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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
Celebrity Reflection is a very beautiful ship. It was spotless, (especially the public rest rooms - there was always an attendant in there). The crew was great, the food was delicious We saw the marriage game (our daughter & ... Read More
Celebrity Reflection is a very beautiful ship. It was spotless, (especially the public rest rooms - there was always an attendant in there). The crew was great, the food was delicious We saw the marriage game (our daughter & son-in-law) was participants) and the late night adult entertainment was lots of fun. Service is ALWAYS the best! Royal Suite - absolutely perfect!! My daughter got married on the ship and Celebrity did everything just perfectly - from flowers to tux. The Captain did the ceremony and he was wonderful. Loved our ports and our excursions. Absolutely love the Sunset Bar - a great way to relax. The Lawn Club is lovely and the food in the Lawn Club Grill is sensational. I've traveled with Celebrity for a long time and have become an Elite member and always book the suites (Luminae Restaurant for Suite guests is delicious and their service was superb.) ALWAYS booking another with Celebrity! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2016
Isaw the cruise advertised in our paper it was such a good price we booked it the same day. I am so glad we did. The ship was out of this world, I just fell in love with it. Our balcony stateroom was first class, our steward was ... Read More
Isaw the cruise advertised in our paper it was such a good price we booked it the same day. I am so glad we did. The ship was out of this world, I just fell in love with it. Our balcony stateroom was first class, our steward was delightful, nothing was too much trouble. We were on the hideaway deck with a very nice sitting area with coffee and tea facilities, which we enjoyed a few times. We were on early dinner 6pm. The food in the restaurant was excellent as was the buffet I have never seen such a choice of food and I have been on many cruises.I enjoyed the drinks package which was included in the price we paid. The martini bar was the favourite the barmen were special. We enjoyed the ports and went ashorein them all. Santorini was beautiful except for the long wait for the cable car to return to the ship. We really enjoyed all the entertainment it was first class. In all the best ship and cruise I have ever done. We are currently looking at cruises for next year with celebrity. Thank you for a most enjoyable cruise. Read Less
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7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
We selected the cruise by the Itinerary not the cruise line or ship. We usually travel on midships cruise line size. Our travel agent suggested we try Celebrity Reflection large ship. We selected a Signature Suite which included the ... Read More
We selected the cruise by the Itinerary not the cruise line or ship. We usually travel on midships cruise line size. Our travel agent suggested we try Celebrity Reflection large ship. We selected a Signature Suite which included the unlimited specialty dining restaurants together with premium beverage package at no additional charge. Our suite included a special smaller dining room, Luminae for suite guests. Our suite was located on the 14 floor. Upon check-in we were taken personally by Guest relations to our suite. Our butler met us upon our arrival checking for any particulars we may need or like during our cruise. Our first night we dined in Luminae which we were totally disappointed with as were several other passengers. None of us returned for the rest of the cruise. We selected a night in the Aqua Class Suite dining room which we much preferred; although, we only dined one evening due to the variety of Specialty Restaurants. Tuscan restaurant served excellent sea bass, The Porch specialty is their delicious cold seafood tower which we highly recommend. The Lawn Club has the best steaks on the ship with a delicious salad bar. Qsine is an eclectic selection of food tapas size which is great for sharing and tasting. Bistro on Five offers sushi, rolls, dumplings, etc. with the decor to transport you to a sushi restaurant on land. Coming from New York, we felt the sushi was average. The service in all of the specialty restaurants were excellent. Murano is the most elegant restaurant on board offering Chateaubriand for two cooked to perfection, lobster cooked table side with a delicious sauce. All selections were excellent and the service is impeccable - fine dining at its best. The buffet was average. The main dining room we never visited. For us, Celebrity Reflection earned very good due to the variety of dining options. If we were to travel without the package included with our room, we would not have rated the ship as high. The cover charges for the Specialty dining is expensive; although, the cruise line does offer packages. Ports of call and tours offered were very good. Many venues for a variety of music something for everyone all night long. Celebrity orchestra, dancers and singers were very good. Some other shows were very good to okay. Canyon Ranch Spa speaks for itself. Fitness center good. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
