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This was our second sailing with Celebrity. We had never cruised over Christmas and thought it might be a new fun way to celebrate the holidays- stress free. We did enjoy our week but if you are thinking of sailing the high seas over a major holiday remember the KIDS will be everywhere. Our last time on Celebrity there were maybe 8 kids on the entire ship. This time we heard there were 700! It felt slightly like children had overtaken the ship and were running amuck. It did not ruin our cruise but it did seem to spread the crew thin and frazzled most guests. The lobby was very festive for Christmas but I would have loved to see one crèche as they did have a menorah. The beautiful lobby common areas were draped in garland with lights and they had a huge gingerbread collection. The Christmas show was just perfect and my favorite of any Celebrity show I have ever seen. The talented and beautiful Claire Vinkesteijn made all of it possible. We had the best massage of our entire lives from Karen. This was our first time experiencing Aqua Class. WOW. BLU is worth Aqua all on its own. yes there is a cool shower head and yes since only two per cabin for aqua class we had peace and quiet near our cabin but BLU was just amazing. The service impeccable. We also loved the foot stool on the balcony and spent many hours enjoying the sea.

Christmas Reflection

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by lv2gowu

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This was our second sailing with Celebrity. We had never cruised over Christmas and thought it might be a new fun way to celebrate the holidays- stress free. We did enjoy our week but if you are thinking of sailing the high seas over a major holiday remember the KIDS will be everywhere. Our last time on Celebrity there were maybe 8 kids on the entire ship. This time we heard there were 700! It felt slightly like children had overtaken the ship and were running amuck. It did not ruin our cruise but it did seem to spread the crew thin and frazzled most guests. The lobby was very festive for Christmas but I would have loved to see one crèche as they did have a menorah. The beautiful lobby common areas were draped in garland with lights and they had a huge gingerbread collection. The Christmas show was just perfect and my favorite of any Celebrity show I have ever seen. The talented and beautiful Claire Vinkesteijn made all of it possible. We had the best massage of our entire lives from Karen. This was our first time experiencing Aqua Class. WOW. BLU is worth Aqua all on its own. yes there is a cool shower head and yes since only two per cabin for aqua class we had peace and quiet near our cabin but BLU was just amazing. The service impeccable. We also loved the foot stool on the balcony and spent many hours enjoying the sea.
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Cabin Review

AquaClass
Cabin A2 1544
There is so much storage space however some of it is hard to reach as it is above the bed. I loved that this cabin had zero noise form above us I think it is a meditation type room in the spa above us. The access to the Persian Garden and the relaxation room is AWESOME! You enter by a "secret" door near your cabin and that way if you are getting a treatment or enjoying the facilities you can sneak around in your bathrobe. The towel seemed nicer as did the bathrobes. There were binoculars which were not that great and two umbrellas. The afternoon food was sub par and we didn't care for the daily tea nor the free Champaign that awaited us as we do not consume alcohol. The shower head was cool and massaged your entire body with side jets or the huge rain shower over head. It was very Quite and relaxing. It is very near the elevator so there is noise form that at busy times. We loved being close the stairs so we could move about the ship easily. You do feel the motion more the higher up you go (it is deck 11) and because it is further up on the ship but we ENJOY that motion. There was a slight obstruction of a white stair casing that is used by no one ever but for emergency or to perhaps clean? It is at the top of the balcony.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Sailing
    We were fortunate in 2014 to sail with Bones twice!! We will never miss the chance when our cruising makes stops in St Thomas. There is not a better shore excursion out there. If you want to enjoy the tropical beauty, get up close and personal with the ocean plus get the best service you won't want to miss booking with them. Captain Jason works his magic with each passenger. A shy child on our ship at the beginning of the day was confident and laughing at the end. Jason found ways to entertain and engage all ages. We were lead by Amelia on a beautiful snorkel where we learned about sea creature and even got to gentle hold a sea biscuit. Then we had plenty of time on our own to explore there were sea turtles, eels, and a colorful fish! Then we did some real sailing. It is amazing crashing through the vibrant blue with the wind and ocean spray. They music is great and they had lots of punch and drinks. Everyone got a temp tattoo and if you wanted to you could step up and help with the sailing. That worked up and appetite so we headed to a beautiful secluded beach to have a wonderful meal waiting for us. Then more fun and games in the ocean. Jimmy showed us how to open a coconut and many played a really cool skipping "rock" aka ball game. Others socked up the sun on the white sand beach. Al the day we saw other groups rushing here and there stopping for only a few minutes but on Bones we relaxed enjoyed and conquered!! So grateful Celebrity and Disney both offered us the chance to sail with Bones!!
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  • Snorkeling
    We were fortunate in 2014 to sail with Bones twice!! We will never miss the chance when our cruising makes stops in St Thomas. There is not a better shore excursion out there. If you want to enjoy the tropical beauty, get up close and personal with the ocean plus get the best service you won't want to miss booking with them. Captain Jason works his magic with each passenger. A shy child on our ship at the beginning of the day was confident and laughing at the end. Jason found ways to entertain and engage all ages. We were lead by Amelia on a beautiful snorkel where we learned about sea creature and even got to gentle hold a sea biscuit. Then we had plenty of time on our own to explore there were sea turtles, eels, and a colorful fish! Then we did some real sailing. It is amazing crashing through the vibrant blue with the wind and ocean spray. They music is great and they had lots of punch and drinks. Everyone got a temp tattoo and if you wanted to you could step up and help with the sailing. That worked up and appetite so we headed to a beautiful secluded beach to have a wonderful meal waiting for us. Then more fun and games in the ocean. Jimmy showed us how to open a coconut and many played a really cool skipping "rock" aka ball game. Others socked up the sun on the white sand beach. Al the day we saw other groups rushing here and there stopping for only a few minutes but on Bones we relaxed enjoyed and conquered!! So grateful Celebrity and Disney both offered us the chance to sail with Bones!!
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