111 Celebrity Summit Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

It was our first cruise on Celebrity cruise but my 7th cruise overall with various lines. The main reason why we chose Celebrity was because we wanted to experience a cruise line marketing itself as “one notch above” but still being ... Read More
It was our first cruise on Celebrity cruise but my 7th cruise overall with various lines. The main reason why we chose Celebrity was because we wanted to experience a cruise line marketing itself as “one notch above” but still being affordable. Also, we had cruised once in the past during the holidays and it was fun. With these considerations, the experience was very good but not enough to warrant five stars based on our expectations. The ship itself was okay. We were surprised at the outdated areas. Cabins are within the norm. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary on the positive or negative side. Food was perhaps a couple of steps below what we have experienced on other cruises.The service was incredibly slow and sometimes took 2 ½ -3 hours. Too long if you had planned to attend a show. The activities were quite common with other cruise lines and we could not really find any major pros or cons to mention. We were surprised that there wasn’t more of a New Year’s Eve Celebration. The excursions were also in line with the industry. There are three specific points that support the 3 star ranking I am giving: First, the service personnel (with a few exceptions) doesn’t give you that warm feeling that you see in other cruise lines. People serving the food, bartenders, etc., were “just there”. They were doing their jobs but it was far from the genuine interest in you that we’ve seen on other cruise lines. That does not translate into bad service (although in a couple of situations it did) but it is not what we expected on Celebrity. The second was the highly annoying up selling of the beverage packages. Lastly, we felt that the formal nights weren’t promoted as such or made as special as other cruises we’ve been on. Overall, we might consider a newer cruise ship with Celebrity again, but based on our expectations, it wasn’t a 5-star experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
This was our 10th cruise and the first on Celebrity. It was by far the best cruise we've ever taken. The ship is beautiful. The staff is exceptional, I became ill while .sailing and everyone went above and beyond to make sure that ... Read More
This was our 10th cruise and the first on Celebrity. It was by far the best cruise we've ever taken. The ship is beautiful. The staff is exceptional, I became ill while .sailing and everyone went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable.. Our butler Tatiana and cabin steward Zam Zam were incredible. Dining in Luminae had excellent food and outstanding servers. Yuda was the best. Karen at Shore Excursions went above and beyond to assure that we were able to have accessible tours. The only downfall was the entertainment in the theater. It was rather lackluster. We did not stay for a complete show although we tried on 3 different nights From the Retreat Lounge to servers at the Sunset Bar, the medical staff, ,and everyone else it was. an exceptional trip, We will definitely be returning to Celebrity and to the Summit. Thanks to all who made our trip the best way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
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
This was my 2nd cruise on the Summit (first was December 2018 pre-revolution) and we were excited to see all the changes. Embarkation was quick and easy. I’ve been on over 50 cruises and in addition to the quickest embarkation of ... Read More
This was my 2nd cruise on the Summit (first was December 2018 pre-revolution) and we were excited to see all the changes. Embarkation was quick and easy. I’ve been on over 50 cruises and in addition to the quickest embarkation of all, this was my favorite cruise! We arrived at the port at 1 pm and we were having our first cocktails by 110 at the Sunset bar. We appreciated the opportunity to drop our carryon luggage at our beautiful cabin immediately upon boarding We had an Oceanview cabin on deck 2 and it was really nice. Last time I was on the Summit I had a Aqua Spa stateroom and we really didn’t care for Blu and found the Spa to be to small and busy. Post revolution it is now even smaller so I just stayed away. The food on the ship was overall very good. We ate in the Cosmopolitan most nights and the Oceanview Cafe twice. While the new Oceanview Cafe is bright, beautiful and sparkling...the food was good but they need to be more creative. It was way too repetitious. What happened to different themes every night in the buffet? For the most part it looked the same daily but again, it tasted good but just got boring real fast. Sorry Oswald F and B Mgr. Spice it up a little Cosmopolitan had very good food and excellent service from Vicky the Sommelier and our wait staff. Colin the beverage server in Cosmopolitan was a rock star. All service was amazing including Oceanview Cafe. Bar service poolside was great. By Zejda and all the waiters was awesome! Entertainment was really good. John the comedian was really funny, game shows were fun and silent disco was a hoot as always. We were lucky to see Uptown again on this ship..they are super talented young men and their show was the best of the whole Cruise. We were disappointed that Patrick the Cruise Director was moved to Equinox on the day our ship sailed. He is such a great guy. Dan the CD from the Equinox was the CD for our sailing. His staff was terrific! Bennie and Manuel were truly outstanding. Manuel was promoted to CD on the Millennium so he left during our cruise. There seems to be a lot of shuffling around on Celebrity these days. Capt Charis was delightful! We were thrilled to be invited to have dinner with him and his lovely wife Elina. It was a wonderful evening that we will remember forever! Anishika Boodhun was Captains Club Hostess and she was such a pleasure to meet. Our Cabin Steward, Shannel did a great job keeping our cabin spotless daily plus she was so friendly and welcoming. Overall the cruise was fantastic! The ports were all great. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
This was our second cruise on Celebrity and our first on the Summit. Our first was on the Equinox. New beds were so comfortable and the pillows were wonderful! We were in aqua cabin 1140. Beautiful big balcony at the back of the ship. ... Read More
