Sail Date: November 2018
We were a group of 100, and my first on Celebrity Cruise Line. I have taken numerous cruises on Princess and Holland America. Each cruise line has its pros and cons. Celebrity has by far the best food. The portions are just right, not ... Read More
We were a group of 100, and my first on Celebrity Cruise Line. I have taken numerous cruises on Princess and Holland America. Each cruise line has its pros and cons. Celebrity has by far the best food. The portions are just right, not to much and you may always order more, if you are still hungry. The ship was in very good shape despite its age and future refurbishment. The one con is the TV programing. The ship location channel does not shoe any detail, The forward camera is on 1/4 corner of the TV with the captain’s welcome aboard scrolling. That never changed, no weather/seas update. Overall it was a wonderful suprise. Revelations lounge onthe upper forward deck was a great get away from the crowds. Best place to sit and take in the views and people watch the going ons on the pier when the ship is docked. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
I needed to get out of town for a couple of days and this cruise was the perfect opportunity to enjoy a couple of nights of spoiled adventure. I chose the Royal Suite, however, I was upgraded to the Penthouse suite the night before the ... Read More
I needed to get out of town for a couple of days and this cruise was the perfect opportunity to enjoy a couple of nights of spoiled adventure. I chose the Royal Suite, however, I was upgraded to the Penthouse suite the night before the cruise. Amazing! The room was absolutely everything I could hope for. Lots of space and room to relax, the balcony was 1000 square feet with a bath tub. We docked in Nassau, however, we stayed on the ship and ordered room service and enjoyed the automatic player on the piano. The scenery and atmosphere of the room was absolutely perfect. The cabins steward and the butler were right on top of things and they really treated us special. The shoreside team had all our goodies waiting for us when we arrived. The butler came and got us from Michaels club when our room was ready, a very nice touch! The ship was clean and well laid out. There wasn't a lot of time to do everything, but, the stand up comedy was funny, the casino was busy and the music was excellent. Tuscan Grille was one of the best dinners of my life, the steak was amazing! Qsuine was pretty good, but I wish I would have went to Luminae instead. Luminae for breakfast was simply stunning. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
Let me say first of all I really have no reason to complain, as we won this cruise on Celebrity by entering a contest. But we had always heard that Celebrity was a top of the line cruise line, boy were we surprised! I an not trying to put ... Read More
Let me say first of all I really have no reason to complain, as we won this cruise on Celebrity by entering a contest. But we had always heard that Celebrity was a top of the line cruise line, boy were we surprised! I an not trying to put Celebrity down, but this cruise was sub par as compared to other cruises we have been on.As i say we won the cruise and have to reason to complain. We arrived at Port Everglades Fl porters were very efficient and took care of our luggage, I parked our car in the garage next to the ship. We entered the port and started paperwork, lines were long, but once we got through security the rest did not seen too long.We had an inside room on deck 8, we found the room clean and average for inside rooms. The contest we won had concerts and parties each night of the cruise so we were assigned late dinner seating. The first night we went to the dinning room and were shocked at what we were served. I started with a shrimp cocktail, which consisted of four of the smallest shrimp I have ever seen lying on a leaf on lettuce and my wife got the escargot which consisted of what looked like a plastic egg crate and the snails were so small she had to fish around with her fork to find them in the butter garlic sauce, We both ordered a NY strip steak and when it arrived it was paper thin and full of gristle we were shocked as dinning room food on other cruise lines have always been great. As we were in concerts until 800pm we decided to go to the buffet so we could eat fast, my wife got a piece of pork and mashed potatoes with gravy, the pork was hard as a rock and she could not eat it. We found that the buffet served the same food night after night and they would close half the buffet after 800pm. We later found at the aft part of the ship a place called Chef special where you order a steak, hamburger,pork chop or hot dog and you wait while it is cooked to order this was the only place on the ship to get hot dogs or hamburger after 800pm as the pool grille closed after 700pm or so. The deserts were great looking but tasted bland. Now for the bars, the only bars we had time to use were at the pool. At times we had concerts at the pool and there was one small bar on the starboard side with one bartender and one small bar with a fol out table as a bar with one bartender on the port side, and the main pool bar attended by two bartenders Once in a while you might catch a server walking around