We’ve not sailed the Reflection since 2014, and were pleased to see it so immaculately clean. Our C3 cabin #8279 was close to the aft, in a quiet corridor with just some minor vibrations. However it was about 300 steps to the bow elevators to head up to the Sky Lounge. The weather started out mild and warmed up as we headed south to Cartagena, Columbia and the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). On our way back we experienced stronger wind and moderate waves getting around Cuba.
The crowd was typical to Celebrity – few kids and mostly 65+, numerous with mobility challenges.
Reflection is using the older technology for embarkation, so it was not quick. We were allowed to drop off our hand luggage in the cabin. We were advised that U.S. Government conducted an inspection of the food preparation areas, so many services were delayed, including the Concierge lunch in the dining room, and some menu items were in short supply. The crew is very friendly and the officers mingle with guests throughout. Our cabin steward Michael from Honduras was polite, efficient and unobtrusive.
Cabin was on the port side, close to the aft, in a quiet corridor with just some minor vibrations. It was about 300 steps to the bow elevators to head up to the Sky Lounge.
Balcony was good size with no obstructions other than straight down. Fridge worked well cooling our drinks. Sofa bed was good size and comfortable to sit on. Bed was by the bath. We requested a mattress topper for added comfort. Very clean throughout including balcony.
we walked around the pier visitor area which included a mock rain forest with animals. Wifi was $5 for 2 hours.
stayed overnight here. We walked to the Rainessance Internaional Plaza where they had lots of music, open-air restaurants, art and local craft exhibits, even “ice” skating for the kids. The following day we took the free trolley at the turnaround circle and enjoyed the slow ride through the main streets. We found free wifi at the street corner once we got off the trolley back at the turnaround.
Grand Cayman is a tender port, and with 5 other ships was very crowded. We walked to the public library for free wifi in a cool environment, stopped for some rum cake tasting, and returned to the find our tender back to the ship. It was easy to make a mistake and wait in a much longer line for one of the other ships in port. Many people felt they should have stayed on the ship. It started raining pretty hard and they got soaked.