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Sail Date: January 2018
Celebrity is our favorite cruise line. We had sailed on Infinity before and love the size of the ship. We were in Aqua Class on Deck 11 Aft. Boarding was a breeze, there was a glitch coming from Santiago to San Antonio. We lost about 2 ... Read More
Celebrity is our favorite cruise line. We had sailed on Infinity before and love the size of the ship. We were in Aqua Class on Deck 11 Aft. Boarding was a breeze, there was a glitch coming from Santiago to San Antonio. We lost about 2 hours due to transportation issues with Celebrity. We had select dining which was great for our needs. Our favorite locations on the ship, solarium, Blu Restaurant, Martini Bar(go Johannes), Casino and the buffet for lunch . Our favorite excursions, the museum tours and Penguin tour with lunch at the beautiful lodge. Our last night we took the ship tour of Tango and Dinner, outstanding! One of our best excursions was the boat trip to see the Comerans and sea lions with a bus trip to Tiera Del Fuego. Very exciting! We have already booked another cruise on Celebrity Summit for New England and Canada in the fall. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
I wanted to go to Hong Kong, been to Vietnam before and Singapore,I wanted to return, the cruise it self was 5 star, all the way, we also receive an upgrade to a balcony, which was brilliant, the staff was amazing, the young girl in the ... Read More
I wanted to go to Hong Kong, been to Vietnam before and Singapore,I wanted to return, the cruise it self was 5 star, all the way, we also receive an upgrade to a balcony, which was brilliant, the staff was amazing, the young girl in the coffee shop Victoria, was a delight, always knew what I wanted, thenon,y down side was the weather, it was so cold, but the amenities on board was great, would I go with celebrity again yes I would, thanks for a brilliant holiday, The excursions was very well priced, and enjoyed them all, Food was just amazing to much choice Entertainment was good always something going on, Embarkation and disembarkation was all good. The captains announcement was something to look forward to he always had a bit of humour, like keeping the ship upright. Can’t wait to to travel with you again in the very near future. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise to get out of the cold in January. We stayed at Embassy Suites by the dock and they are pros at handling multiple ships to put their customers on in a timely manner. The dock was surprisingly uncrowded. Embarkation ... Read More
We chose this cruise to get out of the cold in January. We stayed at Embassy Suites by the dock and they are pros at handling multiple ships to put their customers on in a timely manner. The dock was surprisingly uncrowded. Embarkation was quick. The ship looks good, the cabin was very nice in Aqua Class. Aqua Class has their own restaurant with the best service!!! Food is lighter and great! We tried the buffet once and it was good and fresh but we liked the Spa Cafe for lighter breakfast and lunch in a quiet ambiance with a pool and relaxing music. We loved Emotions string duo and the House band was good. The coffee place is excellent for day or night entertainment with wine. All staff very friendly. Embarkation was also pretty quick. We loved Key West and the after cruise ride to the airport was terriffic with an hour and a half boat ride of the canals and history of Ft. Lauderdale. I would like to see a piano bar and more on demand movies. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
This was our 5th Celebrity cruise. Sailed Jan 6th-10th out of Miami on Equinox 4 night cruise to Cozumel. Trip to Miami: The drive from Daytona south was not to bad until we got closer until around 30 miles out it was bumper to ... Read More
This was our 5th Celebrity cruise. Sailed Jan 6th-10th out of Miami on Equinox 4 night cruise to Cozumel. Trip to Miami: The drive from Daytona south was not to bad until we got closer until around 30 miles out it was bumper to bumper. Entering the port was insane. Having never been there we really didn't have a clue where to go. Signs were not the best. There were 6 ships in port which made it a nightmare. Finally we parked in the ramp and hauled our luggage across the road to the porter by the ship. We couldn't drop it off next to ship because between all the people arriving and leaving the port plus all the cab drivers it was impossible. Miami will be our last choice as far as ports to cruise from. Plus a modest $22 a day to park. It is a safe place to park. Leaving the port was fine. Overall Cruise: We had a nice time don't get me wrong. We make the best of everything. Its the fellow cruisers that make a cruise. I’m not complaining in this review just stating some of the issues we had. Overall this cruise was just o.k. It is very evident Celebrity has made cutbacks not only in food but lack of staff everywhere. I wrote a review after my January and April 2017 cruises on Silly and Constellation experiencing the same issues. I was hoping that things would improve on this cruise but they seem to not be any better. Embarkation and Disembarkation: Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth. Hardly a wait at all. Bar Service: Celebrity really needs to look at the “LACK OF STAFF” at The Martini Bar during peak hours. Such as prior to dinner and after a show lets out. It was every single day the same lack of staff. People left disgruntled after the inability to get a drink. I’m not saying add 5 bartenders just add 1 or 2 during peak hours. Why does celebrity offer the drink packages