and order a drink and get it 15 to 20 minutes later. I went to the pool bar during these pool concerts and ordered a bucket of beer to prevent waiting in line. Each night I ordered a bucket of beer it was a different price on each night of a seven day cruise and the price steadily went higher in price each night. The Summit was very clean and seaworthy and the crew were very helpful and provided great service. Our room steward was the best we have ever had on four previous cruises.The food was sub par for a cruise line that was supposed to be top of the line. Again I know this was a free cruise for us and many people love Celebrity, and maybe it you are in Suite class it is better, but for us we will not cruise Celebrity again number one because of our experience on this cruise and we most likely could not afford Celebrity in the future. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
I love Bermuda, wanted a longer cruise than 7 nights, AND throw in America's Cup too-What's not to like. Stopped in Boston to see the Tall Ships. Great itinerary. Loved the Captains comments everyday. She was very out going and ... Read More
I love Bermuda, wanted a longer cruise than 7 nights, AND throw in America's Cup too-What's not to like. Stopped in Boston to see the Tall Ships. Great itinerary. Loved the Captains comments everyday. She was very out going and we had the opportunity to meet her. Nice lady. Getting onboard was a breeze, as was departing the ship at the end. I was very impressed. The food was wonderful! Shrimp cocktails, escargot, French onion soup were available every night as was crème brulee. My compliments to the Chef. Great menu and food in the main dining room Like the shampoo and soap in the cabin. A step above most other lines! They also had lecturers on board...My husband and I love that! Entertainment was very good-especially the late night comedy! On the deck for the America's Cup race, we were offered iced facecloths and they had a bar set up for our convenience. Captain had the observation deck facing the races.... Love the Solarium.... Onboard rest rooms were immaculate! Great job! We really enjoy sailing with Celebrity and the Summit is a great ship! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We just had a wonderful week on the Summit that went to Bermuda. Third time to Bermuda and always want to go back. The water and the beaches are beautiful and safe. We celebrated our 35 th anniversary with our family. We had 4 cabins ... Read More
We just had a wonderful week on the Summit that went to Bermuda. Third time to Bermuda and always want to go back. The water and the beaches are beautiful and safe. We celebrated our 35 th anniversary with our family. We had 4 cabins (sweet sixteen) cabins with the extended balcony, The balconies were the biggest we ever had. It was big enough to have our marriage vows renewal on the balcony with all eight of us on it. Nice perk but the only problem the floors and chairs got salty when then washed upper cabins. Just wipe the chairs off and enjoy the extra room. The staff on the ship are all welcoming, friendly and hard working. The food in the main dining room was always well prepared and tasty. We ate in Quisine one evening and all eight of us with ages ranging from 22-60 found the experience and food worth the extra cost. The entainment has improved a lot since our last Celebrity Cruise. Bands, guitarist, violinist and DJ were great. We didn't attend any shows other than the comedian who was good. All of us loved the last night silent dance club by the martini bar. What a fun way to end a cruise. We loved the size of the Summit . You can always get a chair somewhere in the sun or shade. The ship has been updated in common areas and looks great. The cabins are showing some wear but so what if it is clean. We updated our alcohol package but not sure I would do that again since I felt the wine in the classic package was fine. Overall we all had a great time and would recommend Celebrity Cruises to multiage families. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2017
Captain Kate is the best on the seas. This is reflected in all her crew. Fabulous cruise, fantastic meals, everyone was so great to be with. CLEAN great shows, and warm comforting rooms. Donovan in the dining for breakfast, wow, makes ... Read More
Captain Kate is the best on the seas. This is reflected in all her crew. Fabulous cruise, fantastic meals, everyone was so great to be with. CLEAN great shows, and warm comforting rooms. Donovan in the dining for breakfast, wow, makes every day so special. The specialty dining is not to be missed. Come hungry. We were invited to escort the Americas Cup team in the Bermuda Day parade with the ETA motorcycle cruise group and this ship served as our base camp. What a great experience and the staff was so great to us. There is fun for all if you seek it or hide out. We love the deck over the bridge, quite, wind is blocked, fantastic views, and just so nice with out the pool side noise and still have waiter service. Easy walk to the bars, restrooms, lounges (Revelations), dinning, pool deck snack bar. This is a great ship to go on. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
