3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We are seasoned cruisers with 47 under our belt. We love cruising and it is obvious by having a majority of our vacations since 1995 have been on the high seas. Eleven have been with Celebrity and this has been our third on the Summit. The ... Read More
We are seasoned cruisers with 47 under our belt. We love cruising and it is obvious by having a majority of our vacations since 1995 have been on the high seas. Eleven have been with Celebrity and this has been our third on the Summit. The last time was in August 2014. • Embarkation – Being from northern New Jersey we love the convenience of Cape Liberty. They have been making continuous improvements to the facilities. The elimination of the need to use buses with a direct check in and boarding the vessel in the same structure was a very big plus. Baggage and passenger drop off was very smooth and efficient. We were met by a representative who checked out our boarding documents and without delay we were directed to the handicap line where there were about four people ahead of us. Since along with using a walker we were Elite and Concierge Class patrons we had three lines to use. Both the Elite and Concierge lines were empty we elected to take the easy route. The facility was clean and the personnel were most amiable. We give place a 5 star rating. • Boarding - Upon entering the ship we were informed that we were free to drop off any luggage in our cabin. This was a very nice touch. Our visit to the Concierge Lunch was also a very nice touch with the absence of the crowding and having a welcome Bloody Mary. • The Cabin – We were in cabin 9201, a C1 on the back of the ship. The décor was very pleasing to the eye. It was spacious with plenty of living and storage space. But the balcony was simply great. There were two lounge chairs, two high back chairs, two tables, and room to dance. Room was 9’ x 23’ and the balcony was 16’ x 9’ enough said. Of course, like any good cruise ship the shower was small. • Our room attendant - We met our cabin steward and mentioned that the refrigerator was not working and within an hour the problem was solved. Our steward kept everything in order and very clean. He was excellent. • The main dining room – Contrary to high standard enjoyed by the Celebrity line this main dining room experience failed. Initially, our assigned table configuration and time slot were unbelievably screwed up. We requested a 6 PM seating with a table of 10. We were assigned a 5:15 PM on a table for 10 with two other couples. One couple had a 5:30 assigned time and the other had a 5:45 PM time. Compound this with the fact one couple had requested a table for two because they were on their anniversary cruise and the other found that it was impossible to enjoy the Elite Cocktail Party that ran from 5 to 7. Both couples left the table and we were joined by three other people, This left a large table for having only 5 people. In ten meals two were very good and eight were terrible. I once went for a roast turkey meal expecting that they could not screw it up. Well they did. The cold fruit soups which at one time were a signature part of the meal were absent. Meals arrived cold. We were most disappointed with the main dining room experience. • The Ocean View Cafe - For breakfast and lunch there was a very wide variety of well prepared offerings. The bakery had a very fine selection of very good breads. The only problem was you must plan your meal by doing a preliminary pass to explore the many options available to you. But without any reservations, I highly recommend the buffet. • The crew - The ships staff, without exception, was courteous, friendly, and extremely helpful. There was an offer of three free drinks at the ships bars for thos who couldn’t make the Elite Cocktail Party. The bar tenders did a get job serving our needs. • The entertainment – Most shows were very good. Not Broadway quality but decent enough to make them pleasurable. • Debarkation – This went super smooth. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
I choose this ship because of the Itinerary. 3 days in Bermuda. The ship has been completely refurbished and not too big and easy to get around. And there were not many children. Food was fabulous. Tried all restaurants and my ... Read More
I choose this ship because of the Itinerary. 3 days in Bermuda. The ship has been completely refurbished and not too big and easy to get around. And there were not many children. Food was fabulous. Tried all restaurants and my favorite is the Tuscan. I would highly recommend this for couples, singles and groups. I would not recommend this cruise for children. There is a children's club but not much else to do for them. Being in a suite level was really nice. You have your own suite restaurant, Retreat Lounge and Retreat Deck. We used these areas a lot. Service was great and staff were mostly very friendly. Our favorites are: Alexandra in the Retreat Lounge. Also David and Boom Boom in the Martini Bar. Rhiannon our Retreat Concierge. Carlos, our Butler. Silas, the bartender in the Retreat Lounge. It was a pleasant experience and I would highly recommend this ship for Bermuda. 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: August 2018
Friends who work in school systems could only go in August-I never cruise then-I love getting away in the winter from the snow!! But we did it and it was so hot--I would never do that again! The ship is beautiful and on a smaller scale ... Read More
Friends who work in school systems could only go in August-I never cruise then-I love getting away in the winter from the snow!! But we did it and it was so hot--I would never do that again! The ship is beautiful and on a smaller scale (about 2200 guests) than the NCL that was in port with us with their (over) 5000 guests!! Talked to some of the NCL people and they said never again---too big-lines very long We had been upgraded to Aqua Class which means we had the luck to eat breakfast and supper every day there!!! It was heaven--Lamb chops and french onion soup several nights--If it was not on the menu, you just had to ask!! Never a problem! I had seen some reviews about only being offered squab or pidgeon, but let me tell you----I never ever saw that!!! Some people just love to complain!! The food was served just right!!! Not too much--Not like the buffet where hogs pile their plate as if never to eat again---The lobster tail and Beef Wellington my friend and I had one night was the best I have ever had in 40 years of cruising. No doubt!! No kids either!!! Quiet friendly helpful service by the happiest staff I have ever encountered!!! The nightly shows were fine--nothing to rave about, but fine---- I will be on Celebrity again. We were on deck 11- Cabin was tiny!!! And we could use the Persian Garden sauna and steam---But it was so hot in Bermuda, that was the last thing we wanted to do!! So we did not . Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Very good value. Drove on a Sunday from Rochester, NY to Cape Liberty, NJ in 6 hours, Parking, unloading and embarkation was easy with no stress. We got off the ship in 20 minutes, handled our own luggage, and home in 6 1/2 hours from the ... Read More
Very good value. Drove on a Sunday from Rochester, NY to Cape Liberty, NJ in 6 hours, Parking, unloading and embarkation was easy with no stress. We got off the ship in 20 minutes, handled our own luggage, and home in 6 1/2 hours from the time we docked. Saving all the flight money, we put the money into the Aqua class room and high class excursions. Aqua class has dining in Blu with Tanya as the M-D... She is very good and has her staff watching to give you the service. Be a good customer and ask, not demand, and you can expect the best of service. Your fellow passengers will appreciate you asking, and not demanding. Entertainment was all very good. Yes we all have different tastes in entertainment, but the quality of entertainment was very good. Dan, the Cruise Director, is a very good chap and genuinely interested in all the passengers having a great time. Dan is always interested in taking his humor to the next level. If you see Dan, just tell him " Louder & Funnier" please ! We sat with many long time cruisers and sum had taken this Bermuda cruise at least 5 times before and stated they like the overall size, entertainment, and service of the Celebrity Summit crew ! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Staff is exceptionally upbeat professional, and friendly. Their smiles and happy attitude made my honey and I happy cruisers throughout our trip. Food is outstanding! Try not to miss out on the kitchen tour or the backstage tour. Both ... Read More
