1,164 Celebrity Summit Cruise Reviews

Everything was amazing. For dining we ate at the Oceanview Cafe for lunch and breakfast, it was delicious and staff was so nice. We ate dinner ever night at the cosmopolitan at the same table with the same waiters ( sugianto and Hery). ... Read More
Everything was amazing. For dining we ate at the Oceanview Cafe for lunch and breakfast, it was delicious and staff was so nice. We ate dinner ever night at the cosmopolitan at the same table with the same waiters ( sugianto and Hery). They were both super nice and made the experience nice. They even remembered our names which I thought was really cool. Our stateroom was very nice. Good size bed and bathroom. Our room attendant was really nice and always making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Entertainment was awesome. We enjoyed all 7 days of entertainment. Bermuda was beautiful we got off the ship all 3 days to do something new. The ship itself was very elegant and made us feel very fancy but comfortable at the same time. It was the best vacation we’ve ever been on. And something we won’t ever forget. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We booked the Summit about six weeks prior to sailing when this cruise came up on the “Exciting deals” e-mail. I sent a note out to friends we have cruised with or met on cruises and to our delight one couple joined us. Port Liberty ... Read More
We booked the Summit about six weeks prior to sailing when this cruise came up on the “Exciting deals” e-mail. I sent a note out to friends we have cruised with or met on cruises and to our delight one couple joined us. Port Liberty cruise port is about a two hour drive from our home so we had no need for flights, although our friends flew up from Florida for the cruise. We left our home early Sunday morning and met our friends at the Newark Airport Hampton Inn. We enjoyed meeting up with them and they called an Uber while we drove to the port. Luggage drop off was a pleasure. I then went to park the car only to find the ‘new’ parking garage was closed and was directed to park on the surface lot about as far from the terminal as one could get. I walked back with my small carry-on and met my wife to go through security. Getting through security was the longest single wait (10 minutes?) then we were quickly checked in, key cards received, photos taken, and we were told we could board the ship. This was a pleasant surprise as it was only about 11:10 AM. Upon boarding the ship we met the cruise director who we asked where we should go to straighten out dining arrangements. He directed us to the dining room entrance where we met the maître-de Patrick and he made arrangements to have us all dine together at the same table in select dining every night of the cruise at 5:45. Due to dietary needs, we need to have a steady wait staff and preorder for the following night, so this is important to us. We met our friends in the Lido and enjoyed lunch. The roast beef was quite good. The fish served was just okay. The Lido got quite crowded as most folks headed there. We had noticed the dining room was open for lunch but only for Concierge guests. After chatting I walked down to see if the T-Pool was open and I found it was. We all moved down to the T-pool area and the men changed into swimwear and enjoyed the pool and hot tubs. Cabins were available at about 1:30; we didn’t hear the announcement but saw most of the people with luggage leave. About 2:00 we followed and found our cabin, #3037, an inside on deck 3. We have stayed in these cabins before and they are functional with a nice bathroom area and shower. We met our room steward Arnold and he reminded us of the 3:15 muster drill. Two of our three bags were waiting for us, the missing one showed up during dinner (no worries as that one only held snorkeling gear). We were able to unpack and store our clothing and I took a shower and was evening ready before the muster drill. The drill for us was in the main showroom. They were filling the room from the front back and I appreciated that when the drill was complete they dismissed from the front back. We went back to our cabin just one deck down from the theater. For sail-away we wanted to listen to the acoustic duo at the aft bar, but there is very little seating in that area (seems like tables and chairs are missing?). We ended up sitting in the aft lido and I went outside to take photos several times as we sailed away and under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Next we went down to listen to the strings duo in Cellar Masters until dinner. We went to dinner a little early in order to talk to our waiter, Putra, and his assistant Onsa about our special needs. They were most accommodating. Our friends joined us and we had a delightful time together. The recommended Prime Rib was excellent. DW’s salmon was very good and everyone seemed to enjoy the meal. After dinner we listened to the “Dancing town” in the Rendezvous lounge and actually danced once. We wanted to sample the solo guitarist in the grand foyer but his set was done by the time we arrived, so we moved on to the showroom for comedian A. J. Jamal. We very much enjoyed his comedy. By the time the show was over it was nearly 10:00 and time to call it a very full first day. Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) at Sea We slept very well and managed to make it to the dining room at 8:40. While waiting one of our friends came out and saw us. He said they had room at their table so we were able to join them. Breakfast was good. After breakfast we all split up. The ladies went to the galley tour, my friend went to the Bermuda talk, and I went to a computer class. All worked out well except the computer class as the instructor never showed. I went to the front desk who called to computer lab and they asked me to go to the lab. I did so, and after the apologies about a schedule change that didn’t make it into the program, for my trouble they comped me an unlimited internet package. At 11:30 the Summit held a Memorial Day service in the main foyer. This was very nice with all the officers participating. We were also told that we had increased speed and would arrive to Bermuda early due to a medical emergency. We enjoyed lunch in the dining room. We split up again after lunch with the ladies perusing the shops and I ended up at the T-pool. With the movement of the ship the T-pool was fantastic and I stayed there quite a while. We got ready for the “Chic” evening and before dinner visited the Elite lounge and enjoyed a couple of drinks. We met our friends at dinner at had a wonderful time together. Food so far has been very good. We had a photo of our group of six taken with the captain at the “Chic officer’s soiree’.” We then attended show time, “Life” by the singers and dancers. I will say the show was enjoyable although after a busy sea day it was hard to stay awake. We then called it a night. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – at sea and Bermuda arrival. With a time change last night we woke up too late for the dining room breakfast so the lido would need to suffice. The station at the very aft was not busy and we quickly had made to order omelets, waffles, and a nice fruit selection for breakfast. Next we used the T-pool and had a great time there. I got cleaned up just in time for a future cruise presentation on the Galapagos. This inexpensive trip suddenly became very costly as I was sold. This has also been on the bucket list for our friends so after a nice dining room lunch we went to visit the future cruise office and ended up booking the Celebrity Expedition 10 day Quito and Galapagos package for Thanksgiving, 2019. Although there were numerous activities available the afternoon passed in a bit of a fog. I took a short nap, got ready for dinner, and enjoyed the Elite lounge for a while as we watched the Anthem of the Seas and then the Norwegian Dawn sail away to make room for Summit at the dock. After dinner we went to do a walk around but found it was raining quite hard so we turned around. Fifteen minutes later it was dry so we left the ship and walked around the dockyards. Just before it became too dark to see, we noticed a large black cloud approaching so we headed back to Summit. We were not quite fast enough, however, and got totally drenched as the skies opened into a monsoon like rain very suddenly. Trying to find a place in the cabin to hang all the wet clothes was a challenge, and as it was quite late we missed the 9:00 show and ended up calling it a night. