Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by txfamilycruisers
- Sail Date: March 2010
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2A
We arrived in San Juan on Thursday night and stayed at the Caribe Hilton, booked room on Hotwire for $119/night. The hotel was a wonderful place to start our vacation. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing. We spent Friday doing some last minute shopping at the Las Americas mall, picked up a couple bottles of wine to take aboard at the convenience store across the street from the hotel and had a nice dinner in Old San Juan at the Cafe Puerto Rico.
On Saturday we checked out of the hotel at 12 noon and took a taxi to the pier, by 12:30 we were eating lunch in the Waterfall Cafe. Embarkation was painless, no lines, no hassles, no worries! After lunch we stopped by our cabin and put our carry on luggage away, by 1:30 our luggage arrived. At 5:30 they had the muster drill.
The ship was in good shape overall, some of the railings could use sanding and varnishing and some exterior paint was needed, but otherwise everything else seemed great. Our stateroom was a balcony on the 9th floor forward, starboard side. The balcony was well shaded by the beauty salon above but this just fine with us, you can always find sun up by the pool but shade can hard to find. Cabin had a King bed, pull out couch bed and pull down ceiling bed, a little crowded for 4 people, but comfortable. Our cabin attendant, Elizabeth, was wonderful and attentive. Only two US plugs in cabin, next time might bring a powerstrip for more plugs.
We initially had a table for 4 at the late seating but after the second night decided to switch to the early seating and sat at a table for 7 by the window. The food each night was very good as was the service. Our waiter was named Jimmy Carter and he was from India. We ate in the main dining room each night and usually ate breakfast and lunch up in the Waterfall Cafe. The teenagers had soda cards, probably a good deal for them. We usually drank iced tea or water with meals; coffee, iced tea, lemonade, and orange-passion juice(great mixed with rum;>) were always available at the cafe.
We attended some of the shows, the singers and dancers were good as was the xylosynth performer. The impressionist was a little boring.
Our two high school girls met some nice kids on the ship and spent much of the on board time hanging out, they did not spend much, if any, time in the ship-sponsered teen program.
Disembarkation was very easy, we were at the airport in San Juan by 8:15.
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