This was our second cruise on Celebrity and our first on the Summit. Our first was on the Equinox. New beds were so comfortable and the pillows were wonderful! We were in aqua cabin 1140. Beautiful big balcony at the back of the ship. Only three small issues overall. One was that it was tight walking around the foot of the bed with the tv on the wall. Second was the new shower door made it difficult to get in and out of the shower stall. A rather odd design but better than a shower curtain sticking to your legs as you showered. The room was otherwise perfect! Quiet and comfortable with lots of storage space. The only other issue was not with the cabin or the ship but with the bar service. We upgraded to premium drink packages but several times the bars did not have the premium alcohol that was in our package. One time when I specifically asked for a tequila that I could see they had my drink was mixed with a lesser one. Bars were not properly staffed and waits were long. Don’t get me wrong, we are not heavy drinkers but the poor bar service seemed like they were taking advantage of those with the drink packages. The Summit staff was outstanding and our room steward, Ian, was the best we have had in all of our 12 cruises! I love Celebrity and the Summit! This ship overall was absolutely gorgeous. We enjoyed our meals in Blu but also visited the buffet for breakfast and afternoon snacks. The production shows were not our favorite but the performers were very good. There was nothing to complain about and the shows were all different. The music at the Sunset Bar was also enjoyable. We could hear it from our aft balcony and enjoyed it each night. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Upon finding my cabin, Pam our room steward literally ran to introduce herself and open our door and informed us that we missed the safety drill but there was another opportunity to catch the safety instructions given to each passenger. ... Read More
Upon finding my cabin, Pam our room steward literally ran to introduce herself and open our door and informed us that we missed the safety drill but there was another opportunity to catch the safety instructions given to each passenger. Once we got settled and went to dinner, we asked our Maitre D to move our time from an early seating to a late seating. He told us (there were two rooms in our group) that he would have our new table & seating time available on the following night and it was as he said. Once we got back into the hallway to retire for the evening, Pam appeared again, eager to open our door. Our Servers, Ritesh and Wilson were the Absolute Best!!!!!!!!! If there was a higher score that I could give to them, they would get the highes score possible. Mladen did everything possible to make my cruise memorable. I had a hiccup with an onboard credit issue with my cruise agent, who booked the cruise for me. He told me he would allow me to call them at Celebrity’s expense. Long story short, he sent a small cake and a bottle of wine to my room... which made everything alright. I had a great cruise thanks to the staff. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We saw this affordable cruise as an option to try out suites on Celebrity. The suite class experience, particularly Luminae, was incredible. We still aren't sure what a Butler is for, but he was great, the suite concierge was a real ... Read More
We saw this affordable cruise as an option to try out suites on Celebrity. The suite class experience, particularly Luminae, was incredible. We still aren't sure what a Butler is for, but he was great, the suite concierge was a real value, and the waitstaff we can't appreciate enough. The ship was also wonderful and had none of the issues we were expecting for a ship about to be dry-docked. The process in San Juan was incredibly easy, much much simpler than Miami on and off, and the size of the ship was perfect. We enjoyed the common areas, the various bars. It had less than Solstice class ships, but was enough considering. The made for ship entertainment continues to not be our cup of tea - very eager kids trying their best - but the folks the cruise director brought on were great additions and got us to the theater - which with its tables and bench seating was very nice. There were 5 ports - we took advantage of some excursions but had to carve out another 'sea day' when in one of the ports. All of them (St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Kitts) are super simple though, easy to walk off and be in the middle of town or a market. The effort made to make LGBT travelers comfortable on Celebrity continues to be very good, there was even a lunch this time around, and that was nice too. We're a married couple in our early 30s and supposedly who the new upgrades are targeting, but here's to hoping they don't mess too much with Summit in the refresh! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We were already familiar with the Summit and its slightly more intimate ambiance. This was a second time in the Penthouse Suite this year, and did we get spoiled! First of all, remember that when you go Royal or Penthouse pretty much ... Read More
We were already familiar with the Summit and its slightly more intimate ambiance. This was a second time in the Penthouse Suite this year, and did we get spoiled! First of all, remember that when you go Royal or Penthouse pretty much everything is included, so there is no up-selling. Specialty dining - included. Internet - included. Upscale drinks package - Included. Gratuities - included, though we did give a little extra to people who we knew went the extra mile. Some of the highlights are the Luminae restaurant for suites only, Micheal's Lounge for suites only (acts really as the concierge service), Butler service, and the crew basically bending backwards for any wishes or requests you may have. For example: We brought Christmas music CDs (the more irreverent ones, like Benny Grunch from New Orleans, or Grandma Got Run Over Like A Raindeer), but the suite is post-CD. At our request, Pavel, the concierge, dug up a CD player and had it installed into the audio system (he got an extra tip!). The other thing I really liked is the lower staff turnover on Celebrity - the concierge at Luminea, as well as one of the waiters, remembered us from the last time in May. One of the reasons we took this cruise is because it visited the islands of Antigua, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts. I know all three intimately well, I work on these islands. So I used the cruise to introduce my wife, who has only seen St. Lucia, to the other two. I had my own visit agenda for both Antigua and St. Kitts, and it worked out very well. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This was our third cruise, second time on Celebrity, and first time on the Summit. We were on a port intensive cruise (San Juan to St. Croix, St. Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados) with only 1 true sea day, so we spent a lot of time off ... Read More