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Bermuda We were up early to get ready for our first day in Bermuda! We enjoyed a dining room breakfast where we met a young honeymooning couple who were married on Saturday. We met our friends for our 9:00 meeting to head to the ferry for the 9:30 to Hamilton. The 9:30 ended up being more like 9:45 and while waiting it was raining. During the ride to Hamilton the skies really opened up into a downpour. Fortunately, after arriving in never rained that hard again. We toured around Hamilton especially enjoying Queen Elizabeth Park and the postmaster museum. The cathedral was enjoyable to walk around and see the stained glass and well maintained stonework as well. We also visited Queen Victoria Park and then got on bus #7 with the intention of seeing the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. We told the bus driver we had six to visit the lighthouse and he said okay he would let us know when to get off. Well, he forgot. Several stops after the lighthouse he dropped us off to catch a return bus that would be along in ‘5 minutes.’ When the next bus heading back toward the dockyard came four of us took that bus to get back to the ship. The locals on the bus were very friendly and half of our group got off at the clocktower mall to do some shopping but we stayed on until the last stop and walked back to the ship for lunch. We enjoyed lunch from the buffet grille (all the way aft) and then dropped our bag in the room. I went to the T-pool, where I had it to myself for a while, and DW went shopping. While I was in the pool the sun actually came out so hopefully it will be a nice evening for the harbor night’s festival in Hamilton. We arrived at the dining room at 5:15 so we could catch the 6:45 ferry. Putra was most accommodating and we left the dining room at 6:15, skipping dessert. Just after we returned to our cabin we found out that due to the weather the mayor of Hamilton canceled tonight’s event. It was time for plan B. We went to the 7:00 show of “Chandelier” by the Summit’s cast. This was a really good show with a nice storyline and some excellent musical numbers. After the show we tried to find seats in the Rendezvous lounge but it was packed. We went to Café El’ Bacio for the first time this cruise for dessert and we enjoyed them. A Bermudian ambassador was on board and we visited with him a little. We always like it when ships bring local life on board. After this, thanks to Facebook, we had learned that ‘old friends’ we had not seen in 24 years were on the Norwegian Escape. We made plans to meet outside at 9:15 and visited with them until 10:50. They said they have a hard time finding friends to cruise with. Who knows, we may do a cruise with them at some point! Back to the cabin and we called it a very late night. Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Bermuda day 2 We were up and ready in time for a dining room breakfast at a table for two and met our friends at 9:00. We went out to the waiting St. George 9:30 ferry and had an enjoyable sail over to St. George on the outside deck. Upon arrival we took our time and enjoyed the town, stopping in a few shops, appreciating the nice clean restrooms, and we toured St. Peter’s church. St. Peter’s was a nice surprise. It was very well kept and very historic. Bermuda and St. Peter’s was the first place Queen Elizabeth visited 5 months after her coronation and photos of that visit were on display. The four of us got in a cab for the $7.35 cab ride over to Tobacco Bay. This is such a very nice place to swim or snorkel. While the beach was rather crowded this is still a great spot. I enjoyed snorkeling for quite some time and took a bunch of photos. When talking with my DW all of a sudden I couldn’t get the camera to turn back on. My “Waterproof” camera apparently bit the dust after about five years of service. Sure enough, after letting the camera dry out a while in the sun I opened the battery/memory card compartment and drops of moisture are inside. We had a little lunch at the on-site concession and enjoyed sitting at a table in the shade of a large umbrella. We went back in the wonderful water for the best part of an hour before coming out to dry off and catch a taxi back to the ferry boarding area in St. Georges. As we had enough time, we visited the local grocery and bought a couple of bottles of cold water and a chocolate bar. The ladies did some shopping while waiting for the ferry. Soon enough the ferry arrived and we had a nice ride back to the dockyards in the cool main deck. Back on the Summit we took quick showers to get ready for dinner. Dinner was again very enjoyable this evening and our wait staff is terrific. Following dinner we listened to a few tunes in the Rendezvous lounge and then attended the travel trivia and champagne event hosted by the future cruise team. We knew all the places in the photos and had the maximum amount of possible entries into a prize drawing, but no one in our group won one of the three prizes. Still, this was a fun event. We attended the 9:00 show, “Vocal flash.” They are very talented but this wasn’t really our kind of music. After the show we called it a night. Friday, June 01, 2018 Bermuda, day three We enjoyed breakfast at the aft of the Oceanview café and left to meet our arranged outing on “Hartley’s Helmet Dive.” This ended up being a terrific outing with about a 40 minute trip out to the site and then Greg Hartley took folks down in groups of six (three groups of six) with each group getting about 45-50 minutes on the bottom (well over the advertised amount of time). DW and I very much enjoyed this and it became the highlight of our time in Bermuda. Greg arranges to take photos and a short video of each party who wants them at a reasonable cost. This was very important to us as my underwater camera died the prior day! We returned to the dock, just minutes’ walk from the ship, at about 1:45. We returned to the Summit and quickly dropped off our things in the cabin and went for lunch again at the far aft lido grill. I think this is the best area of the Oceanview Café as your food is cooked to order. The Paninis are also made fresh to order, so you can’t go wrong here! We met up with our friends and visited a while sharing the day’s adventures while enjoying an ice cream. DW returned to the cabin to rest up before our “Chic” evening tonight while I enjoyed the indoor pool a while. I was told that two folks missed the ship as they were seen running for the ship after we had begun to pull away. Funny thing is we later learned they were actually on the NCL ship so they were REALLY late as the Escape had left about an hour earlier! After cleaning up for dinner we all enjoyed dinner. Lobster was on the menu tonight as well as Beef Wellington and other upscale entrees. Putra took superb care of us with double Lobster tails. After dinner we attended the senior officer’s cocktail party where I was able to have the captain autograph our group photo with him. The party was a very nice event. Afterwards, we headed over to the theater for the singers and dancers performing “Soundtrack.” This is their last show as a group as their contract is up and they leave when we leave the Summit Sunday morning. The show was very enjoyable. As much as we would have loved to participate in some of the later entertainment, a very busy day with lots of fresh Bermudian air and happy fish made us very tired so we called it a night. Saturday, June 2, At sea returning towards Cape Liberty This was a very busy sea day. We went to the elite breakfast for the first (and last) time this cruise. That is a very nice quiet area in the Murano restaurant and is certainly a nice, lighter, alternative for a sea day like today. This was followed by a walk around looking for our friends. While we didn’t find them immediately we did catch up with them and the ladies went shopping all the ‘clearance sales’ while the men attended Captain Yannis’ presentation on “Secrets of ship’s navigation.” He was very through and spent a lot of time taking questions. We left there to meet up with the ladies for a dining room lunch. Lunch was very enjoyable and relaxing. After lunch, we did a walk about of areas of the ship we had not previously seen, including the rooftop terrace on deck 12. The outdoor movies are shown here and if you got there early enough there is some shade, but most seats are out in the open. There are also quiet shaded areas on the sides of the ship. It was a beautiful afternoon and we took a number of photos up there! We found a vacant table near the pool grille and had a nice time chatting and visiting. We saw Putra working the pool grille and he posed for a photo. We tried to listen to some music there by the pool but sitting off that far to the side the