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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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1,874 Reviews

Great Itinerary

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by Tahoebabe23

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2016
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Signature Suite

We selected the cruise by the Itinerary not the cruise line or ship. We usually travel on midships cruise line size. Our travel agent suggested we try Celebrity Reflection large ship. We selected a Signature Suite which included the unlimited specialty dining restaurants together with premium beverage package at no additional charge. Our suite included a special smaller dining room, Luminae for suite guests. Our suite was located on the 14 floor. Upon check-in we were taken personally by Guest relations to our suite. Our butler met us upon our arrival checking for any particulars we may need or like during our cruise. Our first night we dined in Luminae which we were totally disappointed with as were several other passengers. None of us returned for the rest of the cruise.

We selected a night in the Aqua Class Suite dining room which we much preferred; although, we only dined one evening due to the variety of Specialty Restaurants. Tuscan restaurant served excellent sea bass, The Porch specialty is their delicious cold seafood tower which we highly recommend. The Lawn Club has the best steaks on the ship with a delicious salad bar. Qsine is an eclectic selection of food tapas size which is great for sharing and tasting. Bistro on Five offers sushi, rolls, dumplings, etc. with the decor to transport you to a sushi restaurant on land. Coming from New York, we felt the sushi was average. The service in all of the specialty restaurants were excellent. Murano is the most elegant restaurant on board offering Chateaubriand for two cooked to perfection, lobster cooked table side with a delicious sauce. All selections were excellent and the service is impeccable - fine dining at its best. The buffet was average. The main dining room we never visited. For us, Celebrity Reflection earned very good due to the variety of dining options.

If we were to travel without the package included with our room, we would not have rated the ship as high. The cover charges for the Specialty dining is expensive; although, the cruise line does offer packages. Ports of call and tours offered were very good. Many venues for a variety of music something for everyone all night long. Celebrity orchestra, dancers and singers were very good. Some other shows were very good to okay. Canyon Ranch Spa speaks for itself. Fitness center good.

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Cabin Review

Signature Suite
Cabin SG 4103

Signature suite cabin had high ceilings, large veranda, large bathroom with jetted tub and rain shower, a little tight at the end of the bed yet a nice nice living room with bar and mini fridge. Interesting there was a jetted tub and rain shower on the balcony.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Oia Wine Tasting

Our Santorini tour included a visit to Oia which was very interesting. Would have liked more time to explore. The visit to the vineyard of average. Wine was average nothing special.

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We visited Mary's house which was very interesting and Ephesus. Ephesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as of July, 2015. The ruins are amazing and so much is being worked on during our visit. We would have liked more time in Ephesus. Due to the schedule we were due at a huge lunch stop which we would have preferred to have skipped. Food was adequate - Ephesus was amazing.

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We enjoyed the bus ride together with history our guide explained. Lindos on your own offered us to stroll and enjoy the maze of streets and shops at our own pace.

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City Tour

Good tour to give us a view of Mykonos. We walked and enjoyed the sights.

Good tour for a first time like us.

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Since we have visited Taormina on a previous tour and wanted to return, we selected Taormina on your own. We spend time in the gardens and strolling the beautiful town. We previous visited the Coliseum and Mount Etna.

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Touring at the Colosseum a must. Jumping the line with your tour together with information on the rich history is priceless. Highly recommend.

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Medieval Viterbo

Walked on our own.

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Our hotel was located right next door to the Pantheon - Hotel de Minerva. No independent operator necessary.

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Private Tour

We had an excellent excursion chef cooked for us in a medieval town. Highly recommend.

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Rome on Your Own

Our excursions and hotel stay at the Grand Hotel de Minerva was very good and would highly recommend.

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Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel was part of our Vatican Museums tour. The tour afforded us to jump the line.

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Trevi Fountain

We walked from our hotel to the Trevi Fountain. No Operator needed.

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Vatican Museums

We met at the foot locker and were escorted by I love Rome through the line up into the museum where we were on our own to explore the museum at our own pace. Highly recommend. Jumping the line is a HUGE time saver.

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We have been to Athens on a previous trip. We selected Athens on your own to visit the Archaeological Museum. The museum is very good. The walk way into the museum is Plexiglas affording a great view of what lies beneath.

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Amalfi Coast

We selected the exclusive Amalfi Coast guided tour including Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii. The tour was excellent. We were in a mini van affording us great view of the Amalfi Coast. Our first stop was Sorrento where our tour guide gave us time on our own to explore. We stopped at several overlooks on the way to Positano. We were guided from the bus parking area into the town with directions on the restaurant we would be meeting for lunch. We had time on our own to wander down to the Covo dei Saraceni Ristorante for a leisurely lunch with fresh delicious food with views of the beach and sea.

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