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Celebrity Summit Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2349 reviews
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Rough start, great end. Fabulous time in Bermuda!

Review for Celebrity Summit to Bermuda
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6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jun 2014

This was our first cruise on Celebrity, and we went in with high expectations based on what others who are regulars had to say. Let’s just say that it didn’t quite meet the hype. It's not that it was a horrible cruise, it's that certain things people had raved about before-hand just weren't great.

Cape Liberty: Least favorite port we've sailed from. It wasn't the easiest port entrance to find, and the dock looks like it's made up of buildings that were abandoned 20 years ago. Can't say that I've ever had to be bussed from the terminal to the ship before, either.

Check-in: It went fast, but the lady who checked us in wasn't all that helpful or friendly. She checked our documents and credit card, got our room keys, gave us our boarding number, and sent us on our way without telling us a thing. I had to assume the number was our boarding number, as she didn't feel the need to say more than 10 words to us. It's not like there was a line of people waiting behind us, either. We sat down in the waiting area around 10am, and they started boarding around 10:30. Seemed like it went pretty quickly, and I think they called our group ~10:45ish. We ended up delayed for reasons of our own making, but still, we were on the ship by around 11:30am. Seemed like it took longer than past cruises for the rooms to be ready (it was after 1pm, I think), so after 15min of walking the ship to find everything, we sat around up on deck 10 waiting for the announcement. Our luggage was already sitting in the hall by the time we got to the room, so we grabbed it and unpacked.

Cabin Review

LOVED this room. It slept 4 just fine (would sleep a 5th, too), and had plenty of storage space. The extra hall between the two cabin doors is a great place for luggage storage, too. The balcony is where this room really shines, though. It's very big, and has a great view out the side and back (very large field of view). If you want to see for yourself, go to photosynth.net and search for "celebrity summit 9156" (without the quotes, upload date is 6/17/2014). Some have complained about the chair noise from the bar above, and while we heard it a couple of times, it was never an issue, and I consider myself pretty sensitive to stuff like that. It was also nice to have that bar above you to be able to sit on the balcony in PJs in the evening and listen to the music from the band above you.

Port Reviews

King's Wharf

We loved Bermuda, and see why so many people do this cruise more than once. Even with 2.5 days in port, we didn't get to see everything we wanted and will be looking to go back. What we did see, we really liked, and we were able to do whatever we wanted thanks to a solid public transportation system in Bermuda:Walked around Hamilton, including a trek to Fort Hamilton. There were some really great views from up there. The town itself is great, tooTook a bus to Somerset Bridge, the world's smallest drawbridgeWe also went to Harbor Nights in Hamilton the first evening in port, it was pretty cool. Plenty of vendors, food, etc.Walked around St George, and up to the unfinished churchToured the Crystal Caves, ate at Swizzle Inn, and finished up with Bailey's Ice Cream (both were delicious)Did a jetski tour from the tour operator at the dock (K2). Loved it, one of the highlights of the tripTook a bus to Horseshoe Bay beach. Not too busy, but if it is, you can always walk down the beach to the coves past the far end and likely have very few people around. We stayed over there a good chunk of the day and it was pretty quiet, and had some beautiful views.

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