Staff is exceptionally upbeat professional, and friendly. Their smiles and happy attitude made my honey and I happy cruisers throughout our trip. Food is outstanding! Try not to miss out on the kitchen tour or the backstage tour. Both are fun, informative, and pretty much mind boggling! We love the three days in Bermuda. It so so much nicer than bouncing from one port to another every day. ( Wish you could add another day or two in Bermuda - can't hurt to mention! ) This is my cruise of choice every year. The ship is just the right size. Cruise terminal in Bayonne is tops. Embarkation is fast and easy because of friendly, helpful efficient staff. Parking is very safe and convenient. If you haven"t been to Liberty Science Center (located near the terminal) don't miss it. PS The pool deck has the best hot dogs and french fries that I have ever had. All true....lol Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
We had an incredible time with Celebrity on our Caribbean cruise. We started in Puerto Rico, going to St Thomas St John, St Maartin, Bermuda, then back to NJ (where we live), so we only had to take one flight, which was handy. From start ... Read More
We had an incredible time with Celebrity on our Caribbean cruise. We started in Puerto Rico, going to St Thomas St John, St Maartin, Bermuda, then back to NJ (where we live), so we only had to take one flight, which was handy. From start to finish, we had a great time with the exceptional service of the staff, beautiful ship, and tasty food and drinks. I'm a vegetarian, so I'm always a bit worried about what I'll be able to eat, but there were delicious options for every meal and both my husband and I loved it all. Dinners were our favorite as we had our sommelier Raul providing great recommendations on the wine for the night and our waiter Marvin suggesting foods we would like based on our previous meals, nailing it every time. We are already looking int our next cruise with Celebrity; I would recommend them to anyone looking to try a cruise! Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We drove down to Fort Lauderdale the day before the cruise and stayed at Embassy Suites. We enjoyed the large two-room suite and manager's evening reception with drinks and snacks. The short drive to Port Everglades was ... Read More
We drove down to Fort Lauderdale the day before the cruise and stayed at Embassy Suites. We enjoyed the large two-room suite and manager's evening reception with drinks and snacks. The short drive to Port Everglades was unfortunately prolonged an additional 30-minutes because our Garmin GPS kept sending on a wild goose chase through a shopping center rather than the road to Port Everglades. Stateroom: We stayed in a marvelous Sky Suite in deck 6 near the aft section of the ship. Our stateroom attendant did a great job – friendly and efficient. He promptly adjusted things we requested like removing the heavy bed comforter and replaced it with a blanket. The bathroom was huge! Abundant storage for sundries with two sinks, a sitting bath tub and the most luxurious shower I can ever remember. Luminae: The restaurant is on Deck 4 and reserved for suite guests. We went straight there after embarkation to relax, have a beer and enjoy lunch. Passengers not staying in suites may accompany their friends for an addition $30 per person for dinner. Reservations are recommended. We found the extra cost very reasonable to avoid the chaos in the main dining room. Service is superb and quality of the food excels many of the specialty restaurants. Embarkation and Debarkation: The Celebrity Summit was docked at Terminal 21 right next to the Midport Parking Garage. Expedited lines for both were available for suite guests. We were grateful to minimize time standing in lines. Luggage delivery: We dropped our luggage off at 11:15am with the usual gratuity and received them in our suite by 2:30. Very good! What we did not like about the cruise: Time Change: The ship changed all the clocks ahead one-hour after the formal night on Day 3. Unfortunately, that night was also very rocky and windy. There was a lot of broken dishes in the main dining room. Waiters had a difficult time balancing the dishes on a pitching deck. There were many passengers sea sick because of the weather and imposed jet lag from losing an additional hour sleep. The ship did not change the time back to Eastern Standard Time until Day 7, the last night of the cruise. Our humble advice to the captain: PLEASE STAY ON SHIP'S TIME! Itinerary Change: The captain wisely decided to bypass tendering into the port on our scheduled stop at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic due to high wind and waves. He docked at Puerto Rico instead. I decided to stay on the ship. St. Thomas Dock: Celebrity docked at the Crown Bay Pier instead Havensight Mall, which has fantastic shopping and Paradise Point for spectacular views, good food and great drinks. We took a taxi to Mountain Top for shopping. Cost from Crown Bay is $20 per person, each way. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
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
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We've always wanted to do the New England/Canada cruise. We've done two 7 days cruises before and thought the 14 day cruise would be a great experience. We almost missed the cruise because our plane was delayed out of Nashville ... Read More
We've always wanted to do the New England/Canada cruise. We've done two 7 days cruises before and thought the 14 day cruise would be a great experience. We almost missed the cruise because our plane was delayed out of Nashville and we missed our connection in Charlotte, but we arrived two hours before the ship sailed. Embarkation could not have been better, because everyone else was on the ship!! Once on board, our cabin was ready and we dumped our luggage and headed up for a quick lunch and the sail away. The food was amazing......we mostly ate at the restaurant....every meal was great. Even the food in the Ocean View Café was good....great selections. I'm pretty picky about musical entertainment, and I wasn't overly impressed by the ship's musical cast, but the special entertainers were great! I can't say enough about the service....our stateroom attendant was just great, and the waiters in the restaurant really made us feel special. We really enjoyed eating dinner with different folks each night and met some folks we'll stay in touch with. Ports: all of our excursions were privately planned. The ship's shore excursions are so expensive. We did the Duck Tour in Boston and that was fun. In Portland we just explored on our own. In Bar Harbor we had planned a private excursion with Olli's Trolley. What a great tour! I highly recommend it. I loved Bar Harbor and would like to return there some day. We had two days in Quebec City. It rained the first day, but the second was beautiful. Actually, we only had one rainy day out of 14! We had a private tour there, as well, planned with a couple we met through Cruise Critic. Next on to Prince Edward Island where we explored on our own, and then Sydney, Nova Scotia where we explored on our own. I didn't think there was much to do in Sydney, and would rather have stayed two days in Halifax. We had a private tour in Halifax as well, and it was soooooo beautiful. Just not enough time to see everything. Would I go again...yes! Some beautiful ports, the trees were peak color! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
