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We like longer cruises - and this one fit the bill. We stay in suites, which means we frequent Michael's Club and Luminae. We rarely eat at the buffet because we don't care for buffets. When it was necessary to go to the buffet, I tended to stick with pizza and salad. The service and food in Luminae was among the best we have experienced on any cruise. And Michaels Club is always a wonderful retreat. We no longer go to Martini Bar - it seems they have cut back on bartenders then and we have heard rumblings about how long it takes to get a drink there. But in Michael's Club, the service is incredible, as it should be since this is restricted to suite passengers. Same with Luminae - the food on Summit was better than we've experience in other Celebrity Luminae restaurants. It was noticeably better!! And the service was as good as it gets. The Lumiane staff all seemed to like working with each other - there was a real team effort to help each other out. It was apparent from the first meal. They joked with each other, with us, with other passengers. And how they learn and remember everyone's name immediately is amazing. I think the training that goes into running an operation like is evident -- great job!! Our cabin was very nice - and even though this was the next-to-last cruise before Summit went to dry dock for refurbishing and some things were a little worn - it was incredibly clean and comfortable. I was amazed that every morning, we would go to breakfast and when we came back to the room, it had been completely cleaned and tidied up. How does the room attendant do it so fast? Our butler was very attentive as well - any request we had - he took care of it. We don't purchase many shore excursions through the ship - but the ones we did book through Celebrity were done well. We either book our own excursions, bypassing the higher cost Celebrity charges, or we often times just walk around the port towns (making sure to get past the diamond/tanzanite/t-shirt stores) and explore a little off the beaten path. We are not beach or shopping people. My only complaint about Celebrity is the quality of the entertainment. We walked out of a couple of shows this time. This was the first time I felt that some of the singers should find another line of work. Some were off key, straining to hit some notes, and pumping the volume up doesn't fix that problem. The theme shows are not original and have been done to death. Every Celebrity ship seems to be stuck in a rut - staging Cirque du Soleil/Tim Burton/circus-like/faux surrealist themed shows - and they don't pull it off well. I don't expect full blown Broadway shows, but these weirdly scripted/blended "shows" feel like junior high school talent shows. Celebrity Theaters have all the bells and whistles with great lighting, sound and hydraulic stages - but they put really lame shows on. This time, it wasn't just the lameness of the scripts - but also the lack of talent.

Suite - This cruise was pretty close to perfect!

Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by pmennen

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We like longer cruises - and this one fit the bill. We stay in suites, which means we frequent Michael's Club and Luminae. We rarely eat at the buffet because we don't care for buffets. When it was necessary to go to the buffet, I tended to stick with pizza and salad.

The service and food in Luminae was among the best we have experienced on any cruise. And Michaels Club is always a wonderful retreat. We no longer go to Martini Bar - it seems they have cut back on bartenders then and we have heard rumblings about how long it takes to get a drink there. But in Michael's Club, the service is incredible, as it should be since this is restricted to suite passengers. Same with Luminae - the food on Summit was better than we've experience in other Celebrity Luminae restaurants. It was noticeably better!! And the service was as good as it gets. The Lumiane staff all seemed to like working with each other - there was a real team effort to help each other out. It was apparent from the first meal. They joked with each other, with us, with other passengers. And how they learn and remember everyone's name immediately is amazing. I think the training that goes into running an operation like is evident -- great job!!

Our cabin was very nice - and even though this was the next-to-last cruise before Summit went to dry dock for refurbishing and some things were a little worn - it was incredibly clean and comfortable. I was amazed that every morning, we would go to breakfast and when we came back to the room, it had been completely cleaned and tidied up. How does the room attendant do it so fast? Our butler was very attentive as well - any request we had - he took care of it.

We don't purchase many shore excursions through the ship - but the ones we did book through Celebrity were done well. We either book our own excursions, bypassing the higher cost Celebrity charges, or we often times just walk around the port towns (making sure to get past the diamond/tanzanite/t-shirt stores) and explore a little off the beaten path. We are not beach or shopping people.

My only complaint about Celebrity is the quality of the entertainment. We walked out of a couple of shows this time. This was the first time I felt that some of the singers should find another line of work. Some were off key, straining to hit some notes, and pumping the volume up doesn't fix that problem. The theme shows are not original and have been done to death. Every Celebrity ship seems to be stuck in a rut - staging Cirque du Soleil/Tim Burton/circus-like/faux surrealist themed shows - and they don't pull it off well.

I don't expect full blown Broadway shows, but these weirdly scripted/blended "shows" feel like junior high school talent shows. Celebrity Theaters have all the bells and whistles with great lighting, sound and hydraulic stages - but they put really lame shows on. This time, it wasn't just the lameness of the scripts - but also the lack of talent.
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