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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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No Celebrity feelings!

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by beetravel

8 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom 9

I have mixed feeling about the cruise.

Embarkation and Disembarkation: Good, simple and very organized

Cabin: Adequate, the inside room is spacious enough for two people. Closet and drawers are enough to store our clothes. We were able to push the luggage under the bed. We had a chair, not a couch so the room seems bigger than our cabin in Holland America. Three electrical outlets are on the desk for both US and European plugs.

Bathroom: Average, has shower only. Water pressure was strong with plenty of hot water. The towels were old, some were threadbare. Shampoo and Conditioner came in small black tube with hard to read label. There was a hair dryer but no where in the bathroom to plug in. You have to dry hair by the desk where the only outlet is.

Food: Good food, good waitstaff, bad organizers

Ocean View buffet was good, breakfast menu is the same but lunch and dinner have enough of variation to be interesting. The dessert counter was the biggest with plenty of choices for sweet! We did not try any specialty restaurants. Food in the MDR is good enough, the waitstaff was very nice but the organizing authorities were bad. We had to wait every night to be seated. The line in front of the MDR was always in chaos! Why Celebrity only had one receptionist for each entrance to admit people into their main dining restaurant? As we chose flexible dining time, we told the receptionist we don't mind to share table with other passengers, she always sit us by ourselves, deprived us a chance to converse with other people! Are 3000+ passengers on this cruise ships all went in group so we cannot mingle? We never had this treatment on other cruise ships from other cruise lines.

Entertainment: Bad

Acrobatic show were excellent. Comedies were average. Music shows are Ok but unsuitable. 90% of passengers were elderly and the cruise chose a boy band to perform one night with music for teenager girls (there were none on this cruise!). No destination lecture except where to shop or why and when you should take the next Celebrity cruise. The daily newsletters were a joke, nothing much but advertisement. We were in the Caribbean but the banner picture of the newsletter showed Taj Mahal! The music at the 3rd deck was blaring up the atrium all day. Token dance lessons in the very small space at the landing of staircase.

Passengers: Not my kind of crowd.

If you don't care where do you go, what destination you visit, just want to eat as much as you can, sunbath by the pool all day, play in the casino at night, this is your ship.

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Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom 9

Big and good enough for an inside room. Mid ship after the aft elevation.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Celebrity has dock 25. Embarkation and Disembarkation is smooth and organized.

Cartagena (Colombia)

It is an interesting port, nice town. We went on our own using local taxi.


Prosperous looking town, easily reached from the dock.


Plenty of thing to see after 10 minutes walking from the dock

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Public bus will take you anywhere for $5 for two people.

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