sound was not pleasant. Soon enough it was time to get ready for dinner and we enjoyed one last visit to the Elite cocktail hour. It is certainly nice to have a degree of status on two cruise lines so we have options when looking for our next vacation(s)! Dinner was again very good with Turkey on the menu. I asked for a double order of all white meat and again Putra came through. So good. After dinner we found a table by Café El Bacio to share our photos with each other. We attended the final show, comedian Gina Brillon “All the way from New York.” Gina was enjoyable but not as good as A. J. Jamal on day one. After dinner we visited with our friends for a few minutes and arranged to meet for our final breakfast Sunday morning. Sunday, June 03, 2018 – Disembarkation We ended up waking up before the alarm. Turning on the bridge cam, I saw that we were approaching the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. I threw on some clothes and heading up top with the camera. Nearly no one else was up there and I was able to take some nice photos and video, including of one of the “Op sail” ships sailing away from New York. We met our friends for our 7:45 dining room breakfast as we had luggage tag #27 (late) for disembarkation. We were the second to last party in the dining room and left there about 8:50. We stayed in Cellar Masters on the comfortable chairs while listening to the numbers being called. We joined the disembarkation line at 9:30 and it was 10:15 by the time we snaked through the line at customs. Although we have “Global entry” which saves us oodles of time returning by air, this did not help at cape liberty. One last hug and handshake with our friends (who we will see again at Thanksgiving on Princess) and we paid our parking fee and loaded the luggage into the car. With two stops on the way home, including one for a nice relaxing lunch, we arrived home at 1:45 as our friends were on their Southwest plane headed home to Florida. Conclusion: This cruise was a very pleasant surprise. After our last Celebrity experience I had low expectations. Yet it was a wonderful cruise. Captain Yannis’ is the most out and about Captain I recall from any of our cruises. Cruise director Dan was everywhere. The crew is happy and with two isolated exceptions among our group, service was outstanding. Our dining room team at table 165 of Putra and Onsa were incredible, taking care of DW’s special dietary needs while also catering to my particular preferences. The shows were of a caliber not seen on a ship we’ve traveled on for years. Unlike the Reflection a few years ago, they were understandable and enjoyable, with talented performers. The food in the main dining room was consistently very good, with some excellent options thrown in. Finding that aft grille in the Oceanview café was also a nice surprise, we do not recall that from previous trips on the Summit. The captain announced that the Summit will be getting a $77 million dry-dock next spring as the corporation had decided to keep the C class ships in the fleet. This is good as the furniture in the Oceanview is certainly past its prime. Some of the new “Edge” features will be incorporated into the ship. A Bermuda cruise is ‘different’ that almost any other cruise with just one port and the ship becoming a floating hotel for several days. Regardless, we slept extremely well, had a great time and enjoyed nearly everything the ship had to offer. No cruise in a number of years has exceeded four stars in my reviews since our five star Antarctica cruise on the Zaandam in 2015. The happy ship Summit gets 4 ½ stars (out of 5). We look forward to future cruises on the Summit after next year’s renovations. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was our first Cekebrity cruise . Having done 35 cruises we heard how good Celbrity was. Service and food were great. But getting in to the resturant was a nightmare. we tried to make reservations each night to be told we could not.But ... Read More
This was our first Cekebrity cruise . Having done 35 cruises we heard how good Celbrity was. Service and food were great. But getting in to the resturant was a nightmare. we tried to make reservations each night to be told we could not.But yet waiting for a table every night people walked in saying they had reservations. How did they get them? Also during a show in the lounges, we were sitting with a couple who the wife was handicapped. When the show started some passengers were told to siit on a ledge right in front of us When we told the officers we couldn't see now they said too bad and the passengers can stay where they are. Entertainment was ok even though the sprouting shows made no sense. They service was still great despite the flaws already stated Cabin was good with a lot of storage available Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We took this same cruise earlier in May in 2017, this time we took it a little later in the season hoping to avoid rain. That trick did not work out, but everything else did. We splurged and chose one of the two penthouse suites. Not ... Read More
We took this same cruise earlier in May in 2017, this time we took it a little later in the season hoping to avoid rain. That trick did not work out, but everything else did. We splurged and chose one of the two penthouse suites. Not only was the suite A+ fabulous, but the service was really outstanding. We had a superb butler, Rikki, who really went out of his way to take care of us. We dined at Luminae, the main venue for suite class, which we loved. We also dined at Qsine, Sushi on Five, and the Tuscan Grille. We usually had breakfast in Luminae, but on one occasion we did this in the Oceanview Cafe. On this trip I managed to get into this completely relaxed state, or this "zone", as I can call it. There were just too many things that were going right. One surprise was the quality of the piano in the suite. I am classically trained, and am very picky on instruments. Many people think these piano in suites are purely decorative. This is not the case here: The piano is a Yamaha C1 - from the premiere "Conservatory" series of Yamaha pianos, and though it is a baby grand, it projects sound beautifully, the action is responsive, and it is well maintained. I brought my own sheet music, as well as a couple of discklavier floppy disks. One note: The disk the Summit had in the suite was bad, but that did not matter, since it did not have the music I was looking for anyhow. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was our first time on the Summit and I was a little apprehensive due to the age of the ship; however, I was totally wrong. The ship is in great shape. The crew is absolutely the best we have ever sailed with and the food was ... Read More
This was our first time on the Summit and I was a little apprehensive due to the age of the ship; however, I was totally wrong. The ship is in great shape. The crew is absolutely the best we have ever sailed with and the food was extremely good. Good management is the key, in my opinion, to a successful operation and the management on the ship is outstanding. We would see the captain and senior officers at all venues throughtout the day inspecting and improving. This led to a happy and friendly crew. At our stop in Bermuda, they ship hosted a BBQ for the crew on the pier with the senior staff doing the work. Embarkation and debarkation went smoothly with only two minor issues. First, the parking garage was full when we arrived so we parked in the open area. Second it was raining when we left but we were able to load the car at the loading zone without problem. We were on the ship within 15 minutes of passing through the security line. We selected our dining on an "as we arrive" basis and waited no more than 2 minutes to seat our party of 6. We had a great waiter (Melvin) and assistant waiter (Rc). The wine and beverage service was spot on; fast and efficient. Out statroom attendant, Bagus, was the best yet. No complaints, only compliments. Room was in good shape although the age is begining to show. Bagus did a super job of keeping the room clean and reporting any maintenance issues. We did not attend any of the ship's productions so we can't evaluate those. Other entertainment throughout the ship was very good. It was hard to walk through some areas without stopping to listen to the musicians. Overall, this was a great cruise and we will take it again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
In the last 24 years, my wife and I have taken approximately 24 cruises. That's right, a cruise per year. We have cruised on all the major lines, with the exception of Cunard, which is on my wish list. We have cruised on each line a ... Read More
