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This review is with respect to an 11 night Greece, Turkey & Italy cruise on Celebrity Reflection. Date 6th June 2016 The ports of call were - board ship at Civitavecchia , then Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Ephesus, Bodrum, Chania, Naples and then back to Civitavecchia. First comment surprised to fly with EasyJet is this the normal standard for Celebrity? Comments on Celebrity Reflection Good. General quality of the ship and the quality of food in main restaurant were very good. The Concierge (Llaria) was excellent and tried very hard to give help and advice. (Well done Llarie). Speciality acts in main theatre were excellent; the entertainment around the ship was also good. Not so Good. The theatre presentations by the resident group where too complicated for the general audience hence the attendance at their presentations was poor. The bar service in the theatre was very poor (Non-existent in reality). (Perhaps a strategy for ensuring guests on inclusive drink packages was kept in control!) There was heavy sell by the excursions and entertainment managers on using Celebrity excursions which are hugely overpriced. They tried to apply fear into the consequences of not using Celebrity’s excursions and comments on alternative means of transport was absent – very poor!! (In reality where available they were fine, particularly in Athens). The cost of using speciality restaurants remains a joke! Ports of Call. Santorini – I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Very busy, long queues (in the sun) for the cable car only alternatives a donkey ride or a walk down the donkey track which we did and was disgusting. Score - 6 out of 10 Athens – Very good – suggest use hop on hop off bus or a taxi. (If you choose taxi get one outside the harbour gates). Score 8 out of 10 (Note 2 days is adequate). Also for personal reasons I wanted to go to the British War Cemetery in Athens, if you have a similar need get a taxi don’t mess about! Mykonos – Took a trip. OK, nice place. Score - 7 out of 10 Ephesus - Excellent – the ancient ruins are excellent a Celebrity organised trip may be the best bet here, you do need a guide to best appreciate the ruins. Word of warning do not get roped into anything to do with carpet demonstrations!! Score - 9 out of 10 Bodrum - Walked the town. Good for a day, good shopping for genuine fakes and reproductions – beware of buying sport type shoes – quality ??? Score – 8 out of 10 Chania – Walked the town. Similar to Bodrum Score – 8 out of 10 Naples – Big port, lots of organised trips which you may need. You need to research this one. Overall score for the holiday 8 out of 10 Last comment if you choose this holiday try and get a deal that includes a drinks package do not need to be a heavy drinker to get value.

Another ok cruise with Celebrity but penny pinching is evident.

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by wanderer0011

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Trip Details
This review is with respect to an 11 night Greece, Turkey & Italy cruise on Celebrity Reflection. Date 6th June 2016

The ports of call were - board ship at Civitavecchia , then Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Ephesus, Bodrum, Chania, Naples and then back to Civitavecchia.

First comment surprised to fly with EasyJet is this the normal standard for Celebrity?

Comments on Celebrity Reflection

Good.

General quality of the ship and the quality of food in main restaurant were very good. The Concierge (Llaria) was excellent and tried very hard to give help and advice. (Well done Llarie). Speciality acts in main theatre were excellent; the entertainment around the ship was also good.

Not so Good.

The theatre presentations by the resident group where too complicated for the general audience hence the attendance at their presentations was poor. The bar service in the theatre was very poor (Non-existent in reality). (Perhaps a strategy for ensuring guests on inclusive drink packages was kept in control!)

There was heavy sell by the excursions and entertainment managers on using Celebrity excursions which are hugely overpriced. They tried to apply fear into the consequences of not using Celebrity’s excursions and comments on alternative means of transport was absent – very poor!! (In reality where available they were fine, particularly in Athens).

The cost of using speciality restaurants remains a joke!

Ports of Call.

Santorini – I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Very busy, long queues (in the sun) for the cable car only alternatives a donkey ride or a walk down the donkey track which we did and was disgusting. Score - 6 out of 10

Athens – Very good – suggest use hop on hop off bus or a taxi. (If you choose taxi get one outside the harbour gates). Score 8 out of 10 (Note 2 days is adequate).

Also for personal reasons I wanted to go to the British War Cemetery in Athens, if you have a similar need get a taxi don’t mess about!

Mykonos – Took a trip. OK, nice place. Score - 7 out of 10

Ephesus - Excellent – the ancient ruins are excellent a Celebrity organised trip may be the best bet here, you do need a guide to best appreciate the ruins. Word of warning do not get roped into anything to do with carpet demonstrations!! Score - 9 out of 10

Bodrum - Walked the town. Good for a day, good shopping for genuine fakes and reproductions – beware of buying sport type shoes – quality ??? Score – 8 out of 10

Chania – Walked the town. Similar to Bodrum Score – 8 out of 10

Naples – Big port, lots of organised trips which you may need. You need to research this one.

Overall score for the holiday 8 out of 10

Last comment if you choose this holiday try and get a deal that includes a drinks package do not need to be a heavy drinker to get value.
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