Celebrity Reflection Cabins

An accessible inside cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
A balcony cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)
A Sky Suite on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
A Penthouse Suite on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
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Celebrity Reflection offers cabins and suites across 17 categories, and 78% of them have verandas.

The ship has 1,523 rooms, and 78% of them have balconies. It also has 115 suites; suites are separated from other areas by a door that requires keycard access to get through. Reflection also offers 268 connecting cabins, ideal for families or friends traveling together, and 30 wheelchair accessible rooms across six stateroom categories.

A balcony cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)
A balcony cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

While the variety of cabins is commendable, the Celebrity Reflection cabins are dated. The color palette feels incongruous with the overall vibe of the ship. Decor is showing its age: The couch material in our cabin was cracking and torn, and spots and stains dotted the carpet. The cabin even lacked actual curtains; our veranda door was covered by sun-blocking liners, which were stained and had pinpoint holes that allowed in sunlight – the panels were two different colors. (We asked and were told all cabins have the same “curtains” as ours).

Cabins are spacious, and the balconies are big, but staterooms lack enough drawer space, and they’re missing bedside outlets or USB ports, which has become a standard across the industry.

Still, rooms are plenty comfortable, and we appreciate the sheer variety offered.

The shower in the Reflection Suite on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
The shower in the Reflection Suite on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)

The most wow-worthy Celebrity Reflection cabin is the Reflection Suite. When it first debuted in 2012, it was the most opulent suite in the fleet. Subsequently, it has set the tone for how Celebrity takes on suites. The Reflection Suite is 1,636 square feet and comprises two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with a separate living room, bar and nearly 200-foot balcony. In the main bathroom you’ll find a cantilevered glass-enclosed shower that hangs off the edge of the ship. You can see out, but others can’t see in.

What to Expect in Cabins on Celebrity Reflection

A balcony cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
A storage unit over the beds provides additional space to stash your stuff on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)

All cabins on Celebrity Reflection include two twin beds that can be combined to create a king bed, a wardrobe, sofa, two bedside tables (with reading lamps), mini-fridges, TVs, desks with chairs, safes and two large overbed storage units. Inside cabins have a chair, while other cabins have a sofa. You’ll also get an umbrella and hair dryer for use onboard, as well as two bathrobes.

Rooms start at 176 square feet (about the size of a boutique hotel room in New York or London). While the ship has 17 categories, rooms either are inside cabins (with no windows), outside cabins (these have windows) or balcony cabins, which have verandas. (Read our full guide to choosing a cruise ship cabin.)

Suites and Balcony Cabins on Celebrity Reflection

A balcony cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)
A balcony cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

Balcony cabins and suites generally are more spacious than interior or oceanview staterooms. They also, of course, include verandas, which are large; even the smallest start at 54 square feet. All balconies include at least two deck chairs and a tall table large enough to hold a meal for two. (Suites will have different balcony furniture arrangements, depending on the type.) With the generous size and furniture setup, we spent more time on our balcony than we usually do on other cruises.

Celebrity Reflection has 101 suites across eight classes of suites. The only suite class that offers wheelchair accessibility is the Sky Suite.

Suite guests have access to a variety of additional amenities, perks and services. Collectively, suites are called The Retreat.

The Retreat concept began on Celebrity’s Edge Class of ships, which followed Celebrity Reflection’s Solstice Class. On the Edge Class, ships have a very specific area where you’ll find suites, accessible only by key card. Suites are adjacent to an exclusive sun deck (called the Retreat Sun Deck) and lounge (the Retreat Lounge), as well as restaurant Luminae.

Michael's Club on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
Michael's Club serves as the Retreat Lounge on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)

Some ships from previous classes have been “Revolutionized,” meaning retrofitted with these spaces. Celebrity Reflection has not, though Luminae was added in 2018, and Michael’s Club serves the same purpose as the Retreat Lounge. The result is you might have to walk a bit farther for dining or drinks, but you will have the same exclusivity.

Retreat pricing is inclusive of Wi-Fi and a premium drinks package, as well as access to an exclusive concierge.

Cabin Bathrooms on Celebrity Reflection

A balcony cabin bathroom on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
A balcony cabin bathroom on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)

Bathrooms on Celebrity Reflection are compact but adequate. They include a toilet, small sink, shelving, two drawers and a glass-enclosed shower capsule. The shower has an adjustable/removable shower head as well as a step where you can put your foot for easier leg-shaving.

Celebrity-branded shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, shower gel and lotion are included. (Shampoo, conditioner and gel come in large bottles that are affixed to the shower and refilled by crewmembers as needed.)

Aqua Class cabins come with upgraded toiletries, as do suites.

Cabins to Avoid on Celebrity Reflection

The pool deck on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
Pool decks can be noisy for the cabins below them, so consider carefully when choosing a cabin. (Photo: Cruise Critic)

If you are a light sleeper, avoid cabins that are above, below or adjacent to loud public spaces. These include the pool (lido) deck, the theater, restaurants and bars. On Celebrity Reflection, that would include staterooms on Deck 3, especially those adjacent to the Grand Foyer; cabins on Deck 6 forward above the theater; and Deck 12, particularly midship under the pool. These might not be noisy, but areas like these are prone to activity.

Additionally, if you’re worried about seasickness, pick a cabin low on the ship and stay toward the middle

Cruise Critic Cabin Picks

An Inside cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
An Inside cabin on Celebrity Reflection. (Photo: Cruise Critic)

Budget: Inside cabins are surprisingly spacious (183 to 200 square feet) and are well priced, especially for the short itineraries Celebrity Reflection sails.

Family: Celebrity Reflection offers 434 staterooms that accommodate three or four guests. We like the Prime Veranda category, some of which sleep four and connect to an additional cabin that sleeps two.

For the Spa Lover: Celebrity Reflection’s AquaClass cabins offer perks like in-cabin yoga mats, included fitness classes, exclusive access to Blu (a somewhat healthier spa restaurant) and unlimited access to the ship’s Persian Garden thermal suite.

A Small Splurge: Bump yourself up into Retreat territory and book a Sky Suite, the introductory suite on Celebrity Reflection. These aren’t true suites (with separate bedrooms) but instead a spacious studio layout that comes with Retreat perks.

Celebrity Reflection's Reflection Suite offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms. (Photo: Cruise Critic)
Celebrity Reflection's Reflection Suite offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms. (Photo: Cruise Critic)

Go All Out: The Reflection Suite is like nothing else at sea. Who wouldn’t want to take a shower in a capsule cantilevered over the side of the ship? The two-bedroom, two bath suite is 1,636 square feet and offers a balcony that’s nearly 200 square feet.

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