8 Celebrity Summit Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

I would actually give the cruise 4.5 stars if possible....This was my 3rd Celebrity cruise with the other 2 being in the Mediterranean on Constellation and Silhouette. It was my husband's first cruise ever. We had flown in to San ... Read More
I would actually give the cruise 4.5 stars if possible....This was my 3rd Celebrity cruise with the other 2 being in the Mediterranean on Constellation and Silhouette. It was my husband's first cruise ever. We had flown in to San Juan the day before, staying at a lovely, small guest house at a great location in Old San Juan- 352 Guest House. The Summit did not sail until later in the evening, so we had lots of time that day to get to the ship and enjoy San Juan a bit. We had a nice breakfast at our hotel, walked the streets of Old San Juan for a while, then got a Uber to the ship around 11am. We checked in (this was very fast as we had done everything ahead of time even our pictures), waited for a very short time, then were allowed to board around 11:30-12. We got our Seapasses from behind the sign on our cabin door, dropped off most of our luggage, and started exploring. We found a spot outside behind the main buffet out of the sporadic raindrops. Everyone talks about how crazy the main buffet is that first few hours, but before 2pm that day, it never got very busy. We had a few "snacks" while we sat there for a while waiting for them to announce the cabins were clear. (although we never did hear an announcement). We sailed at 8:30pm and dined at 8:45pm in the MDR. Our cabin was 2C 6028 - this was a good cabin, one of the Sweet Sixteen cabins with the double deep balcony. Even though it is quite far forward, we felt very little movement. I like the cabin renos. There are many spots for storage, but the closet rod space seemed less IMO and does not seem quite high enough for longer shirts. The bathroom reno is a great improvement. Our bathroom floor kept getting wet each day as if there was a slow leak somewhere, and we could not figure out why until I mentioned it to our room attendant and he said it's probably the AC unit dripping because it was so hot that week - sure enough, he opened the compartment to check, and that's what it was lol...I should have told him sooner - he must have thought we were messy people leaving wet towels on the bathroom floor every day. Marville was a great room attendant. Quiet and kind. The decor in many spots on the ship is all lighter, more airy colors now. It looks great IMO. Cafe El Bacio is still the same as it used to be - I like those yellow chairs :) We had Select Dining all week, and I had made our reservation times in our Cruise Planner. Only one night had extremely long lines. The other nights we only waited max 2-3 minutes. They seated us in the same section each night as well which we liked. We often had a table for 2 with the high backs and did not mind them at all. We enjoyed the MDR very much. It was nice seeing the same waiters, sommelier, etc each evening. We tried Tuscan Grille one evening, and it was excellent as well. I enjoyed early morning coffee and a croissant at Cafe el Bacio and then breakfast at the main buffet every day. Everything was very good - I love the cold choices at breakfast - smoked salmon, fruit, bagel. The buffet was busy every day, but we always went around 9am which is peak time. We had lunch one day at the main buffet, and it was very good with lots of choices. We really like the burgers at the grill by the pool at lunch time. We actually had one dinner at the buffet, the one night the main dining room line was backed up horribly right at 8pm. The food was very good at the buffet, but it was pretty quiet and empty lol. It was definitely "private" lol. We had the Classic Beverage Package perk and had no trouble finding drinks we liked that were included. One night I did get a chocolate martini at the martini bar expecting to pay the difference, but the bartender didn’t make the extra charge :) Perhaps he used the included alcohols. This was a pleasant surprise. Overall, I find the service on Celebrity to be excellent; however, I will say that in many cases, the bartenders aren’t the friendliest staff. (and I don’t mean at the Martini bar…just in general). They should really work on this. Many of them even after “getting to know them” during the week were still quite abrupt and standoffish. We are more used to some friendly interaction and missed that in many cases this cruise. We went off ship each day but tried not to do any early tours as we liked to not have to rush our morning and breakfast. We spent 3-5 hours on shore most days and came back for a late lunch and to relax in the sun by the pool. It was extremely hot many afternoons on the top deck (there often was another ship docked beside us blocking the breeze) Up on the top deck, there is also not much shade. It would be nice to see a few more shaded spots up there. The pool was often very crowded on those hot afternoons, so it made it difficult to jump in and cool off. We enjoyed the production show, Life, the a Capella