then are constantly understaffed at the bars? It is not because the bartenders are not working hard. They bust there butts everyday. Never ever a complaint by us on effort of the staff. You expect a pleasant experience at the Martini Bar and any of the bars onboard with not being stressed out trying to beat the next fellow cruiser to get the bartenders attention. The bartenders in Ensemble Bar were rude and seemed like they were going through the motions. There was a tall lady and a male bartender. Did not get names. We went the first day and never went back. They did not make eye contact and just were not pleasant. Pool Bar again understaffed. We are patient people but having to wait continually for beverages was aggravating. I understand we are not the only ones on the ship and have no problem waiting. But to see the looks on fellow cruisers faces having to wait with a look like you gotta be kidding me. Food: First night we went to Muranos. I had cooked by table lobster and my DH had lamb chops. Both dinners were very good. Everything was good except for an extremely loud group of (8) German people who ruined the ambiance of the evening. Celebrity should have the large table off to one side so the table is not in the middle. You would still hear them but may not be as loud. Maybe the waitress or Murano head should have politely asked them to tone it down. Was it worth $50 pp ? not really. Buffet had a-lot of choices and all food was good. Tables were promptly cleaned off. Thought all was good there. MDR: Cutbacks are evident here as well. Although choices are limited, on one night we just couldn't find one thing that was appealing so went to the buffet instead. Not a big deal. The french onion soup and 4 shrimp cocktail were always good. One night in the MDR we sat at a table for 8. Sat for 20 minutes before waiter came over, they sat people all around us but not at our table. The waiter said he was on other side of MDR and no one told him we were there. Although they did remember our 10th Anniversary with a nice cake and sang Happy Anniversary which was very thoughtful. Casino: Nice because there is no smoking. Slots were kind of generous to us. Bar service slow. Excursions: We didnt get off the ship. Enjoyed the pool area. Pool was ice cold and very few people used it. Entertainment: All was ok. Liked the house band. Rocked out at FULL MOON PARTY. Musicals in theatre were fine. Silent Disco was great as usual. Staff: Most were very pleasant and always said Hi. Although some just walked by without saying anything. Again Ensemble Lounge bar staff were the worst. Room 6263: This was a 2C semi obstructed balcony room. The view was not bad. You couldn't see directly down but could see straight out which was fine. My concern booking this room was the possibility of smoke from smokers in the smoking area from Deck 5. We were pleasantly surprised we did not experience any drifting smoke. Room was ok. Except for the one issue below. Enough storage for everything. Room Steward: Came right away when we got there to introduce himself. Always said Hi in the hall. Found bathroom drawers were dirty with someones disgusting hair. My wife had to clean out.UGH! Again just average.. Summary: We are not complainers and are easy going people. Even though this review doesn't seem like it. Im just not sure why there was no WOW factor. Was the service not upto Celebrity standards just because it was a 4 nighter? Shouldn't matter right? It was by far not the best cruise we have been on but just average. A cruise is what you make it we are always glass half full people. But we were kind of let down by the lack of staff and the cutbacks. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
The ship was great the captain was fantastic was involved in lots atctivities The Cabin was great The service and staff was excellent The tenders to the ports was very bad we had to wait a very long time it's was to far away for ... Read More
The ship was great the captain was fantastic was involved in lots atctivities The Cabin was great The service and staff was excellent The tenders to the ports was very bad we had to wait a very long time it's was to far away for the port Shore excursions very expensive but had a fantastic time Entertainment was not enough need to be more Didn't have a laundry place on the boat so a family can do there laundry The laundry offer was very expensive for everyone We travel as a big group of 20 Yes we will go again I was absolutely blown away with this company, I loved everything about them. The best part for me was the drinking package and service I received. The food was perfect. I loved the fresh salads, always fresh fruit, many choices for lunch and dinner. The desserts were beautifully presented by a very exuberant pastry chef Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
The main reason we chose this cruise was to see the World heritage site of the Great Barrier Reef. The Celebrity Solstice was built in Germany in 2008 and Captain Taso personally supervised its construction. The cabin fro Ocean View ... Read More
