Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by pmennen
- Sail Date: January 2018
- Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
- Cabin Type: Sky Suite
Luminae: The restaurant for suites. The service was flawless -- but the food didn't overwhelm me. I thought the menu was limited and repetitive. We did have the option to order from the main dining room menu, and I did do that a couple of times. We also went to Blu one night, and I thought the menu was more varied and I liked the food better that night. Overall, the food in Luminae was good -- but perhaps I was expecting more variety.
Entertainment: I didn't see any of the guest performances, so I can't comment on them. but I did see all of the in-house shows. It's an amazing, top notch facility. The talent is amazing. the in-house band was amazing. So, what was wrong? The shows themselves are stinkers. Made up story lines that have no reason other than to string a bunch of unrelated songs together. The big show of the cruise was some odd Cirque du Soleil meets Rocky Horror Picture Show concoction that has been done to death. They singers and dancers are very talented -- they were given rotten material to work with.
The real big negatives. (1) There was a mold/mildew problem in our room. There was a plumbing leak in either our bathroom, or an adjoining room, or in the hallway. There were fans blowing to dry out the carpet in the hallway. We both were stuffed up whenever we were in our room. (2) As if the mildew/mold problem wasn't enough, our room was directly beneath the kitchen/prep area for Ocean View Cafe. The noise never let up. All night long, there were carts being rolled across our ceiling, foot steps, metal trays and pans were dropped, utensils dropped. It was not possible to sleep through the noise.
Lesson learned: Next time, I will get off the ship at the first port and go back home rather than suffer through this type of situation.
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