This was our third cruise, second time on Celebrity, and first time on the Summit. We were on a port intensive cruise (San Juan to St. Croix, St. Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados) with only 1 true sea day, so we spent a lot of time off ship. Overall, the cruise was good and we enjoyed each of the ports. On the ship, food was just "ok" and entertainment was lacking. More details below. Embarkation: Painless. From the moment we stepped out of our taxi at the Pan American Pier to the moment we were in our stateroom, only 15 minutes had elapsed. And we have no special "perks" or "status." Just luck I guess. Our room was ready when we got on board. Service: Great service from Ryan, our cabin steward. He works like a magician, that guy! Also enjoyed our wait staff in the MDR from Tammy and Kelvin. Took time to explain menus and suggest items. Had to make 3 trips to Guest Relations because we kept de-magnetizing our seapasses. Service was quick and friendly. They also happily exchanged some larger bills for smaller bills for us. Food: This is highly subjective, so take it with a grain of salt. I wouldn't say I would rave about the food here (last year on Celebrity Equinox we had a 3-night specialty dining package--so it's unfair to compare). This year, we ate all dinners in the MDR. I had two things I would rank as "excellent" -- the braised beef ragout with gnocchi as a starter (I could have eaten plates and plates of it as a main) and the slow braised lamb wrapped in phyllo. There were a couple misses: the seafood in the Mediterranean seafood orzo was chewy (a la rubber bands) as was the sirloin steak. I also had the teeniest tiniest chocolate lava cake I've ever had. Breakfast was good in OVC, but lunch found me circling a couple times to pick something out and I'm not picky. Pizza in OVC could be good...or not. Sometimes nice and crispy, other times greasy and limp. But I didn't have to cook for a whole week!  Facilities: This was the smallest ship we've been on and found it naturally easy to navigate. It did not feel crowded at all! Easily found open tables in the OVC. It was easy to get on and off in each port. There was some evidence of the need for the dry docking. Carpet frayed here and there. You could tell our balcony probably needed scraped of the many coats of paint and be redone. There generally wasn't a problem getting a chair in the pool area if you wanted some sun...or even some shade too. Because this itinerary was so port intensive, we didn't have time to enjoy as my areas as we have done on previous cruises. Onboard Activities: Again, since this cruise was so port intensive we were not expecting a lot. And in return, Celebrity did not provide a lot. The singers and dancers are always good, but we the plot-less shows can get kind of repetitive. Neither of the comedians were funny to us, but we like edgier humor and that doesn't really match us with Celebrity's demographic. The magician/comedian (how about pick one!) was awful. On the plus side: We really enjoyed the live music. Since the cruise left from San Juan, there was more Latin music...another plus for me. Disembarkation: Super simple. Walked off when our group number was called. Luggage was already waiting. Line moved fairly quick for Customs and Immigration and then again to get a taxi. Ports… St. Croix: Sundays in St. Croix are SLEEPY. So be advised to plan an excursion as a lot of shops are closed. We enjoyed our island tour though. St. Maarten: We did a beach day here. No complaints. Kim Sha Beach at Simpson Bay is a nice area. Very relaxing! Dominica: Beautiful green and verdant island. Really loved our rainforest/waterfall excursion. Some of the scenery reminded me of Hawaii. Grenada: Similar to Dominica in being green and pretty. Loved our river tubing adventure. Would not hesitate to do that again. Barbados: We did another beach day here. Harbour Lights at Carlisle Bay has a fantastic stretch of sand with crystal clear water. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We absolutely loved every aspect of our cruise except for the live music acts ! They were very poor Sail always were not upbeat funky or fun due to the musicians. But aside from that we loved every minute of our cruise & feel we were ... Read More
We absolutely loved every aspect of our cruise except for the live music acts ! They were very poor Sail always were not upbeat funky or fun due to the musicians. But aside from that we loved every minute of our cruise & feel we were very well catered for on every aspect. The ship is spotlessly clean. Bedrooms are super comfy with great amenities! The food everywhere was amazing as was bar service. We loved our serves in main dining room august & Dave they made our cruise extra special. All staff were lovely. Disco was great craic ! We will definitely book again loved the islands especially Barbados! Thanks for the memories it was great value for us coming from Ireland. I think my only 2 gripes would be uninteresting bands n singers & on embarking staff pushing you to upgrade on everything let us just enjoy what is available Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the availability of a Sky suite and the amenities. Our package included: gratuities, premium drink package, WiFi and $350 on board credit. My husband and I were celebrating our ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the availability of a Sky suite and the amenities. Our package included: gratuities, premium drink package, WiFi and $350 on board credit. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and my birthday. The service and food were excellent, crew and suite staff were friendly and very attentive. We really liked the Luminae restaurant as we didn't have to make a reservation or any wait. The staff there were very attentive and we met new "friends" every night. The ship is scheduled for refurnishing in early 2019 we found it very clean but in need of an upgrade. In every port except one we had an excursion. Even though we didn't see one whale or dolphin on our Dominica excursion we had a good time. We had one of the best cruise experiences in many years. Looking forward to this type of accommodation in the future. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We just did a 7 night southern Caribbean out of San Juan on the Summit. (Ports were San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitt’s, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados) Overall, we had a fantastic time. We enjoyed ourselves enough to book another cruise ... Read More