Overview: After over 20 cruises, we congratulate Celebrity staff and crew on continuing to provide quality service. Perfect weather in most towns en route and amazing fall foliage colors helped us enjoy six fascinating ports in New England ... Read More
Overview: After over 20 cruises, we congratulate Celebrity staff and crew on continuing to provide quality service. Perfect weather in most towns en route and amazing fall foliage colors helped us enjoy six fascinating ports in New England and Canada. Embarkation: Newark is a 3 hour flight from our home town. We flew up the night before. Embassy Suites provided a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and a $20 p/p shuttle to Port Liberty the following day. They offered a free drink in the evening and an excellent buffet breakfast was included in our reservation. Ruby Tuesday across the street is convenient and buzzy for dinner. Next morning we arrived at Port Liberty terminal at 11.30 a. m. along with many other passengers. There was plenty of friendly Celebrity staff on hand to expedite the process and we were on board in about a half hour. The Ship: Our Deck 2 stateroom had a large picture window which proved quite adequate as the weather was not conducive to much balcony use. It was located conveniently near mid ship elevators and stairs. We could easily walk up to third floor Guest Relations and other service counters, as well as to Cosmopolitan, the main dining room for lunch and for dinner. Fidelis was our attentive Stateroom Steward. He quickly learned our routines and preferences. Whenever we headed out he managed to clean the room before we returned. We were surprised that Celebrity has eliminated Assistant Stewards. An officer explained that it was proving more efficient to assign less cabins per steward and have one person totally responsible. We were impressed by the cleanliness of our cabin and public areas. A small point that perhaps showed Summit’s age was that our bathroom tile needed re-grouting and “watch your step” warning letters had lost most of their black paint. Dining: We booked the Select Dining option in the main dining room, Cosmopolitan. We varied our dinner time each day to fit in with excursions and theater entertainment. Hostess Ilya and another hostess were charming and efficiently controlled the seating of passengers. We never had to wait more than a few minutes for a table. We learned to make a reservation as we left each night for the following evening at 8.15 p.m. We were always able to get a table with Ricardo the waiter, ably assisted by Nyoman. Charming head waiter George always dropped by to ensure we were happy with our dinner choices. There were different a la carte dishes on the menu every night. Sometimes we chose favorites such as escargots and caesar salad from the classics side of the menu instead. We have sailed over 20 times with Celebrity and note that the menus have changed less than we might have hoped in the last few years. We purchased two 5 Bottle Classic Wine Packages from our helpful and friendly sommelier, Tetiana. She helped us select a red wine each night to accompany our dinner main courses. We dined at Tuscan Grille specialty restaurant once and greatly enjoyed the personalized service and more elaborate menu. There is a huge selection of breakfast and lunch plates up in the Oceanview Cafe. To avoid crowds, we recommend eating breakfast there as soon as they open at 7.00 a.m. Aft there’s a fresh pasta station and a pannini/grill station, both excellent. One of the perks of sticking with the Royal Caribbean fleet is gaining Elite Plus Level Captain’s Club Member status. Complementary drinks and hors d’oeuvres were served for Members from 5.00 to 7.00 p.m. in the Revelations Lounge. Drinks only in two other bars. We were ably served drinks by Maurice and canapés by Olena in Revelations. They do an excellent job and we enjoyed chatting with them both. Olga the Captain’s Club hostess was there to greet and mingle. Olga was the best Club hostess we have encountered on any cruise, quickly knowing members by name and always around the ship to chat and help out. As Elites, we were able to avoid the crowds and enjoy continental breakfast and café lattes at Tuscan Grille. There we were served excellently by Maurice. He and waitress Vatiswa lightened the morning atmosphere. Entertainment & Activities: We enjoy live shows and went to the theater almost every night. We applaud Celebrity’s decision to stage their two shows the same time each night. It meant we could plan on going to the 7.00 p.m. show before dinner. Often there was a full house so it was best to get there early to get a good seat. Top marks to performers we would welcome seeing again on future cruises: Salci on the piano, singers Jordi Bennett, Jesse Hamilton, Stephani, and the totally amazing magician Stephen Williams, Jr. A Beyond the Podium talk by Ranger John on the significance and construction of the St Lawrence Seaway was very informative. Shore Excursions: The only port we’d visited before was Boston and we decided to try three different excursion approaches to make the most of our time on shore: Summit Shore Excursions, private tours and doing it on our own: Boston: We took a Celebrity shuttle from the dock to downtown and walked around the historic neighborhood. We met friends who live in Boston for lunch at Kinsale’s , a popular watering hole near Government Center. The reuben sandwiches and local ale were good. Portland, Me.: What a beautiful, clean and historic city. We prearranged a two hour tour with Scenic Route Maine Tours. Our driver/guide was “Brumps” (ask him about his grandchild who invented the name!). He took us to all the main sights: downtown Portland, spectacular Casco Bay, the lighthouse and tree-lined streets of 19th and early 20th century homes. Afterwards we ate fresh lobster at Portland Lobster Company on the waterfront. Bar Harbor, Me.: Not much to see in the tourist-focused town itself. In a Cariloha shop we bought shirts at a discount. In advance, we booked seats on Oli’s Trolley for a two-and-a-half hour group tour out to Acadia National Park. It was a beautiful excursion in brilliant sunshine. Our driver/guide Mike was entertaining and knowledgeable. We were impressed at Thunder Hole by waves making a booming noise in the rocks, stopped to enjoy views of Jordan Pond’s colorful tree foliage and, literally above it all at 1530 feet, were awed by forest and Maine coastline vistas from the top of Cadillac Mountain. Quebec City: We docked downtown in Sunday afternoon rain and went out on our own to walk around the quaint rebuilt 18th century old town -- lovely in spite of the weather and shops were open. We found maple candies, local cheeses to take home, and postcards. We then took a pre-booked two-hour Viator bus tour. Francois, our knowledgeable local guide, showed us much of the city. There are 850,000 inhabitants: 90% French-speaking, 90% Catholic and 90% white, he explained. The following day the weather was fine and we took the funiculaire up to Chateau Frontenac. We walked the promenade and imagined the surprise French General Montcalm’s soldiers experienced when British General Wolfe’s troops scaled the Heights of Abraham and beat them in a 20 minute battle. Both generals died. Charlottetown, PEI: With two other cruise critic roll call couples, we had arranged in advance a van tour of about 5 hours. Our driver/guide was David of Coach Atlantic Transportation. David is a local man with a fount of knowledge and love for his island. We visited villages on the coast. David demonstrated how lobster pots catch lobsters. We saw sandy, off-season beaches, orange-colored cliffs and stopped to photograph a surprisingly unafraid fox. For fans of “Anne of Green Gables” we visited the house that looks a lot like hers as described in the book. Finally, we stopped off at the Preserve Company to taste and buy delicious jams and marmalades. Sidney, Nova