14 Celebrity Summit Cruise Reviews for Group and Theme Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

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
Sail Date November 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
Sail Date February 2018
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
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
Sail Date March 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
Sail Date February 2017
We selected this cruise as a short get away for a group of adults. Close proximity to port; size of ship and based on prior experience on Summit. We enjoyed the Summit when we cruised on her in 2015. Now, she is in need of some TLC: ... Read More
We selected this cruise as a short get away for a group of adults. Close proximity to port; size of ship and based on prior experience on Summit. We enjoyed the Summit when we cruised on her in 2015. Now, she is in need of some TLC: painting; rug replacement; elevator repairs. Embarkation: Easy, speedy and cabins were ready before 1:00pm! Dining in the main dining room was great! We had table 430 with Shurmon and "Nelson" were pleasant, attentive and after the first day,our beverages were waiting for us. Food was great; hot or cold appropriately; nice presentation. Buffet: Great selection of food. Servers were helpful and went out of their way to assist. Disembarkation: A heads up: should you need a wheelchair AFTER entering the terminal, once on the lower level, there are NO wheelchairs. We had a member of our group suddenly in need of a wheelchair and no one knew how to get one from the second floor. We asked staff, security and no one had radio contact with the second floor! Need better preparation for emergencies. A great big thank you to Laura El Massaoudi, Event Coordinator and Jack Falconer, Guest Relations Officer for their kind assistance with our group events! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
First things first! 80s Cruise was spectacular. An entire week of great music, great people and great times! Definitely look into it if you’re looking for something special! The boat was great. Captain Alex was hysterical and so ... Read More
First things first! 80s Cruise was spectacular. An entire week of great music, great people and great times! Definitely look into it if you’re looking for something special! The boat was great. Captain Alex was hysterical and so friendly, he did a stand up skit that would rival any comedian. The members of the crew were fantastic and a bit overwhelmed at times, the 80s cruise crowd were all about drinking and having fun, a number of the crew said they were amazed at how much fun everyone and the cruise itself was! The Summit herself was a great boat. Pools, spa, restaurants etc, all of it; pretty fantastic. We ate in Quisine, a great experience. Tuscan grill was really good, we ordered half portions of a bunch of dishes so we could sample a lot of the menu. Sushi place was excellent(sorry I forget the name) but the sushi was super fresh! We loved the buffet and only ate in the main dining a handful of times. It’s nit a preference thing, it’s a flow thing. We like to get busy doing things and being involved in enjoying our vacation without time constraints or schedules on any level so, we opt to hit the buffets more often than the MD, even with the my-time stuff. MD to me is about dressing nicer and being casual and sometimes, I just want to wear my crocs, shorts and a T-shirt and I don’t feel that’s respectful attire to subject others to when they’re dressing up a bit more. Just my two cents. Anyway, the buffet was bangin! Flat out good to really good each day. No, it doesn’t compare to MD dishes and yes, MD is better in the sense that it’s more restaurant level offerings. The couples massage at the spa was cool, but it’s a punch in the wallet’s mouth for what you actually get. I’m thinking stone massage next time or, a bucket of beers and get my feet done. Our cruise hit Cozumel, we didn’t venture far but, we did enjoy fresh salsas, chips and real Mexican foods. A little shopping and some laughs in Senor Frogs were how the day unfolded. Grand Cayman was next. Drinks, good eats and plenty of sun and fun on 7 mike beach. Beautiful restaurant right on the beach, $$ but nice. Next up: Dunne’s Falls Jamaica. Do it. Don’t ask questions, do it. Get some beef patties and Red stripe to celebrate your conquest afterwards! Coco Cay followed up and man, I love this island. It’s fun, there’s a hammock swinging from a palm tree waiting for you there and delicious Pina Colladas...best ones I’ve ever had. Plenty to do or, not to do on this wee island. P.S. It’s MY ISLAND. I’ll fight you for it. HAHAHAHA. Summit is a fine boat. Movie screen in the back, check out a film or sports in a quiet and comfortable atmosphere. Def get the cabanas! Basketball court up top in the aft section. I’m allergic to basketball so, I can’t help you with any opinion there. Two pools and a few nice jacuzzis midship. Great places for plenty of sun or shade all over this boat. The clubs are all cool spots to hang out in. On our cruise, there were MJ, Tina Turner and Madonna impersonators who were all great and, they had tons of interactive game shows and trivia things going on. I hope to be on the Summit again one day and experience her on a normal cruise. I hope some of this helpsvyou plan your trip. Nothing like cruising, right? If you haven’t, it’s ridiculous. You’re traveling from One paradise or bucket list location to another with your hotel room and restaurants following you everywhere. Meet new people or dint, make new friends or don’t. Enjoy yourselves/yourself or, make every day a party. Memories for life and a drug you won’t want to quit. Cruising is amazing. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We were on a Charter Jazz Cruise on the Summit. The cruise formally was on Holland America. While the music venues are better on the Summit, Holland's food, excursions, and customer service is far superior. Many years ago we ... Read More
