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My first cruise on Celebrity was a wonderful, luxurious experience. The ship was beautiful and clean. The crew was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and plentiful. There were many activities available on the ship. I booked the Rome port transportation with Celebrity. I arrived 1 day early and stayed at the Rome airport Hilton. I had planned to walk back to the airport arrival area to catch their bus to the port but I was pleased to find out the Celebrity had a bus that left from the Rome airport Hilton. When the cruise was complete, I received luggage tags the night before arriving in Rome. The number corresponded to a time to meet and catch the return bus to the Rome airport. I especially enjoyed breakfast in the Oceanview Cafe. The staff was very cheerful and frequently greeted people. There was always a wide variety of food to choose from. Nightly entertainment was excellent. I attended shows in the Reflection Theater each night and there was a great variety of top performances. Every evening we received a handout containing the next day's activities, helpful information and tips; so we could easily plan our activities. In the morning Rich and Nacho had a helpful review of the day's activities on a television channel. There was also a channel devoted to excursions. I booked my excursions with Celebrity except for Mykonos which I explored on my own. All of the locations were beautiful but Santorini and Mykonos were my favorites.

5 stars for Celebrity Reflection - Italy, Greek Isles, Malta

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by tulgal1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah
My first cruise on Celebrity was a wonderful, luxurious experience. The ship was beautiful and clean. The crew was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and plentiful. There were many activities available on the ship.

I booked the Rome port transportation with Celebrity. I arrived 1 day early and stayed at the Rome airport Hilton. I had planned to walk back to the airport arrival area to catch their bus to the port but I was pleased to find out the Celebrity had a bus that left from the Rome airport Hilton. When the cruise was complete, I received luggage tags the night before arriving in Rome. The number corresponded to a time to meet and catch the return bus to the Rome airport.

I especially enjoyed breakfast in the Oceanview Cafe. The staff was very cheerful and frequently greeted people. There was always a wide variety of food to choose from.

Nightly entertainment was excellent. I attended shows in the Reflection Theater each night and there was a great variety of top performances.

Every evening we received a handout containing the next day's activities, helpful information and tips; so we could easily plan our activities. In the morning Rich and Nacho had a helpful review of the day's activities on a television channel. There was also a channel devoted to excursions.

I booked my excursions with Celebrity except for Mykonos which I explored on my own. All of the locations were beautiful but Santorini and Mykonos were my favorites.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah
Cabin 1A 8130
Spacious cabin with balcony. Large bathroom and closet.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Malta (Valletta)
    Guided tour of Valleta and Mdina. I was very impressed with the fortified city Mdina. The highlight of the tour was a fabulous buffet lunch which I believe was at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands.

    I found out that there was a Celebrity Malta tour visiting Game of Thrones film locations. This was not listed online and I found about it too late. I would have booked this if I knew about it.

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  • Mykonos
    I did not book a tour for Mykonos. Fortunately our ship was able to dock at the port. This was one of my favorite locations to visit. I loved walking around its narrow marble streets and admiring whitewashed houses with colorful doors and window frames. Also visited the windmills, "Little Venice" , and shops. I ate a memorable juicy baklava at Maria's Restaurant.

    An added bonus was that there was a film crew from Austria that I kept running into and they had a few local musicians with them performing little concerts.
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  • Taormina (Messina)
    This was actually a large bus full of people not a small group. Taormina is a lovely town with great views of the coast. Things to see: Greek theater, Medieval Quarter with narrow streets and nice shops. Not enough free time to eat lunch but I did buy a cannoli that I was able to eat later on the ship. It was delicious.
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