Scotia: We took a Celebrity bus tour to visit Alexander Graham Bell’s museum and the pretty village of Baddeck. Bell eventually bought land there and built a permanent home overlooking the water. The day was beautiful, the foliage at its peak and the scenery idyllic. The Bell Museum is well worth a visit. Our guide Wendell is well-informed and gave a good account of what we saw, the history of Sidney and the Celtic heritage, including song and fiddle-playing. Halifax, Nova Scotia: In advance on cruise critic roll call, we arranged with two other couples to hire a van to tour the city of Halifax and go to Peggy’s Cove. Our least successful experience: the Halifax Tour Guides Nova Scotia guide/driver arrived in a taxi designed to seat five and the space was tight. He had no microphone which, aided by a strong accent, meant some of his commentary wasn’t clear. We saw the Citadel and downtown, some of the different city neighborhoods, and headed out of town to Peggy’s Cove. It’s a long drive and when we got there the crowds of tourists around the lighthouse were unbelievable. Not worth dedicating the time. On our return, we visited the Titanic passenger, a moving experience. Disembarkation: We paid Celebrity in advance for a shuttle transfer to Newark Airport so as to arrive in good time before our 1.00 p.m. flight. It worked well. The ship crew monitored progress through Customs (no Immigration there) and held us back on board until the crowd thinned a bit. Our bags were easy to find in groups according to the numbers on the tags provided. Overall, we were very pleased with our New England/Canada cruise experience with Celebrity, and give it an unqualified recommendation for fall 2018. We made a new booking while on board and already look forward to cruising south from England to the Canary Islands in 2018. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
Hard to beat the hospitality on the Summi! 7 great days. The Captain and the crew in every category made us feel welcome.Makes us want to return. Dining, entertainment, service all the best. The Summit may be an older ship but it has to be ... Read More
Hard to beat the hospitality on the Summi! 7 great days. The Captain and the crew in every category made us feel welcome.Makes us want to return. Dining, entertainment, service all the best. The Summit may be an older ship but it has to be one of the best. And it sure helps that Bermuda was at its most beautiful.Wish we had more time to spend there. Cant say enough about the evening musical producions - the singers, dancers, and two acrobats were really good. Two very good excursions - caves, aquarium, and tour; and a day at Horseshoe Bay Beach (an exceptionally clean beach). We have no complaints. Just overall a great cruise! This is our second cruise on the Summit. Our first, two years ago was to New England / Canada and it, too, was most enjoyable. Celebrity is on the top of our list so far as cruises are concerned! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Being this was my first time on a cruise, I was impressed. The staff is excellent and goes above and beyond for everything. They made sure we were happy at all times. The maintenance service for the stateroom was great. The ship was ... Read More
Being this was my first time on a cruise, I was impressed. The staff is excellent and goes above and beyond for everything. They made sure we were happy at all times. The maintenance service for the stateroom was great. The ship was relatively small (comparing our ship to the Norwegian Breakaway that was docked next to us in Bermuda). It is due for some renovations as you can tell on the walls and floors. I would suggest this cruise for an older person, rather than young adults. The dining service was accommodating. The buffet has plenty of selections including stations such as pizza, pasta, cultural food, and freshly cooked meat & seafood. The dessert is relatively bland and lacks sugar. If you do not have a beverage package, drinks can be pricey. A pina colada with no liquor in it costs roughly $7. A bottle of water costs $3. I WOULD SUGGEST PACKING A CASE OF WATER. For someone who does not like to drink tap water, bottled water is expensive throughout the entire cruise. The Cosmopolitan was a great restaurant that was included in our package. Excellent choices and great tasting food, compared to the Oceanview Cafe. We did not eat at the specialty dining restaurants. Activities on the boat were scattered throughout the day. Each morning they provide you with a daily schedule for the entire day of activities, concerts, movies and theatrical productions. I would definitely suggest attending the performances at the theatre. The singers and dancers were wonderful to watch. They have such amazing talent! I would also suggest not buying souvenirs on the boat first thing, but to wait until the last full day of the cruise. Great prices on last minute things that you may have forgotten on the island. Lastly, the ports are such a pain! You will need to have your SeaPass card out when you are getting off the boat to the island, as well as when you come back onto the boat. Also, do not forget your photo ID to get back on. At times, there were lines to get back onto the boat, due to passing through security every time. In my opinion, some of the shore excursions listed through the cruise are not worth it at all. Definitely free-style the Crystal caves. My suggestion is to buy a combination day pass for the ferry/bus for $19 per person and figure out your way with a map (It is not hard). Also, I would not recommend doing both of the caves. If you do the Crystal Cave, it is all you need to see. The Fantasy Cave was nothing different than the Crystal Cave. I also did the longest shore excursion provided (7 hours) called the Hidden Gems and it was worth it for $199 per person. It provided us the tour guide, transportation, two caves, cliff jumping, snorkeling, lunch & ice cream. Transportation from the dockyard to this location, which is mainly on the other side of the island took about an hour and could be very costly, using a taxi. REMINDER: Bring bottled water with you onto the boat. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2017
I was exceptionally pleased with the Celebrity Summit from the ease of getting on the ship (arrived at dock at 10:30 and was on the ship by 10:45 AM) to debarkation. The service was excellent and the food was delicious The entertainment ... Read More
I was exceptionally pleased with the Celebrity Summit from the ease of getting on the ship (arrived at dock at 10:30 and was on the ship by 10:45 AM) to debarkation. The service was excellent and the food was delicious The entertainment by the cast from the Summit was excellent. I didn't attend the magician or comedian nights. This was my 10th cruise and I definitely was pleasantly surprised how smoothly everything went and give a thumbs up to Celebrity.. It was hard finding a chair at the outside pool, but I spent most of my time at the adult solarium and just loved the therapy pool. The food in the dining room and the Oceanview Café was delicious. I was on select dining and was seated in the same area with the same waiters every night no matter what time I arrived, which was nice. I did have to wait approximately 1/2 hour twice due to arriving around 8:00 PM. The cabin, 7106, was very clean and the space and storage was adequate. This as a balcony room. The room steward was excellent. I heard some people complaining that there were not enough activities, but was kept busy and had enough to pick from. As far as shore excursions, I took a tour around the island of Bermuda with Ricky's Tours and did not have any scheduled thru the ship. The only downside was that there were so many children on this cruise. I would definitely go back on the Celebrity Summit and would recommend this ship and the cruise line. I have another cruise scheduled for the end of November this year on the Celebrity Silhouette and hope that the service is as good as on the Summit. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2017