group Revoiced and the Adult Comedy very much. They were the only shows we made it to as our dinner time was kind of in the middle. We had fun spending the rest of our onboard credit in the casino. You can cash in the amount you wish at the desk for either the slot machines or for promo chips for the tables. For the slot machines, the value you cash in is loaded on your seapass card which you play from in the machines. It is a bit tricky and several steps to actually get on to play. They did have a sheet with instructions. You can play the games at the tables with promo chips. Anything you win above these can be pocketed to cash in; however the promo chips cannot be cashed in. We didn't do very well with the slot machines but did okay with roulette. It was fun once we got a dealer who was helpful with some of us "newbies" trying to get used to how the system worked while using our promo chips. I did the ship's tour with some more of the onboard credit. It was quite interesting; however, I still didn't see as much as I'd hoped of where the crew live, dine, socialize, etc. It was interesting learning about the recycling plans in place, food purchasing/ storage, and visiting the bridge. I will add here to watch your cruise planner for sales, because all the excursions I had booked in the cruise planner, I rebooked once or twice at lower prices. There were sales several times during the months previous. We liked the Rendevouz lounge area. It has had a lovely renovation, and is a nice spot to sit and have a few drinks, listen to the live music, karoake, trivia, etc. I wish they would keep things going all evening there instead of something for an hour there - then switching up to the Sky Lounge, then back down to Rendevouz.... etc... The 80s music and trivia up in the Sky Lounge was fun. We did one regular shore excursion in Dominica. It was alright; however, we felt it was a bit disorganized. They never let people know where and when washrooms were available, didn't have bottled water, etc. We had no issues or waits when leaving or returning to the ship at all except the day we docked in San Juan. The lines at the dock were very long for customs, and we were even leaving for the ship's excursion and drop off in Old San Juan. We were probably 45 minutes at least getting out through there. This was quite disorganized. We booked the excursion because it included the 2 transfers - in to Old San Juan then with a pickup and transfer to the airport for our later flight (and they transferred our luggage). We booked it because originally we didn't have to leave until 9:15. Once we boarded, our ticket said 8:15....And after the wait through customs, we got in a bus that waited probably another 45 minutes to head to Old San Juan. You'd think when booking a ship's excursion, we'd have been able to get right off and head out. A large bus picked us up at the prearranged time and spot and got us to the airport in lots of time. All our luggage was in a designated area outside the airport where we just picked it up and headed to departures. Overall, we had a wonderful cruise, although I did miss the humour of the Kafetzis captains (especially Tasos) who have been on my previous cruises. Three staff stood out to us the most - Jason, who worked at the Mast Bar; Chelsy, our 2nd waiter in the MDR, and Raluca at Cafe el Bacio -they were excellent from day 1. My husband, who was very apprehensive and nervous about being on the water all those days for his first time cruising, was very impressed when it was all said and done. Fortunately, we had quite smooth waters for our whole cruise. Chances are, maybe we'll do another one :) . Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We were on the first Summit sailing after the “Revolution” for a 5 night Dutch Antilles cruise from San Juan. This was our first cruise on Celebrity. We did a lot of research before our cruise, so there were no surprises and we were ... Read More
We were on the first Summit sailing after the “Revolution” for a 5 night Dutch Antilles cruise from San Juan. This was our first cruise on Celebrity. We did a lot of research before our cruise, so there were no surprises and we were overall very pleased with our cruise. I am going to break it down into segments. Pre-Cruise – Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites, Condado San Juan This hotel was adequate for a 1 night stay. Our room was clean. The breakfast was edible and it was free, so we didn’t expect too much. The price was right as it was high season and we didn’t want to pay in excess of $250. This was our first time in Condado. It reminded me of a kitschy beach town – lots of souvenir shops. We did eat at Orozco’s and I would highly recommend them. Great service and we tried the Trifongo (as recommended by our taxi driver from the airport) – which was fantastic. We went into the lobbies of La Concha – stunning! and the Marriott Stelaris, which was also beautiful. We asked the concierge to get a van for us when we were ready to leave for the ship. We left the hotel around 10:30am and we were all checked in and on the ship by 11:00am. We took