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this cruise was chosen for its relaxed itinerary and hopefully good weather. It did not disappoint. Reflection lived up to its reputation being a modern sleek and fairly lively ship. Embarkation was in the new terminal created for the Edge, there were lines but we did not wait too long before we were checked in efficiently by the staff there, The terminal did not live up to the hype that some guest were suggesting but it was adequate, As usual after walking what seemed to be an age we eventually got on board the ship to be greeted by the friendly crew with a glass on sparkling wine, We were allowed to our cabins at approx 1:30 having visited the Ocean View whilst waiting. All the other public rooms and areas were available to use. The room was very clean and although the cabin steward was under pressure he was very welcoming. So for us this was a restfuli cruise having visited all the ports previously. Private tours were available at all the ports should you wish to take advantage of them. In Antigua we walked to the Cathedral and was pleasantly surprised they have nearly finished the renovations inside and it was beautiful. Please go take a look. Donations are more than welcome as it goes to the restoration fund. If you are a cricket fan, the old ground in St Johns is still open for you to take a look. If the groundsman is around he has lots of information and memories that he will share with you. Barbados we strolled into town, went over the bridge and sat at the harbour side for a lovely cool beer, watching the world go by and chatting to other cruisers. St Lucia, having been here several times and holidayed on the island we decided to stay in town. Been berthed on the town dock we took the water taxi to the other side, then enjoyed a quiet ship. Greneda, something of a tradition for us to walk through the tunnel to the old harbour. its good to see it being brought back to life. BB;s Crabback is a great place for a drink or food and to take advantage of the free wifi. It is on the waterfront so lovely to sit. Bit of a trend here as we had a couple of beers. Aruba We visited the Butterfly farm which is well worth it, saw lots that we would never get to see in the wild. They had 34 different species and of course I have hundreds of photos after waiting patiently to try to get a shot. Well worth the $16 each. Walked back to Eagle Beach, one of the worlds top 10, and you can see why. Caught the service bus back for $3 each, great ride. Curacao, went into town as we wanted a couple of items and as the bridge was opening, we had sit and wait having a beer. It was great to see this old bridge open to let a ship through and then close. Bonaire, Once we got there we realised we have actually never been here. So got a tour which took us around the North of the island. Our lovely lady driver tried to get us into the Cactus brewery but the guy on the door was having none of it, however she dropped us off around the corner and we walked back and hey ho we got let in. they told us all about brewing the cactus and got to try the spirit. It is GORGEOUS, very refreshing. We also saw Flamingos and even a baby one, makes a great photo. 2 sea days found us back in Fort Lauderdale. having a late flight 3rd time lucky on the ships excursions we went on the Everglades trip. We did see 2 wild alligators and a small selection of captive animals, these were formally pets and are now being looked after properly. Worth doing if you havent done this trip before, Reflections did not disappoint, staff very friendly, the venues - particularly the Sky Lounge were excellant. Great Celebrity vacation once again,

Great cruise, shame its last 14 nighter

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by suenneil

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah
this cruise was chosen for its relaxed itinerary and hopefully good weather. It did not disappoint. Reflection lived up to its reputation being a modern sleek and fairly lively ship.

Embarkation was in the new terminal created for the Edge, there were lines but we did not wait too long before we were checked in efficiently by the staff there, The terminal did not live up to the hype that some guest were suggesting but it was adequate,

As usual after walking what seemed to be an age we eventually got on board the ship to be greeted by the friendly crew with a glass on sparkling wine,

We were allowed to our cabins at approx 1:30 having visited the Ocean View whilst waiting. All the other public rooms and areas were available to use.

The room was very clean and although the cabin steward was under pressure he was very welcoming. So for us this was a restfuli cruise having visited all the ports previously.

Private tours were available at all the ports should you wish to take advantage of them.

In Antigua we walked to the Cathedral and was pleasantly surprised they have nearly finished the renovations inside and it was beautiful. Please go take a look. Donations are more than welcome as it goes to the restoration fund. If you are a cricket fan, the old ground in St Johns is still open for you to take a look. If the groundsman is around he has lots of information and memories that he will share with you.

Barbados we strolled into town, went over the bridge and sat at the harbour side for a lovely cool beer, watching the world go by and chatting to other cruisers.

St Lucia, having been here several times and holidayed on the island we decided to stay in town. Been berthed on the town dock we took the water taxi to the other side, then enjoyed a quiet ship.

Greneda, something of a tradition for us to walk through the tunnel to the old harbour. its good to see it being brought back to life. BB;s Crabback is a great place for a drink or food and to take advantage of the free wifi. It is on the waterfront so lovely to sit. Bit of a trend here as we had a couple of beers.

Aruba We visited the Butterfly farm which is well worth it, saw lots that we would never get to see in the wild. They had 34 different species and of course I have hundreds of photos after waiting patiently to try to get a shot. Well worth the $16 each.

Walked back to Eagle Beach, one of the worlds top 10, and you can see why. Caught the service bus back for $3 each, great ride.

Curacao, went into town as we wanted a couple of items and as the bridge was opening, we had sit and wait having a beer. It was great to see this old bridge open to let a ship through and then close.

Bonaire, Once we got there we realised we have actually never been here. So got a tour which took us around the North of the island. Our lovely lady driver tried to get us into the Cactus brewery but the guy on the door was having none of it, however she dropped us off around the corner and we walked back and hey ho we got let in. they told us all about brewing the cactus and got to try the spirit. It is GORGEOUS, very refreshing. We also saw Flamingos and even a baby one, makes a great photo.

2 sea days found us back in Fort Lauderdale. having a late flight 3rd time lucky on the ships excursions we went on the Everglades trip. We did see 2 wild alligators and a small selection of captive animals, these were formally pets and are now being looked after properly. Worth doing if you havent done this trip before,

Reflections did not disappoint, staff very friendly, the venues - particularly the Sky Lounge were excellant. Great Celebrity vacation once again,
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Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah
Cabin 1C 8218
Clean comfortable, however there were paint marks on the balcony rail and glass. This was pointed out to an officer during her inspection but it was still there at end of cruise.
It detracts from the supposed excellance they are selling.
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