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A group of our BFFs decided to cruise together. Greek Isles was the consensus destination. Celebrity had the best itinerary for our chosen cruise dates. My partner and I were mildly apprehensive as we prefer small ship experience and, we did not expect high level of service on a 3,000 passenger ship. We're we ever surprised! Although the ship was huge and the cruise sold out, it never felt crowded. Even on sea days. We were in a Royal Suite (suite 1607) and had our own dining room. We never ate in the main dining room so I cannot speak to crowds in main dining room. The suite experience on Celebrity was the best we've ever experienced. The royal suite was very large (590 SF) with 2 bathrooms and a large veranda with a hot tub! The suite level included a premium beverage package, free dining at all specialty restaurants (more later on restaurants), 2 complementary bottles of spirits (vodka, gin and/or scotch), 300 ship board credit and pre-paid gratuities. And the best butler in the known universe, Izzy Young, who catered to our every need. We thought we had died and gone to heaven. FYI we are not new to cruising and have cruised on Oceania, princess (yuck!), Carnival (double yuck) and crystal. None compared to our celebrity royal suite experience. The restaurants were great! Don't miss Quisine for a fanciful, fun dining experience. Lawn club grill and murano were very good. We loved the front porch for lunchtime and sushi on 5 was fantastic. Luminae, the suite dining room was acceptable. Food was very good but service uneven. The suite cocktail lounge, michael's club, was great and served us as a rally point for our 10 person group. The bartender, elyesta, knew our names and served up our preferred drinks when we appeared. She also served up many laughs for us with her delightful sense of humor. The itinerary was excellent - Sicily, mynokos, Athens, kusadasi, Rhodes, santorini and Naples. we do not usually opt for ship sponsored shore excursions and plan independent private tours but decided to try a ship sponsored excursion on santorini. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Akrotiri is not to be missed. Getting on/off ship never took more than a few minutes - a surprise on this large ship. The staff was uniformly gracious and charming. Always smiling and greeting you with friendliness. The gym was good! Entertainment was OK. Would we cruise celebrity again? You bet we would! But we would select the suite experience. It was almost too good to be true.

Italy and Greek Isles

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by San Francisco Fiesta

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A group of our BFFs decided to cruise together. Greek Isles was the consensus destination. Celebrity had the best itinerary for our chosen cruise dates. My partner and I were mildly apprehensive as we prefer small ship experience and, we did not expect high level of service on a 3,000 passenger ship. We're we ever surprised! Although the ship was huge and the cruise sold out, it never felt crowded. Even on sea days. We were in a Royal Suite (suite 1607) and had our own dining room. We never ate in the main dining room so I cannot speak to crowds in main dining room.

The suite experience on Celebrity was the best we've ever experienced. The royal suite was very large (590 SF) with 2 bathrooms and a large veranda with a hot tub! The suite level included a premium beverage package, free dining at all specialty restaurants (more later on restaurants), 2 complementary bottles of spirits (vodka, gin and/or scotch), 300 ship board credit and pre-paid gratuities. And the best butler in the known universe, Izzy Young, who catered to our every need. We thought we had died and gone to heaven. FYI we are not new to cruising and have cruised on Oceania, princess (yuck!), Carnival (double yuck) and crystal. None compared to our celebrity royal suite experience.

The restaurants were great! Don't miss Quisine for a fanciful, fun dining experience. Lawn club grill and murano were very good. We loved the front porch for lunchtime and sushi on 5 was fantastic. Luminae, the suite dining room was acceptable. Food was very good but service uneven. The suite cocktail lounge, michael's club, was great and served us as a rally point for our 10 person group. The bartender, elyesta, knew our names and served up our preferred drinks when we appeared. She also served up many laughs for us with her delightful sense of humor.

The itinerary was excellent - Sicily, mynokos, Athens, kusadasi, Rhodes, santorini and Naples. we do not usually opt for ship sponsored shore excursions and plan independent private tours but decided to try a ship sponsored excursion on santorini. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Akrotiri is not to be missed.

Getting on/off ship never took more than a few minutes - a surprise on this large ship.

The staff was uniformly gracious and charming. Always smiling and greeting you with friendliness. The gym was good! Entertainment was OK.

Would we cruise celebrity again? You bet we would! But we would select the suite experience. It was almost too good to be true.
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