a little tour around the ship and ate the concierge luncheon in the dining room. The menu was limited, but the food was very good – the choices were short rib, salmon and chicken. Our Room - We had a concierge balcony – room 8169 towards the rear of the ship. Our room steward was okay to sub-standard. Our travel partners had many issues with him, including a missing bowl of chocolate they had put out to entertain on their cabin crawl. He suggested that maybe they put it on the breakfast tray by accident. They were not too happy with that or him at all. He didn’t know that there was a pillow menu – which there was as confirmed by our concierge. As for the room itself, we were pleased with the overall size and the amount of storage. Also there were plenty of outlets and places to recharge our electronics. I also liked the light strip at the bathroom door, so no nightlight was needed. We did get the late afternoon tray of appetizers. Some were good, others pretty strange. Sometimes we could have used a utensil or some sort of cracker or chip to taste the appetizer, but were not provided with such. For instance there was a lovely beet salad, however, nothing to eat it with and I did not want to eat beets with my hands, lol. Also there was a lovely shrimp salad, same thing. However, I did pick out the shrimp and then washed my hands. The Ship – We thought overall very beautiful. However, we though some of it is going to be very hard to keep clean. Some furry chairs at the martini bar were already looking a little used where one would put their hands to get on and off. We loved the solarium and the bubbling pipes! Food – We loved the layout of the Oceanview Café and the stations were well placed and there was a good flow. The only stations that had lines were the pasta station, the omelets and waffles – the maker only made 4 waffles at a time. There was a nice variety of food and it was very good. As for dinner, we only ate at the main dining room –The Cosmopolitan Restaurant at the 6pm seating. Our server, Xiomarra, was very nice and prompt. On the first evening, we were already at our main entrée by the time the beverage person came around. We complained, and it was rectified for the remainder of the week. Our sommelier was lovely. The food was very good. I was expecting over the top amazing from all I had read about Celebrity, but I wouldn’t say that it was. Overall we were very happy with it and the selections except on our last evening. The deserts were sometimes were lacking flavor. We were seated by the rear big window on the 2nd floor and had those funky tall coffin-like chairs. I hated them – so very, very hard and heavy to move and impossible to get in and out of. Also, it was very uncomfortable and my server found me an extra pillow and at times I added my airplane pillow! Ship-wise, the bar staff seemed to be overworked and not enough of them. I waited many times just for a bottle of water, which often was at room temperature and not chilled. Cruise Director – We had Patrick. We saw him only pre-shows on the stage, but never walking around on the ship. He did teach and demonstrate Salsa dancing at the Salsa deck party. Boy can he move! He was not that personable, but got the job done. Shows/Entertainment – We did not know what to expect, so we brought cards just in case. I am happy to report that we didn’t touch them. Monday – Comedian Phil Tag, only one show at 9:45. He was pretty good. There was also a Salsa party on the deck and the CD Patrick showed us how to dance. His dancing was amazing and we had a great time! Tuesday – the show by the ship’s entertainment staff was “Soundtrack”. It was a great show and the singers were really, really good. We also attending the Silent Disco which was a real hoot. There was also a late night adult show with Phil Tag. Wednesday – Was a performance by 2 members of the American Ballet theatre – they did the piece White Swan. Then there was a violinist, Katarina Rosse who was simply amazing. Then there was another modern ballet performance from the 2 stars. A beautiful, wonderful night. Thursday – the production show December ’63. Again, it was fabulous. This entertainment crew is probably the most talented we have ever seen on a ship. Friday – Production show “Life”. This was the best of all. Somewhere in here was a comedy show with Brian Bradley which I liked better than the other one. There were also several Trivia games throughout the day and evening which we joined in on. Bingo was only done once, on our last day. That was disappointing. There were no electronic packages – the cards were the tear the flap kind. Excursions – We only booked 1 excursion – Old and New San Juan with airport drop-off – from the ship. We booked independent operators for the islands. St. Kitts – We booked the Grand Tour of St. Kitts with Thenford Gray. We were 6 of us in a lovely air conditioned van. Our driver and tour guide was Sackville Gray. He was very knowledgeable of his island and we loved his tour. We went to Carambola Batik at the beautiful Romney Manor and grounds, Brimstone Fort and the amazing outlook on Timothy Hill of