We were on a Charter Jazz Cruise on the Summit. The cruise formally was on Holland America. While the music venues are better on the Summit, Holland's food, excursions, and customer service is far superior. Many years ago we cruised with Celebrity to Alaska. The experience was very good. So we expected the same this time The only time the food was good was when we paid extra for the specialty restaurants. The excursions were so bad that on two of them we received a 50% refund. (I much prefer that they do it right and pay the full amount.) One excursion had us on a van for a total of 4 hours. This fact was not published and we were not told this on the van until we were out of the port. With the exception of the specialty restaurants, the service was not good. Unfortunately, we cancelled our 2018 Jazz Cruise because it will be on the Summit again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We were on The Smooth Jazz Cruise charter and had never tried Celebrity....thought it was a notch above NCL, Carnival etc but was disappointed. Although our cabin was great size-wise the room steward was not....never replenishing ... Read More
We were on The Smooth Jazz Cruise charter and had never tried Celebrity....thought it was a notch above NCL, Carnival etc but was disappointed. Although our cabin was great size-wise the room steward was not....never replenishing anything, including water. Left us one hand towel most days..all bathroom items were dumped in sink when we went to our room at 2p on first day and we were also missing champagne (we were on Concierge level.) Buffet was disappointing....dinner seemed just like lunch. Specialty restaurants and service in those was great. Word got around about the regular cruisers being unhappy with service etc. compared to Holland America line used in the past for Jazz Cruise and crew seemed to get friendlier and more helpful as week progressed. Also what's with this lines no hard copy of bill policy...just emailed to get it....pain! P.S. Entertainment was great cause it was all great jazz artists....none of the regular cruise entertainment. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Having been on different cruiseline ,we found that this cruise was the less enjoyable one.We though that the celebrity summit was a step up to carnaval cruises.it was the opposite. Old ship that need lots of upgrades . Carpets were always ... Read More
Having been on different cruiseline ,we found that this cruise was the less enjoyable one.We though that the celebrity summit was a step up to carnaval cruises.it was the opposite. Old ship that need lots of upgrades . Carpets were always wet (everywhere). Food ,not that great at all. Compare to all the other cruises , this was a big desapointement. Most shows were the same level as Carnaval. No self serve ice cream machines. Pools were dirty.Music and dancing was nice but was happenning during supper time or very late at night.The crue never gave us shows after meals like other cruises. I got one of the cleaning guy drop a full tray of leftovers over me and a waiiter hit my brother in law in the back of his head with an empty tray ,just not professional ! Very boring ship that did not have any WOW ! moment.This experience left us with a bad taste.We are simple people that usualy are very happy with what we got for our money , not this time (sad).Our cleaning guys and our server were very good ,thank you ! Everything cost more on this ship then any other one that we took .Can not do your own landry .Disembarkation was easy .After 5 cruises ,it is the first time that I wanted to live the ship and go home. Salling date: April 5-April 11 / 2014   Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
We were on the Celebrity Summit last week and had a wonderful time cruising with good friends and enjoying the ship, the crew, the ship's activities, tours of each port, and being in the warm weather and out of the deep freeze in the ... Read More
We were on the Celebrity Summit last week and had a wonderful time cruising with good friends and enjoying the ship, the crew, the ship's activities, tours of each port, and being in the warm weather and out of the deep freeze in the Northeast. We departed from San Juan on January 3 after a morning touring Fort San Cristobal, which is now a national historic site but that dates back to the early 17th century when the Spanish built it to defend San Juan from attack. Our ship left in the evening, and we set out for points south. Our first stop was in St. Croix, where 4 of our group took a private tour of the island with Bert, a driver and guide who we met at the pier. Bert took us to the Botanical Gardens and the Curzon rum distillery. He described the history of the sugar plantation that had originally occupied the land and taught us about the wide variety of tropical plants and flowers that fill the Gardens. We loved our stop at the Curzon factory, where we had a very good tour and were able to taste pina