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We close this cruise original for the itinerary which included an overnight in Istanbul, unfortunately this was changed due to work at the port for Istanbul to an overnight in Athens. We considered cancelling but decided in the end to go ahead and are very pleased we did. We had an Aqua Class cabin with premium drinks and wifi packages, both of which were excellent. Best wifi we have ever had on a ship, the the premium drinks package suits our taste for drinking wine much better than the classic package which we have previously found too restrictive. The Blu restaurant is excellent, we enjoyed it so much we dined there every night. Definitely the best ship we have been on for facilities, cleanliness and crew. Only two small criticisms - the theatre show cast were poor, their shows not at all to our taste, and the quality of singers and dancers not up to the standard we would expect. Having said that the Refection orchestra, house band and all other musicians performing around the ship were excellent, as were the guest entertainers in the show theatre. If you are ever on a cruise with Jayne Curry as a guest performer do not miss it! She was the highlight of the entertainment for us. The second issue is that we only found out once onboard that there were no formal nights during this 11 night cruise - they had been replaced with 'chic' nights. We did not mind missing the 'formal' format, but were frustrated that we had packed formal wear which was not needed. We have written to Celebrity to ask if this is a permanent arrangement in the future but have yet to receive a response. These were minor frustrations which did not diminish at at our enjoyment of an excellent cruise. Celebrity have certainly gone to the top of our favourite cruise line list - our experience aboard the Refection will be a hard to match let alone beat!

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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by Mumra27

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We close this cruise original for the itinerary which included an overnight in Istanbul, unfortunately this was changed due to work at the port for Istanbul to an overnight in Athens. We considered cancelling but decided in the end to go ahead and are very pleased we did. We had an Aqua Class cabin with premium drinks and wifi packages, both of which were excellent. Best wifi we have ever had on a ship, the the premium drinks package suits our taste for drinking wine much better than the classic package which we have previously found too restrictive. The Blu restaurant is excellent, we enjoyed it so much we dined there every night.

Definitely the best ship we have been on for facilities, cleanliness and crew. Only two small criticisms - the theatre show cast were poor, their shows not at all to our taste, and the quality of singers and dancers not up to the standard we would expect. Having said that the Refection orchestra, house band and all other musicians performing around the ship were excellent, as were the guest entertainers in the show theatre. If you are ever on a cruise with Jayne Curry as a guest performer do not miss it! She was the highlight of the entertainment for us.

The second issue is that we only found out once onboard that there were no formal nights during this 11 night cruise - they had been replaced with 'chic' nights. We did not mind missing the 'formal' format, but were frustrated that we had packed formal wear which was not needed. We have written to Celebrity to ask if this is a permanent arrangement in the future but have yet to receive a response.

These were minor frustrations which did not diminish at at our enjoyment of an excellent cruise. Celebrity have certainly gone to the top of our favourite cruise line list - our experience aboard the Refection will be a hard to match let alone beat!
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