where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. We also went to a black sand beach for approximately 40 minutes. My first black sand beach and boy is the sand hot! I would highly recommend this tour. St. Croix – Sadly, this island has barely recovered from hurricane Maria. We did an island tour with Prince Taxi. He was very knowledgeable and personable. However, we ended up in an open air vehicle – website advertised air conditioned van. Also we waited at the port while he tried to fill up 2 vehicles. Unfortunately, we ended up in the vehicle with a different driver. He knew nothing about the island and made no commentary. However, at times Jaylen (the owner) would stop his vehicle and come over to ours to point out something of interest. The part I did not like of this tour was a stop by a bar in the country which had pigs that the tourists feed O’Douls to. I felt uncomfortable with this and our time would have been better spend seeing a more beautiful part of the island such as the tide pools. Basically it was a ploy to share some tourist dollars to his friends at the bar. We went to the Cruzan Rum factory – interesting tour and the Pina Colada’s were wonderful. We spend about 40 minutes in Christianstaad. Wish we had more time there. It was very quaint and lots of nice shops and restaurants. We were supposed to have time at the end of the tour for a beach visit, but there was no time due to the late start. Antigua – The gem of these 3 islands. We took a tour with Scenic Tours Antigua with our tour guide Ray. Again we were 6 of us in a very well maintained air conditioned van. Ray was wonderful – full of energy and very knowledgeable. He took us to all the spots that had amazing vistas. We went to Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights and ended with a trip to Jolly Beach (which was stunningly beautiful). We had a great day and I would highly recommend this tour. Service Comments – Spotty, especially bar service. But I wanted to again complement our dining room server Xiomarra. Our excursion in Puerto Rico - Bacardi rum factory with airport drop off was cancelled. We went to the excursion desk, and even though it was during their closed hours, the girl Alina saw us and helped us rebook our excursion to the tour Old and New San Juan and printed out new luggage embarkation tags for us. She was very helpful. On our first day on the ship we learned our flight had been cancelled and we had to call Southwest to change it. The day before disembarkment, Roberto in the Innovations (Apple) store was not too busy, so he helped us log into our flights the day before and sent the boarding passes to the new computer area printer. Very helpful! Conclusion – The ship was beautiful. My husband and I liked the size of the ship - we are small ship people. My younger brother and his wife prefer the Oasis size ships of Royal. We tried not to expect too much going into this knowing we were the first cruise after the refurbishment. I would say it went pretty seamlessly. One thing we did feel, however, is that Celebrity is very class driven. Dining venues and lounges for upper reward levels took a disproportionate area of the ship, especially for one this size. Overall we enjoyed our first Celebrity cruise and I am pretty certain it will not be the last. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Cruise sailed from San Juan. There was a surprising diversity among the passengers - English speaking, Spanish speaking; young, old; families, and couples. The highlight was the New Year's celebration. We have been on 17 Celebrity ... Read More
Cruise sailed from San Juan. There was a surprising diversity among the passengers - English speaking, Spanish speaking; young, old; families, and couples. The highlight was the New Year's celebration. We have been on 17 Celebrity cruises and have always found the food and service to be excellent. But, this time the food, particularly the beef, wasn't up to par - two different dinners, the beef was tough. I also became annoyed by being constantly reminded how I was expected to fill out the end of cruise survey. I know the waiter didn't cook the food, but I do know how well he/she resolves dissatisfaction with the food. Overall, ship was clean and we'll maintained. Service was very good, and the entertainment was about as good as I've seen. Small things, like usable shelves in the bathroom we're appreciated. We have sailed on the once Summit before, and would again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I loved the Rock and Romance part of the cruise. As far as the ship goes, I was very disappointed. I usually love Celebrity ships. I had been on the Infinity (the sister ship of Summit) 15 years ago. Well, this boat surely looked 15 ... Read More