We just did a 7 night southern Caribbean out of San Juan on the Summit. (Ports were San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitt’s, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados) Overall, we had a fantastic time. We enjoyed ourselves enough to book another cruise on the Summit for Fall 2019 going to the ABC islands. The Summit is an older ship, and is actually being completely refurbished this winter. The decor is slightly dated, and some of the facilities were obviously older - like the speakers in our stateroom didn’t work at all and the bathroom was dated and just had a flimsy shower curtain that made it hard not to get water all over the floor. One of the best things about the ship was the food! Breakfast at the Oceanview Buffet offered tons of variety. While the overall menu didn’t change, there were so many things to choose from that I never got bored. There was traditional American and English breakfast, carving stations, omelette stations, eggs Benedict station, hot cereal, cold cereal, waffles, pancakes and French toast with a variety of toppings... it seemed endless. When we couldn’t make it to the buffet, we ordered breakfast to the room and it was really nice as well, though not as much variety. Lunch was different every single day, but there were standards like the cheese and charcuterie every day. There was ice cream every day, pizza every day, pasta every day. We had dinner in the Cosmopolitan restaurant four nights, and tried all three specialty restaurants. We found no fault with the food at any of the dinner venues, but found service at the Cosmopolitan to be a bit hectic and disorganized. Service at all three specialty restaurants was nothing short of flawless. The pool area could get crowded in the afternoon and I did feel the pools were pretty small. A lot of times the pool chairs were taken up and there were not enough towels. Entertainment on the ship was very nice overall. I didn’t care for the house party band and the DJ would make some odd selections, but the nightly shows were all very good and there was a nice variety of comedy, music and dancing. The theme parties were a lot of fun - like the Latin night, the 80’s night, etc. I think they could carry the themes even further. The cruise director and his staff were great at their jobs and made a point to learn names and engage with guests. The biggest service issue was with the bar service. At the pool and mast bars they were simply overwhelmed every day and couldn’t offer the Celebrity level of service no matter how hard they tried. The same would happen at Reflections at night. In Rendezvous, the servers actually had terrible attitudes though. They would ignore us when we were the only people at the bar and even when we spoke to them. They would grab our seapass cards from our hands and roll their eyes. After a few tries, we simply avoided it for the rest of the trip and also missed out on some of the fun events we would have otherwise liked to attend. I would be remiss not to call out the excellent staff at Cafe Al Bacio. They were ALWAYS smiling even when they were slammed and ALWAYS pleasant. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We originally chose this cruise for two reasons. The first was the itinerary, seven days on the move with only one day at sea. The second was more sentimental. The Summit was the first ship my wife and I cruised on, and set the bar high ... Read More
We originally chose this cruise for two reasons. The first was the itinerary, seven days on the move with only one day at sea. The second was more sentimental. The Summit was the first ship my wife and I cruised on, and set the bar high in so many ways, and this cruise did nothing to dispel those notions. Foremost was the excellent service on the crew's part, one delicious meal after another. Stewards and others going out of their way to make sure you were enjoying every minute, or just relaxing on deck reading and watching the world go by. The shows were all excellent, and when it came to our ports of call, like I said earlier, the itinerary left nothing to be desired. It's an older ship with a few wrinkles showing, but it doesn't thrill you with baubles. It is all in the attitude and performance of the crew. Glad we made another round with you Summit. See you again soon! Read Less
Sail Date November 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
This was my 8th cruise. I have cruised with Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity. This ship was clean. The crew were super friendly and helpful. The food was good. We actually ate many nights in the buffet. Mostly we eat ... Read More
This was my 8th cruise. I have cruised with Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity. This ship was clean. The crew were super friendly and helpful. The food was good. We actually ate many nights in the buffet. Mostly we eat in the main dinning room. Our whole group like the buffet or room service(which was excellent). Captain Kate was our captain. She was engaging and friendly. Loved her corny jokes every morning. I never felt crowded anywhere on this ship. I do not have a single complaint. We loved the silent disco, loved Chris Hawks( great entertainer. See him on youtube), loved the martini bar, loved the outdoor movie area, and our balcony. We booked the Shadow fax Champagne and Lobster Catamaran in Grenada and it was excellent. Best ship excursion I have ever booked. We had a great time dining in Qusine with our friends. Food and service was wonderful. Make sure you ask and get a good deal. We got 40% off. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Location, number of stops and wanting to warm on the 25th of December. Summit launched in 2001 but was fully "Solsticised" (Made to look like the Reflection, Eclipse, etc) in 2015. Older ship bonus-- smaller so fewer ... Read More
Location, number of stops and wanting to warm on the 25th of December. Summit launched in 2001 but was fully "Solsticised" (Made to look like the Reflection, Eclipse, etc) in 2015. Older ship bonus-- smaller so fewer crowds and more intimate sailing experience. Cabin-- Veranda Mid ship 7th deck-- Wonderful location-- Easy to get around on and off the ship. Room a tad smaller than the Reflection Veranda Cabin in 2016. But we met lots of nice folks so spent little time in our room anyway. Our Cabin attendant Eliseo was friendly and responsive. Dining Staff: A Plus! Korey, (Sommlier) Vincey (Waiter) and Mathew (Assistant Waiter) were wonderful! Korey wine wise is wonderful. We signed up for the Wine taste post dinner one night and it was a lot of fun. Seating was with other couples and we had a pleasant dining experience with all of them. Also visited Sushi on 5. We were disappointed with the sushi on our Reflection Mediterranean Cruise, so gave it another try. Much, much better. Entertainment- Went to Chandelier, The Holiday Show, Soundtrack, The Three Divas and Motown Party. It was very good. A shout out to the aerialists and dancing-- excellent! The Martini Bar is a wonderful place to people watch expecially before and after the shows. Henry, Mikola and the others put on quite a show making marvelous martinis. Service--excellent once again. Shore Excursions: A shout out to Karen, the Shore Excursion Concierge. Helped us select a private tour on Martinique (the Botanical Garden and Suspension Bridge) and then made sure we found some local products (sugar with molasses) when we ran into her at Carre Four. Captain Kate and Alejandro were personable and made us feel at home. How cool to sail with a Captain who also happened not to be male. :) Good Cruise, Celebrity is consistent. We'll be back. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We are frequent cruisers with Celebrity. For 2018 we will be at Elite Status with the Captains Club. I was thrilled to book a scuba diving adventure on Aruba. It was only my 2nd time. The ports of call were great except Dominican Republic. ... Read More
