We were on a Celebrity Reflection cruise November 29th thru December 9th. This was our 2nd Celebrity cruise. The first day kinda of got off to a rough start. Boarding was little more disorganized than we are use to. Food the first night had few issues. And first night's entertainment was awful. I was worried as I went to bed that night. But rest of cruise was wonderful.
It was a 10 night cruise. We only went to Main Dining Room 5 nights out of the 10. We ate the other 5 in the buffet. Celebrity so far to us has the best buffets. We stayed so busy on Port days that our routine became to go to hot tub after getting back on ship, go to buffet and eat quickly because we talked too much in hot tub, go to the early show and then go to bed so we could be ready for the next day.
We like a mixture of relaxing and staying busy on a cruise. This cruise was perfect for that. There were dancing classes, Golf Putting Tournaments, Bocce Ball and lots of other activities to choose from.
The ship is beautiful and everything was always so neat and clean. The staff provided great service and were all very friendly.
We really enjoyed all our ports. Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.
In Antigua we went on our own to Deep Bay Beach. It was so beautiful. We got there early and had several hours pretty much to ourselves. Next to the beach is a hill with a fort at the top. We hiked to the top. Was little steep, but the view was so worth the climb.
In Barbados we hired a taxi to take us around the island. We hired Stephen with Big Apple Taxi. It was a wonderful day. We hit a lot of the hot spots. We went to Bathseba, which is stunning. We went up to Cherry Hill, another stunning view. We went to the windmill. Then it was off to the North Shore at Animal Cave. The cliffs there were breathe taking. We stayed there for a while enjoying the scenery. Stephen stopped and grabbed us some local fish cakes and chicken. So very good. And then we went to beach for little over an hour. It was a great day!
In St. Lucia we had booked a tour with Cosol. Again another wonder day. We saw so much of St. Lucia. We stopped at few overlooks. Drove thru couple fishing villages. Stopped at a Banana Plantation, went over to Sugar Beach and snorkeled, Went to the volcano, mud baths and finally the waterfalls.
In St. Kitts we took a taxi to South Friar's beach. We had brought our snorkeling gear. The reef right off the beach was very nice. We really enjoyed the day snorkeling and relaxing.
In St. Maarten we went to Marigot and shopped at the local market for awhile and then it was off the Maho beach to watch the planes for a few minutes. From there we walked over to Mullet bay for swimming and relaxing.
We were very sad to see this cruise come to an end.
Cabin was big and spacious. There wasn't a couch, but we did fine with out it. The storage above the bed was great.
We went to Deep Bay Beach. Beautiful.
Booked thru Cosol tours. Wonderful tour of island.
We took taxi to South Friars and snorkeled.
We went to Marigot to shop. To Maho to watch planes and then to Mullet Bay to swim.