My Wife and I have just returned from a fantastic cruise on the Celebrity Reflection. It all started at the Check in when you step on the Red Carpet then as you step on board its a Glass of Champagne to welcome you on board, the ship is ... Read More
My Wife and I have just returned from a fantastic cruise on the Celebrity Reflection. It all started at the Check in when you step on the Red Carpet then as you step on board its a Glass of Champagne to welcome you on board, the ship is spotless and very modern our stateroom was well appointed and had all the trappings of a five star plus hotel.. the Dining as a retired Chef all I can say is it was exceptional as the food was so good in the main dining room we never tried the specialty Restaurants. the entertainment on the ship was fantastic in all fields this was our eight cruise and we have never seen a Cruise Director work so hard he was every where. but what makes Celebrity stand out from the rest is the ships company they make you feel like a celebrity there is nothing they will not do to make your cruise a Great Cruise and the Reflection its Crew and Ships Company are excellent and we can't wait to do it again. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
We decided to book this 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean which was to occur during the middle portion of a month-long vacation because the cruise included port stops in several areas we had been interested in seeing and we also thought ... Read More
We decided to book this 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean which was to occur during the middle portion of a month-long vacation because the cruise included port stops in several areas we had been interested in seeing and we also thought it would make for a pleasant respite in the middle of our longer, land-based trip to England, Rome, and Ireland. We had high expectations for the cruise, based on the recommendation of a friend who is a loyal customer and a platinum member of Royal Caribbean. It was our understanding that because Royal Caribbean owns Celebrity, the experience would be similar in quality. Before the cruise began, we began our vacation with 5 days in London, staying at The Amba Hotel on Oxford Street in the Marble Arch area and visiting with our son, his wife, and two-year old grandson; then, we flew to Rome, where we spent 5 wonderful days exploring Rome, staying at the charming Hotel Portoghesi, which is located in the Pantheon District, and we included sightseeing visits to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, as well as day trips to Ostia Antica, Naples, and Pompeii. Once we boarded the ship on the 27th, we went to our cabin #9208 and found the cabin beautifully decorated and clean. Our balcony was a standard size and we had no complaints about it. The bathroom was small, with only a shower, rather than a tub, but it was very efficiently appointed. Again, we had no complaints about it. We went to the Safety Drill at 3pm in the theater. It was lengthy and boring, as well as unnecessarily loud and redundant. We felt it was poorly organized and unusually tedious to endure. There was a brochure on our bed that suggested we might want to schedule a discounted dinner in any of the specialty restaurants that night, so we chose to eat at The Lawn Club that first night. It was an outdoor restaurant that was not air-conditioned and was filled with loud people. The service staff were very attentive to us, and the food was very good, but there was frankly, way too much meat served for anyone to eat in one setting. The next night, when we returned from our first excursion, we were approached at the gangway with an entreaty from staff members to eat dinner that night at The Tuscan Grill for 50% off, so we decided to go for it. Again, the dinner was very, very good. There was just way too much food to eat! The next night, we were approached at the gangway by a waiter who was trying to persuade us to eat at the sushi restaurant that night...again, at a discount. Again, we gave in. The sushi was indeed very good! At the end of the dinner, the waiter told us that if we would return to that restaurant again later in the week, he would guarantee us a 15% discount, so we booked that restaurant again for the last night of the cruise. In the interim, we were offered another discount to eat at The Tuscan Grill. The restaurant was almost empty that night and I was beginning to wonder about why they were literally begging people to eat there and always offering discounts. We had booked a balcony cabin for the cruise through Vacations To Go, and when we called to book the cabin, we were told that "the deal was almost sold out" and therefore, we would not be able to receive any of the so-called "perks" with our booking, such as the free drinks, free cabin porter fees, free internet, or meals at the specialty restaurants, so we were charged a higher rate than what had been advertised, and we felt that paying $90 to eat at a specialty restaurant every night, in addition to the cost of the cruise and the excursions, was simply too expensive for us. We had therefore decided to eat most of our meals at one of the two "included" restaurants. One was a buffet and one was the main dining room. These were restaurants that would not charge us anything extra, other than the one glass of wine that I drink and one soda that my husband drinks with his meals. This is where our disappointment with this cruise truly began. The food in the buffet was far worse than what one would expect to find served in a prison cafeteria, and the food in the main dining room was mediocre, at best. In addition to the tasteless and tired food selections, the buffet dining room was always too crowded and the food stations were poorly organized. It was really chaotic! Waiters were shoving carts full of dishes through the aisles between the food stations at the same time thousands of confused passengers were wandering through the same aisles with trays in their hands, searching for any kind of food option that made sense. Obviously, there were traffic jams. You see, the octagonal food stations were never filled with food offerings that went with anything else being served there, --- so one might find meat, but there would be no vegetables or starches found at that station to accompany the meat. People were literally fighting with each other about who would be served next and no one knew which direction they were supposed to move around the food station. One day, there was only one dessert served in the buffet, and it was, believe it or not, a selection of different flavored cupcakes, piled high with different flavors of icing. I couldn't believe it! Never in my life, on any other cruise ship, have I created something as simple as a bowl full of salad and found it so dry and tasteless that I had to leave it on my table. No amount of veggies or dressing could revive the salad served on the Celebrity Reflection. In the main dining room, the majority of the tables were tables for two, and they were set so closely together that no waiter could squeeze between them, even if he/she turned sideways. The tables were only about three inches apart! I have never witnessed anything as ridiculous-looking as rows of men dressed in black tuxedos seated across from women wearing formal clothing who were squeezed into tables set that closely together in horizontal lines. These people looked as if they were all attending an elementary school function together, rather than a formal dinner in a fine restaurant. On top of that, the sun blazed through the windows and was literally blinding to the diners who were facing that direction. I had to hold my hand up in front of my eyes in order to endure the sun. Whenever a diner asked a waiter to lower the shades, they responded that the shades were all on the same motor and could not be lowered individually. When enough people complained, all the shades were lowered simultaneously. Later, when the sun had begun to go down, they were all raised simultaneously again. Eating in that dining room was basically torture! By the time we got to Santorini, Greece, other passengers were heard complaining about the degradation of the food quality, in comparison to previous years, while standing in line at the funicular. The subject came up repeatedly in all the conversations shared, whether in the bars, or during the shared excursions. No one was happy about it! So, it appears that Celebrity Cruise Line has figured out a new way to increase their profit margins as much as possible by serving the very worst buffet and main dining room foods in the industry and thereby forcing people to pay exorbitant fees to eat at the specialty restaurants. As far as the rest of the ship goes, the pool area looked nice and the relaxation area seemed very relaxing, but there were never any free loungers in either area, so we weren't able to enjoy either of those amenities. We were not interested in attending any of the shows offered in the theater. They seemed "cheesy" and just aren't our style. However, I must say that there was a young singer named Judah Moore who had an absolutely beautiful voice and he sang in some of the bars on occasion, but the bar crowd was so loud, it was really difficult to hear him. There were also two young women who played a violin and a cello beautifully. I didn't stop to ask for their names because we passed them on our way to a scheduled dinner at The Tuscan Grill one evening. I would have loved to have heard them play in a quiet, listening environment. It seemed that the best entertainers on the ship were just not appreciated by the Celebrity Cruise line. There seemed to be a lot of emphasis on selling us products, excursions, and overpriced food and drinks. We will probably never cruise on Celebrity again! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
