Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by JBLCruiser
- Sail Date: November 2018
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah (obstructed view)
Embarkation went smooth. We were in Port Everglades around 11.30 a.m. The people checking us in was in a great mood, and I think we waited approx. 15 minutes to get on board. Disembarkation took a little longer, as there were some problems with the luggage (not ours specifically) but we enjoyed this extra time outside the cafe in the sun. As we did not have a flight this day, we just relaxed.
All in all the ship was fine. I was never a fan of carpeting, but I guess it is a good solution on a ship. I liked the size, easy to be familiar with.
Cabin with balcony with obstructed view. We were on deck 6, and under us were the life boats. We could look straight out with no obstruction and actually see the water between the life boats. So no problem.
The Muster Drill was a joke. We were called to our muster station as usual and did not need to bring the life vest. They showed a lot of commercials for other Celebrity cruise destinations, while we were waiting for everyone to arrive. After a very long time we were told they had tech problems. Suddenly a staff person came running in with her life vest, could hardly speak after running and told us what to do. Then we waited for the captain to call off the drill and it was over. This was a joke of a safety demonstration. I sure hope they have better procedures in case of a real emergency.
Fixed dining at 6.00 p.m. The room was very large covered 2 floors and the noise loud. The waiters were a new team. Their first cruise. They did the best they could and with a few more cruises under their belts, they will be excellent. The Sommelier always found the perfect wine not only to the food but also my taste. In general it would be nice with more vegetables to the different dishes. The best was the companions we were seated with. Every evening we all looked forward to meet and exchange stories of the day.
I was not so impressed with the entertainment in the theater. I took part in some of the activities and the very best was Silent Disco - super funny.
Service was great, the cabin always nice and clean.
Shore excursions were booked from home. As I had hesitations regarding one of the trips, we decided to cancel it. No problem, we were refunded the full amount as we came 2 days prior to the date. When we arrived home, the money was already on my credit card.
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