After taking care of our grandchildren for nine days in New Jersey we needed a getaway and saw this cruise to Bermuda leaving from Bayonne. How perfect! We are veterans of over 20 celebrity cruises and after having a bad experience on a 5 ... Read More
After taking care of our grandchildren for nine days in New Jersey we needed a getaway and saw this cruise to Bermuda leaving from Bayonne. How perfect! We are veterans of over 20 celebrity cruises and after having a bad experience on a 5 day Constellation last year we did not know what to expect. Well celebrity did come through with their A game. First of all the food was among the best we ever had. While the food in Blu was excellent what surprised us was the level of food in the buffet. Everything we had was superb, from the meatballs to the beef curry to the desserts. Second of all the service was exemplary. We had a very slight problem with my eggs the first morning and they took three days apologizing for it even brining one of the chefs over to explain.The rest of the week the food was Devine. As an older ship, the ship was as clean as a whistle but could use a fresh coat of paint here and there and the Persian garden could use a revamping it is dark and most depressing not at all light and cheery like the solstice class ships. All in all we had a wonderful week and would recommend this to anyone. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Sail date: May 28, 2017 - Seven nights - Bermuda 4th cruise on Celebrity Summit I think that both Celebrity and the Summit are both first class operations. – the best part is the employees. They all seem to go out of ... Read More
Sail date: May 28, 2017 - Seven nights - Bermuda 4th cruise on Celebrity Summit I think that both Celebrity and the Summit are both first class operations. – the best part is the employees. They all seem to go out of their way to make my vacation the best it could be. But – sadly – this may be the last cruise on the Summit – if the internet information is true, it appears that the ship is listed for sale by a broker at a price of $350 million. See web page: WWW: qpsships.com Stock# 2349 appears to be Summit Stock# 2348 appears to be another M class ship ********************************************************************* Space to Passenger ratio: The number of passengers and the space allocation on the Summit tends to limit lines and back ups – plenty of room for all of the activities. Example: It is a 90,000 ton ship, but it has three banks of elevators – The only time there was any wait was when everyone was coming aboard. All other times the waits were minimal. ************************************************************************************************************************************************ Below are some of my observations/thoughts/opinions: Embarkation: You could not ask for a faster, more organized arrangement. You drive up and there is a large group of porters available to take your bags Just past the entrance is a multi-story parking garage (especially important in the winter months – no digging the car out of the snow). When you enter the building you first pass thru security/metal detectors. - note new policy - they do not allow power strips You then have a whole row of employees managing the check in process – more than enough to make the process quick and painless. Then you are off to the ship. To limit the crowds in the buffet area on embarkation day, you are assigned lunch locations based on your cabin category. Aqua and Concierge passengers were assigned the main dining room – no wait quick seating. Passengers in suites ate in their dedicated dining room. The cabins were made available at 1PM ********************************************************************** Select dining Note: If you have anytime (select) dining I recommend that you make dinner reservations for nights one and two at the 4th floor dining room entrance before eating lunch on the first day. You are allowed to make the reservation one day in advance – if you come to the dining room without a reservation they take the individuals with reservations first. Shopping: on the last day they had a sale – additional 10% off for most items (additional to the % discounts they had been running all week), but just during the lunch hour. If you are planning on buying an expensive watch or jewelry it might pay to wait until the last day. “Formal Nights” I am glad that they did away with formal nights. Saw a few men with jackets in the dining room – very few. Leave the suit jackets and gowns home – not needed. The world is more casual – Celebrity made the correct decision The Americas Cup Village is set up with a grandstand directly in front of the start/finish line. Excellent set up – credit to the Bermuda planning people. To get to the village from the ship: one tram takes you to the clock tower shopping area. You then get a second tram directly across the street that takes you to the Americas Cup Village. You can buy tickets for entrance to the Village next to where the second tram lets you off. The trams are free. Photo from back of Summit – USA team returning to base after race – note yachts in background and Americas Cup Village in the distant background. Wednesday harbor nights – downtown Hamilton. Most of the stores stay open until 9 pm Streets are closed off – many, many food vendors and persons selling items along street. All of the restaurants are also open. Expect a crowd. One note: Most of the advertising says it starts at 6PM – they were still setting up at that time – 7 PM appears to be the actual start. Express off ship notes: Because this is a one week cruise and formal outfits are no longer required – a high percentage of the passengers took the option to exit the boat with their own bags. The assigned area to wait was jammed with passengers ½ hour before the scheduled departure time. There was a significant “fight” for space in the room and to get to the front of the line. Recommend that you get there earlier to get at the front of the room. ******************************************************************** St. Georges: NCL now has their own dedicated (NCL owned) ferry to take their passengers to St. Georges – it docks next to the NCL ship at the Dockyard – not at the normal ferry dock. The Bermuda ferry system has put a larger ferry on that route than they had in my prior visits. Recommend that you visit St. Georges – tour the old city and look at the original buildings and take advantage of the shopping – Different shops than in Hamilton or the Dockyard area. Watch your time – do not miss the last ferry of the day – it is a very, very long bus ride back to the dockyard. Entertainment: Production shows: There were three production shows – most of the songs were ones I recognized – never could understand why some cruise production shows focus on new music – give the customer something they are familiar with and they will enjoy it more. – my opinion. Recommend that you see all three shows. Jim Beam Band – generally in Revelations – well organized professional group – girl front singer – music of 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Joe and Liv – generally at Sunset Bar – Irish singers - mix of Irish and top 40 songs – drew a dedicated crowd each night – worth a trip to the back of the ship for a listen Jessica Lajner – appears different places – sets in the Cellar Masters were acoustic/excellent guitar skills – other sets she played the guitar and sang contemporary songs. All three groups/individuals are highly recommended. Disembarkation: Once the doors were open it was a dash to the customs area. No backup anywhere – enough custom lines to handle the volume. Then to the car in the parking lot and down the turnpike. We were in our car by 8:30. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We have done a great deal of traveling but always by air. This was our first cruise. We would go again in a heart beat. We can only say great things. Capt. Kate was warm, intelligent, kind and had a sense of humor. She did a great job ... Read More
