As usual, Celebrity delivered excellent food and service on our recent Baltic cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and efficient. Our balcony cabin was larger on the Reflection than on past Celebrity ships. The layout was great and the extra space was appreciated.
The entertainment was good, but not spectacular. We have become comfortable with the fact that if you want big productions, try Celebrity's sister line - Royal Caribbean. Rob Lewis, a Phil Collins tribute act, was great.
The service in the Opus restaurant was exceptional - as was the food. I can't imagine what our waiters and sommelier could have done any better. We did have dinner in the Tuscan Grille one evening and it was a disappointment. Three of us ordered steaks. Two were too rare and one was overdone. By the time we got one steak redone, everything was cold. We paid $45 each and wished we had eaten in the Opus dining room.
The ship is fabulous. Although we were with 3,300 other guests, the ship never felt crowded. There are enough small areas (library, Hideaway, etc.) that we could always find some quiet places when we desired.
We toured Berlin, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm with TJ Travel Tours. All were great experiences. Our guide in St. Petersburg was Natasha and she worked very hard for two 10-hour days. Her knowledge of Russian history was exceptional. She was old enough to have lived under Soviet rule, so she also had an interesting perspective on the czars, the Soviets and on life after the fall of the Soviet Union.
We toured Copenhagen on a Celebrity tour, since TJ was not able to form a group there. The guide was knowledgeable and we got a good feel for the city.
Overall, it was a great trip. We were extremely lucky with the weather. We traveled with a couple who had just gotten their first passports and this was their first cruise. We warned them that the Reflection experience will probably spoil them for future cruises.
Big cabin as compared to earlier Celebrity ships. Nice layout.
This was our second time in Amsterdam. It rained most of the day, so we walked some and took a canal cruise.
Fascinating to see a remaining part of the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Checkpoint Charlie and a variety of churches and museums.View All 140 City Tour Reviews
An interesting tour with a young lady from Uzbekistan. She had been an exchange student in our U.S. city when she was in high school.View All 193 City Tour Reviews
Two 10-hour days, but you could easily spend a week. The palaces and the Hermitage are unbelievable. The history is fascinating. The city is modern. The crowds were horrendous and we learned that St. Petersburg is a favorite vacation spot for Russians. Next time we will go in September!View All 378 City Tour Reviews
Tallinn was the oldest city that we visited - establshed in the 1100's. The tour guide was knowledgeable, but talked so fast that it almost wore us out.View All 189 Old Town of Tallinn Reviews
The guide did a wonderful job. We could have used a bit more time on our own.View All 141 City Tour Reviews
We walked for 3 hours (Tour advertised 2 hours walking and 2 hours cruise). The guide was good and we did get a break with an included beverage. The canal cruise was good, but went around in circles a bit too much.View All 201 City Tour Reviews