The main reason we chose this cruise was to see the World heritage site of the Great Barrier Reef. The Celebrity Solstice was built in Germany in 2008 and Captain Taso personally supervised its construction. The cabin fro Ocean View was spacious, well lighted and enough space with sitting area and a desk with dresser and mini refrigerator. The most impressive was the bathroom with tiled wall and floor with glass panel shower . Our room attendant cleaned our room almost twice a day. The only problem was the ship has no dedicated area for ballroom dancing which we always had a good time on the other older ship such as the Infinity, Millennium. When we questioned one of the officer during Captain Club party. The response was that the crowd of passengers are different. We can only danced on the front foyer tiny space with request to the 3 bands if they can play a ballroom music. The outdoor swimming pools on the 12th floor were quite small. It was the size as the one in the enclosed pool. The late night band was not playing our kind of music but for the young crowd for their "YMCA" dance. Dinning is the Restaurant on the Grand Epermay was OK, The Maitre'D took care of my ordering the allergy free diet the day before . The fishes dish were sometimes too dry and overcooked. As for the entertainment,it was one of the lowest point . Nothing seems comparable to the previous cruise ship show when we were in South America with Infinity. The Guest Relation Service has expanded their staff, which was the best so far of trying to solve our on going problems of different issues encountered such as the Shampoo and Conditioner used on the ship contained a skin irritant that cause skin rashes. Issues of the Choice Air itinerary for our air travel from Washington DC to Sydney, was full of disruption by routing our flights through snowy Canada, spend one night in Toronto in a hotel before r rebooking to Hong Kong then arrived in Sydney after more than 30 hours of light with missing luggage. Returning home again was met with disruption again in Toronto, stayed in another night in hotel. After arriving home I am recuperating from the exhaustion of the cruise and long flight . The highlight of our port was at Brisbane, meeting with friends and having a private tour of the city parks and Gold Coast. We mostly used private local tour operators for our Excursion that were comparable to the ship Excursion but with less passengers, got the full attention of local tour guides. We had been on the Millennium in 2008 on another cruise from Sydney to Auckland with better itinerary starting from Washington DC to Los Angeles to Sydney. Despite a desire to see New Zealand inland, we have reservation on the long flights for our age group to return to that part of the world. will not plan to return to that geographic area of Australia nor New Zealand. Very disappointed on the itinerary of the Choice Air itinerary that had caused my illness from start to finish. We do thanked Air Canada to tried their best to accommodate us in sending us to stay in hotel and gave us meal vouchers for two nights. The Embarkation and disembarkation did go smoothly, we had the transportation arranged for the transfer from ship to airport. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
Just returned from the Arabian Sea Adventure on Celebrity Constellation. Have to say we were a bit worried by all the reviews after we had booked and many said the ship was tired and well worn. Well, I do not know which part they were ... Read More
Just returned from the Arabian Sea Adventure on Celebrity Constellation. Have to say we were a bit worried by all the reviews after we had booked and many said the ship was tired and well worn. Well, I do not know which part they were looking at, but we found it to be wonderful everywhere. The beautiful coordinated furniture, comfy chairs and multiple lounge areas were superb. (so often there is no where to sit on a cruise ship and coffee shops etc are so full you end up back in your cabin!) We would recommend Celebrity to anyone who wants a truly wonderful ship; fantastic staff; superb food and great staterooms to book with Celebrity. We have not been on other ships in the Celebrity fleet, but will certainly have Celebrity on the top of our future cruise company list before booking elsewhere. (NB: We are not first timers - we have cruised with many other companies and Celebrity certainly comes top with us). The food was exceptional in every area. The Buffet food was great with variety and really good quality food. This was unfortunately marred by seeing other guests who ate wearing just a vest - dreadful; the other restaurants were stunning and it was lovely to have the 'chique' nights too. As a Sky Suite passenger, we were fortunate enough to eat in Lumiere most of the time, which was exceptional in every detail. Plus having Michaels lounge as a little hideaway was truly brilliant. Nadia and her team really made every day a wonderful experience. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
We chose this cruise so we could celebrate New Year's Eve at sea, as we had done two years ago. One drawback in my opinion was that the ship departed on New Year's Eve, leaving little time onboard to prepare for the "big event". ... Read More
We chose this cruise so we could celebrate New Year's Eve at sea, as we had done two years ago. One drawback in my opinion was that the ship departed on New Year's Eve, leaving little time onboard to prepare for the "big event". I would have preferred a day or two onboard before New Year's Eve, but we made the most of it anyway. We traveled to Lt Lauderdale from NC via car and parked at the port parking lot. We knew in advance that the ship was departing from Terminal 26 but would return to Terminal 29. Celebrity provided us shuttle service from Terminal 29 to our parking garage at 26 the day we returned. Embarkation was probably the worse we've experienced in 13 cruises. It was as if the staff wasn't prepared for the arrival of the guests. Making matters worse was the escalator up to the boarding area was broken so everyone had to take the elevators, creating long lines. Once onboard, though, everything went very smooth. The ship was in