We have done a great deal of traveling but always by air. This was our first cruise. We would go again in a heart beat. We can only say great things. Capt. Kate was warm, intelligent, kind and had a sense of humor. She did a great job explaining and answering questions. Dining was a delectable experience. We loved the 4th deck Cosmopolitan Restaurant. Our first dinner was so amazing we requested the same table (146) each night. Manuel from Hondorous, Jackson from Bombay, and Lenworth from Jamaica were extremely efficient. They were very professional, caring that we had everything we needed and were concerned that we enjoyed our meals. If we took another cruise we would hope to have them or at least waiters that were as excellent. We can only write the BEST about them they would get a 10 on a scale 1 to 10, but we would give them each a 20. Celebrity is fortunate to have such fine employees. Entertainment was most enjoyable. The shows were excellent (music, dancing,singing and gymnasts). However, the comedian, Steve Shaffer from NJ was the best. His humor was "clean" and we could relate to his humorous tales. One night in a lounge we met Dian from Indonesia , she was a delight. Such a lovely young lady. From this review you can see how very pleased we were and will highly recommend it to family and friends. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
We choose this particular cruise and ship because we wanted to see Bermuda. The Summit is a 91,000 ton ship with around 2,000 passengers which makes this ship less crowded and easy to get around. The ages on the ship for this cruise ... Read More
We choose this particular cruise and ship because we wanted to see Bermuda. The Summit is a 91,000 ton ship with around 2,000 passengers which makes this ship less crowded and easy to get around. The ages on the ship for this cruise was 90% elderly and 10% 50 years & younger. Very few children could be due to the time of year. The taxi ride to the ship was $48 for two people and Celebrity charges $57 for 2. The taxi takes around 25 to 30 minutes to reach the ship from Newark Airport. We arrived to the cruise terminal at 10:30am and was able to check in, But they wouldn't let us go onto the ship until 11:30 am. The rooms were not ready until 1:30 pm. We had a Aqua Class room which means we could eat at the Blu Restaurant. We were surprised to see that they wanted us to come to dinner the first night from 8:00 to 8:30. We declined to do this since we don't like to eat so late. The second night we went at 6:30 and had to wait 30 min. to get a table but it was well worth the wait. The food in Blu is wonderful with an excellent wait staff. The problem is there are mostly two top tables pushed close together so you feel like you have to talk to the guest sitting so close beside you. They do have 6 top tables and sometimes they will ask if you want to share a table. We choose to sit at the two top and most nights we got the same table and waiter which was nice. On the first evening chic night they stated in the Celebrity Today paper that ALL guest were asked to follow the dress codes and that they were in effect from 5:30 pm in all restaurants and the Celebrity Theater during evening performances. It stated that no shorts and flip flops were allowed in the evening hours and they said this was as a courtesy to the guest. Of course we thought this was ridiculous and went to Guest Relations about this crazy dress code. First of all WE are the guest and WE are on vacation and should be able to walk anywhere on the ship with shorts and flip flops except for the restaurants. When we spoke to Guest Relations about this he actually said he would feel uncomfortable even going to the Casino in shorts on the Evening Chic night. We really didn't think this policy should be upheld. Usually after every dinner we change back into our shorts and walk around the ship and go to the Casino. We are on vacation! I would have to say this was our only issue. Everything was great and Captain Kate was awesome. A real people person and you would see her around the ship a lot. We looked forward to her daily announcements. Bermuda was beautiful. Easy to get around and some of the most beautiful water I have ever seen. Tickets for bus and the Ferry to Hamilton and St. George are easy to get right after you exit the ship. Very friendly people will help you with this. The Ferry to Hamilton takes about 20 mins. The Ferry to St. George takes 1 hour. But this is all by water and if you want to see some of the town then take the bus to Hamilton. It's the number 7 bus to Hamilton and takes about 20 mins. It does make stops along the way but you see the homes and coastline. We did both. The Natural Museum of Bermuda located 5 min. walk from the ship. A must see with lots of History. The Commissioner's House is located here as well and you can walk thru three floors of exhibits and have spectacular views of Bermuda. Dolphin Quest is also located on the property and you can sit and see the Dolphins. Price of admission to see all of this was $15.00 per person and you should expect to spend about 2 or 3 hours here. Bermuda has lots of water sports and beautiful beaches. Horseshoe Bay and Tobacco Bay to name a couple. We will take the Summit again and will go back to Bermuda. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Ship, once again, had propulsion issues. They canceled day one, leaving me to scramble for a hotel in San Juan. They revised the itinerary so we just missed a day at sea. Cruise itself was great. Qsine was outstanding. Tuscan grill is ... Read More
Ship, once again, had propulsion issues. They canceled day one, leaving me to scramble for a hotel in San Juan. They revised the itinerary so we just missed a day at sea. Cruise itself was great. Qsine was outstanding. Tuscan grill is tops. Evening chic with lobster and beef Wellington amazing. Yesh was the best sommelier anywhere, anytime. Check in was fine once they opened but since ship was a day late and arrived empty why not open check in early? The line snaked all around the parking lot with luggage in the hot sun. That part was stupid but I'm guessing more to do with port authority. Concierge class first day civilezed lunch was very good as we were all stressed out. The exit was fine and what we have learned in San Juan is get a porter, tip $10 and you're out. Overall another fine Celebrity cruise except the part of being notified 9 days ahead that we were missing 1 night and good luck. They cancelled the 4/8 and 4/15 cruise so those folks were screwed. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Left FL on Feb 18 for a 9 day cruise...a fill in between charters. Loved the ship...perfect size to get to know fellow passengers and staff. The friendliest staff encountered in our 35 days of Celebrity cruising. Dining staff ... Read More
Left FL on Feb 18 for a 9 day cruise...a fill in between charters. Loved the ship...perfect size to get to know fellow passengers and staff. The friendliest staff encountered in our 35 days of Celebrity cruising. Dining staff excellent...Cafe de Bachio also. Definitely intend to sail on Summit again......probably from San Juan her home port....which is an excellent place to spend a few days prior. Our stateroom was a midship balcony...although smaller than Eclipse and Equinox was fine for us (retired couple) Entertainment provided by the Summit entertainment staff was first clsss.......guest entertainers not so much...with the odd exception. Ports of call....the usual suspects...St.Kitts, St.Martin,St.Thomas and San Juan....enjoyed San Juan the best. Amazng the difference in Old San Juan from 20 odd years ago..had the best jug of Sangria there...just to replace body fluids you understand Overall a very enjoyable trip..we hope tò duplicate in the near future..God willing. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Celebrity Summit out of Port Everglades February 18, 2017 Our Group: Our group consisted of 6 70 year old seasoned citizens and seasoned cruisers. Pre-cruise: We booked this 9 day cruise from a TA who gave us a $100.00 pp ... Read More
