Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by Annalise
- Sail Date: October 2016
- Destination: Transatlantic
- Cabin Type: AquaClass
CANYON RANCH SPA: Proceed with caution! I mean you should know EXACTLY what you're being charged for a service before you book. I was unaware that there was a 1:00 deadline on discounted prices on port days, so when I got charged the full price, I complained. Fortunately the manager kindly adjusted the price for me. My friends & I found the front desk ladies cold, unapproachable & not very helpful. These girls must think that we passengers don't talk to each other. One lady complained because she wanted her hairstyle sprayed so it would stay & the stylist refused to do so stating, "I do not use hairspray." Really??? I did receive a very nice facial from Natalie but I will not visit the spa again because I heard many complaints from other women. I consider myself very lucky & believe I will quit while I'm ahead.
NICKEL & DIMING: This was a constant complaint from veteran Celebrity cruisers that Celebrity has begun charging for minor things which they never charged for in the past. Such things as bottled water & caffe americano now carry a charge. So I began asking if there was a charge before I took/ordered something.
REFLECTION PRODUCTION COMPANY: DH & others complained that the singers sung too loudly & were not understandable. Also, the storylines on many of the productions was laughably flimsy. MAXX was awful, ELYSIUM was crazy but the costumes were nice and the last, BROKEN STRINGS, was pretty good. The other entertainers were good, esp. Tenors of Rock. OMG! We wouldn't let them off the stage.
SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS: Italian Grille We got seated by a window. Our appetizers were delicious but I ordered the 16 oz. ribeye medium & got it very well done. Also DH said his fish wasn't good at all. We did not send them back because we were pressed for time but were so disappointed that we canceled reservations for Murano. In my humble opinion, not worth the premium cover charged.
Overall, this was a very good voyage and we had a wonderful time. We would do it again in a minute.
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Bathroom tended to be on small side but the shower's Hans Groh showerhead was wonderful! There were only 3 full sized drawers so we hung up most clothing.
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