We are frequent cruisers with Celebrity. For 2018 we will be at Elite Status with the Captains Club. I was thrilled to book a scuba diving adventure on Aruba. It was only my 2nd time. The ports of call were great except Dominican Republic. Captain Kate, the only female captain had a huge presence on the ship. She rescued 6 people who were adrift at sea for 2 weeks and had no food or water for 6 days. The breakfast buffet was not very appetizing. The Entertainment.. especially the Singers and dancers were phenomenal ! Since this is a rather small ship, I was frustrated with other entertainment in the theater . Maybe because I live in Las Vegas and have seen quite a few musicians from here perform on the ship. There were two groups that left me dumbfounded. I walked out ! They also had some great dance bands , but the timing and location for them to perform was not convenient. I certainly hope my cruise next June on the Summit will be something better. I enjoy the early fixed dining and the food is outstanding. We enjoyed having our balcony and having coffee delivered to our room. I was surprised that several times the public bathrooms near the buffet were out of service.We also enjoyed free bus transportation from the port in San Juan to the airport. That was very generous of Celebrity cruise line to do that for us. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Just returning from a week on Celebrity Summit out of San Juan. Transfers to and from airport were very easy and quick. We took a taxi to the ship ($24) and free bus shuttles were provided by Celebrity from the port to the airport. The ... Read More
Just returning from a week on Celebrity Summit out of San Juan. Transfers to and from airport were very easy and quick. We took a taxi to the ship ($24) and free bus shuttles were provided by Celebrity from the port to the airport. The hurricane damage was not apparent and caused no problems getting to the ship. Captain Kate and the Summit are excellent. She is more visible and communicates better than any captain we have seen before. My wife and I have been on many Celebrity cruises, a number of which on Summit and it is by far our favorite ship. It is much smaller than the other ships and never feels crowded. The food and entertainment was excellent. We ate at Blu for dinner each nite and enjoyed each meal. The singers, dancers, aerialists and comedians were of top quality. Alejandro, the cruise director was very humorous and engaging. It was never a problem finding a chair at the pool and there was live music in the afternoons when leaving port. As usual with Celebrity, most guests were 35-65, mature in dress and behavior with very few children. Our room was Aqua Class on the 9th floor, midship. Although this was convenient to the 10th floor where the buffet, gym and pool is located, there are two drawbacks. First is the fact that the 10th floor cantilevers out some 25’ or so. This blocks out the sun and the horizon. The second issue is noise of chairs being moved above, which seems non-stop, starting at 6:00 am. Our veranda cabin was clean and well laid out. Arief, our cabin steward was awesome!!! We got off the boat and walked for a few hours at each port which was very enjoyable. Overall, we would give Summit, Captain Kate and crew a 10 and will definitely return. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
This is our second cruise in a year on this same ship. We specifically booked the same ship and upgraded to the Aqua Class experience out of the shoot hoping to experience the best it had to offer. While there are highlights to brag ... Read More
This is our second cruise in a year on this same ship. We specifically booked the same ship and upgraded to the Aqua Class experience out of the shoot hoping to experience the best it had to offer. While there are highlights to brag about including the Martini Bar and staff, Tuscon Grill and the staff and the select shining stars who tried to go above and beyond, the overall feel of the experience was nothing like the 'premier' stature that Celebrity presents about the Aqua Class. The Blu Restaurant Experience and Spa amenities were nothing premium and in fact could, in the case of the spa, been purchased into by anyone on the boat for a mere $85. Through no credit to Celebrity, my constant watch on inventory scored us an upgraded location (same price) at the aft of the ship in one of the coveted five locations on back. Despite some limitations on privacy, the location is indeed spectacular and worth seeking as it is not any higher than other A1 Port or Starboard locations. Our expectation of Blu as the 'health conscious' alternative was that they would be more accommodating of a modified vegetarians needs. While lip service was given to the process, the reality of delivery was far different. On multiple nights, my fiance' was relegated to pizza from the buffet after the show since her nighttime selections were so limited. Celebrity was always viewed by us a a more premium experience from RCL, NCL, Carnival and others, but that distinction is quickly fading. We hope that they concentrate on maintaining a higher commitment to service, amenities and experience rather than being forced to diminish these as they chase lower and lower fares in the effort to fill the ship. Finally, although we are critical, we are also thankful to have this opportunity. We watched and listened to stories of those effected by the hurricanes and can only hope that our visits to their islands contribute in some small way. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Celebrity Summit November 18, 2017 7 night Caribbean I little bit about us. It will help you understand our point of view on our wonderful cruise. We are in our mid 65’s and early 70’s. I am a certified Sommelier, Italian ... Read More