Celebrity Summit out of Port Everglades February 18, 2017 Our Group: Our group consisted of 6 70 year old seasoned citizens and seasoned cruisers. Pre-cruise: We booked this 9 day cruise from a TA who gave us a $100.00 pp refundable onboard credit in addition to the $150.00 pp non-refundable onboard credit from Celebrity. We all had the Classic Drink Package. One couple winters near Orlando. They had a 4 hour drive and parked at Park and Go. The other 2 couples had non-stop flights on United the day before the cruise. We stayed at Embassy Suites on 17th St. On cruise day, we took a shuttle from the hotel to Terminal 25. We were onboard the ship at 11:30, which means that I had a beer at 11:31. Cabins: We had 3 cat 2A cabins on deck 7. Rose and I had cabin 7166 which is on the starboard side. It has an angled balcony which is about 4 ft. on the bow side and about 6 ft. On the stern side. The balcony chairs were not very comfortable and did not recline there are no footstools. The bed is against the stern side wall and faces the bow side wall. There was a "love seat" between the bed and the balcony window. It is really the size of a "grandfather's chair" where a grandfather and a grandchild could sit. It has a mechanism under the cushion that I would assume could unfold and a child could sleep there. A chair is underneath the small desk. There are two 110 volt outlets on the balcony side of the desk and two European type outlets below them. The shower is adequate and has a height adjustable hose and nozzle. The Ports St. Kitts - Rose and I have been here twice. Once we took the Thenford Grey tour and once the train ride. Both are good excursions. This time, I guarded a bench while Rose shopped. St. Maarten - Rose and I have been here many times, another shopping day for us. The others took the 150 long double deck catamaran tour that served rum punch. St. Thomas - The ship docked at Crown Bay. We prefer Havensight. More shopping. San Juan - I accompanied Rose shopping, the others went to the square and the Cathedral. When you leave to pier, there are tons of drivers offering tours. We didn't ask the price, but a couple of years ago, we had a great tour in a nice bus for $15.00 each. Dining Breakfast and Lunch Rose and I had breakfast in the dining room on the 1st day. The service was excellent. For the rest of the breakfasts and all lunches, we picked up food from the buffet and eat at a table at the outdoor sunset bar. The layout for the buffet is confused. You may have to go on both sides if the ship to find everything that you want. Signage is not the best. All along, their a pot in front with either a scoop or a set of tongs for you to select items. However, there is an additional pot behind the front one. You can't reach the utensil of the rear pot so you must wait for a buffet staffer to do it for you. Dinner: We had Select Dining on Deck 4. We had table 134, a table for 6, reserved each night. The staff was great. I t consisted of I Komang - Waiter, Zainal - Assistant Waiter, Grace - Sommelier and Milton - Assistant Maître Di. The other two couples checked the menu posted each day. Rose and I would rather be surprised. One day they did not like the menu and told us that they would be eating in the buffet. When Rose and I showed up for our reservation, we informed them that the others would not be there. They moved Rose an I to a table for two with the Sam staff. and 6 walk-ins were able to use table 134 that evening. Rose and I really enjoyed the red snapper that evening. The others said that they would have eaten in the dining room if they knew that "red fish" meant red snapper. The bars: The bars were a challenge. It seemed that many in the bar staff were inexperienced. Rose and I only experienced the Sunset And Rendezvous Bars. Rose had a couple of frozen strawberry daiquiris, but her usual drink is Bacardi rum, Diet Coke and a slice of lime. I had mainly Chivas on the rocks, Heinekens and I ordered about 6 Celebrity Bloody Marys. I ordered them, but never received one. They are a signature drink and are pictured with the recipe on menu set on each table. No bartender made them per that recipe. Our friends like Mai Tais when in the Caribbean. Each bartender made his own recipe for them and our friends disliked most. Later in the cruise, they would go to the pool bar, order their drinks and bring them down to join us in the Rendezvous. The Shows: We attended all the evening shows. The only one that we didn't like was the magician. Comedian James Stephen III is one of the most talented performers that I have ever seen. In one of the shows, "The Flashback Four," a group that dis 60's music, my cousin Bill was selected to join them on stage. The rest of the cruise, everyone kept yelling,"there's Bill." Summary: Another great cruise on Celebrity. Although an older ship, Summit seemed to be in fairly good shape. If I saw something like a poorly varnished railing, I just had another glass of Chivas and it immediately improved. The seas were 3 feet or less the entire 9 days. Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
Choose this cruise because it fit into our time schedule. Enjoyed the ship very much , we like smaller ships and we wanted to go to Key West one more time. Our cabin was very nice, we had an upgrade to Aqua class, the room was about the ... Read More
Choose this cruise because it fit into our time schedule. Enjoyed the ship very much , we like smaller ships and we wanted to go to Key West one more time. Our cabin was very nice, we had an upgrade to Aqua class, the room was about the same size as we always get, except they bring some snacks everyday, and give you a bottle of wine when you get there. We were assigned to the Blu restaurant, but ate at the main dining room because we enjoy sitting with other people and hearing of there experience they had that day. We went for the open dining seating and had no problem getting a seat. Buffet was always stocked, never a shortage of food. Also the poolside grill was open for hours, and then there was another spot that was cooking up steaks, chops, and fish to order in the rear of the ship. Also excellent eating. Entertainment and activities kept us busy when we did not leave the ship. And nightly entertainment was also excellent, performers really work hard to please you. The service we had was great. Whether it be at our room, dining room, bars, theater. Bars were busy but there was not a long wait to get a drink. All in all we had a great time and will probably take this ship again. If not it will be another Celebrity cruise somewhere. Something for everyone no matter what age group you were in always something to do or just do nothing. Must say our stateroom attendant Erwin, was top notch. Room always made by 9 AM, and turned down when we got back at night. Always a smile, hello, can I get you anything, just great to work with him. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
My wife and I took a back to back trip on the Summit , ( Nov 5 - 19 ) . The trip was excellent, the crew was very good-- friendly, polite and helpful. Captain Kate was a hoot; very approachable,personable,professional and had an ... Read More
My wife and I took a back to back trip on the Summit , ( Nov 5 - 19 ) . The trip was excellent, the crew was very good-- friendly, polite and helpful. Captain Kate was a hoot; very approachable,personable,professional and had an excellent personality. We stayed in suite 6130. The butler was there when we needed him and invisible when we did not. Had diner of the balcony one evening on short notice - no problem for the butler ! Maja, the concierge in Michael's Club was a jewel very helpful and knowledgeable, The staff in the restaurant new you by name and went well above and beyond to make the meal experience enjoyable ( food- 4 star). .The entertainment was good. Tours were OK. Ports were OK, but life on the ship was great. We had the Good-Better-Best Package. Everything we could want on the ship --food,drink,email/texting, tips was covered. Having no extra charges was cool. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
