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Celebrity Summit Review

4.0 / 5.0
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First Time Cruising with Celebrity to Bermuda

Review for Celebrity Summit to Bermuda
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vstanisz
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Aqua Class

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Bermuda and this ship sailed from New Jersey, allowing us to drive to the port instead of flying. Embarkation was efficient. The ship is very bright and modern which we liked. We had an Aqua class cabin which allowed us to use the spa and dine in the special Aqua dining room, Blu. We did not use the spa but ate almost exclusively in Blu. Service and food were definitely worth the Aqua class surcharge. We usually sail Norwegian and found the food better on Celebrity, especially the buffet. Buffet pizza was excellent and there was wait staff serving beer, cocktails, etc in the buffet. We were sailing during Hurricane Dorian but the Captain did an excellent job, getting us to Bermuda ahead of the storm, a half day early and sailing behind it on the way back to port. Weather was excellent so many people used the pool (not us, we are not pool people). We spent some time in the casino, typical of all cruise ship casinos. We booked a Ricky's minibus tour of Bermuda. It was excellent and $50 per person cheaper than the same excursion from Celebrity. Our one Celebrity excursion was the boat tour of Bermuda homes. Our guide, Mark, was excellent and we enjoyed a beautiful day on the water. We missed the O'Sheehan's bar/grill we've enjoyed on our Norwegian cruises. Late night dining was only available in the buffet. We also missed the cocktail lounge entertainers we've enjoyed on Norwegian: piano, some classical players, etc. We paid the upcharge for the top beverage package but found the bars and bar staff not as much fun as those on Norwegian. This is probably one of the reasons the Celebrity crowd seemed more subdued and formal. There were two nights when you could wear cocktail attire to dinner but it was not required.

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Aqua Class

Port Reviews

Bayonne (Cape Liberty)

We stayed at Best Western Newark Airport West because they offer a drive/cruise option.

You can leave your car for about $20 per day and they will shuttle you to the cruise. Hotel was fine but very difficult to get to in the mess of Newark highways. It had a barely adequate restaurant/bar. There were no other options nearby. I would try a different drive/cruise hotel next time.

King's Wharf

Just walked from the ship, enjoyed Dockyard Brewing and shopping in clock mall.

Took the free trolley one time when we were tired of walking.

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