The crew is awesome they made my whole trip they are all so friendly and the Captain was so nice always answering all your questions and always willing to take a photo with you I must have talked to a 100 people that where only on the ... Read More
The crew is awesome they made my whole trip they are all so friendly and the Captain was so nice always answering all your questions and always willing to take a photo with you I must have talked to a 100 people that where only on the summit because Captain Kate was there. I also went to Qusine and Tuscan grill they were GREAT I cant believe I never tried them before I will always do the 3 pack special on board now and go all the time. The Martini Bar was alot of fun the bartenders were so entertaining it was great watching them flip all the bottles. The beverage package and the 300 on board credit was a big help the shore excursion I did was good I really enjoyed the glass bottom boat and I also booked a masssage for the first time and went into the persian garden both were wonderful they were so relaxing Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
I sailed on the Celebrity Summit last week for the "Rock and Romance Cruise' which was a charter hosted by StarVista Live. I require a wheelchair accessible stateroom and I was not impressed with many of the aspects of our cabin. ... Read More
I sailed on the Celebrity Summit last week for the "Rock and Romance Cruise' which was a charter hosted by StarVista Live. I require a wheelchair accessible stateroom and I was not impressed with many of the aspects of our cabin. The size of the room did not allow a comfortable amount of space for maneuvering my chair around the cabin. The bed was 3 inches lower than the height of my wheelchair seat (should be even) and thus, I was unable to get into or out of the bed without assistance each time (typically I can do this unassisted 100% of the time), the ramp leading to the balcony was blocked by the bed, so, again, I required assistance to access the ramp to get to the balcony. Then, the roll-in shower in the bathroom--the fixed seat that I require to use in the shower was on the opposite wall from the water controls, thus requiring assistance each time I took a shower. I am an independent woman that prides myself on not needing much assistance from my husband or traveling companion, this cruise, because of this cabin, was very frustrating. The rest of the ship had obstacles to the manual wheelchair-user EVERYWHERE! At each doorway, there was at least one, sometimes two, 2-3 inch high thresholds that required that I pop a wheelie to get over or risk falling out of my chair if I hit them without doing so (not being dramatic here). On top of that, I believe I only saw one automatic door way on the whole ship, when I am used to automatic doors at all entrances/exits. Continuing with my rant about lack of wheelchair accessibility, there is a really cool Rooftop terrace on this class of Celebrity ships. It is up on Deck 12, which is only accessible by a stairway and a hard to find wheelchair lift. I know about this lift as I first saw it on the Celebrity Infinity when I did a site inspection of it last June. I was excited to see it and use it to access the Rooftop terrace...but no, didn't work, no signage either. There was a worker cleaning it, I asked it I could use it, he advised it did not work. I asked when it would be fixed or worked on, he didn't know (apparently there is no intention to fix it). I saw a sign near the lift to call for assistance in using it. I called and asked when it would be fixed, they did not know either. Not cool. It did not work for the entirety of my cruise. On top of all of the physical issues I had getting around the ship, I signed up for an excursion in Cozumel, the "Wine and Chocolate tasting" excursion. The morning of, I sent my husband to the Shore Excursions desk to ask what kind of transportation was involved. If it was a bus, we were planning on taking a taxi. The Shore Excursion representative told him "that tour is completely inaccessible to wheelchair users'...disappointed, we then had to cancel the tour that we had pre-booked with our two friends. When we took the tickets back to the desk to get a refund, I spoke to the same rep, he repeated that the tour was completely inaccessible that there was 'no way we could have taken that tour'...ok fine, until our friends came back and told us there was absolutely no reason why we couldn't have taken the tour, that the vendor had ramps available and was ready, willing and able to accommodate a guest in a wheelchair...SUPER FRUSTRATING! Lastly, the rest of the ship was tired looking in decor and there were many areas in which handrails were missing, or things/fabrics were ripped... I sail a lot on many different cruise lines and had a higher impression of Celebrity prior to this cruise, I feel they need to send this ship to dry dock for updates, STAT! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2017
This was a charter with Star Vista 70's Rock and Romance Cruise. It was our first cruise ever and we truly enjoyed it. Since Star Vista takes care of the entertainment and activities I won't comment except to say their staff was ... Read More