In the last 24 years, my wife and I have taken approximately 24 cruises. That's right, a cruise per year. We have cruised on all the major lines, with the exception of Cunard, which is on my wish list. We have cruised on each line a number of times. However, we keep coming back to Celebrity, because it is simply outstanding. In particular, we keep coming back to the Summit. This was our 4th cruise on the Summit, and it was probably our best. "How can that be?" You ask. After all, the Summit is 16 years old, and she certainly doen't have all the "bells and whistles" of larger and newer ships. But, like a fine aged wine she has "class" and everything you would want on a luxury cruise line. From the moment we entered the cruise terminal until the time we left the ship, every staff member greeted you with a smile and a helping hand to assist you and try to make your experience the best it could be. The service, food, and entertainment were all excellent. Although the weather for the first three days was very disappointing, that certainly did not spoil our vacation, knowing that each evening we would have an elegant meal, with great food and service, the funniest comedians, best singers and dancers, and great entertainers throughout the ship. Special compliments to our cruise director, Patrick, our waiter Carmelo, and our morning waiter Donovan. In stead of having her best years behind her, the Summit has established herself as one of the great Classic ships of all times!!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was a group trip, we were 7 people of around 45. My mom decided to celebrate her retirement and have family time together. We did some of the typical activities such as the public beach in St. Maarten on Front Street and ... Read More
This was a group trip, we were 7 people of around 45. My mom decided to celebrate her retirement and have family time together. We did some of the typical activities such as the public beach in St. Maarten on Front Street and exploring Hamilton in Bermuda. We also took some time to enjoy snorkel park with the kids in the family and visit the Docklands. I strongly recommend the Frog and Onion Pub for traditional pub fare. Onboard Dining was amazing. Our waiters Fabian and Carlos made the experience feel luxurious and enjoyable. Each course was tasty, interesting and fun. The desserts had lots of variety for those who like to try different things each night. In St. Maarten, we went to the Star Wars Museum on Front Street. We met Mr. Yoda Man, who created all the creatures for the movies. We took the tour of his Hollywood memorabilia. He has also done work on Men in Black, the Shining and many other movies. He took a picture with the kids in the family. If you are visiting St. Maarten, I strongly suggest visiting this attraction, you will regret missing it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Very very very last minute (booked 2 days ahead) and the only room left was an Aqua Class Balcony room on 11th floor. Great room, location was terrific and near everything (directly above the buffet). As an Aqua Class, one of the benefits ... Read More
Very very very last minute (booked 2 days ahead) and the only room left was an Aqua Class Balcony room on 11th floor. Great room, location was terrific and near everything (directly above the buffet). As an Aqua Class, one of the benefits I thought was the highest value proved to be of nearly no value to me, and that was access to the Thermal Suite in the Spa. My reasoning was first, the room was in the back of the ship, and to get to the front of the ship, we had to go out on deck, walk all the way to the front and then down a level. When wanting a quick warm up in the thermal suite or a relaxing sit in the steam rooms, all of that was lost as soon as you had to trek back to your room. We have done this on other ships (this is our 25th+ cruise), and you can put on your spa slippers and a robe and buzz down the hall to use the spa. This was so inconvenient that it "harshed my mellow". The thermal suite was not great anyhow. They had a eucalyptus steam room that theoretically could fit 4 people if you like facing two strangers touching knees. The heated loungers were actually more like heated chairs and none of the relaxation you get from laying back and having your legs and feet elevated. They also had a "sahara" room that was also dry heat tiles, but too hot to even sit with a towel underneath you -- skin was burning within seconds. So overall we went once, tried a second time and left within minutes. The Thassolatherapy pool was public and out of the spa area so that was not part of a relaxing experience either. The real value of Aqua Class was dining in Blu. The restaurant was exclusive to that class, and was personal, quiet, easy to get a two person window seat. I enjoy meeting other people while dining, and although we were mostly at two person tables, they were configured so you could talk to the people next to you easily. The staff was top notch, the food excellent, and all a cut above on sophistication over the other "big box" cruise lines out there. Canyon Ranch Spa despite the thermal suite was amazing. I had no intention of having spa treatments but ended up with two massages and one conditioner/blow dry treatment that all were amazing. The staff were delightful, well trained and really good. The hot stone massage was the best I have ever had (ask for Nipa...her hands are out of this world). As for the rest of the ship, the rooms were great, nice and quiet and well tended to. Carnival has started the one-with-an-optional-twice cleaning policy that I hate. I dont even like being asked if I only want one cleaning a day... it makes me feel like I am overworking the staff, however I really like having my cabin cleaned and put to rights twice a day. These folks never even asked or made any efforts to cut my cleanings down... I appreciate that they still keep the standards of cruising that we became accustomed to over the last 30 years. The ship was always being maintained, painted, cleaned etc. That was super important. The food was always fairly well staffed, not too long of lines or too many times fighting for tables... not enough to mention, so that indicates a good flow of traffic. We always got to the shows a little late but never had a problem finding a good seat even though the ship was booked to capacity. If you have not cruised before or only a few times, these will be the things that make all the difference from one cruise line/ship to another. Sea days always have a hard time getting deck chairs unless you are an early riser. With that in mind, I did not find it too difficult. Around the main pool they were gone early, however there were many other locations convenient to a quick tip in the pool that make it not too inconvenient. Hot tubs were never packed either and were easily able to join. So, in summary, Aqua Class was worth it just for the room location and for dining at Blu. All in all one of the nicest and most complete cruise experiences ever. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This cruise was chosen specifically for the itinerary. Summit is an older ship, introduced in 2001. Although the public areas except for the Oceanview Cafe are updated, the staterooms are tired. It is scheduled for refurbishment in ... Read More
This cruise was chosen specifically for the itinerary. Summit is an older ship, introduced in 2001. Although the public areas except for the Oceanview Cafe are updated, the staterooms are tired. It is scheduled for refurbishment in early 2019 but Celebrity has a tendency to delay replacement of chairs, couches, and bathroom sinks and mirrors. Rust was prevalent on the balcony, the chairs in the Oceanview Cafe were in such poor condition, they actually substituted normal dining chairs with card table chairs. Beyond the cosmetic deficiencies, Celebrity always demonstrates consistent dining experiences and outstanding entertainment. The staff and crew exceed expectations and always make you welcome. The excursions sponsored by the ship will meet the needs of most passengers but our experience has been to seek more private tours online. The cost is significantly less and usually have only a handful of people on the tour. Viator allowed us to have multiple tours on St. Maarten and Bermuda with one in St. Maarten ending up as a totally private one. One of the highlights of the Celebrity Summit and its sister Millenium class ships is the thalassotherapy pool. This is open to all passengers and it provides a salt water pool with whirlpool type water motion. Too bad this is not a staple on the Solstice class ships. 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