I loved the Rock and Romance part of the cruise. As far as the ship goes, I was very disappointed. I usually love Celebrity ships. I had been on the Infinity (the sister ship of Summit) 15 years ago. Well, this boat surely looked 15 years old. Really needs updating. My cabin furniture was very worn. The bathroom really needed a redo- tile and sink and shower looked really worn. The food in the main dining room and the buffet were practically in-editble! What happened to the food??? Did they give us different food b/c we were a charter??? It made me have to spend extra $$ on the specialty restaurants. They were good! I loved QSine! That being said, I still had a great time with the entertainment and that is why I was on there. I would never choose to go on that ship again. I am booked to go on the Eclipse in July!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was our first time cruising and we were really not sure if we would like it or not. I had done lots of research on the ship and cabin classes offered by Celebrity. We really liked the ship. Other reviews talked about how the ship ... Read More
This was our first time cruising and we were really not sure if we would like it or not. I had done lots of research on the ship and cabin classes offered by Celebrity. We really liked the ship. Other reviews talked about how the ship was old, or showing her age, but really there was nothing wrong beyond a few areas of worn carpet we could see. Our cabin (1105) was in good shape and nothing was damaged or worn. We also liked the food on the shp. It was high quality from the buffet to the high-end dining. The staff was very friendly and engaging. They wanted to do their best for you with very few exceptions. We enjoyed the activities on the ship like trivia and gambling. The shows on the ship were also very good. Very good singers and dancers and two outstanding aerial artists. Captain Kate made the days special with her announcements and I was shocked she was waiting to say goodbye on disembarkation day. Sadly by the time you read this she will likely have made the move to to the Equinox. The Summit's loss is the Equinox's gain. Exploring the Caribbean islands really worked out well with the ship. We would fuel up on breakfast, go out on a tour or excursion, then come back for a late lunch, then finish by going out for shopping. Then it was back on the ship and ready for dinner. It was nice not having to worry where to eat meals like you would on a regular vacation. And as an older couple it was nice having your room move around with you if you didn't feel well that day. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Celebrity Summit has Captain Kate who is a celebrity herself. It was so cool to hear a woman captain speak to you each morning and you could understand her. She is witty and polished and captains well. With all of the turmoil in San Juan ... Read More
Celebrity Summit has Captain Kate who is a celebrity herself. It was so cool to hear a woman captain speak to you each morning and you could understand her. She is witty and polished and captains well. With all of the turmoil in San Juan and hotel cancellations and what not, this turned into a terrific cruise. Our steward was wonderful, our cabin was spacious, although it did have odd whiffs of unpleasant smells at times, the food was very good. Dinner service was special with our waiter. We had a table for two originally but asked to share a table in future nights. It was no problem for them to change it and we sat with personable folks for dinner each night. The comedians were very funny, the aerialists were amazing, and the guitar solo and duet singers were very good. The productions were okay. With the changes in the itinerary, we went to some ports which we hadn't been to which was great. Barbados was the only port that a shuttle would have been appreciated as it was a very long walk to the terminal. The staff was considerate and polite. Just a few issues...why isn't there ever enough pizza...why do they only offer hamburgers and hotdogs by the pool...a change up would be nice. We're happy cruisers and are ready to plan another. Chris Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Up on Saturday for another bright and sunny mid 80s March day in Florida and boarding the Celebrity Summit cruise ship for five days of 1970s era live music.  Dropped the Mazda off and taxi'd a couple miles from the airport ... Read More
Up on Saturday for another bright and sunny mid 80s March day in Florida and boarding the Celebrity Summit cruise ship for five days of 1970s era live music.  Dropped the Mazda off and taxi'd a couple miles from the airport to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Along with a few other ships, we pulled out at 5pm with a DJ playing hits from the 70s by the pool.  DJ?  When he finished and Barry Williams welcomed us, Hal Bruce played some covers solo with an acoustic guitar.  When he finished I was expecting a featured originals performer or band to take the stage.  Nope.   As it turned out, the only originals band to play during the day for the entire cruise was Orleans on Sunday afternoon for an hour.  There was just one or two one hour performances by a cover act per day by the pool. I had pictured the originals musicians to play some during the day, either on stage or informally in various configurations.  There were daytime interviews in lounges with some of them that you could watch on your stateroom TV.  