This was a charter with Star Vista 70's Rock and Romance Cruise. It was our first cruise ever and we truly enjoyed it. Since Star Vista takes care of the entertainment and activities I won't comment except to say their staff was wonderful and the entertainment was exceptional. Celebrity's staff was also wonderful, very informative and polite. We had a Sky Suite which was larger than most cabins. It was dated, but very comfortable. The main theater has very comfortable seats for us older rockers. The smaller venues were fine. We enjoyed all breakfasts, lunches and one dinner in the Ocean View Cafe which always had a good selection of food. For a first timer we didn't realize there were other areas with even more selections, but we did find them eventually. We had the option of eating at the Luminae where we had lunch and dinner. A beautiful meal was served both times. We ate dinner most evenings at the Cosmoplitan where we share our meals with some new friends. The meals were always excellent. We did pay for the wifi and for me it was worth it. I only went on the Learn How To Make Salsa excursion which was a lot of fun. My husband and I really don't drink except for my one Pina Colada, so I wasn't happy about paying for bottled water. I had a wonderful facial at the spa. My massage at the time I thought was maybe a little too deep. After a few hours I couldn't move my left arm and shoulder. My husband pointed out a bruise on my shoulder. It is a lesson learned that I have to speak up and say it's too hard. I checked my bill right before leaving and the Spa charged me three times for one massage and facial. It got settled, but I'm glad I caught it. Since it was our first cruise we really can't compare it to anything. All areas of the ships seemed to be clean. Cruisers seem to be happy with everything. The staff was always helpful. It was a wonderful first experience and we're planning on going again on a music theme cruise. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Wow, what a great cruise. I’ll preface this with we went on the same cruise last year. Also, it was a Charter and left on the 27th of February and was 5 days. Arriving at Port Everglades, we found Starvista had a great backdrop for ... Read More
Wow, what a great cruise. I’ll preface this with we went on the same cruise last year. Also, it was a Charter and left on the 27th of February and was 5 days. Arriving at Port Everglades, we found Starvista had a great backdrop for pictures. A VW bus flower-powered out. We were handed hard cover day planners and had to find awkward places to carry them on. With carryon bags, noodles, et al we had no place to put them. Please leave in rooms next time. We were met with glasses of champagne as we boarded. Since we arrived early, we went to Sushi on 5 for lunch. While you have to pay extra, we always go there as there are no people. We did like it better as Bistro on 5. Crepes were better than Sushi but it was still good. Rooms opened a little early at 1:20pm. We had a concierge balcony. Nothing spectacular but adequate. The A/C was making serious noises and the thermostat did not work so we stopped by guest services and it was fixed. After that we had no problems. Generally, the bathroom emits a sewerish smell on all ships. We brought two small battery-operated ionizers and put one in the bathroom and one in the main cabin. Problem solved. We experienced no congestion or coughing on this and the last trip because of it. We went around the ship and could not believe that the techie crew got all the audio setup across the ship. Wires galore and huge amps, mixers, and speakers. Well done. The ship was decorated with Flower Power posters throughout. Nice job Starvista (SV). We had the mandatory boat drill but Celebrity is smart and keeps passengers indoors during the drill. RCCL always makes them stand for an hour on outer decks. The sail away party was on the pool deck and I think most of the ship was there. Dinner – the food was exceptional on this cruise. It was nice to have different items than the normal fare we get on RCCL and Celebrity. Last year the food sucked. SV must have taken note and adjusted the menu. The passengers were split up into two groups – Silver cards for the first dinner seating and Gold for the second. This was to accommodate the theater for the main concerts. Excellent idea! We first went to the Spencer Davis concert in Revelation Lounge. It was, IMHO, so-so. We bailed about 8:00 to go line up for the theater presentation of Three Dog Night. We were disappointed because of the many technical difficulties they experienced. Many were teasing “One Dog Night” because only one original member was left. After the theater, we went back to Revelations and saw Rare Earth – much better – great sound. Venue was over packed. Tuesday, 28 Feb, was at sea. We went to the Trivia – awesome – Hitmasters finds some very obscure early videos of artists performing and you watch the clip and have to guess the name of the group. Since I make pins, I donated a bunch of custom made pins as prizes and also a T Shirt. One group got 37 out of 40 correct. We went to the pool deck where if you wore the FPC T-Shirt you got free booze. Most of the ship was there. We had a hamburger at the poolside grill and then went to the Family Feud by Hitmakers. Teams were setup and there was a lot of fun to be had. Off to dinner – the waiters were super. It was open seating and we were in and out in 30 minutes, including