Beware! food is poor to mediocre at best, staff apathetic.: Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by ireview

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Beware! food is poor to mediocre at best, staff apathetic.

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
We're mostly very tolerant but we were quite disappointed with the food on this ship. They create meals out of the unused food from the day before and two of us (out of 10) got quite sick from it. Despite attempts to warn them of this (bad meat) both on board and afterwards by email, they just couldn't care less and didn't even believe us.

Also be aware of their currency conversions, despite having selected our credit card to do the conversion, they still did it to make extra money, even after we switched it back while on board, they still did the conversion. A phone call once we got back solved this problem, but they hope you won't notice. Even our relatives who live in Canada but brought a US Credit card were double converted by Celebrity and again, even though they supposedly corrected it on board, it came through as a double conversion, again the phone call resolved the issue but Celebrity is nickel and diming everyone.

Aside from this, the itinerary is really More perfect, a new port every morning with enough time to visit each island.

The ship itself is nice, rooms are fine and unlike others, everything in our rooms functioned well and was clean. We had numerous rooms since we were with our kids and other family, all with balconies. The balconies are a big plus when travelling with family.

Boarding and disembarking was quite efficient compared with other cruises we've been on. Less

Published 05/17/12

Cabin review: 1B6028

Comfortably sized, the balcony promotes spending more time in the room, ordering room service to enjoy a sunset.

Port and Shore Excursions

Island Tour

Comfortable bus, many stops and enough time to visit each venue appropriately. The tour included the Aloe Balm facility, the Butterfly Farm, the Natural Bridge and various other points of interest, all well worthwhile.


Great experience, very helpful and professional staff.

We walked to the Plaza Beach Resort to rent snorkeling equipment, the kids were absolutely overjoyed by what they saw, jumping out of the water to get us to join them faster. People are nice, the atmosphere relaxing, would like to spend a week!
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Middleham Falls

Although it rained on and off, it was a terrific day with a great tour guide and wonderful scenery both on the way and walking up the trail. This is not for those who have difficulty walking or hiking, it's not difficult at all but you need to be agile enough to walk about an hour in a slippery jungle.

We've been to Grenada many times, it's one of those stops on almost every itinerary we've taken. It's a nice island but you really need to go on an excursion and preferably with the cruise line since the islanders are very pushy trying to sell you everything from goods to excursions but a firm "no thanks" does the trick but if you buy just one thing you open the door to all the vendors so don't buy until you know what you want and are going back onto the ship! We spent the day on the Mome Rouge beach, very nice, one restaurant but fine with good food.
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We spent the day at Oyster Bay Beach where we all enjoyed ourselves. The weather was overcast so not ideal for this review but the amenities were fine, the food was good and reasonably priced and the water was perfect!

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