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Celebrity Reflection Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Mostly great but 2 BIG problems

Review for Celebrity Reflection to the Eastern Caribbean
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CruisinCadie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2015
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah 2C

This is another review of the cruise with the boarding delay due to the bomb threat. Everything depends on your perspective, and I would much prefer Celebrity take every precaution regarding security, even if it is inconvenient. I don't know enough about how these threats are handled to judge Celebrity's handling of the situation. Coming from northeast Ohio, we found the weather quite comfortable so the wait wasn't unbearable from that standpoint. The bottled water was helpful and plentiful, but trailer-"restrooms" were across the street in the parking garage, and they were abysmal, some of the worst I've ever experienced anywhere in the world. Some people say the $50 OBC given as compensation was too little, too late, but Celebrity owed us absolutely nothing, so we thought it was a nice touch. Once embarkation restarted, everything went smoothly.

Departing an hour late raised another issue--we were an hour late arriving in San Juan so all shore excursions were cancelled. This was the only port we had never visited and we were looking forward to the narrated drive around the city, seeing the sights in the twilight. As it was, we walked into town but didn't feel safe after dark. The panhandlers were out, streets were not well marked or well lit, the map provided by the ship's shopping staff was not to scale, and the stores were all closing. We talked to two couples who told us storekeepers had shut the doors in their faces and laughed at them. I would love to go back and visit in daylight hours.

So now that the negatives are out of the way, here's the rest of my narrative.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah 2C

Cabin 2C

Good mid-ship location, obstruction only a problem if you're looking directly down, not much storage space.

Port Reviews

Miami

We didn't take an excursion.

San Juan

Our excursion was cancelled due to late arrival.

St. Maarten

We had been there before so just walked around Phillipsburg.

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