desert. Food again was great. We went to Revelations and saw Rare Earth for a bit and then off to the theater to see 5th Dimension – We enjoyed their show. After the show, it was Bell Bottom Ball – of course we had on bell bottoms and a Woodstock T-Shirt. Most people dressed in 60’s attire. Awesome. The CCR tribute band was pretty decent. More on that later. We saw Peter Asher at the late night theater concert – He is, by far, the most talented artist we have met. He tells a story about his experiences, sings songs, has a sing-a-long, and actually sings with Gordon Waller on the screen and was our favorite artist and show on the cruise. Funny story – on the first FPC, we were sitting in the front row of the trivia. When we swapped papers for grading, the paper we had got all but 1 correct. My wife returned the paper and said: “Wow, you did super – what were you – a D.J?” The man turned, grinned, and politely said “No.”. It was Peter Asher. This year we had him autograph that sheet we graded. What a nice guy. Wednesday in Falmouth, Jamaica – We went to Peppers, a small bar in the ‘Ville. They have Red Stripe beer on tap – we had 3 or 4 beers each, a plate of jerked chicken, rice, and slaw, shots of rum, a Rum Cream (like Baileys) and it was only $37. That’s 3 drinks on the ship. Food was delicious. Coming back we stopped at a roadside makeshift bar and had more beer and shots for a pittance. We were watching the locals playing dominoes and it was serious. Bought the players a round as they kept us entertained with slapping dominoes. We went back on the ship early and took our noodles and went in the pool – no one else was there until the show came on at 3pm with a tribute to Mick Jagger and Joe Cocker. After dinner was the Zombies concert – totally amazing. They sounded great! They did two concerts that night and the ship stayed in port till 11:30 so they could get off. We missed the Yardbirds because of other commitments. After the show was a British Invasion party on the pool deck and a costume contest. Some really bizarre costumes came out of the closet. The winner was a gal that made a mini dress out of duct tapes and it was brightly colored. All throughout the cruise Hal Bruce was playing in various venues. He does some wonderful songs. Thursday was Grand Cayman – we didn’t get off but stayed in the pool. At 3pm Cara Lee did a portrayal of the Divas with many songs. She is superb and has Cher down to a science. After dinner we went and saw BritBeat, a Beatles tribute band. Both BritBeat and Jukebox were superb. We liked the pool concerts the best. Our theater performance was Eric Burdon and the Animals. I talked with many and most feel he butchered The House of the Rising Sun. Not like the original. Sad. I was so looking forward to this. Last year it was the same thing with Jefferson Starship and White Rabbit. Disappointed. “We gotta get out of this place” was definitely better. The pool deck had the psychedelic dance party with The Family Stone, who were great. Friday was a day at sea. We again went to Hitmakers trivia. Again I donated T-Shirts and pins. Lots of fun. We went to the deconstructing of the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour – Extremely fascinating – Scott Friedman did a superb job and is not to be missed. We gave him a pin as we did to most artists. CCR Relived was on the pool deck – wonderful – better than the other night. Then came Vanilla Fudge – these guys I saw in the very early 70’s at my high school. They were better now than back then and they were good back then. After dinner we caught Cara Lee again impersonating Janis Joplin. She is seriously good and fun to watch. We went down early for the Lovin’ Spoonful – this group interacted with the audience in a sing along. Awesome. One thing to know – the Ocean View café stayed open until 2am and you could get snacks after the concerts. Starvista did an amazing job of coordinating all events. Those in the “Red Shirts” and “Crew” shirts worked tirelessly in making this cruise a memorable one. Each night a new goodie would appear in the room. We received a brightly colored bag, water bottle, hat, and a wine bottle corkscrew. Why they put that in the room I don’t know. It had a small knife on it and I had one confiscated at the port because of this. What if people just had carryons for flights? Getting off – we were able to use the Mobile Passport and whisk to the empty line. I would like to see the Revelations Lounge using the two card system to allow everyone to get a seat. One thing I didn’t like was a lot of people were chattering during the performances. Especially in the theater. It was a nuisance and sometimes was louder than the acts. I had to tell many to shut up. Dancing up front is one thing but talking about pets ruins the concert experience. Next year is 7 days so perhaps a little more spread out for the acts so we can see them in their entirety. There is too much packed into 5 days. Well, we are thoroughly exhausted from running to different venues and have a chance to rest up. Ready to do it again next year and we are already signed up. What a super concept. Would love to see a 50 year Woodstock reunion at sea. Read Less
Celebrity Summit Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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