Didn't go to any of those so the only place I saw the originals musicians was onstage except for Jock Bartley of Firefall.  Had an interesting talk with him in the spa area on Sunday. Each originals band did two shows.  The featured ones played the theater, one night early and the next night late, and vice versa.  The color of our card got us into the late shows.  The theater acts were America, Little River Band, The Orchestra, Christopher Cross and Peter Frampton.  Frampton got on and off in Cozumel and did both his shows on one night, Monday.  Most of the other acts, including cover bands, were on board for half the trip, departing or arriving in Cozumel. The other originals bands' two appearances were in the biggest lounge, Revelations, starting at 7:30pm, and the pool stage, one act at 11pm.  Revelations had limited unobstructed views.  Those bands were Player, Ambrosia, Firefall, Stephen Bishop and Chuck Negron.  Saw all but Negron as one show conflicted and we didn't feel like hanging around for his 11pm show on the last night.  We were sufficiently burnt out.  We were rousted up at 7:30am for disembarking on Thursday.  We didn't go to the gong show or two late night theme parties: disco and 70s movie and TV characters. The cover acts were mostly very good:  For the whole cruise there was Hal Bruce solo, a young solo guy at the lobby, Joel Mason, George Trullinger and band, All You Need Is Love band, and Cara Lee's karaoke acts.  Hotel California and Bee Gees Gold only played the last couple days. The PA system played 70s hits by B list bands all around the boat.  I don't know the source but there were no songs by A listers like Wings, Dylan, Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, CSN, Steve Miller, Beach Boys, etc. Despite the boat being docked until 2am at Cozumel, we didn't go past the bars and shops at Port Cozumel.  Been there.  Mexican Dayquil is putrid.  In Orlando, we got news that our ship with the Soul Train crowd was broke down in Cozumel for two extra days.  Yikes.  No problem for us though.  We took a trolley tour of Key West ($28/ea) and walked Duval Street.  Left there at 5pm on Wednesday, about the same time the only bad weather greeted us for the outdoor sail away party with Bruce and Hotel California.   Hadn't been to that party town in many years. We had a blast on the cruise, met a lot of nice people, mostly aged 50 to mid 70, talked a lot of music.  Good to see bands I've never seen and probably wouldn't plan to:  Player, Ambrosia, The Orchestra and Stephen Bishop.   Don't know if I'd go again, at least not coach on the airplanes.  My aching butt.  How about one out of LA?  Uber to and from Seatac was cheaper than Ajax P&R. First Celebrity cruise. We had Room 6033. Nice extra big deck. No complaint. Median priced room: $2,200/ea including port charges, taxes, gratuities. The food was nothing to write home about, especially the selections in the dining room. The buffet was better.  Not as good as the other three cruises we've taken.  "Classic" (Bud, Coors) 12 ounce bottles of beer were $5.50/ea plus an obligatory 18% tip = $6.49.  Premium beers $6 to $7.50 plus tip.  Mixed drinks $8 plus tip.  I discovered the five beer buckets of "Classics" for the price of four at the aft Sunset Bar.  On Monday, on TV, the booze leader announced that all Classics and cocktails would be $5 plus tip for the rest of the trip.  Some bartenders had to be reminded of that and some said a vodka tonic is not a "cocktail", it's a mixed drink. Entertainment in chronological order (without accompanying photos): Saturday: Hal Bruce and wife do covers at the sail away party.  Good guy with several appearances throughout: Leaving Port Everglades.   Fort Lauderdale beach: Player at Revelations Lounge 7:30pm.  Baby Come Back, This Time I'm In It For Love.   Not a big fan, but these guys rocked.  Led by singer-writer Peter Beckett and singer-bassist Ronn Moss who starred in The Bold And The Beautiful for several years: America in the theater, 9pm.  Excellent show.  Way more energized than the last time I saw them, at the Emerald Queen in 2001.  Their three backing players are new since then, and really turned up the rock, not just on the hits, but some deep cuts were almost psychedelic.  I don't recall Dewey Bunnell playing as much lead electric.  Interesting photos and video.  They mentioned "old friend, Dan Peek" (RIP) when they introduced his This Is For All The Lonely People.  They also did his Don't Cross The River, sung by Gerry Beckley.  Covers were Eleanor Rigby and California Dreamin'.: Took in a couple Ambrosia songs by the pool before retiring.  Saw them again on Sunday at Revelations.  Good band.  No David Pack, but three of the original four members, including singer-bassist, Joe Puerta were there.  Ken Stacey is also an fine lead singer.  Biggest hit was You're The Biggest Part Of Me: Sunday: Day at sea. 3pm.  Orleans, the only originals band to play during the day.  Good show.  They had to be hot.  John Hall had been on his own but has been back for awhile.   Saw his band open for Bob Seger at the Coliseum in 1985.  