coladas and various flavored rums after the tour. Our next stop was St. Kitts, where 4 of us also took a private tour with a driver/guide whom we met at the pier. St. Clair William was a great guide who showed us the island, took us to the Batik factory in the Botantical Gardens, described the history of the island, and parried my husband's jokes with jokes of his own! That night we ate in Qsine, which is known for its creatively presented and delicious food and great service. Since we were 10 people, we were able to taste just about everything, and everything was wonderful! It was a dinner we will remember for the rest of our lives. On Tuesday, the ship arrived at Dominica, where all 10 of us had the first of our prearranged tours. Kash was our guide and Charles was our driver. They are part of Levi Baron's Bumpiingtours company, and both of the them are excellent. They took us to the Emerald Pool, to which we hiked down through the rain forest and where a few of us swam in the pool beneath a beautiful waterfall. We stopped at Mr. Nice's Fruit Stand and tasted delicious coconuts, a coconut and rum mixture that was out of this world, pineapples, and bananas. There is no charge for the fruit, but everyone left tips as a thank you for the fruit and banter with the generous Mr. Nice. We also went to Trafalgar Falls and to a sulphur spring, where we soaked in the warm water. Kash was very knowledgeable and quick-witted, and we thoroughly enjoyed her tour. The next day we went to Grenada, where we had our second prearranged tour. This one was with Allan Medford of AJMeddy Tours and Taxi. Allan's tour was outstanding. He took us around the island and served as our guide and teacher about spice production, rum production, and the history and politics and flora of the island. Each and every one of us learned so much from Allan, and his passion for his island was evident to us all. That night, some of our group ate at Normandie, the other specialty restaurant, while 4 of us went back to Blu, where we had been eating all week. The food and service at Blu were terrific, and we especially enjoyed kidding around with Mazy, the maître d' of Blu, who made the whole experience there very special. Our last port was St. Thomas, where we shopped and went to the beach, and enjoyed a leisurely day. The Summit was a great ship, being in Aqua class was a new experience for us and was everything we wanted it to be. We had a great cruise and were sorry to have to go home. Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
In March 2012, over 30 friends booked the 7 day souther caribbean cruise on Celebrity for January 2013. We used a local agent to handle all bookings for flight, hotel & cruise itself. The discount received for the group booking was ... Read More
In March 2012, over 30 friends booked the 7 day souther caribbean cruise on Celebrity for January 2013. We used a local agent to handle all bookings for flight, hotel & cruise itself. The discount received for the group booking was split among all travelers on the cruise. We got home from this wonderful vacation just this passed weekend. We had a blast! With so many of us on this trip, there were plenty of avenues to share with one group of friends or another (or with someone we'd just met while on the cruise). From the time you get up in the morning, to every hour on the hour activities on board as well as the excursions offered at each port, then more activities & fun to be had again on board throughout the night! We laughed ourselves into tears! In reading some of the reviews from people stating they "expected more" or felt their trip wasn't up to their liking..... shame on you! The comedian we saw while on this cruise was right.... some people will travel thousands of miles just to complain. In my opinion, if any one somebody did not have a great trip then they did not take full advantage of new experiences, or should maybe book another kind of vacation. Upgrade your room! It's a little bigger and does make a difference even if you feel you won't spend much time in your room - it's worth it. Staff - awesome people through & through. From our stateroom attendant, to wait staff, officers, spa techs, doctor on board, entertainment staff, etc. Purchase a drink package to fit your needs. It will save you money in the end. Throughout the duration of the cruise we lounged in the sun, hung out in the pool, drank (a lot), ate (a lot), saw a few stage shows, gambled, played shuffle board & ping pong, experienced services at the spa, shopped, booked a dinner (upgrade - worth the money) one night at The Normandy which was great. Our day at sea, we put together a poker run (walk) to five of the bars with our group - lots of fun! Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
The Celebrity line is becoming more and more Royal Caribean - it is no longer a 5 star + line the Summit dining room was terrible - The chef Jacque Van Stadennow make the menu for all the ships and it is horrible. Breakfast was a ... Read More