The cruise on Celebrity was our 3rd and we are always impressed with the level of service which is first class. We have both been in the hospitality industry for many years. The food was wonderful and the waiting skills of Batiz and Ever ... Read More
The cruise on Celebrity was our 3rd and we are always impressed with the level of service which is first class. We have both been in the hospitality industry for many years. The food was wonderful and the waiting skills of Batiz and Ever in the Opus Dining Room and the Sommelier, as well as the staff in the Porch Restaurant were extremely efficient, but friendly and courteous. "Mrs" was a qualified chef before retirement and ran her own company. We experienced immense care of all the passengers with such a friendly but reserved attitude. Our cabin was immaculate and nothing was too much trouble and we were welcomed back to it by our stateroom attendant with a real sense "welcome". The entertainment was superb and the shows were first class. We enjoyed the excursions but did find at times they were too much for "Mr" but this was not Celebrity's fault, On the contrary, they did all they could to make our trips enjoyable and possible. (please read next paragraph) My husband is disabled with walking difficulties although he is able to walk a few yards with difficulty. We were made to feel very special and all the Celebrity staff were not only courteous, but went out of their way to make him feel cared for and special, constantly aware that he might need help and providing it. However they never made him feel less capable than any other passengers. This is quite a difficult challenge for any carer, specially staff of a cruise ship, and their attitude was very appreciated. When we went ashore with his mobility scooter the staff would go down the ramp in front of him, steading his decent. When we arrived back at the ship they would quickly come down the ramp and push him up as the ramp was steep and his little scooter (which we needed to take because we were flying to Rome to board the ship) would struggle to cope. Thank you Celebrity for all the kindness you have shown to us both. We have booked our next cruise and although we will need to save very hard to afford it, we would not want to go on any other cruise line. We have been on 2 other cruise lines before trying Celebrity, but would not want to change from this amazing cruise line - once tried never altered. We are extremely pleased that we can sail from Southampton as we live in the New Forest and will not have to fly to get on board. We would only ask that Celebrity never use Easy Jet again as they caused immense difficulties for my husband and I, but Celebrity are well aware of the problems caused by this company. This happened, not only to us, but to many other of their passengers not only those travelling to join their Celebrity ship but to other passengers trying to travel to their holiday destination. Because of our traumatic flight to join the ship, one day late, we were unable to enjoy Rome (we had been there before) and we did not have an opportunity to look around Sicily which was one of the places we really wanted to see. However, this was not Celebrity Cruises fault and their did everything possible to put right the problems we experienced, including booking alternative flights to allow us to get to their first cruise destination. If it had not been for Celebrity we would have lost our cruise. Well done to all the staff especially Becky who did so much to help us with our emergency flights and other arrangements. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
We loved our cruise on the Silhouette in 2014 and were excited to travel on Reflection as a sister ship. The destinations were also good destinations for us. We found the ship, service, food, cabin and staff to be as excellent as we ... Read More
We loved our cruise on the Silhouette in 2014 and were excited to travel on Reflection as a sister ship. The destinations were also good destinations for us. We found the ship, service, food, cabin and staff to be as excellent as we remembered but had a few disappointments as follows: 1.Lack of good information about destinations on daily sheets - could have carried info on local transport to key visitor sites (we can't afford to go on Celebrity trip at every port), restaurant and bar listing, bit of history about the area. 2. Session offer at Gym (5 for 4) where difficult to make the narrow list of sessions included - why not all sessions? Also disappointed there was not a daily early morning Yoga session considering how popular it is now. Great studio though. 3. Portion size of vegetarian main course in Opus were laughable at times - I don't eat things that were moving around but I do eat! Doubled up on two occasions. 