Sail Date April 2018
This was my first cruise on Celebrity, I've previously sailed on Holland America. Thus, this review is somewhat of a comparison of my experiences on both lines. Embarking: San Juan is very accessible. Found out that Celebrity ... Read More
This was my first cruise on Celebrity, I've previously sailed on Holland America. Thus, this review is somewhat of a comparison of my experiences on both lines. Embarking: San Juan is very accessible. Found out that Celebrity actually asked for a hard copy of my boarding pass, which I didn’t bother to print. I had to break out my laptop to show them, and even then they still had to write some information down manually. Otherwise, since the boarding time was pretty stretched from 11 AM to about 6 PM, there were no long lines and it took like 15 minutes total. Once on the ship, however, our room wasn’t ready until almost 2 PM. I prefer the more paperless approach and earlier readiness of the room on HAL, but with proper preparation it’s not a big issue. Very slight edge to HAL. Internet: Celebrity didn’t have a ship app available for the Summit. Plus to HAL. Internet Speed was decent enough, especially in public spaces, for me to connect to email and work VPN. I think SpeedTest results were about 2.5-3.0 Mbps. Generally, this is a win for Celebrity. Casual Dining: The Ocean View Café was a bit mixed compared to HAL. It’s superior to HAL in terms of grilled-to-order meats available for lunch and dinner, and drink stations are more accessible. Desserts are better on Celebrity’s buffet. HAL is far superior with its breakfast offerings and Asian foods. While HAL’s buffet has more limited hours, the 10:00 – 11:00 late night offerings are more complete on HAL than on X. HAL also wins with the Dive-In Burger, since Celebrity’s burger stand doesn’t do grill-to-order without some cajoling and the fries are nowhere as good as the Dive-In’s. Celebrity has better premium coffee and gelato stands, especially the free treats available at the coffee stand. So if you’re more of a burger-and-fries person, HAL wins the snack department. If you crave the sweet stuff for snacks, X wins. Main Dining Room experience: Celebrity had better meat-based dishes, but HAL has superior seafood and appetizers. Celebrity did offer as “always available” shrimp cocktail and escargots. The dishes were very lightly salted on my Celebrity cruise, which can be a very good or a very bad thing depending on one’s taste and health requirements. Lobsters were bigger on my HAL cruises. Even for a first-time cruiser, I noticed that while for the most part still tasting good, I can understand other reports of cutbacks on the level of offerings in the Celebrity MDR, such as serving certain types of non-premium seafood selections. Unlike HAL, Celebrity has on paper better MDR dining options for Aqua and Suite class passengers, a subject for debate at another time. Like HAL, even though I had “any-time / select” dining, I was able to secure reservations for the early 530ish time at the same table each night. My regular waiters were fantastic, able to accommodate my sometimes-rushed meal schedule while at the same time very attentive. So food-wise, HAL is better but service in MDR on both lines have been excellent for me. Shipboard Activities: No question, Celebrity beats HAL by a mile here. First of all, with about the same number of passengers, Celebrity had about 2-3 times the number of staff dedicated to passenger activities. For devout Catholics, HAL’s onboard priest would be a plus, however. Our CD Patrick and his associate manager Manuel were outstanding emcees / game show hosts. There were multiple events that included active participation from ship officers. There were like 4-6 Trivia-related events each day (including port days) and with my cabin mate and me doing well, we were able to win a nice beach tote bag and t-shirt, along with several deck of cards, a lanyard, and several of those “X” medal ribbons. A much nicer haul than the small pins we usually receive from HAL. The shows, dancers, and singers on Celebrity were of higher quality. Live music was available throughout the ship at night. HAL is better with classical music, and the BB King set is great, but it just doesn’t have the variety. For example, one night I just wandered out to the stern outdoor buffet seating area, and there was a fantastic duo performing acoustic numbers superior to main stage performances on HAL. The Summit’s activities really helped create some good memories for me. Fellow Passengers: Demographics-wise, like HAL there weren’t that many kids on the cruise (I heard there were 53 onboard). I did like that smoking was limited for most of the ship spaces. Mostly because I wasn’t sailing with a group this time, I had more personal encounters with fellow passengers. Met some really nice and sweet folk onboard, especially during dinner and trivia. Highly related to the itinerary ending in New Jersey, a lot of passengers were from the PA-NJ-NY area. A bit more blunt and pushy at times, but also more willing to chat and get raucous and energized during large game show events like 80s music night and the Marriage game. Can’t compare since passenger demographics at the upscale mass market segment are more dependent on itineraries than cruise line. Disembarkation: So much better at FLL than Bayonne. First of all, FLL has Global Entry, Bayonne doesn’t. We also had to wait in line about 20 minutes for the passenger bridge to clear, something that never happened on HAL. The long line did move somewhat decently once we were inside the terminal. I guess the powers that be wanted us to experience the “tired, poor, huddled masses” vibe at the nearby Ellis Island. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
My husband and I chose this cruise because it was cheap and visited my favorite two Caribbean ports - St. Thomas and St. Martin. This was cruise 29 for us. The was our first time to visit Bermuda. We flew to Puerto Rico from Nashville, ... Read More
My husband and I chose this cruise because it was cheap and visited my favorite two Caribbean ports - St. Thomas and St. Martin. This was cruise 29 for us. The was our first time to visit Bermuda. We flew to Puerto Rico from Nashville, TN the day of the cruise on SW. We experienced no delays nor any problems. We took a taxi outside the airport for $27.00 to the cruise port. Because of the hurricane, the ships DO NOT dock in downtown San Juan. You are in a container port. We were able to walk almost right on (2:00 PM) and our room was ready. After some lunch, we went to our room to rest. While the Summit is older, we had no issues until the last two days - the toilet would not flush. It seemed to be a problem everywhere on the ship the last two days. We had an ocean view cabin which had plenty of storage for us. Service was excellent every where on this ship. The entertainment was very good. It had the best singers and dancers we have ever seen on a cruise ship. The areilist couple were exciting to watch. Jere Spader (broadway singer) did a show which was just wonderful. There was a group who sang Frankie V.'s music which was great. We do not spend money nor time in the casino BUT it was the first Non-smoking casino I have ever seen on a ship. We also are not into the game shows. Disembarkation was easy - we always just pull our suitcases off . We took a taxi service for $20.00 pp from cruise ship to airport. Great trip!! and YES we will cruise with CELEBRITY AGAIN. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
My husband and I booked this cruise and the cruise on the 21st because of the ports. We visited 8 ports. We had an inside for the first leg and a balcony for the 2nd. Both rooms and attendants were very nice and helpful although we ... Read More