Celebrity Summit November 18, 2017 7 night Caribbean I little bit about us. It will help you understand our point of view on our wonderful cruise. We are in our mid 65’s and early 70’s. I am a certified Sommelier, Italian trained chef and have had the distinct opportunity to have been in the hospitality industry for over 50 years. That being said, we see, hear and taste darn near everything. We love sailing on Celebrity. They are the only cruise line we use. All of the comments in this review are meant as observations not complaints. We booked this trip just on a whim. The price was good so we could not refuse. We booked it thru Celebrity and the representative on the phone could not have been nicer. We got complimentary classic beverage packages for both of us and a $300 on board credit. We used the credit to buy a three night specialty restaurant package and to upgrade my classic to the premium beverage package. We went to book our first night at Marano and were informed that the Marano restaurants on all of the “M” class ships have been replaced with the Tuscan Grill. We took the package anyway but our hearts were a little bit broken. We love Marano. Embarkation Celebrity was kind enough to offer us a free shuttle from the airport to the cruise port. We were in line for maybe 15 minutes. I must thank Miguel Cunha, the Director of Guest Relations for giving us his fantastic assistance in helping with our boarding issue. We boarded about 2:00pm and went directly to our cabin to drop off our carryon bags and went to the Ocean View Café for a bite to eat. We were not real interested in excursions because we have done these islands many times in the past. I looked at our sea pass card and it said that we were dinning select not early as it said on our confirmation. I remember asking the representative on the phone when we booked about the early dinning and she said that the early seating was full but because we are Elite we could still get in. I went to the Maitre’d desk and we were changed to early. Tuscan Grill Our first night we dined at the Tuscan Grill. Being a Sommelier, I wanted to look at the wine list. I was disappointed. The pages were worn, the front cover page was missing and the last page was torn out and hanging by a thread. It was interesting to see that the wine list was much less diverse then when Marano was still open. I noticed that Tuscan Grill is boasting Dry Aged beef so I inquired if it was fresh or frozen and was told by the gentleman at the front deck that it was fresh. As is my custom, I always chat with the room chef and he informed me that the beef, as is all other protein on the ship, frozen. We were impressed that Tuscan grill is now making all of their pasta in house. They are extruding all of the odd shaped pasta and rolling and cutting all of the flat pasta like the pappardelle. I confirmed our reservation and asked for a male server and to have a window seat. We got the window seat but a female server. We were very thirsty from the long trip so we ordered a bottle of Pellegrino water from the female server. 1 minute later a busser comes by to pour tap water. We waited good 6 minutes for the Pellegrino. I asked to talk to the Sommelier about a glass of wine and it took her 18 minutes to come to the table. There were 3 other tables in the room so she could not have been too busy. She was opening a bottle of wine for another table while she was taking our order and that is unacceptable. We started the dinner with an Antipasti plater and it was good with the exception of the prosciutto. It is from Canada not Italy, fried calamari and crab cakes. All of these were very good. I asked the server for a few Kalamata olives and he pointed to the green Gordal olive and said that those were Kalamata. For dinner we had the Braised Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle and the lobster Alfredo over rigatoni. The short ribs were absolutely unbelievable. My wife enjoys shrimp so hers was made with ½ shrimp ½ lobster. The pasta was perfectly cooked. I wanted a glass of Amarone with the pasta but the Sommelier said they were out. We enjoyed Tira Mi Su for dessert and it was very enjoyable. Made with true Italian Mascarpone cheese. IMHO, it could have used a few more savoiardi cookies. The muster drill was at 8:00pm. We were almost finished with our dinner and had to go without having our dessert. When we returned or table was ready for us to continue our experience. The second time we went to the Tuscan grill everything was fantastic. We asked to have our same waiter Eduardo however he was not available. We had the honor of having Carlos serving us. Both Carlos and Eduardo showed us genuine professionalism and concern for our experience. When we went to order our wine we had the distinct privilege of having Mauricio the Cellar Master serve us. He presented us with a bottle of Brut Prosecco that is very new and unique to Celebrity served with his compliments. We had the same starters with the exception of the Bruschetta con Kalamata and I had their Carbonara as a second course. It was a big disappointment. It was more of an Alfredo sauce with pancetta. I found only 4 small pieces in the dish. For dinner we had the Bisteca Toscana rib eye steak. I have had many steaks at some of the finest places in Las Vegas and these were over the top. We had sides of fresh sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes. Both were outstanding. For dessert we had their Tira Mi Su and their Cream Brule. It was one of the best I have ever had. I asked Mauricio if they had one of my favorite after dinner drinks, Poli Grappa di Torcolato. They had it. I was so overwhelmed. I had not enjoyed it for years. At the end of the meal we were given a chilled glass of lemoncello that was very refreshing. MDR We got a good night’s sleep after our 24 hour arrival trip and went to have breakfast in the MDR. We were very impressed with the Danish offerings. They were still warm from the oven. I ordered corned beef hash and poached eggs with toasted whole wheat bread. The hash and eggs were great. My toast was terrible. Cold and chewy. My wife ordered Smoked salmon with cream cheese and a toasted bagel. The salmon was dry and tough. The cream cheese had a dry covering over the top. The bagel was cold. It looked like it had been plated in advance and was sitting for quite a while. I went to the Guest relations desk to see if I could chat with either the Food and Beverage director or the Director of Guest relations. A few hours later I had a meeting with both men. The F & B director recognized me from another cruise we took on the Equinox. I mentioned to them some of the opportunities we had and told them that these comments were not meant as complaints but to inform them of areas that could be improved on to ensure that other guests had great experiences. I do not know this for certain but I think that because we had the opportunity to chat with the F&B director the staff on board were informed of the opportunities we experienced, everyone was on their toes. Our front waiter Julius was great with a kind, professional attitude. Our assistant waiter ////////////was also great. He knew how to clear plates. He never reached over us and always politely asked if we were finished. I asked him how long he had had with Celebrity and told me that he started out as a cleaner for 5 years and was promoted to assistant waiter a few years ago. We enjoy prosciutto even if it was not Italian and asked if we could have a few slices. We got a whole plate full and had it at every meal without asking. My wife really enjoys