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Celebrity Reflection Review

5.0 / 5.0
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1867 reviews
81 Awards

Enjoyable cruise, needs more entertainment

Review for Celebrity Reflection to the British Isles & Western Europe
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buramiko
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah 2B

This itinerary to British Isles and Iceland was on sale so in general we felt a great value for money. Some said there was a downgrade of quality & service but we didn't see that at all. The ship was in good shape, well kept and clean. Service was as usual very good.

Embarkation at Dublin was longer than expected. Check in tent was far away from the dock. Most people (except suite guests) needed to wait at least 30-45 mins to board a shuttle that took you to the ship. No excuse, Celebrity could have arranged MORE buses.

Food at MDR was OK. Murano was still awesome. Le Petit chef was fun but tasted bad - steak was so tough, not really edible. Buffet was better than expected with paella, shrimp risotto, and fish & chips etc.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah 2B

Cabin 2B

Port Reviews

Dublin

We took a Viator whole day tour to Cliff of Moher (2hrs away) and it was worth the trip. Book of Kells in Dublin was nice too.

Greenock (Glasgow)

Joined cruisingexcursions.com to Stirling Castle, it was awesome and we took lots of pictures. Our guide was a funny man who wore scottish quilt. Embarkation took a long time though as only one entrance was opened.

Cobh (Cork)

Loved Cobh and Cork. Cobh felt like a Greek / Italian coastal town instead of English. Music was played with lots of seaside bars and restaurants. Kinsale was very pretty too. Blarney castle however was a waste of time. You will have to wait in line 2 hrs (although the sign said 60 mins) just to get inside and kiss the stone. The stairs to the castle was very narrow and claustrophobic. We gave up after waiting 30 mins. Its name was "castle" but don't expect it to be like Stirling Castle where royalties lived, it was just a dark stone fortress for defense. Nothing royal about it. So the name castle was a bit misleading. The garden was nice so just a leisure walk there was fine but that's about it. We should have just sat around Cobh and listened to music while enjoying the nice harbor view.

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