4. Sauvignon Blanc was outside the package - why? You can get perfectly good SV at same level as the Pinot G and Chardonnay and I really don't like either of those varieties. 5. Wi-Fi extremely expensive - can only assume this is to deaden demand due to capacity but meant each port was an hour catching up on web stuff when we could have been exploring. 6. Excursions were terrific but very expensive 7. Felt so sorry for the poor guys trying to get your photo at every port - felt a bit like being 'barked' even though they were really sweet. What I loved: 1. I especially loved the historical talks on days at sea- excellent. 2. The selection of veggie food was good in buffet restaurant 3. Loved all the ship's art and sculpture - interesting and a feast for the senses 4. Bars were all brilliant and very different 5 Musical entertainments wonderful (especially in Ensemble Lounge) 6. Solarium area on deck 14 very relaxing 7. The captain had a great style with announcements and good to see officers so visible in entertainment 8. Entertainment Director was hilarious - he should have his own TV series. We loved his channel. Good support team too. Thank you Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
I was always looking to find some where on the ship map, there was also dancing in a walk through lobby the Martini Bar above the lobby seemed to be on a walk through area as well which when the dancing was on downstairs it was not all ... Read More
I was always looking to find some where on the ship map, there was also dancing in a walk through lobby the Martini Bar above the lobby seemed to be on a walk through area as well which when the dancing was on downstairs it was not all that pleasant to sit in as it was bursting to overflowing with people either trying to pass to get to somewhere else or look at the dancing below, although the Boys in the Martini Bar made up for any short comings the Martini Bar in the Celebrity Century was much better. The Food in the Buffet was good, but not in the Main Restaurant so we eat in the buffet most of the time, there needs to be a better set up at the egg and omelette stations as you had to cue for your order there was mass confusion also people looking to get a breakfast would first have to find somewhere to sit then look at getting drinks and then food a total shamozzle it was like a load of rats running here and there, what would work better is a similar thing to the dining room where you where allocated a table in a section where a waiter for that section could take your drink order then you could help yourself to the buffet which I think makes for a more relaxing pleasurable experience, Drinks Package I noted that on the upgrade to Premium I could get smoothies but the only time I could get one was from 7am to 10am or 12pm to 2pm in the Aqua Cafe so if I went to do a work out in the Gym at say 2.30 pm I could not get a protein smoothie this is very silly and a juice bar should be open all the time not everyone does their workout in the morning ! There was no bar service in the indoor pool area either and was told to go get myself one from the pool bar by one of the Aqua Cafe staff, this is not good customer service! Nearly all the people I spoke to who had been on a Celebrity Cruise before said the same thing this cruise was a step backwards and my friends who came with us as their first Celebrity Cruise said that they think Royal Caribbean was much better and wont bother to do another Celebrity Cruise, in my opinion this ship is too big the Celebrity Century was a better laid out ship smaller more intimate.a better flow of areas. as a rating I give this a 4 star no more than that I cannot fault the cleanliness or crew with the one exception in the Aqua Cafe just the ship was to big to flow. The ports where fantastic !! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
It was supposed to be a way to conveniently see ancient sites. Unfortunately whomever planned the cruise itinerary ignored that fact that we would be in Mykonos on a Monday when Delos was closed and in Naples on the first Sunday of the ... Read More
It was supposed to be a way to conveniently see ancient sites. Unfortunately whomever planned the cruise itinerary ignored that fact that we would be in Mykonos on a Monday when Delos was closed and in Naples on the first Sunday of the month which meant admission was free. Ports of call: Messina: Leaving the port required walking through a gauntlet of individuals claiming to be taxi drivers. How do you know they're not pick pockets? I shouldn't have to plow through a bunch of aggressively rude, jostling cab drivers to get out of port. Toured Tourmina and it was nice but very crowded. Mykonos: As I have already mentioned, access to the Delos site was closed on Monday. Mykonos itself was lovely. Rhodes: I have nothing but great things to say about Rhodes. Kusadasi: Ephesus was great. Kusadasi was hard sell. Very exhausing. Santorini: Lovely. Crowded and expensive but