Tira Mi Su. It was served to her every night even though it was not on the menu. We were seated at table 542. The table is situated where there is a column very near the chair making it impossible to fully pull out the chair to be seated comfortably. Our Sommelier was Fabien. He was unbelievable. He helped me with many food wine pairings because I was not familiar with the taste profiles of the food. He was spot on every time and all of his technical wine service was flawless. As it turns out he is studying to become a Certified Sommelier and hopes to be a Cellar Master in a few years. He is very determined. A night earlier, we dined at Quisne and wanted some of the wine that my wife enjoyed the night before. Even though it was not on the MDR list we got it. I had asked Fabien if we could have some Reidle glasses in our cabin to enjoy some of the wine we brought. We had them when we returned to the cabin. Were very impressed. After enjoying our glass of wine while watching a sun set we went to dinner. When we returned, we had new clean glasses every night. Thank you Akhmad. All of the food was excellent. It is getting to the point that we do not need to go to the specialty venues to get out standing food. We had only 2 opportunities. The gnocchi in a sage butter was cold and there was a tomato Gazpacho that was very watery with no taste. For one dinner the menu description said Broccoli Rabe but regular broccoli was served. Café al Bacio We frequent this venue frequently for we both enjoy a great cappuccino or espresso. The service is prompt and the coffee always properly prepared. We love the complementary pastries that are available at no charge. Across the hall on the other side of the ship is the Gelateria. This is the real McCoy! Gelato, not ice-cream! Many different types were offered but not offering our favorite, pistachio. Our first encounter was great. We were served by Andrew. He is normally an assistant waiter in the MDR. On that day there was a safety drill that ran late. The Gelateria is supposed to open at 11:00 but Andrew showed up at 11:15 and had to set up the display case. It was no problem for us. He was just super and very apologetic about being late. His waffle cones are the best. The only issue we saw here was that the display case fogs up and you cannot see the gelato choices and 2 of the container’s had no label making it difficult to know what the flavor was. Ship condition For the most part the ship was OK. Our cabin was very clean thanks to Akhmad. There were a few repair issues. There was a bad stain in the bathroom on the floor by the door, the carpet by the door to the veranda was torn, there appeared to be some sort of rheostat switch that might have controlled the lights to the cabin but it did not work, and it was very difficult to close and open the drapes. I was told that all of the public areas were refurbished about 2 years ago but I noticed a number of poorly laid carpet seams. The elevators seem to get confused and the up and down arrow buttons are hard to read when they are eliminated. It was very difficult to move the chairs on the carpet when you were seated or getting up from the table. Perhaps new leg glides are needed. The windows at the aft of the ship in the MDR need to be dusted. Restrooms As always they are as clean as a hospital. There are fresh orchids on the counter and cloth hand towels. During busy times there is an attendant making sure the rest rooms are always spic and span. Quisne This venue if by far the most original concept I have come across. I could spend 2 pages describing it. Long story short it kind of like an upscale tapas place but not with an emphasis on any one cuisine. Erol was our waiter. I cannot say enough about him. I find that many wait people talk so fast you cannot understand them. Not Erol. When he described each dish we ordered he was clear, distinct and patient and was very knowledgeable. I was impressed with our Sommelier. It is common when opening a bottle of Champagne to pop the bottle which is totally wrong. She opened it with just a slight hiss. Good job. We were pleased to see that they had another favorite wine on the list that I wanted my wife to try. She enjoyed it. I was also impressed that when I ordered my grappa even though it was not on the list it was served to me right away. This tells me that someone was looking out for us. Tastings I attend as many of the tastings on board as possible. The only problem was that most of them are on the last sea day. Unfortunately I could not attend all of them. Because we are Elite, Celebrity offers a free “Wine 101” Tasting in Blue. It was not informative. IMHO, the Cellar Master should give a script to the Sommelier giving the talk. Also, it would be nice if there was a microphone and an amplifier. It was very difficult to hear him. I went to a few other small Liquor tastings, Brazilian rum, Scotch and one other I cannot remember. They were all very informative. Ocean View Café We are not super fond of Buffet service. We found the food to be hot and fresh with a somewhat of varied assortment. The turkey and dressing on Thanks Giving was out of this world. We were always able to find a window seat and beverage service very good. One morning we got up late and had breakfast here. All was good but the OJ dispenser was offering water with a touch of orange. The gentleman that did the meat carving one day was not a caring, smiling person. When we went to get a slice of ham. The only piece left was mainly fat. He did not seem to care. He just put it on the plate and went on to the next guest. One day they offered some roast pork. It was absolutely fantastic. The Spa We love a good massage. It is a little pricey on board but you get a deal on port days. Because of being Elite, we get an additional 15% discount. I did a 50 minute deep tissue and my wife had a facial. I understand that they want to make a living but I do not appreciate being bugged into getting a hot stone treatment for an additional $35. I told the masseuse to do only my back and shoulders. Perhaps she did not understand for I got a whole body. The brochure says that they have a facial for sensitive skin but again they were trying to sell more of their products. The procedure that she requested was for sensitive skin. When the Esthetician started she informed my wife that she could not do much for sensitive skin. Every other facial that she has had at home, they always would do a quick massage of her neck and arms. That did not happen in this occasion. Sushi on Five. We dine at this venue every cruise for the food and service are great I love the selection of Sake. This time the food was good but the service needed some improvement. Half way through our experience our server went on break to have lunch. In all our cruises that has never happened. You have to start over establishing a connection with the server. Not good. Other stuff In each