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Sail Date: April 2018
I chose this cruise as I wanted some sunshine and to try something new. I went to my TA with two lines and itineraries. She felt that on our past holiday destinations and hotel choices that Celebrity was the best one. She was certainly ... Read More
I chose this cruise as I wanted some sunshine and to try something new. I went to my TA with two lines and itineraries. She felt that on our past holiday destinations and hotel choices that Celebrity was the best one. She was certainly right! . Room 8231 was excellent, also kept clean and never had a problem with noise or storage. Food everywhere was excellent and apart from one soup my husband didn’t like (personal choice) we ate everything. We booked 3 speciality restaurants before boarding and made reservations once onboard.Murano , Tuscan grill and The Lawn club all of which were excellent. We loved ‘ The Petite chief ‘ in Quisine. It’s a must!!! . The staff from captain to washroom attendants all were friendly and professional. There was a good mix of entertainment onboard,so something for all. We loved being able to watch a show then have a dance.The silent disco was great fun. The itinerary and weather was excellent. The only thing I heard anyone complaining about onboard was finding a sunbed.But this is a problem in most hotels around the world. On deck 15 there were still free beds on a sea day until 9 am . I didn’t think this was too bad. To make it easier to see which beds had been finished with I think everyone should put their dirty towels in the wash bin. We would certainly recommend Celebrity to others. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
We chose this cruise for the ports of call and various personal celebrations. The ship was spotless. The captain had a great crew and he was well liked. He joined in many of the activities when time allowed. The crew were without ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the ports of call and various personal celebrations. The ship was spotless. The captain had a great crew and he was well liked. He joined in many of the activities when time allowed. The crew were without exception excellent and friendly. The Cruise Director, Rich, was a good sport and great fun. He will go far! Most of the evening shows were good, even if not totally to our taste. John Bresler deserves a mention as he was excellent. Ports of call: all good and interesting in different ways. Grand Cayman - I would recommend either taking a tour or going by taxi around the island if you are not going to the beach. The town does not have much to see. Cartagena - take a tour. Local vendors pounce on you at every chance. Aruba - we took a taxi tour around which lasted 2 and a half hours. Some people stopped off at Eagle Beach for a couple of hours and were then picked up by the same taxi driver. Cost $20 per person Curaçao - we took ourselves into the town. Very picturesque with the Queen Juliana Bridge and the swing bridge built on pontoons. Wandered around, had a beer and spoke some Dutch. Lots of market stalls as well as premium shops. Bonaire - unspoiled. Great for snorkeling etc. We took a taxi ride to the south of the island and saw mounds of salt and the slave huts. A small market in the square and a shop to taste cactus liqueur. 2 days at sea with several activities such as Beyond the Podium speakers, Bocce on the lawn deck, dance exercise, water polo against the captain and crew. Negatives are: cabanas on deck 15 cost $99 per day Speciality Restaurants seem to be multiplying and getting more expensive. They seem to be wanting to grab every extra penny. Not that the Speciality restaurants aren’t good, but at $50 per person extra it is pricey! The Blu restaurant for Aqua Class guests is great with healthier options. We didn’t take much advantage of the Persian Garden. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Have sailed Celebrity before and loved it. The only thing I have learned from this cruise was to never book a room close to the front of the ship. We were on deck 6 (which for our last cruise was perfect) but because we were forward (2nd ... Read More
Have sailed Celebrity before and loved it. The only thing I have learned from this cruise was to never book a room close to the front of the ship. We were on deck 6 (which for our last cruise was perfect) but because we were forward (2nd room from the front of the ship) we were above the mechanical room. It was very noisy on the last day and did not get any sleep. It was also across the hall from where the staff use their door to get to were they are going. They would let the door slam causing a lot of noise. But overall the ship was beautiful, clean, staff friendly and helpful. Food was wonderful in all areas of eating. Will book again but not at the front of the ship. Also want to know how to get included in a lot more events. We missed the meet and greet. Did not know where we were to meet or when. Wanted to meet more people from Canada but instead made new friends from other countries. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
