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Unhappy with the drinks package that came with our cruise (Classic), there was no option to buy a drink above the price limit imposed per drink without paying full price for it. However if you have a Premium drinks package then you can pay the difference - bizarre! Had chosen Select Dining, turned out to be a fiasco which sent us to Guest Relations to have this removed because despite having a table reserved for a certain time we still encountered a queue each time we went to dinner. As mentioned by other travelers the entertainment was somewhat lacking, out of 10 nights the theatre produced a singing act 8 times! Other entertainment apart from the band was rather disappointing, the highlight of the evenings appeared to be finding ways to part you from your money via various offers in the minimal shops on board. The shows in Celebrity Central were very entertaining, there should be more of these. We did enjoy the silent discos and enjoyed dancing to DJ Aria. Lots of photo opportunities as we arrived at different ports but found the price of the pictures to be vastly inflated $15-25 per photo! The general staff on board were fabulous and the food was exceptional in Ocean View and Opus, don't know why Celebrity push the 'specialist' restaurants (and they were being pushed quite hard on this cruise). For us being British the biggest bugbear of our holiday was the 18% gratuity that racked up every day on your stateroom, by the end of our cruise we had accrued a bill of $270! To us service is something that should be rewarded as a result of a good experience. Maybe Celebrity should consider including gratuities in the price of a cruise so that deserving staff can make their own tips based on their hard work and customer service.and yet still be paid a basic wage. For us personally Celebrity will not be our choice of cruise company in the future.

Not what we'd hoped for

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by mawpy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah (partially obstructed view)
Unhappy with the drinks package that came with our cruise (Classic), there was no option to buy a drink above the price limit imposed per drink without paying full price for it. However if you have a Premium drinks package then you can pay the difference - bizarre! Had chosen Select Dining, turned out to be a fiasco which sent us to Guest Relations to have this removed because despite having a table reserved for a certain time we still encountered a queue each time we went to dinner. As mentioned by other travelers the entertainment was somewhat lacking, out of 10 nights the theatre produced a singing act 8 times! Other entertainment apart from the band was rather disappointing, the highlight of the evenings appeared to be finding ways to part you from your money via various offers in the minimal shops on board. The shows in Celebrity Central were very entertaining, there should be more of these. We did enjoy the silent discos and enjoyed dancing to DJ Aria.

Lots of photo opportunities as we arrived at different ports but found the price of the pictures to be vastly inflated $15-25 per photo! The general staff on board were fabulous and the food was exceptional in Ocean View and Opus, don't know why Celebrity push the 'specialist' restaurants (and they were being pushed quite hard on this cruise). For us being British the biggest bugbear of our holiday was the 18% gratuity that racked up every day on your stateroom, by the end of our cruise we had accrued a bill of $270! To us service is something that should be rewarded as a result of a good experience. Maybe Celebrity should consider including gratuities in the price of a cruise so that deserving staff can make their own tips based on their hard work and customer service.and yet still be paid a basic wage. For us personally Celebrity will not be our choice of cruise company in the future.
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Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah (partially obstructed view)
Cabin 2C 6260
Lovely and standards were kept very high by our Stateroom Attendant. No complaints.
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