cabin there is an information book. I found it shall we say, “Well read”. The pages were frayed and it still listed the Normandy, AKA Marano as a specialty venue. Being Elite, we found out that a continental breakfast is served in the Tuscan grill. The selections are limited. Cheeses, Fruit, an assortment of sliced meats, smoked salmon and a cappuccino. Everything was good with the exception of the salmon. A slice is put on a cold mini bagel with a bit of cream cheese. We prefer our salmon on a toasted bagel with onion and capers. On all cruises we have been on when you came with in ear shot of a crew member, they would always great you with a good morning, good after noon or good evening. I found it less so on this cruise. I work in a restaurant that specializes in artisan bread and pastries. I found the quality rather commercial. The bakery products were much better on the last trip. The crust on the Key Lime pie was limp and tasteless and the apple pie was poor at best. In the past we enjoyed the Aqua Spa Café almost every day. They have down sized the area to nothing more than a small cafeteria line with a reduction in offerings. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We chose this cruise because it was the islands we wanted to see. Also the travel agent recommended it to us. We are an older couple on our honeymoon and all the staff made everything so special. Patrick (head of entertainment) was so ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was the islands we wanted to see. Also the travel agent recommended it to us. We are an older couple on our honeymoon and all the staff made everything so special. Patrick (head of entertainment) was so nice. I would go with celebrity again. Looking to book for next year. We like the fact that you could get the drink packages and gratuity's pre paid so we had no worry and big bill at the end of the cruise. We found the excursions a little on the expensive side so we booked off the ship. Captain Kate is amazing. She makes you feel like your part of her family. Did not go to the extra restaurants because we were so happy with our servers in the dinning room. Julius and Alexander were great. Never got to see any of san Juan because of the hurricane. We will do this trip again only I hope I get to go to St. Lucia. All our ports were changed. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We had booked several months ahead as an anniversary cruise. That was before the hurricanes hit. Celebrity was no way ready to sail again after the hurricanes hit the Caribbean. Embarkation horrible at the San Juan airport. In ... Read More
We had booked several months ahead as an anniversary cruise. That was before the hurricanes hit. Celebrity was no way ready to sail again after the hurricanes hit the Caribbean. Embarkation horrible at the San Juan airport. In spite of us having paid for the ship transfers, we literally waiting in a line for 1.5-2 hours for the buses to arrive. Our cabin was sufficient, concierge class, but our bathroom smelled like urine from day 1. We reported it to the steward, he supposedly reported to his boss. We were told it would "take a few days" for it to be fixed which was a leaky toilet tank under the tile. We were never given the option of moving to another cabin and this ship was not by any means full. Shore excursions and ports: Barbados was basically a dump, very dull island tour. St. Thomas replaced with Martinique but them it was a national holiday and no shops or restaurants were open. Because the ship wasn't full we were able to change out some shore excursions for better ones. Service from our steward was just the basics not even enough shampoo/conditioner. Buffet food was very bland and we stopped eating there by the third day. The up charge restaurant we went to was very good but the charge was $45 extra per person. Disembarkation again in San Juan was a mess. The airport had people seated on the floors because not enough chairs. We were so glad to get home and will never use Celebrity again. This trip should have been canceled by the company. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We had a great experience celebrating our anniversary! Even with the detours of destinations from Hurricane Irma- our trip was unaffected. On the ship, we saw an older population with very minimal children. Great cruise line to attend ... Read More
We had a great experience celebrating our anniversary! Even with the detours of destinations from Hurricane Irma- our trip was unaffected. On the ship, we saw an older population with very minimal children. Great cruise line to attend with a group from ages 30-60s. The Uptown entertainment was AMAZING and the best show of the week. Beware of the Tuscan Grille as it is $45 extra all you can eat entry fee. A bit deceiving with onboard credit as it is essentially also your built in tip credit. Internet extremely pricing. We did 1 excursion through the cruise line (Harrison's Cave) and all of the others outside of the cruise line. The staff was friendly and excellent service. The cruise ship had little for children and our main activities during sail were sitting by the pool. The room was clean and not terribly small. We would book again through Celebrity- may just look for another cruise ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We choose this cruise based on original itinerary, but later we discovered that our trip had been shortened due to an unexpected maintenance stop in order to replace a motor pod, before it started it's Bermuda run. No big loss, we ... Read More
We choose this cruise based on original itinerary, but later we discovered that our trip had been shortened due to an unexpected maintenance stop in order to replace a motor pod, before it started it's Bermuda run. No big loss, we just extended our stay at the resort that we booked for our pre-cruise stay. We were, of course, disappointed that we wouldn't see one of choice destinations, but we made up for it in San Juan. Once we were on the ship, we were given an incredible on-board credit, of which the unused potion was delivered back into our bank at home. The ship was in tip top shape, the food was fabulous, and the journey gave us a new experience. The first morning we were awakened to an announcement that we were to be involved in a search and rescue operation for a man overboard from another ship. This was the first time in 15 cruise that this ever happened, so it was a new experience for us. Because of this operation, we were diverted to an alternate destination, which turned out to be another good one anyway. We had pre-booked an excursion that was refunded due to the early morning exercise. We were well pleased with the cruise, despite the shortened nature. We will be seeing this ship again in the future. Read Less
Sail Date April 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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