My husband and I have always loved RCL and Celebrity. With the restart of cruising, we immediately booked the Celebrity Summit out of St. Maarten for 31 July. We flew on the nonstop from DFW-SXM which got us in around 3:30pm on day of sailing. We usually travel the day before, but the nonstop only operates weekends. It took about an hour through customs/immigration - too many people arriving at the same time. Our cab driver took us on a mini-tour to show us the Covid/no tourism devastation in Phillipsburg. We have always loved St. Maarten and I hope it can recover quickly. Cab cost was only $25.
No one else was checking in, so we were on the ship and in our cabin by 5pm. The Summit cabins are a calm, classic design with plenty of room. After a check in at the muster station, we headed to the Sky Lounge for drinks. It is top front, with huge windows, and has always been our favorite spot on the ship. It was empty other than the wonderful bartenders (Tess and Michael are gems). Martini Bar always had seats available and it seemed that Schooner Bar was hopping from about 9pm on.
The production numbers were very well done - we loved Soundtracks and Broadway night the most. We skipped the other shows. Casino was pretty empty, but we tend to not be up past 11, so it may have gotten busier as the evening went on.