Orleans songs included You're Still The One, Dancing In The Moonlight, Dance With Me: Ambrosia at Revelations 7:30pm.  Firefall's David Muse guests on sax: Little River Band in theater 9pm.  With a load of superb songs and fine musicians, you can't go wrong, but I kept thinking these guys had nothing to do with writing these hits, and almost nothing to do with the recording of them.  Singer-bassist Wayne Nelson (Jim Messina band alumni) did join in 1980 in time for the recording of Time Exposure, on which he sang lead vocals on Night Owls.  He had excellent rapport with the crowd and the two lead guitarists whipped some into a frenzy with their more electrified rocking versions of the songs.  I saw the original guys open for Jimmy Buffett at the Mt Baker Theater in 1975, their first US tour.  I knew they'd be big.  Firefall at Revelations 11:30pm.  Well worth the wait.  My favorite act of the cruise.  Covers included Mark Andes singing Spirit's Nature's Way and I I I Got A Line On You Girl.  Ambrosia's guitarist, Doug Jackson, joined for an encore of So You Wanna Be a Rock And Roll Star.  Loved it: Monday at Cozumel: George Trullinger's cover band by the pool.  Very good.  People on the taller Celebrity Reflection ship next door enjoyed the music and shipped off mid show.   Saw a guy on the Reflection catch a fish.  Besides guesting with Joel Mason, Trullinger also did a karaoke tribute to Mick Jagger and Joe Cocker: Stephen Bishop at Revelations 7:30pm.  Mellow act with some funny stories and songs like Avacado to the tune of Desperado.  Big hits: On And On and Separate Lives recorded by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin: Peter Frampton in the theater 9pm.  He had a good time with plenty of joking and extended guitar jams with the other crack guitarist.  Covers:  Rebel Rebel, Black Hole Sun.  Encore was While My Guitar Gently Weeps: Cara Lee karaoke tribute to Cher.  Rendezvous Lounge 9:45pm.  Good singer.  She also did a Stevie Nicks and a Songbirds Of The 70s tribute: Tuesday day at sea: Joel Mason tribute to Elton John 11:30am.  Talented singer, pianist and comedian: All You Need Is Love at Rendezvous 7:15pm.  Fun band from Ontario on the ship for the duration.  Their leader really knows how to work a crowd: Christopher Cross in theater 9pm.  Too mellow, stiff, cheat sheets, a little boring.  Saw him at the Enumclaw fair in 2001 and that show was upbeat and entertaining.  On Tuesday he talked too much, and despite being a sharp guitarist, he played lead just a little, leaving more work to the pianist and horn player.  The female singers sang lead almost as much as Cross.  Good visuals.  Imagine was his last song: Wednesday Key West: Took the trolley tour and a walk around Duval Street.  Nice:  Hotel California 4:30pm.  Well done Eagles tribute.  Liked it all except the noisey harmonica guitar National Anthem jam.  Why that instead of Peaceful Easy Feeling?  Their bassist has quite the falsetto.  Bee Gees Gold at Revelations 7:30pm.  Well done.  Not much of a crowd.  I suppose many saw them at the disco party. The Orchestra in theater 9pm.  Seven former members of Electric Light Orchestra.  Probably my third favorite show behind America and Firefall.  What talent.  No Jeff Lynne, his lead vocals replaced by three singers: Thusday disembark was pretty quick. No doubt a fun trip. Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/67928702@N00/albums/72157678196309223 Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
My partner and I decided to go on the Soul Train Cruise obviously for the music first, but since the ship was going to Belize, Cozumel and Grand Bahamas, we thought why not. The entertainment was wonderful, the ship was a bit old, but we ... Read More
My partner and I decided to go on the Soul Train Cruise obviously for the music first, but since the ship was going to Belize, Cozumel and Grand Bahamas, we thought why not. The entertainment was wonderful, the ship was a bit old, but we had a balcony room, which was nice, the breakfast was the best, lunch and dinner offered the same meals each day, I would definitely suggest more of a variety in foods. . Service was great, our ship ended up having engine trouble so we only made it to Cozumel, we were credited $500 per person on board but it went back to our ship credit. The staff overall was helpful at least as much as they could help, our time spent on the boat was good. I loved sailing we aren't sure if we will go back on a Celebrity line, we believe they may have known about the engine issue before we sailed. For future reference, it would be helpful if the Captain of the ship spoke English, his accent was very strong and it was hard trying to interpret when he attempted to keep us updated on the ships progress. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Celebrity Summit Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.5 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.5 4.1
Family 4.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.5 3.6
Service 4.5 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 4.1
Rates 4.0 4.1

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