was disappointing. For a Holiday Cruise it was not very decorated. Had a balcony room with no bathrobes or toiletries. The cabin had poor storage. The cabin service was excellent as was all the service on the ship. The food in dining room was mediocre. My opinion is that there are so many specialty restaurants now, wanting you to spend more $, that the dining food has been dumbed down.The buffet food was generally tasteless, but an abundance of choices.Entertainment was alright, nothing special. For Christmas Eve there was a service that was pathetic. I don't know if the problem is the ship or this is the way Celebrity now operates. The walk from the ship to land was very, very long in St. Martin. There should be some type of transportation for seniors without having to get wheelchairs, which is what we will have to have available on next cruise Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
It was a surprise anniversary present to celebrate 50 years married. What a way to do it,the only way,and that's in STYLE. Totally spoiled like no other holiday. 1 the ship ,what can't you say about her and the crew. ... Read More
It was a surprise anniversary present to celebrate 50 years married. What a way to do it,the only way,and that's in STYLE. Totally spoiled like no other holiday. 1 the ship ,what can't you say about her and the crew. Professional, organised, polite,hygienic, happy and cheerful. Going that little bit extra just to please. 2 Security at its best. 3 Food ,well if anyone complains about 5 star meals they must be Ill. Breakfast great selection.lunch if you had room. Evening dinner in the Pegasus something else. Table 570 we hijacked it for the entire cruise. Head waiter Roberto and waitress Teresa looked after our party of 7 like family. Advising us on the menue selection,the destination for the following day,places of interests, wine for the evening. So relaxing to know your being looked after. The food and quality pluses presentation equals to at least a Michelin Star rating. 4 The cabin steward for 203 just brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. 5 The cruise itineraries can only be described as brilliant. However Malta could be sacrificed for another destination. 6 The on board facilities and entertainment were mind blowing. Something for all age groups. Finally, than you for just an amazing experience, something to remember and something to plan for the next one. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We chose this cruise because we were part of a larger group who wanted this itinerary . The Reflection was outstanding in many ways the public areas were all in beautiful condition and gave a quality appearance The food was outstanding, ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we were part of a larger group who wanted this itinerary . The Reflection was outstanding in many ways the public areas were all in beautiful condition and gave a quality appearance The food was outstanding, service was great. The theater was the best I've seen anywhere,but the entertainment was average at best. The casino left me with mixed feelings on the one hand there was no smoking which was great, but only one Black Jack tournament, one poker table and a smaller size area I would cruise on the reflection again because it is a very comfortable ship to be on. I highly recommend the Reflection. This was our first cruise on Celebrity and probably won't be our last.The ports of call were all excellent and we had enough time in each although the overnight in St Maartin was more than I cared for. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
itinerary was what we wanted, ship was a plus, clean and the crew seemed happy to be there and to satisfy any wants or needs. wait staff in the dinning rm were willing to satisfy all request, changed out veggis when they were repeative. ... Read More
itinerary was what we wanted, ship was a plus, clean and the crew seemed happy to be there and to satisfy any wants or needs. wait staff in the dinning rm were willing to satisfy all request, changed out veggis when they were repeative. well versed on the meals offered and able to explain each app and desserts. the Lido staff were both pleasent and friendly. two really stand out one being the barista he seemed to enoy interacting with the guests lost his name but from Dublin a pure pleasure to talk to, the other walked around with his coffee asking for all the happy people. there was some who walked around singing and making it for a very pleasent for all. The silent disco was outstanding both listening and just watching, took a couple of minutes to understand but it was pure pleasure, also the Beattles band played once in the theater and in the atrim they seamed entertain all the guests both nights. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
The Celebrity Reflection repositioning cruise was an excellent experience, with great weather and lots of options for enrichment, entertainment and relaxation. We chose Celebrity Reflection because of previous very pleasant sailing on ... Read More
The Celebrity Reflection repositioning cruise was an excellent experience, with great weather and lots of options for enrichment, entertainment and relaxation. We chose Celebrity Reflection because of previous very pleasant sailing on the ship; its beautifully designed & spacious multiple spaces that are open and airy; its understated elegance, its arts collection, the wonderful dining venues and innovative delicious menus, the bars, its impeccable "going the extra mile" service from all levels from the cabin stewards, to the restaurant and bar staff, the officers and the staff at gangways, Guest Relations and Excursions desk; and lastly but not last, the enrichment activities, fitness and entertainment -its absolutely wonderful. The crossing was excellent and Celebrity delivered again. I believe that Celebrity offers the best value for its category. Want to recognize the captain Dimitry who was by far the most friendly, amiable and visibly-present throughout the ship I have ever experienced on any prior cruise. We went out of his way to make guests, welcomed, appreciated and entertained. Thanks Captain. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. Had wanted at W Caribbean cruise for a change. Ship was gorgeous as always. MDR food was Excellent. Specialty Restaurants were Excellent, Buffet area is better than most, but still a buffet, ... Read More
