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Our transatlantic cruise from Miami to Rome on the Celebrity Reflection April-May 2017. Globally the cruise was okay, but to take advantage of the first 7 days at sea you had to speak English. The first seven days are important because all activates and ship life is on the ship. Since all activities except a few gym activities required English many where deprived of the advantages offered to guest that spook English. When you pay for a cruise the same price as everyone else you expect the same advantages. For this cruise this wasn't the case, When you take an international flight you have the choice of many movies in many languages, it is sad to say that the television on this cruise was horrible. At least if you couldn't participate in the activities on the cruise you could take in a movie in your language (they can do it on planes). Second remark, the library was a joke more books where on shelves that weren't accessible and again only in English (I know books are hard to get but I am sure I could find books in many languages and free.) The only documents that where available in different languages was the "TODAY" often badly translated and missing key information and the "Actuality pages". Like I explained in the beginning this was for the first part of the cruise, once you start having ports calls the problem disappears. Also some important alerts where announces by the Captain during bad weather and again only in English. For the crew members they were all very professional, but what saved the day during that difficult period for my wife is the evening meal (late seating OPUS restaurant table 126) because of the service and language support she got from our waitress Silvana. This was our 15th cruise and the second one with Celebrity Cruise, but it was the first time with as many days at sea without a port call. During that period of isolation more consideration should be show to none English speaking customers.

Our transatlantic cruise from Miami to Rome on the Celebrity Reflection April-May 2017

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by capefrance

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Class
Our transatlantic cruise from Miami to Rome on the Celebrity Reflection April-May 2017.

Globally the cruise was okay, but to take advantage of the first 7 days at sea you had to speak English. The first seven days are important because all activates and ship life is on the ship. Since all activities except a few gym activities required English many where deprived of the advantages offered to guest that spook English. When you pay for a cruise the same price as everyone else you expect the same advantages. For this cruise this wasn't the case, When you take an international flight you have the choice of many movies in many languages, it is sad to say that the television on this cruise was horrible. At least if you couldn't participate in the activities on the cruise you could take in a movie in your language (they can do it on planes).

Second remark, the library was a joke more books where on shelves that weren't accessible and again only in English (I know books are hard to get but I am sure I could find books in many languages and free.) The only documents that where available in different languages was the "TODAY" often badly translated and missing key information and the "Actuality pages". Like I explained in the beginning this was for the first part of the cruise, once you start having ports calls the problem disappears. Also some important alerts where announces by the Captain during bad weather and again only in English.

For the crew members they were all very professional, but what saved the day during that difficult period for my wife is the evening meal (late seating OPUS restaurant table 126) because of the service and language support she got from our waitress Silvana.

This was our 15th cruise and the second one with Celebrity Cruise, but it was the first time with as many days at sea without a port call. During that period of isolation more consideration should be show to none English speaking customers.
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Concierge Class
Cabin C1 1277
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