lovely. Getting back on ship was a major SNAFU. The line for the return cable car was blocks long. This wasn't the ships fault. However, after finally getting to the pier it took over an hour to get onto the ship. There were double deck tenders stacked at the ship embarkation waiting on a single, that's right, single as in 1 operating security machine. Every other time I passed security on this ship there were 2 operating machines, especially when the people were trickling in. In the case where there was a massive rush hour we get a single security machine to exacerbate the situation. I thought the cruise line was supposed to make you feel special. They made me feel like they could give a crap about me. Athens: The published port of call itinerary: 6:00am - 6:00pm. Got up at 5am and was ready to leave the shipt to go see the sights at 6am. No, sorry, the port master never releases us until after 7am (actually got to leave at 7:20am. Why does the itinerary read 6:00am when everyone on the crew knows it won't be until 7:20am. Another one of those "they could give a crap about you" moments. Athens was great. Naples: I can't blame the cruise for the incompetence of the Pompeii tour company, only that placing me in Pompeii during "free day" where you could barely move, let alone see anything was not in my best interest. Naples was amazing and made up for the disaster at Pompeii. Onboard: We had the late dinner seating at 8:30pm. We sometimes thought we should eat something about 5 to 6 hours before so we wouldn't be so hungry but the cafeteria would close at 2:30 so we never had the opportunity. The ship is now being taken over by "specialty" restaurants and "reservable" sitting locations. They have repurposed Michaels Club where I used to go to get a good selection of beer and turned it into a restricted "members only." There were no places to just sit in a chair on the top deck. It nearly completely covered in lounge chairs. Totally oriented toward sun worshipers, of which I am not. Give me shade and a breeze and a chair. Service was outstanding with very few exceptions. The live music was great. Read Less
18 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
This was our tenth Celebrity Solstice Class ship cruise. The Reflection is the newest ship in this class, and it is a step above the other four (Solstice, Equinox, etc.) We arranged transport from the Rome airport to the port through ... Read More
This was our tenth Celebrity Solstice Class ship cruise. The Reflection is the newest ship in this class, and it is a step above the other four (Solstice, Equinox, etc.) We arranged transport from the Rome airport to the port through Celebrity. Agents greeted us just beyond luggage claim, checked off our name as prepaid and directed us to the exit where 2 agents from Celebrity took our luggage. We waited a short time and were walked out to a bus. 30 minutes later, we were on our way. Ride took about one hour-very easy way to travel in a foreign country. Arrived at dock, smooth check-in and on board in 15 minutes. Easy! As a suite guest we were directed to lunch in Luminae (private restaurant-suites only). Had a wonderful, elegant lunch. Rooms were ready before 1 pm. Enjoyed some quiet down time. Each day we had our choice of activites-tours (pricey), on board activities and debarking and exploring on our own. In Messina, picked up a hop on hop off open air bus tour-$15 per person for about 1.5 hours. Great way to see the city and learn the culture.Did the same in Naples. Santorini-did not leave the ship. The donkeys going up the mountain were not for us nor were the 600 steps worth the climb. Most people were disappointed that left. Mykanos was easily to walk and very beautiful. Kusadasi, Turkey was a complete joke. Do not leave the ship unless on a Celebrity tour. One vendor had the nerve to ask my husband and I--"Good Morning How can I get your money from you?" His exact words! We turned around and got back on board. Ship itself is incredible-clean, well managed, delicious food. Our private butler, Rudolf could not do enough for us (also his assistant was great) Kateryna, our Luminae waitress was the best. She was the reason we did not have dinner in any other restaurant other than Luminae! Nightly entertainment was pretty good. Disembark was very easy. We waited on deck 3 in the Grand Foyer starting at 6:15 am--only ones there so early. At 6:35 we took the elevator down 1 flight to deck 2 and by 6:45 were leaving the ship for our transport bus back. We had an 11:15 flight back to Detroit and were told by Delta to get to the Rome airport 3 hours before flight time. We were there by 8:15--no problems. All and all--a great cruise, perfect weather this time of year, very calm seas excellent ship, service, food and crew. Best vacation yet on Celebrity! Read Less
Celebrity Reflection Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 5.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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