My husband and I booked this cruise and the cruise on the 21st because of the ports. We visited 8 ports. We had an inside for the first leg and a balcony for the 2nd. Both rooms and attendants were very nice and helpful although we don't want much. We are not those sorts of people who inspect rust or carpets. I cant think of a bigger waste of my vacation then to become a rust or carpet inspector. Sea days -.only had 4 out of 15.days. there were the usual people up at 6am in solarium placing items on chairs. The good news was the pool attendant was removing towels left to save chairs. Around pool one gentleman took 6 chairs for his family in sun and also 6 in back row. We were fine up on 12 and various spots around ship. Activities- not a big interest of ours. We prefer watching our own movies and reading. Movies up on 12th were terrible. Crocodile Dundee 2 was on for 2 separate days. Gym - usual cruise ship stuff. Good condition and hardly crowded Food - went to Tuscan one time and entire meal took 2 hours and 15 minutes on a non chic night. But it was good. Went to mdr 2x. One time it was not good. 2nd time was delicious. Oceanview was where we went since we were really tired from long port days. I found the food good and the staff friendly. I did note a few cut ins by officers but honestly they are working and we aren't so if I had to wait an extra 30 seconds, no big deal. I also never once witnessed cold food outside at the grill. I loved the pasta bar and the ice cream bar. Cafe bacio hac good desserts but needed a little more variety. I've cruised on celebrity, royal and carnival and I really like the summit. Its smaller but the staff is very nice. I've sailed with captain Kate and this captain and I notice no difference in the service or demeanor of workers. If anything could be improved it would be movie selection on 12, PLEASE get rid of the Broadway shows and singers and make it a movie theater with current movies or even have cover bands for people to enjoy that are under the age of 70. It's really unfair to only cater to a select few. And have a better explanation for b2b people. Info session was not helpful. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
To be honest, husband and I were not certain of cruising. We are the type that when we vacation we get up first thing in the morning and are moving and exploring all day. We both, especially me, get motion sick so that was another worry. ... Read More
To be honest, husband and I were not certain of cruising. We are the type that when we vacation we get up first thing in the morning and are moving and exploring all day. We both, especially me, get motion sick so that was another worry. But when my parents paid for a trip for us adult kids to go on a family cruise, we reluctantly accepted. We absolutely loved the entire experience! And are watching for "deals" so we can take another cruise. The staff was so attentive and kind. The food was amazing. The entertainment was great. The ports and excursions were all good (except for St. Lucia). We loved every minute of it and found ourselves enjoying just relaxing. We found that relaxing is a very good thing on vacation! We boarded about 2 pm and were not told that our cabin is ready, but apparently others were. We were grabbing a quick bite to eat and noticed that no one else had their carry on with them. So off we went to our cabin to unpack and change in to summer clothes and begin our vacation! Truly, we can not wait to go on another cruise! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary. Additionally, my mother had been on the Millennium years ago and really enjoyed it. Since the Summit is her sister ship, I thought it would be easier to navigate for my mother ... Read More
I chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary. Additionally, my mother had been on the Millennium years ago and really enjoyed it. Since the Summit is her sister ship, I thought it would be easier to navigate for my mother since she is 82 years old and we were in the aft which meant quite a bit of walking. My sister and daughter in law joined us and off we went. We went to San Juan several days prior to embarkation so we could enjoy the sights of the city for a day. We walked around Old San Juan, visited San Christobal and then took a taxi to Isla Verde. What a beautiful day! We ate a the Metropol and at Los Pinos. Both were beyond excellent in both food and service! On embarkation day, we took a taxi to the port. Embarkation was simple and we were to our room in a matter of 30 minutes or so. Champagne was provided when we got on the ship. Our luggage was to our room within minutes. We met our room steward, Ronald, who was attentive and caring of our needs for the entire cruise. We did not eat in the specialty restaurants, as the food in the main dining room was absolutely wonderful. Our waiters were Don and Agaton and my sommelier was I Wayan. We could not have had better service. I found that all of the bartenders I encountered were more than happy to take care of my needs. We did have a few meals in the buffet and they were wonderful as well. I would usually have the specialty omelette or one of the specialty benedicts at the poached egg station. Anything you want for breakfast is available. We also had a bite now and then at the Spa Cafe. The food there was delicious as well. I saw most all of the shows. I thought the entertainment at the shows was wonderful. The singers and dancers were top notch. Their was something different each night. Patrick was our cruise director and he was wonderful as well. All over the ship all of the time and he knew me by name by the second day. We participated in some music trivia which we enjoyed taking first place. We were supposed to attend a gathering the last day to pick up our prize, but due to scheduling, we missed it. I purchased the picture package and made the most of it. We came home with 197 pictures. We got to know all of the photographers and really enjoyed our nightly family photo sessions. As far as the entertainment about the ship, I have one thing to tell you ... see Chris Hawks. This man is an amazing entertainer. He has a beautiful voice and is wonderful with his guitar and foot pedal recording thing. Just make sure you see him. He takes requests and is personable as well so after we would watch his set, we would chat with him. I can't really say anything about the other musicians about the ship because once I heard Chris perform, my family and I were at just about every one of his sets. Yes, he was that good. You can check him out online, as he recorded an album on the ship titled Covers in My Cabin. He does a few duets with one of the singers, Ashley June, and these are beautiful as well. We got off the ship at every port. I would highly recommend each and every one of our excursions: In Barbados we went with Silver Moon Charters. We were on the Moondance with a total of 14 on board which included the crew. We snorkeled with sea turtles, snorkeled 2 shipwrecks with plenty of fish, had swim time, plenty to drink and enjoyed a delicious lunch. It was an amazing day with Captain Mickey, Felix and Hakeem. In St. Lucia we took a tour with Cosol Tours. Bumpy was our guide. We did the mud baths and the sulfur springs, a waterfall, some snorkel and beach time between the pitons, all kinds of island information, and the most delicious food. In Antigua my mother and I went to Nicole's Table. This is a cooking class at the home of Nicole and Adam. If you enjoy cooking/eating or are just looking to try something new, do this experience. The food we made and then ate was just phenomenal, as was the company! Nicole and Adam make you feel like family from the minute you arrive. My sister and daughter in law when zip lining through the ship. They said that it was very enjoyable as well. In St. Kitts we went with Grey's Island Excursions. Yet another excellent decision on our port. I just loved our guide. He took us to a place where Batik is made. The rainforest is steps away so he drove us around for me to take pictures. We went from there to a fortress to climb, explore and take pictures. We were able to meet Thenford himself at this stop! He took us to meet Johnny, his monkey friend, who knows when we get there that he gets a banana. There was a stop where you could see the Atlantic on one side and the Caribbean on the other. My sister had her picture taken with a monkey there. I had a few local beers that were priced quite low! We wanted beach time so he took us to Friar's Beach where we ordered lunch on our own and enjoyed some sun, sand and beautiful views. We were given all kinds of information about the island and the various plants and herbs that the locals use rather medicinally. I would recommend this tour to everyone. They have a wheelchair accessible van so for anyone with disabilities, this would be a wonderful way to see sights of this island. Our last stop was St. Thomas. We went to Magen's Bay to spend a few hours. Having been there before, I noted the changes from after the hurricane. However, they are fully up and running and the beach remains beautiful. There were new palm trees and sand brought in, the bar and gift shop have been rebuilt, they have a few shelters with picnic tables and nice bathroom facilities. Be aware that if you come in a taxi you have to leave in a taxi. There was a gentleman at the beach that was a tour operator on his day off. I approached him about an impromptu tour around the island. The taxi drivers went wild said I couldn't go with him. The reported him for soliciting me which is not at all what happened. We ended up taking a taxi to Mountain Top to check out the views, do a little shopping and have a banana daiquiri. Apparently tipping goes a long way because I got a few extra rum floaters on mine! I would have liked to have toured a bit with Mickey in his open air jeep but our taxi ended up well. We were told that this is due to the independent tour operators trying to scalp the tourists however, the price Mickey had quoted was less than what we ended up paying the taxi driver. Lesson learned. If you want an independent tour/driver in St. Thomas, book it that way from the start. I cannot say enough good things about the Summit herself, her crew and this fabulous itinerary. Taking this cruise with my mother, sister and daughter-in-law was an experience of a lifetime! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Last minute deal we could not pass up and we are glad we didn't! This was our 21st cruise, but first one with Celebrity. It won't be our last! Southern Caribbean out of San Juan. This was one of the best cruises we have ever been ... Read More