great shape and the crew provided an outstanding cruise. We were met with complimentary champagne and Celebrity provided more complimentary champagne at midnight. Food was excellent, whether in the main dining room or in the Ocean View buffet. Entertainment, especially the production cast, was outstanding. Guest entertainers were also very good, especially VoxAudio (acappela group) and Uptown (singing/dancing trio). Overall the entertainment was the best of any cruise we've been on. Cabin seemed smaller than our comparable cabin on Solstice, but maybe is was just the arrangement. We only did one excursion since we had been to two of the islands before. The one we did was on St Kitts and it was the train ride. This was an enjoyable experience taking us around the island and enjoying lots of rum in the process. We would definitely do this cruise again, already thinking about 2018. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
This was not a 14 day cruise it was a 13 day cruise spending the last day and night in Hong Kong harbour.Where we left from. 1 The shows were below standard 2 The food was poor with the exception of 3 meals,which were excellent 3 ... Read More
This was not a 14 day cruise it was a 13 day cruise spending the last day and night in Hong Kong harbour.Where we left from. 1 The shows were below standard 2 The food was poor with the exception of 3 meals,which were excellent 3 The stops were impossible to experience night life or night markets with exception of Hanoi which was a 7.5 hour return trip by taxi or bus,unless you spent the night in a hotel in Hanoi,extra expense. 4 The entertainment on board,should you not wish to leave the ship in port,was non existent 5 You were not given any alternative information re travel should you not wish to take excursions eg Taiwan,there was a train direct. 6 There were no cooking classes re the food of the countrys we visited. 7 The state rooms were excellent. We had a beverage package,and drank cold drinks from the mini bar in our state room,they dont tell you this is not part of the beverage and charge you ,which is foolish,as you can order drinks at any bar and bring it down to your room.I did query this and they reversed the charges. 8 The service was excellent and the staff were excellent 9 Embarkation and Disembarkation excellent 10 The visibility of officers and captain,were unique,the captain was even down stairs in disembarkation wishing us all well. In all with the exception of staff and offices stateroom and captain a very poor cruise,which i would not recommend to any one,the worst cruise ever.We have travelled on Cunnard,Princess,Crystal,MSC,Costa and more,this was the worst. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
Our 15 days cruise started in Hong Kong; we made a tour along Vietnam (3 ports) and around Taiwan (3 ports) and then back to Hong Kong. Celebrity Millenium is a very nice ship (°2002), but it's well maintained, and very stable. Even ... Read More
Our 15 days cruise started in Hong Kong; we made a tour along Vietnam (3 ports) and around Taiwan (3 ports) and then back to Hong Kong. Celebrity Millenium is a very nice ship (°2002), but it's well maintained, and very stable. Even in heavier weather with 5m waves, the ship cuts clean through the waves. Oceanview cabins are agreable. Our room attendant gave a very nice service. The captain showed up regularly, gave some presentations in the theatre, and was very accessible and sympathetic. But for people like us, who like French cuisine, the food was a disaster. For other people it was maybe mediocre (never 'delicious', sometimes looking good, mostly tasting bad, chewy steaks, greenish scrambled eggs, ...). Often it sounded right on the menu card, but sometimes it turned out to be something entirely different; they used a nice french name, and then they felt free to create a dish that does not even smell right. For example, when words like 'bisque' are used, you cannot throw in some fish in the soup, it should be prepared the french way. We wanted to 'celebrate' the new years evening countdown to 2018. What did we expect? - A deliceous dinner in the Metropolitan Restaurant - A big Sylvester Show in the Theatre - A nice dance evening in the Rendez-Vous lounge What did we get? - The delicious dinner was a disaster (several people had to send their plates back because of almost uneatable, like the lobster bisque, the salmon mousse and the orange duck). - There was no big New-Year's Show, instead the show was a female singer (although very good) but nothing like the big broadway shows that they dis on some other days (with the Celebrity Singers & Dancers). Bad timing regarding what show to bring when. - Later, while we were dancing in the Rendez-Vous lounge, suddenly the band stopped playing from 11:50 until 12:05, so we missed the whole countdown experience, the kissing and the wishing. Explanation was that the 'official' countdown was at the foyer, and that all the rest was secondary (and therefore aborted). At 12:30 a DJ would then continue in the ugly Cosmos lounge on deck 11. Thanks, but no thanks. Overall the staff was very friendly, and they offered a very nice service. Only the Cruise Director (responsible for entertainment) had no feeling for how and what to organise on which day: Chrismas went by unnoticed. On some days he organised 'silent dancing' where people were 'dancing' with headphones (choice of 3 channels), unable to communicate to each other while doing so, and not on a dance floor but on the carpet of the foyer. Celebrity maybe again, but surely not for Sylvester. Read Less
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