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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Great crossing

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by Bugeye

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2012
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: AquaClass Suite

We had an excellent, though not perfect experience on this wonderful new ship. Embarkation was messy. The many back to back cruisers complicated things by pushing their way through to get back on the ship - at noon. They had many complaints about not having a special line so they could re-board the ship without waiting. The computers appeared to be down, but once they were up we boarded without much trouble.

We dined in Blu and never had a problem getting a table as long as we didn't try to enter Blu at 7 right after the elite Happy Hour ended. We liked the drink coupons and found the bar on the Ocean View Cafe to be the best. It was much quieter and we could talk easily to other passengers. The Aqua Suite room was just the right size and the proximity to the Aqua Spa and the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden was convenient. The lecturers were good, but there were several more on the crossing last year from Southampton. Perhaps the passengers from England expect more lectures.

The Captain was great and should give more talks. I didn't understand the major problem with missing Tenerife. Been there, done that but we appreciated the cabin credit. Never remember receiving one before for missing a port which has happened often due to weather, engine problems, political problems, etc. the food has improved on Celebrity in the regular restaurants and in the Blu. They have found a better supplier.

The price of Transatlantic voyages is very low which contributed to the huge number of elites. We didn't feel elite because of this and will try to avoid the cheap voyages in the future because of this.

Nonetheless we had no complaints about the Reflection, it is a beautiful ship with a great crew!

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Cabin Review

AquaClass Suite
Cabin AS 2111

Cabin 2111 is nicely situated, three back from the elevator bank and t he Aqua Spa. The cabin was the same size as the Sky Suites as was the normal sized balcony sufficient for lounging and not bothered but wind or obstructions. Closets and storage was more than sufficient with several drawers left unused. The shower and whirlpool tub were great and really appreciated.

TV was a good size but we wish Celebrity would allow close captioning for those of us who need it.

Cabin service was wonderful and timely. The butler was great and showed up at the same time each day with tea and canapes.

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