Last minute deal we could not pass up and we are glad we didn't! This was our 21st cruise, but first one with Celebrity. It won't be our last! Southern Caribbean out of San Juan. This was one of the best cruises we have ever been on! Embarkation was fast and they greeted you with a glass of champagne ! Rooms were ready when we embarked, and our cabin steward, Ahkmed , was wonderful! The staff on this ship go above and beyond! The buffet was not a crowded , mad dash for a table, as on other cruises we have been on. The food was delicious every day at the buffet! Waiters in all areas were outstanding!The service in the main dining room was flawless. It is not the craziness of Carnival or Norwegian, and feels like more personalized service . I think the staff to passenger ratio is higher on Celebrity. Entertainment was great, every nite! Great ports and itinerary! We will definitely book another Celebrity cruise! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We decided on Celebrity Summit because we wanted a higher end cruise with fewer children. We decided to go Suite Class and it was worth every penny. From the time we arrived at Port to the time we left, we were treated first class. We got ... Read More
We decided on Celebrity Summit because we wanted a higher end cruise with fewer children. We decided to go Suite Class and it was worth every penny. From the time we arrived at Port to the time we left, we were treated first class. We got to bypass all the lines and had a personal Butler and Concerige that were so awesome and helpful. Everyone on the ship knows what customer service is all about. We ate at Luminae since that was our Suite restaurant but if we wanted something not on the menu they prepared it for us. Their waiters are phenomal. Stay away from OceanView Cafe bc it's pure chaos and buffet type food. Our suite was beautiful and we enjoyed the balcony. The Butler would bring us coffee out on the balcony every morning and afternoon appetizers. It was nice having space. Our excursion to the Dolphin Cay was spectacular. Pay the additional money. You won't be disappointed. You are treated as VIP and again everyone on that ship was so helpful! Also being part of suite class meant we had a private tour of the Bridge and Helicopter Pad which is the foremost of the ship. This was our first cruise and we were blown away by the service. P.S. it was for my mom's birthday and our Butler Rikki and Consceige Adriana decorated the room, had sparkling cider, flowers and small cake for us when we came back on shore. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I chose the cruise for the itinerary; just good fortune that it was on the Summit. Four nights, 2 stops: Bahamas and Key West. I really wanted to go to Key West; Bahamas I've been to before. Key West is, in a word, Bohemian. ... Read More
I chose the cruise for the itinerary; just good fortune that it was on the Summit. Four nights, 2 stops: Bahamas and Key West. I really wanted to go to Key West; Bahamas I've been to before. Key West is, in a word, Bohemian. Colorful, shop after shop, restaurants galore of various quality with historic places of interest and museums here and there. Interesting characters hanging about (one definitely had the pirate thing going one). The highlight for me was the Hemingway House. I learned quite a bit about Hemingway from a really excellent docent. Small souvenir shop but had nice choice of items. If you fancy felines, Hemingway's cats are there for photo ops and a quick pet (54 of them!) Be warned that Key West is a tourist trap: a mix of typical Caribbean stuff, high end cosmetics and jewelry, arts stores, etc. Folks on bicycles everywhere. The first thing I noticed once off the ship was the smell .... not a good smell either. The place needs a good cleaning (garbage laying about) ... quaint colorful small homes, old churches & B&B's but the rundown buildings diminished the allure for me. I'd like to see the night life there. Bottom line: I'll go back for a day trip or overnight, but wouldn't want to spend extended time there (I'll be back in 2020!) Entertainment on the cruise was great! The house cast was very good. The singing trio Uptown was excellent (sang Motown songs!), and a fellow named Chris Hawks was impressive with his guitar and voice. I hope I see Uptown & Chris on a future cruise! Blu was great, as usual. Service equally excellent ... Something about the Summit ... I always have a great time on the Summit! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Chose this as a short getaway break from the winter and cold. The Nassau stop was not important and we were only off the ship for a short time. Key West is always fun and we have friends there. Having been on the Infinity for a Panama ... Read More
Chose this as a short getaway break from the winter and cold. The Nassau stop was not important and we were only off the ship for a short time. Key West is always fun and we have friends there. Having been on the Infinity for a Panama cruise I already knew I would like the layout and size of Summit and I was not disappointed. Nice group of cruisers mostly our age and very few children on board made for a relaxing cruise and the ability to actually get near and in the pool. The food was quite good and we liked the spa food for lunch. The cafeteria never felt crazy crowded on this ship. There is a nice balance of size of public spaces vs. passegers. The fastest embarkation and debarkation we had ever experienced. I don’t know how they do it! Painless. The staff were attentive and our room was kept spotless. We had a forward cabin with the deeper balcony. It was smaller than I typically book but just right for this short cruise. The balcony is nice because there is shade and sun. My favorite spot is definitely the Sunset Bar before dinner. Never crowded and I think some people just never “find it.” The pool area is nicely laid out and I noticed very few chair hogs plus I did see the pool staff remove some towels that were placed and abandoned. The entertainment on this ship was especially good. All in all it was a very short cruise but one of my favorites! I am sure there will be another Celebtity cruise in my future. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We were informed from a co-worker about Celebrity Cruises (which we'd never hear of) and after talking we decided to give it a go. The atmosphere was very relaxing, there were employees everywhere and would assist in any questions ... Read More
We were informed from a co-worker about Celebrity Cruises (which we'd never hear of) and after talking we decided to give it a go. The atmosphere was very relaxing, there were employees everywhere and would assist in any questions that we had. When we had an issue with the shower not getting hot water, our room attendant had maintenance there and they swapped out the shower faucet while we were out enjoying the sun. We had no clue that they were going to swap the faucet, just that they were going to check on it. It was very nice to come back to the room and suddenly have hot (not warm) water. My wife has Celiacs and the availability and marking of which foods were Gluten Free was exceptional. My wifes only complaint was that there weren't as many Gluten Free Pastries. Overall, as stated, it was very relaxing and were pampered at every turn. That's why we booked another cruise with Celebrity shortly after getting home. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was a special gift to myself for my 50th birthday -- an 80s-themed cruise on the Celebrity Summit. We had an absolutely fantastic time, and a lot of the credit goes to the incredible food, service and amenities on the Summit. From ... Read More
