This was our 4th cruise and first time on a Celebrity ship. We´ve cruised Carnival, Holland America, and Silversea. Obviously we cannot compare Celebrity with Silversea, but for the price point we very much enjoyed ... Read More
This was our 4th cruise and first time on a Celebrity ship. We´ve cruised Carnival, Holland America, and Silversea. Obviously we cannot compare Celebrity with Silversea, but for the price point we very much enjoyed the Celebrity Summit.
Cabin and balcony were comfortable with plenty of space to store things. Maintained clean throughout our trip.
We enjoyed the food, particularly the dinners in the main dining room. Very nice service and delicious food with good wine choices. We chose the celebrity select dining. We made dinner reservations nightly and never had to wait more than just a couple of minutes to be seated. We prefer to sit by ourselves, which we were able to do. Due to limited space, the tables for 2 are placed very close to each other. Whether or not we enjoyed a true dinner for 2 really depended on how sociable the people seated next to us were feeling. We had nice dinners both when we kept to ourselves, and when we felt as if we had a table with another couple. As we said, the service at dinner was great. There was 1 exception. My husband enjoys an after dinner drink while on vacation. A nice selection of after dinner drinks is included on the menu. He ordered one with desert each night, but it was hit or miss when, or even if, it would arrive. It sometimes appeared we ordered from the wrong person, however, this was never communicated clearly. Once we were told the assistant waiter was responsible for this. Anyway, we would have to ask for the drink multiple times. On the last evening we asked each of the 3 members of our wait team for this drink over a 15 minute period. We finished desert, then waited an additional 15 minutes. The drink never arrived, so we left. Not a huge complaint, but we weren´t making a special request, just ordering a drink from the menu. Don´t understand what the issue was.
We liked the main areas of the ship. The indoor pool / solarium area is nice. The main pool is nice too, but the smoke bothered us after a while. The upper decks are quieter with beautiful views, but no pools, so it can get a little hot up there. Very pretty areas though.
Only took advantage of 1 show, since we´re not very into the typical song and dance numbers. There was 1 magician. We enjoyed him, even though some of the special effects weren´t working during this performance. There was 1 comedian, and we accidentally missed this performance, which we were disappointed about.
We loved the rooftop terrace and the outdoor movies. Lots of fun. There was drink service available up there during the movie. Very nice.
There were some choices included as far as movies in the stateroom, and also a couple of news channels, which we enjoyed.
Drink packages were worth purchasing.
Embarkation and disembarkation were very smooth and easy. However the muster drill was the worst we´ve experienced. We stood indoors, in a hot & stuffy area, shoulder to shoulder, for at least 30 minutes before any information or instructions even began. These drills have always been pretty quick and easy for us on other cruises. Not sure what was going on - maybe it was just a bad day for them.
We had a very nice vacation and thought the crew members were extremely friendly and professional. We would cruise with Celebrity again and would recommend this ship to others. Very nice Caribbean cruise. Read Less