The Celebrity line is becoming more and more Royal Caribean - it is no longer a 5 star + line the Summit dining room was terrible - The chef Jacque Van Stadennow make the menu for all the ships and it is horrible. Breakfast was a nigtmare, unless you like eting Heinz Bake beans, powered eggs and fake sausage - everything is controlled portions and the attendants are not friendly - I ate watered down oatmeal for seven days and the coffee was bitter and way too strong - the buffet was the same every night, asian noodles and indian curry laiden food. The pasta was ok but the sauces were horrible - We sent more food back to the dining room kitchen than we ate - it amounted to a baked potatoe every night for dinner. my hiusband became so outraged one night when dessert was deliverd - it was suppose to be crepe suzette, but even the matrre D could not identify it - then my husband let loose and got pretty loud and then other people joined in - the next night the restaurant manager came to our table with antipaste and caprese salad and lot of lobsters - it did not make up for all the uncooked food, like chicken, scallops, pork and veal that was done so poorly, no taste and looked and tasted bad. the chef put frog legs in the potatoe soup, covered food in curry and saffron everynight and put rice under all the meat, every night. we miss the great meals that Chef Michael Roux created for Celebrity, This chef Van Standon is terrible.... The ship pool area is falling apart - tile is loose or off around the pool - hadrails are splintered and the doors are dirty The service food area at the pool is terrible - we had to wait 25 to 30 minutes to get a turkey burger. They were sarcastic and rude. The bar servers were nice and finally got attentive after three days aboard. Room steward was good Celebrity needs to correct alot of problems - if your goal was to become equal or less than Royal CAribean (your owner) you have achieved it. I was one of your best promoters, but now feel like a fool, I took 18 friends aboard the Summit and no one wants to go back again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2010
As I read the previous review, I couldn't help but wonder if that person was on the same ship. I traveled with two good friends, we are all in our mid 40's and had an incredible time. The trip started out amazingly as we had been ... Read More
As I read the previous review, I couldn't help but wonder if that person was on the same ship. I traveled with two good friends, we are all in our mid 40's and had an incredible time. The trip started out amazingly as we had been in contact with 85 others on the Cruise Critic Roll Call, so the first night we had a group get together. There were many wonderful people, and for the rest of the cruise you felt connected with this group. We would see familiar faces at dinner...at ports of call...around the pool - and they all had such great energy. Truly amazing! As for the food, I thought it was fantastic. We primarily ate in the Cosmopolitan Dining Room for breakfast and dinner and then would eat on the islands for lunch. I am not much of a buffet person, so I really cannot comment on that. They did have wonderful burgers, that we had on our sea day. I felt that line moved a little too slowly, but it did manage to give me a short break from the sun. I always found the pool area very enjoyable in the late afternoon and on the sea day - and the cold towels they delivered really helped cool you off. There were two incredible servers poolside - Bobby Chen - who would always entertain and make you laugh as he ran around serving drinks and "Dr. Feel Good" at the bar above the pool area. Their outgoing energy was contagious. As a result it did seem that that bar did tend to attract people in our age range. We also enjoyed listening to the band "Accent" around the pool prior to getting ready for dinner. They are from St. Lucia - and really did an amazing job in singing all kinds of music - from Country, to Reggae, to their local Caribbean music - etc. Mary and Remius the two singers were fantastic. I enjoyed the workers in the casino - but, unfortunately it never let to any winnings for me, so after the second day, I did not return there. We ended up spending most of our evening closing down the disco. The great thing about having a consistent pattern to your day, is we ended up making tons of friends who enjoyed doing the sames things we did. In total, there were about 10 of us that would get together every night for some late night dancing. These are friends I expect to have for a lifetime. For ports of call, we were in St.Thomas, St Kitts, St. Croix, Antigua and St. Lucia. The only port that I was not that impressed by was St. Croix - really didn't find much to do there and it rained. In St. Thomas we did a sailing charter for the day that was out of this world and would highly recommend. www.simplicitycharters.com. For $125/pp they took you places that were less frequented by tourists - and we had a wonderful time snorkeling. 1st mate Josh has a degree in Marine sciences - and he took us out and would point out various fish and sea life. While Snorkeling, Charlie, the captain cooked us an amazing lunch. Hinckley, the dog on board, kept us thoroughly enetertained. What a ham!. We also chartered a private boat on St. Lucian which made for an amazing day as well - that was done with Serenity Charters. John, the owner, was so professional and amazing to deal with. On St. Kitts we had gotten a day room for about $100 at the Marriott. Beautiful resort - unfortunately it rained. Antigua we went to Valley Church Beach which had to be one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. All in all it was just the most amazing vacation. I would highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date April 2010
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 3.7
Service 4.5 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 4.1
Rates 4.0 4.1

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