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Celebrity Summit Review

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Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Cabin: Sky Suite 2
Smallish balcony, but nice.
Rooftop terrace
Revelations Lounge, Deck 11.  Great views at the front of the  ship
If you tell them you are celebrating an Anniversary, they do things like th
Solarium
Solarium
Summit next to Disney Wonder
Nice comfy bed
Michael's Club

This was easily the best cruise vacation ever, and the best vacation ever. Despite missing one port (Nassau) due to weather, and an itinerary change from when we first booked (St. Maarten swapped for Antigua), it was just perfect. The staff all provided excellent and friendly service. Summit is a wonderful ship. My wife and I are still somewhat novice cruisers, this one was our third. Our two previous cruises were with Royal Caribbean, and both were very nice. We read a lot of reviews leading up to the cruise and expected it would be wonderful, but our experience easily outpaced those expectations. We are fairly quiet people and don't really enjoy big crowds, I don't think you'll ever find us going on one of the ginormous ships, so the smaller, more intimate Summit was perfect for us. The ship is very easy to navigate. Also, Celebrity does tend to draw from an older demographic, so it is far less of a party ship compared to Royal. This is another big plus for us! The whole cruise was very relaxed. There is plenty to do on the ship, but at the same time, not an overwhelming number of activities where you feel stressed to fit everything in.

Embarkation was pretty smooth, thanks in large part to being a suite guest, which meant a pretty short check in line. But beyond that, and despite the terminal still being not being in the best shape due to the hurricane, operations were very smooth and we were on the ship very quickly after arriving at the terminal. I would say it took 10-15 minutes max.

I've read in other reviews about Summit looking old or seeing better days. Sure, Summit obviously looks different than the brand new giant ships in Royal and Celebrity fleets. And any vessel on the ocean is going to pick up some rust spots (we are talking about salt water after all). But honestly, I couldn't find any remotely significant issues with Summit's appearance or upkeep. All of the spaces were clean and well maintained. Carpeting and seating all looked to be in top notch shape. Summit is also very easy to navigate. It's a smaller ship, which we like very much, but it was never more than a few minutes to get to any part of the ship. I'm pretty sure our next cruise will be on the Summit.

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Sky Suite 2

Cabin S2

We originally booked an Aqua Class, but a price drop near the sail date provided an opportunity for a relatively inexpensive upgrade to a Sky Suite. I'm glad I did. It was a little smaller than the Grand Suite on our last cruise on RCI's Independence of the Seas, but the way it was laid out, we had more than enough space. The walk-in closet was very nice and provided us with ample storage for our 7 night cruise. Balcony is a little on the small side, so no room for loungers, but that wasn't really an issue for us. Definitely would recommend the cabin to others. Location, in the back-half of the mid-ship area, on Deck 6, put us a short walk and a couple sets of stairs to Luminae on deck 4, or a quick elevator ride up to 10 for the buffet. It does provide for a little bit of a longer trek to the solarium, so if someone was expecting to spend a lot of time there, a room to the front of the ship may be better.

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