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. Had wanted at W Caribbean cruise for a change. Ship was gorgeous as always. MDR food was Excellent. Specialty Restaurants were Excellent, Buffet area is better than most, but still a buffet, where other cruisers can be rude and sloppy. Had the perfect weather. The comedy shows were excellent. Was delighted to see IMADE on the Reflection, I had seen him last on the Silhouette so of course the Martini Bar was my most favorite bar area to be in. 2nd being the Sunset Bar with Ricky and Jingle Bells. Did Celebrity excursions, Blue Hole tubing in Jamaica was an awecome experience, jumping off the rocks into the blue hole was breath taking. The Zipline in Labadee is a must do, if for nothing else the scenery is a don't miss! In Grand Cayman the dolphin encounter was way cool. Getting to be in the pool with the dolphins and touching them and kissing them was a great experience. Over all the ship was in excellent condition, the cabin was spacious, the staff is always happy and willing to make sure my cruise was the best it can be. This is my 15th Celebrity cruise and my 25th cruise overall, and I have to say, Celebrity is the cruise line for me. Reflection being my favorite of the Solstice class ships. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
Embarkation was slow and had to wait in the Elite lounge for quite a while. 10 other members of our group had to stand during this time. Not acceptable, Not a happy way to begin our cruise. But once on board things progressed well. We ... Read More
Embarkation was slow and had to wait in the Elite lounge for quite a while. 10 other members of our group had to stand during this time. Not acceptable, Not a happy way to begin our cruise. But once on board things progressed well. We booked 7 balcony cabins and 2 concerige rooms with outstanding cabin stewards, especially Jose. After 35 cruises he was the best of any ship I've sailed on. Rooms were a generous size and the ship is beautiful. Dining room service was remarkable. We booked 2 tables of 6 and were able to sit wherever we wanted during dinner. Our waiters, asst waiters and wine steward were fantastic. The food and the selection was also very good. While a lot of other lines are serving poor quality Celebrity still ranks at the top. I suffer from a dairy allergy and I have to say I was disappointed in the desserts I was given each evening. With the exception of Jello (which I don't consider a dessert) I cannot eat any of the desserts offered in the Cafe so dinner is very important to me. Unfortunately, I was given the same dessert 5 out of the 7 nights. Very little effort was made to accommodate this allergy. We did dine at Qsine one evening and had a blast thanks to Herbie, our waiter. But $45 for dinner is really uncalled for. Perhaps the biggest disappointment was the entertainment each evening. We had 4 production shows that were miserable. Loud music does not mean great music. Didn't even understand the concept of most of them and neither did my other cruisers. The individual acts were fantastic though. I guess the cruise lines are trying to save money. My chief complaint was the EXTREMELY LOUD music that filled the atrium/centrum each evening. It is beyond comprehension why music has to be so disturbingly loud. That's why they have a sky lounge so you can blare the music until all hours without making the entire ship deaf!! On 2 occasions i had to speak with someone at guest relations and had to scream to be heard. There is no reason for this and yet I find it is a new trend. Experienced it last year on RCL. Unfortunately, there are very few lounges to go to after dinner to listen to nice relaxing music. Those lounges are now specialty restaurants or specialty gift stores -- revenue producing real estate. Michael's Club that used to be a nice piano bar is now reserved for suite passengers. I will reach Elite Plus on my next cruise and it's too bad there is not a private lounge for those who have reached a high level of loyalty to this brand. Ports were fine. Nothing remarkable about them but it was nice to have 3 sea days (which are becoming a thing of the past) to enjoy our group but they offered very little that didn't have to do with shopping or spa services. All in all, Celebrity is becoming like RCL, NCL and Carnival. They are constantly trying to produce revenue at every turn and it's so unattractive. I remember when the cruise itself was expensive but once you were onboard everything was included or they were priced at a very reasonable rate. Finally, I say bring lots of cash and a good pair of ear plugs! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
My wife and I love this ship. Luxury is a keynote in describing Reflection. Food in dining room is 5 star and speciality restaurants are 10 star, especially Tuscan Grill, Morano, Qsine. The Lawn Club Grill put on a special called ... Read More
My wife and I love this ship. Luxury is a keynote in describing Reflection. Food in dining room is 5 star and speciality restaurants are 10 star, especially Tuscan Grill, Morano, Qsine. The Lawn Club Grill put on a special called ULTIMATE BAR B Q and it was beyond anything we have ever experienced. Starting with a Cocktail party on the big lawn, we engaged with ship staff officers in the most one on one we have every had. Then in dining, they presented an incredible menu. We were deciding what we would order, when the wait staff advised that the ENTIRE menu would be delivered to us! Wine was served as part of the meal. STarting with Fillet Skewers, then Shrimp (Tasted like Lobster), then Pork, the Lobster and ending with Ribeye! All cooked to perfection and any guest was permitted to do his/her own cooking! MOST FUN WE HAVE EVER HAD ON A SHIP! WE ARE 30+ CRUISES AND THIS WAS THE BEST! ONLY NEGATIVE!!! The claiming of luggage was the poorest we have EVER experienced on ANY cruise. 1 hour and 33 minutes upon arriving at the carousels, we finall got our bags. No sitting this whole time and many people with problems were not accomodated and had to suffer this incredibly mismanaged fiasco! What happend to the 20 minute depot of all luggage in groups????? Read Less
Celebrity Reflection Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 5.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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