Relaxing wonderful vacation. Staff very friendly. Clean ship. We missed the dining room entertainment by the wait staff and was told by wait staff this is not done any longer due to Celebrity Select dining. Celebrity Select dining ... Read More
Relaxing wonderful vacation. Staff very friendly. Clean ship. We missed the dining room entertainment by the wait staff and was told by wait staff this is not done any longer due to Celebrity Select dining. Celebrity Select dining also not well run. The entertainment and DJ also a little lack lustre. The silent disco was a lot of fun and well run. Our stateroom attendant and butler did not leave towel animals for our kids. I had hoped they would at least do one on Easter, but they did not. We all missed that. The attendants kept our room clean and tidy. Q’ sine is a fun place to eat and is a great addition. We really enjoyed it. Fort Lauderdale is a wonderful port to sail out of. The staff of Celebrity Reflection are accommodating and helpful. Our family did a zip line tour as shore excursion and it was well run and enjoyable. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
CELEBRITY REFLECTION REVIEW First, the ship was of a higher quality that any I’ve been on with other cruise lines. In part, perhaps, because it is newer by several years, but, also, I think, by concept. The MDR, for example, is ... Read More
CELEBRITY REFLECTION REVIEW First, the ship was of a higher quality that any I’ve been on with other cruise lines. In part, perhaps, because it is newer by several years, but, also, I think, by concept. The MDR, for example, is sleek and modern, open and light. I think the quality of the furnishings throughout and even the wall materials are of a higher quality. The food: though the presentation was flawless and the silver service was classy, I didn’t think the main courses stood out significantly, but don’t get me wrong they were all good. The desserts, on the other hand, were tastier. If I had a complaint relative to other cruise lines I’ve been on it would be that the number of choices was noticeable fewer. We did have prime rib twice and baked onion soup available every day. There was a lobster night but we missed it because we ate in a speciality restaurant that evening. [I should pause to mention: there were 8 of us - 3 couples from Norway and another single guy and me.] The bartender service varied from bar to bar of course and was probably our group’s biggest complaint. However, they had a slew of roving pool butlers who were constantly available on the pool decks. Super service. Plus they had a roving cart for beer, basic wine bottles, and waters. At breakfast, they had a roving car for coffee refills plus fresh OJ if one had a package. The art work around the ship was hit and miss. There were some clever and interesting pieces but there were also a lot of very random, very boring photos (probably by some famous artist) but they were bad - like an angled B&W photo of a flagpole or similar. Back to the food: we had birthday dinner for two of the guys in the Tuscan speciality restaurant. The waiter was very entertaining and the fillet mignon I had ranks with the best cuts of beef anywhere. This is the first time I have had a seating time. Though they offer reservations and walk-in service on the upper level of the MDR, we were set at 8:30. Personally, I think its the lesser of the two times as it is right in the middle of the shows schedule. So I didn’t got to any shows at all tho a few of the hit the 7 o’clock show a couple of times. The information on what was on was scant, and I didn’t see any indications of the big, fun musical and dance shows that I like on other lines. We had a balcony cabin. Again, the furnishings were of a great quality, especially the sofa which was longer and more plush than other’s. The bathroom was large. One of the nice things about the balcony was the chairs. They were mini-recliners. One could nap out there. The fitness center was well-equipped with windows both forward and starboard. The spa was inexpensive compared, in part, said the manager, because they had no water features. Heated ceramic loungers, a heated aromatic room, a steam room, a dry sauna, AND an ice room. And surprise surprise: I had all my breakfasts except 1 in the buffet, which is exceptional for me as I like the white table cloth experiences of a sit-down breakfast, but the buffet opened onto a rear deck which was super super. Counting the deck, the buffet was aft, starboard, and port sides with great choices and almost always places to sit - even for our group. Biggest disappointment. I only found ONE ice cream machine - and it was frozen yoghurt One of the fun places was the Martini Bar in the atrium. Shaped like () with the bartenders in the middle, The bar was a frozen ice-covered thing. A funny bar story: one of the Swedish women meant to order a Cosmopolitan but it got lost in translation and she ordered a Manhattan. Not. Quite. The. Same. No one had ever had a Manhattan before except me. The lawn area with real grass was a nice touch but I couldn’t get our crew to plop down on it so it was just something to look at for us. The casino