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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review
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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by booking123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean

We picked this cruise because of the ports especially La Spezia as we wanted to go to Cinque Terre and also the price.

Ship embarkation was well organized and quick.

Cabin was inside guarantee and was on deck 8 front and was spacious lots of storageand larger bathroom also with lots of cupboards. It was a long walk to main dining room.

Dining only did main dining room which we had fixed time to eat 6:15pm but table wasstuck under stairway but quieter area than other tables.Food was okay lobster one night but it was tough. Every night they had salmon, chicken or one other item standard. Appetizerswere okay had scrimp cocktails most nights. Desserts were mostly very rich and didn't find them that great. Main buffet ate lunch and breakfast there good variety. Did breakfast once in main dining room but mostly egg dishes or pancakes no variety.Did not do any speciality restaurants as they were expensive.

Entertainment was lacking only one night with good production last night. Had areas roped off in the theater for only certain people which didn't make you feel welcome. Did this in some dining rooms you couldn't use at all.

Activities were almost non existent nothing on pool area except screaming kids and a band that played for 40 minutes who couldn't sing and weren't very good. Quiet pool was too cold to sit in with air conditioning.

Steward for cabin was outstanding.

Disembarkation was very well organized was off in 5 minutes as we had our own luggage.

Did not do any ship excursions.

Civitavecchia port took Roma Cabs from airport very effecient as plane was 3 hours late

and they were there. Stayed at Hotel Traino comes with breakfast and free shuttle to ship.

LaSpezia took cab then train to Cinque Terre bought ticket for Cinque Terre online unlimited use for 13Euro for senior.

Nice(Villefranche) tendered port very effecient went right off onto shuttle boat coming and going. Took local train to Nice then hop on hop off bus but should have taken the hop on hop off bus from port stops at castle entrance right at port Villefranche.

Ajaccio, Corsia walked around town

Cagiliari, Sardina took Petit Train or 9Euro went up and down narrow streets plus checked out local market

Naples wanted to go to island of Capri but arrived in port at 9am and couldn't get off ship till 9:30am and calling for thunderstorms so didn't go on high speed ferry. We did the hop off hop on bus around Naples did the red route downtown area and also the blue route which was along the coast. It cost 23Euros.

Rome took an extra day after cruise stayed at Hotel Ariston gave us a free upgradeand walked to train station to catch hop on hop off bus took the green line one but not a good tour stops were no where near the sites. Took bus to airport left from train station and was $6.90Euro.

Ship was spotless even had lawn on the upper deck.

I travelled with my husband and he didn't really enjoy Celebrity cruise line probably wouldn't book with Celebrity again.


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Cabin Review

Cabin inside guarantee 8163

Room was very spacious in front on starboard side. Lots of storage, bathroom was spacious with lots of cupboard space. It had a couch and small desk.T.V. had English channels lots of variety. Lots of walking to go to main dining room on deck 3 and at rear also the buffet on deck 14.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

In Rome we did the Green Line hop on hop off, didn't really go close to the sites wouldn't do this again

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

We took a taxi to the central train station and bought the Cinque Terre train pass online for 13E. Long line to buy tickets and lots of tracks so pay attention to what track your train leaves on. We did Monerrosso el Mare the furthest away first took 20 minutes on the train to get there very scenic. We took the train to Vernazza which is the most picturesque

had lunch there and toured around & took the train back.

Took the train to Nice by walking down beach to train entrance 10 minute walk.

Took the hop on hop off bus in Nice should have got it from the port in front of castle. Tour

was good.

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Corsica (Ajaccio)

Walked from port around town interesting market

Took Petit Train from the port very good went up and down all the narrow streets.

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Naples

Did the hop on hop off bus the red route downtown Naples, and also the blue route along the coast. Wanted to take the high speed ferry to Capri but with late arrival and couldn't get off ship til 10am not enough time.


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