This was a special gift to myself for my 50th birthday -- an 80s-themed cruise on the Celebrity Summit. We had an absolutely fantastic time, and a lot of the credit goes to the incredible food, service and amenities on the Summit. From top-to-bottom, my wife and I literally had no complaints. The food -- from the specialty restaurants to the main dining room to the spa lunches -- were great. The service was top-notch, and we had no worries from Day 1. Our only complaint was the two of the ports were sub-par, and we could not get to their private island because the water was too choppy to tender boats. However, I don't blame the cruise line for these issues. I really can't thank the Celebrity team enough, as we are not "cruisers," but this experience sold us on taking another Celebrity cruise in the near future. This was just a really fun experience...and the ship was the perfect playground to enjoy ourselves. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I needed to get out of town for a couple of days and this cruise was the perfect opportunity to enjoy a couple of nights of spoiled adventure. I chose the Royal Suite, however, I was upgraded to the Penthouse suite the night before the ... Read More
I needed to get out of town for a couple of days and this cruise was the perfect opportunity to enjoy a couple of nights of spoiled adventure. I chose the Royal Suite, however, I was upgraded to the Penthouse suite the night before the cruise. Amazing! The room was absolutely everything I could hope for. Lots of space and room to relax, the balcony was 1000 square feet with a bath tub. We docked in Nassau, however, we stayed on the ship and ordered room service and enjoyed the automatic player on the piano. The scenery and atmosphere of the room was absolutely perfect. The cabins steward and the butler were right on top of things and they really treated us special. The shoreside team had all our goodies waiting for us when we arrived. The butler came and got us from Michaels club when our room was ready, a very nice touch! The ship was clean and well laid out. There wasn't a lot of time to do everything, but, the stand up comedy was funny, the casino was busy and the music was excellent. Tuscan Grille was one of the best dinners of my life, the steak was amazing! Qsuine was pretty good, but I wish I would have went to Luminae instead. Luminae for breakfast was simply stunning. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Our very first cruise, we are in our late 60's. Four of us booked the Rock N Romance cruise that sailed from March 3-8. The ship was wonderful. The attentive staff was great. We never had any situations with our room or the ... Read More
Our very first cruise, we are in our late 60's. Four of us booked the Rock N Romance cruise that sailed from March 3-8. The ship was wonderful. The attentive staff was great. We never had any situations with our room or the service. Because we all love music it was the perfect first time cruise. Styx were fabulous, Air Supply superb, The Guess Who put on a great show. I loved the Cher show.....she did a great job. All the bands on the ship were great!! The Queen Review at night was fun!!! He had Freddie down to a T. There was always something going on to do or see or listen to. The band members were all over the ship and very accessible! We were 12 inches from Michael McDonald. He was so gracious and signed my husband's drum head. We ate twice near the bass player from The Guess Who. Everyone on board was very polite, professional and very helpful. The food was good, lots of it and a good variety. They would bring you a dish that they thought you should taste because it was so good. By the second day they knew what you drank!!! Happy Happy wait staff. Considering they leave their families behind for 6 - 8 months to come and work on the ship. Think about leaving your family for months just to go to work and service others. Pretty impressive and the all had great personalities!! You know you booked the right cruise when you have a crisis!! A MEDICAL CRISIS!! My husband got very ill ( from a premedical condition) and the medical staff on board were great!!! they flew into action, made sure he was well taken care of AND made sure I was taken care of Too! When we had to disembark the ship to be taken to the hospital in the Grand Cayman Islands, we left with written instructions on who to call and their names and titles. They sent staff to our room to help our friends pack our stuff so we could take our belongings with us. They even made sure we had food to eat. We were taken by tender boat to the dock and all the way my husband had a lovely nurse Donna at his side. All this time I was wearing a black beaded bracelet given to me by Tasso, the Safety Captain on the ship. He took it off and said to me "my grandmother gave this to me. She got it in church. Wear it and know that God will be with you." As I was crying I thanked him. How thoughtful and caring. The Medical staff on the Summit is fabulous! The doctor knew just what to do and what to say to help us feel safe and secure. When we were taken to the Health City Facility, a 30 minute ambulance ride, I was told that thank goodness we were on a Celebrity cruise. They are wonderful and are very good at handling medical emergencies. I agreed. We had the best of care from the most caring staff of doctors, nurses and cruise line staff. They even made sure we got a message back to our friends before we left the ship. Although our cruise was cut short by 2 days due to the emergency, I am so grateful we were on a Celebrity Ship. They know how to treat there customers. I have been in contact with customer service to review charges and medical services. Thank God I took out the medical insurance and GEO Blue international travel insurance. Don't leave home without it!! We will go again because I know the ropes now and have confidence in the entire staff of Celebrity! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Great cruise. Better clientele than the base cruise lines. Mid- sized ship showing her age a bit. Great food and service. Would book this ship or similar class ship again. The crew were very Friendly and hardworking people. We ... Read More
Great cruise. Better clientele than the base cruise lines. Mid- sized ship showing her age a bit. Great food and service. Would book this ship or similar class ship again. The crew were very Friendly and hardworking people. We have been on many cruises and I think this ranks among the best. We have already book another cruise Later this year on a sister ship. I prefer the mid-sized ship compared to the mega- ships. The food and the service rivaled some of the so-called luxury cruise lines in My opinion. We attended one of the shows and it was top notch. The comedian Was very funny without being "r" rated. The pools and hot tubs were accessible But pretty full especially on sea days. Lounge chairs were hard to find as people Would reserve them and not use them. We are vegetarians and did not make any special arrangements but found plenty of good food to eat. The pizza was very good and available late night. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
This was our third cruise on the Summit, second in Summit Aqua, and first with an aft balcony. We were very happily lazy, enjoying every moment just hanging out. Here's the details: Embarkation was efficient and smooth. The 5th ... Read More
This was our third cruise on the Summit, second in Summit Aqua, and first with an aft balcony. We were very happily lazy, enjoying every moment just hanging out. Here's the details: Embarkation was efficient and smooth. The 5th floor Al Bacio coffee spot was a comfortable place to wait for our room to be ready that first day. Our cabin, 1130, was Aqua class with an aft balcony, and we loved it. Easy access to the Sunset Bar and Oceanview Cafe. Minimal noise, although there were a few times when the banging door to the back staircase that connects deck 10, 11 and 12 was annoying. Great service from our steward. We ate almost all of our meals in Blu, the Aqua restaurant, which we love for the ambience, service, and food. The Summit is a favorite ship for us - just the right size to create a very personal and intimate experience while still having plenty to do. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
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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