was not part of a pass-through which it is on many ships so I didn’t have to walk through the smoky areas as it was off to the side. Thankfully. I do find it funny: on the smaller ships I’ve been on, there have been three stacks of elevators. On the bigger ships, this one and the NCL Epic, for example, only two. I’ve said I’m not a big fan of the mega-ships but, compared to the Epic, which was super crowded, I never ever felt that the Reflection was too busy even tho there is only one MDR. That is except for the occasional crowded lift - which is to be expected at peak times. The atrium with its hanging trees, was amazing. Finally, getting on and off on the first and last days at Fort Lauderdale was a breeze. We might’ve been 20 minutes getting on and about the same getting off. Would I do Celebrity again? Yes. The Reflection again? Yes. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We did a 10 day Carribean cruise to Antigua- Barbados-St Lucia and a overnight in St. Maartan with 4 sea days.... This is our fourth Celebrity cruise.... It was a typical cruise with evening entertainment lacking to us..... the ... Read More
We did a 10 day Carribean cruise to Antigua- Barbados-St Lucia and a overnight in St. Maartan with 4 sea days.... This is our fourth Celebrity cruise.... It was a typical cruise with evening entertainment lacking to us..... the comedians were the best of the cruise... the embarkation and disembarkation smooth.... Never did and shore excursions so cannot comment on that... Service at the bars was good for being so busy.... The reflection felt a bit busier than the Equinox and Silhouette.... I found the food in the Opus dining room was good but it does not change much from year to year... but you would not go hungry... My husband had a Massage and enjoyed it very much.... We had the classic beverage package which was perfect for us never asked for anything we could not have... We had dinner at the Tuscan one night not as good as last year for us...We only have sailed with Celebrity so I can not make any comparisons to any other line... All In All we Had a great cruise ... :) Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We joined our 4 cruising friends for an annual sailing on our preferred Celebrity Cruise line. We have cruised more than 35 times including on the Reflection in 2015, but enjoy the ships and the ports of call that were offered. ... Read More
We joined our 4 cruising friends for an annual sailing on our preferred Celebrity Cruise line. We have cruised more than 35 times including on the Reflection in 2015, but enjoy the ships and the ports of call that were offered. *Itinerary. St. Maarten - Celebrity made a bad choice in staying overnight at this devastated port. Although hurricane damage on the Dutch side is improving much renovation is still in progress; damage on the French side including beaches is very slow to improve. Due to the Christian Holiday, Good Friday, all of downtown merchants were closed for business on Friday our 2nd day. There were a few businesses open at the port terminal area. We would have enjoyed this cruise much more if another port of call was substituted such as St. Thomas or St. Kitts on the last port day. No where on Celebrity's survey did they give room to express this information. *Entertainment is subjective to taste. We only got to see a few shows due to our dining time. MAXX was just out of our league. Linda the guitar soloist was excellent as well as the string trio. Service was excellent but the assistants and waiters pushing for our Excellent comments was getting to be a bit much. Food and variety was good to just OK. Some nights it was very hard to make a choice. I just didn't want to eat from the 3 basic dishes offered each night. *Specialty Restaurants; we all bought a 3 night dining package. Our 2nd. night we really loved the Lawn Club Grille; food was excellent. Only issue was it was very windy and cold outside. Windows and walls are only plastic. Luckily I had a lined long sleeve jacket but others were very cold. The waiters offered blankets. The Tuscan Grille was just OK for me. I ordered the Veal Marsala and it was seasoned with too many pepper corns; some pepper I can take but biting into these was an allergy trigger. Murano was wonderful. The group service was spectacular. I've now had my fill of Lobster and steaks for a while. *Port Embarkation & disembarkation; although it was fairly easy getting through the check in process at Terminal #29, once we got upstairs to the seating area it was a little chaotic. Those in charge of letting rows board, didn't seem to have a good handle of allowing either priority, Elite and above or other special groups onto the ship. There were many who had been sold special "Priority Boarding" that were very unhappy. These shore side staff women had no idea what these folks were talking about. Finally we did get on; took about an hour +. Disembarkation was so easy even with checking our luggage and going through customs. We had 8:25 departure #7, and were in our car at Park n Go by 9 AM. If you get luggage tags in the high numbers/later time, you can always go to Customer Relations and change your tags. Please don't forget to keep a record of your luggage tag number. We overheard one woman asking how she knew when to get off. She had no idea what number her luggage tags where on her bags! Hope she found her luggage in the end! *New Booking - One of the best investments is a Future Cruise. Although this is probably one of the farthest out bookings we have made, we booked the Silhouette for January of 2020. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Celebrity rocks! This was a happy place, reflective of the captain who was so reachable and funny. We love Celebrity and did not experience a single, dour person. Everyone we met was polite and accommodating. Truth be told, we should ... Read More
