Not as good as it used to be: Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by Freebie48

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Not as good as it used to be

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
We have cruised with Celebrity five times and this was our second cruise to Bermuda on the Summit. The last time was in 2012. Parking fees have increased big time - $19.00 a day. Drink prices have gone up $1.00 or more. We were very disappointed Michael's is now a "private" club and only the people who have suites can enter. During the week it was mostly empty but one day I did see four people inside. Michael's was one of my favorite venues where one could sit back and listen to piano music or smooth jazz. One night they created a nightclub called Liquid in the solarium. They removed all the tables, chairs and lounges except for a few up by the pool. When we sat down we were rudely told we were in the VIP seating area and to leave. After standing and listening to the blaring, never ending techno music, we left along with many others. The average age on this cruise is 60, so why this kind of music and a nightclub theme geared to twenty somethings? As Captain Club members we went to the More Captain's cocktail party. First of all, the Rendevous club is way smaller as part of it was utilized to build a Fun place for children. There were no tables laden with delicious appetizers and scrumptious little desserts. A few waiters carried around trays with nibbles and that was it. The entertainment was one song and the captain said a few words and left. His favorite saying, and we heard it whenever and wherever he spoke, was "I am awesome". The buffet was borderline. I didn't care for the food served in little metal bowls and baskets and most of it did not look appetizing. There really wasn't the variety they have had in the past. Most of the food stations served the same items if they were even open. The sushi station didn't open until 5:30. In the past it opened at 4:00 and had a much larger variety. The beverage stations in the buffet area and on deck 10 were constantly running out of coffee, creamer, glasses and beverages. Sometimes you had to search for one that was even open and you were lucky if you found a straw or a lemon wedge. I miss seeing the waiters parading around the dining room with flaming Baked Alaska or even twirling their napkins with everyone joining in at the last formal dinner. Instead we had extremely loud static/music and something going on in the center of the dining room. Of course, those who were seated along the sides could not see anything. Our room was fine but we had to request ice for our room and shampoo daily. I prefer the Lemon Grass products they had before. Now all they give you are some generic products and no body wash. All this and our shore excursion was cancelled. Maybe I expect too much but this cruise just didn't seem special. Less

Published 06/09/14

Cabin review: 7173

Room was fine but could have been cleaned better. Found a pair of earrings on the floor between the bed and night table. Would have liked to have shampoo replenished daily instead of having to call for it.

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