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This was our 4th cruise with Celebrity but our first on the Reflection and first Transatlantic Crossing. Celebrity Reflection did not disappoint, very nearly everything was perfect including the weather (hot and sunny) and the calm seas. Embarkation was a breeze and before we knew it we were on board, sipping champagne and enjoying a delicious crepe at Bistro on 5. I had been a little concerned about the 7 days at sea before reaching our first port, but I needn't have worried. There was so much to do but also time to relax. Thanks to the Cruise Critic Roll Call we got together with some wonderful people and enjoyed playing cards, hosting a book group, rehearsing for a flashmob, meeting for pre-dinner cocktails (definitely try the molecular bar!)....the list goes on. Our week at sea went by too fast! The Reflection is a beautiful ship - fabulous decor and spotlessly clean. The crew work so hard and are always friendly and professional. Our Concierge stateroom was lovely and well taken care of by Urban and Flavio who were wonderfully helpful. Also special mention to Cruise Director Alexander + Jaime, Oz and DJTX. We ate at the 8.30 sitting in the Opus Dining Room and the food was excellent. We did have a slight problem with very slow service the first couple of nights, but it resolved itself and everything was fine after that. We had bought a Specialty Restaurant Package before leaving home and really enjoyed all 4 of the restaurants, especially Murano and Qsine. There was also a problem with the time of our reservations - whether or not it was a computer glitch I'm not sure but that too was resolved. We really enjoyed the entertainment and the resident "Stars of the Reflection" put on incredible, high-energy shows. There was an amazing pianist but we didn't like the comedian. The house band Xtasea + the DJ's were very good and we enjoyed dancing in the main foyer. Our ports - Tenerife, Malaga, Cartagena, Barcelona (2 days), Villefranche, Livorno (Florence) and finally Rome were all excellent. We didn't take any ship's excursions - we had pre-booked a few private tours or just explored by ourselves. We spent a couple of days in Rome at the end of the cruise. Would I recommend the Celebrity Reflection - absolutely. Would I recommend a Transatlantic Crossing - absolutely.

Wonderful Transatlantic Crossing

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by NeedaCruise5000

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class
This was our 4th cruise with Celebrity but our first on the Reflection and first Transatlantic Crossing. Celebrity Reflection did not disappoint, very nearly everything was perfect including the weather (hot and sunny) and the calm seas.

Embarkation was a breeze and before we knew it we were on board, sipping champagne and enjoying a delicious crepe at Bistro on 5. I had been a little concerned about the 7 days at sea before reaching our first port, but I needn't have worried. There was so much to do but also time to relax. Thanks to the Cruise Critic Roll Call we got together with some wonderful people and enjoyed playing cards, hosting a book group, rehearsing for a flashmob, meeting for pre-dinner cocktails (definitely try the molecular bar!)....the list goes on. Our week at sea went by too fast!

The Reflection is a beautiful ship - fabulous decor and spotlessly clean. The crew work so hard and are always friendly and professional. Our Concierge stateroom was lovely and well taken care of by Urban and Flavio who were wonderfully helpful. Also special mention to Cruise Director Alexander + Jaime, Oz and DJTX.

We ate at the 8.30 sitting in the Opus Dining Room and the food was excellent. We did have a slight problem with very slow service the first couple of nights, but it resolved itself and everything was fine after that. We had bought a Specialty Restaurant Package before leaving home and really enjoyed all 4 of the restaurants, especially Murano and Qsine. There was also a problem with the time of our reservations - whether or not it was a computer glitch I'm not sure but that too was resolved.

We really enjoyed the entertainment and the resident "Stars of the Reflection" put on incredible, high-energy shows. There was an amazing pianist but we didn't like the comedian. The house band Xtasea + the DJ's were very good and we enjoyed dancing in the main foyer.

Our ports - Tenerife, Malaga, Cartagena, Barcelona (2 days), Villefranche, Livorno (Florence) and finally Rome were all excellent. We didn't take any ship's excursions - we had pre-booked a few private tours or just explored by ourselves. We spent a couple of days in Rome at the end of the cruise.

Would I recommend the Celebrity Reflection - absolutely.

Would I recommend a Transatlantic Crossing - absolutely.
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