Celebrity rocks! This was a happy place, reflective of the captain who was so reachable and funny. We love Celebrity and did not experience a single, dour person. Everyone we met was polite and accommodating. Truth be told, we should acclaim every staff member we encountered, as all of them exuded hospitality and warmth. It is the cleanest ship we have ever been on, gleaming from the constant efforts of housekeeping staff, and radiating sterilized scents. Entertainment was stellar, providing us with quality performers every night. Our room attendant kept our room immaculate and providing us with whatever we needed before we even knew we needed it. He was unfailingly attentive and polite. Our waiter and assistant were prompt and courteous, especially astute at meeting my gluten free needs. No need to go any of the speciality dining venues, because toe MDR was super. These are some of the reasons Celebrity in number one in our estimation! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
This was our 2nd time on the Reflection, and we had a fantastic time! Great food, lots to drink, and lots of space (neither one of us are sunbathers, so we never had an issue finding somewhere to sit). The tours we went we arranged ... Read More
This was our 2nd time on the Reflection, and we had a fantastic time! Great food, lots to drink, and lots of space (neither one of us are sunbathers, so we never had an issue finding somewhere to sit). The tours we went we arranged ourselves, instead of through the cruise line - and we had no problems. St. Maarten had a lot of damage showing, but they've definitely rebuilt a lot in the past few months. The motorcyclists from ETA Cruises were on our ship, and made for interesting spectating - but we're never a problem - at least that we felt. The ship has been recently refitted to use RFID keycard for your Sail and Sign pass. Other than that, and a change to one of the restaurants (Bistro On 5 is now Sushi on 5 - which is quite good) I didn't notice any other modifications that they made. We'd definitely go on another Celebrity cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
This was our first Celebrity cruise and first Caribbean cruise. Most of our cruising has been with RC and we wanted to see what the differences were. To be honest there isn't much in it. Celebrity seems to have the edge re cabins, ... Read More
This was our first Celebrity cruise and first Caribbean cruise. Most of our cruising has been with RC and we wanted to see what the differences were. To be honest there isn't much in it. Celebrity seems to have the edge re cabins, entertainment, friendliness of staff and general ambience. We were disappointed with the food in the MDR as most of the meals were bland and had no 'wow; factor especially on the first smart chic night. Our cabin steward Romeo was delightful and the best we have experienced. Our waiting staff friendly and efficient. Entertainment was pretty good. The headliner shows were good but the singers and dancers show that was saw was quite odd. We only sampled 1 tour which was on disembarkation as our flight home was quite late and it was a terrible experience. Our luggage followed the tour of Miami to central station whereupon we were ejected from the tour bus to stand in a line in the heat beside busses with their engines running to enable us to pick up our cases and load them onto another coach which would take us to the airport. We waited in line for over an hour as there was much chaos and hundreds of people waiting. The fumes were overpowering. When we finally found the luggage and lugged them to the coach the driver told us it was full and left. . Several people were left behind for another hour while the miserable tour bus people reluctantly arranged cabs but this took another hour. Not a great end to the cruise and unfortunately Celebrity were less than helpful when I telephoned them to complain and have reluctantly refunded me half the price of the tour. Would I chose Celebrity again? I'm not sure . Read Less
Celebrity Reflection Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.6
Dining 5.0 4.3
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.0 4.6
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.2
Family 4.0 4.2
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.7
Service 5.0 4.5
Value For Money 5.0 4.2
Rates 4.0 4.1

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