I traveled wth my mother who is 81 and I'm 54 . This was a repo cruise from Bayonne NJ we had three days at sea with a stop in St Martin and St Thomas . This was our first cruise with Celebrity my mother had to use a cane for this ... Read More
I traveled wth my mother who is 81 and I'm 54 . This was a repo cruise from Bayonne NJ we had three days at sea with a stop in St Martin and St Thomas . This was our first cruise with Celebrity my mother had to use a cane for this trip and the cruise line was very helpful with getting her in the handicap line for boarding the ship . We were able to board after the people who were in suites. For disembarking they had wheel chair assistance from ship to cab which was a blessing because my mom's mobility got worse during the trip. We were in room 9008 our stateroom attendant was Bambang he did a great job with keeping room cleaned and providing ice for us etc. He even cleaned the balcony Windows . I've been on many cruises and I would have to say this cabin was the best , even though it was an older ship . I did not notice any damage to this cabin whatsoever it had a lot of storage space and we only had to go up one flight for the buffet and spa. The ship as a whole was very beautiful and was easy to find where everything was if you are directionally challenged like me. The public bathrooms were kept cleaned as was everything else I did not notice any tables in the buffet that were left dirty. There was always someone coming around to clean tables. The food was so good! If there was something that did not appeal to your taste buds, trust me you could easily find something that did. The issue I had is that when something was really good it would disappear and never be replaced . The cookie pie was good and the lobster in the dining room was good . The oriental night in the buffet was good too. The entertainment was not so good . I only enjoyed the comedian . On other cruises I would attend every show on this one, we did not attend a couple and did not attend the final show it was that painful. They had a Motown theme show and it was so so, how can you mess up a Motown show?? Service was EXCELLENT ! One night we had dinner at Quisine and could not find it so I ask this gentlemen for directions we were all the way aft and he was going aft and stopped to walk us to the restaurant which was mid ship and made sure the person in the restaurant knew we were there for dinner. I did not get his name but he said he was from South Africa. Not too many activities on this ship but I wasn't looking for that when I booked this cruise. The Latin dance class was fun and I notice a lot of trivia games if that's something you are interested in. The ports were beautiful St Martin was really nice and from St Thomas we did a ship tour to St John Cinnamon Bay which was also beautiful the only thing is Cinnamon bay is under construction and did not have chair rentals or concession stands or water for showers. So if this is a problem which it was for my mom you might want to try Trunk Bay which has more people and not as beautiful as Cinnamon Bay in my opinion . Another point , the ferry ride over to St John is not good for older people too bumpy and a lot of water was splashed in the boat if your not sitting in the right spot. In summary this was great cruise and I'm glad I did not let all negative reports stop me from taking this cruise. I will definitely cruise on the Summit or any other Celebrity ship if the price is right in the future. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2016
If you enjoy cruising this is one cruise that belongs on the bucket list. Specifically the Celebrity Summit Canada and New England Cruise is simply one outstanding cruise. We were fortunate to be on the 18 September 2016 sailing of this ... Read More
If you enjoy cruising this is one cruise that belongs on the bucket list. Specifically the Celebrity Summit Canada and New England Cruise is simply one outstanding cruise. We were fortunate to be on the 18 September 2016 sailing of this cruise. Absolutely everything, starting with the weather was outstanding. The intinerary is perfect if you love being in the outdoors. Capt. Kate in command made it especially memorable. First port Boston, what a great walking city. We chose to take the public transportation to Boston Commons, quick stop at the visitor's center than off on the Freedom Trail. What a great learning opportunity of the founding of our country. Walked to the USS Constitution and returned to Bostons Commons via some of Bostons scenic neighborhoods. Caught a quick small lunch at the bar that Cheers was based on. Everyone of the other ports were as equally interesting as Boston and provided many learning and sight seeing experiences. It was our first time in Quebec and the overnight itinerary provided an outstanding opportunity to experience and explore the city. It definitely is a great port city. I would be remiss to not mention that the itinerary provides a super opportunity to experience fresh New England Seafood especially the Lobster. On this cruise the Summit provided everything I have come to expect from Celebrity, fine food, excellent entertainment and outstanding service. Dining in the main dining room provided some of the most memorable meals I have had on over 40 years of cruising. Fresh Massachusetts Lobster was brought onboard while in Boston that provided a fine feast. My two favorite meals however was Chateaubriand on one night and an outstanding Lamb Shank on another. Our waiter Walter provided outstanding service and we welcomed his recommendations each night. Thankfully the hostess pleasantly assured we were seated in his section each night even though we had select dining. We bought the specialty dining package and enjoyed a fun filled evening in Qsine and two fine meals in Tuscany. Most breakfasts and lunches were in the Oceanview Cafe that provided a superb selection to choose from for both. We did eat breakfast a few times in the main dining room that provided a more relaxing atmosphere. On two occasions I had eggs benedict for breakfast that were prepared perfectectly with an excellent halendaise sauce. As always there was simply to much great food to choose from across the ship which made it practically impossible to not over indulge. We chose a Concierge cabin for this cruise. The room stewards provided outstanding service. As always on Celebrity they greeted us often, always with a smile and were more than happy to talk with us about everything from their lives to their cruising experiences. The room itself was kept perfectly clean and was serviced often throughout the day. I did not find the room significantly different than a standard verandah however, certainly not different enough to justify the added cost. If spending extra dollars on a stateroom opt for a Sky Suite that truly does provide many more immentities. The entertainment on this cruise surpassed that experienced on recent cruises. Having just experienced four Broadway shows pre cruise I was expecting a let down in entertainment quality. I couldn't have been more wrong, the entertainment was first class at every turn. There were several good small musical groups onboard and the showtime entertainment was excellent. The last major performance was my favorite, full of energy and great songs. While the singers were average in my opinion the dancers were just outstanding and a joy to watch. We also had several very funny comedians and one good magician. We never missed a show and we're glad we didn't. In short this cruise provided everything I have come to expect from Celebrity, a great itinerary, a superb dining experience at every meal, and a staff that assured quality service. Capt. Kate certainly commands a fine ship and deserves to be commended. Read Less
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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