Celebrity Summit due for RED: Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by OceansBeckon1117

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Celebrity Summit due for RED

Sail Date: December 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
We typically cruise luxury cruise lines but took this cruise to be with friends. Food was pretty good and they accommodated our dining restrictions very well.
Ship was WAY TOO BIG for our taste. When we arrived in port, two other ships were right behind dumping over 11,000 cruise passengers on the island. It's not a good way to see a port. Great way to see cruise passengers shopping trinket stores.
We were excited to experience the dolphins on Tortola from our port on St Thomas. 30 minutes with dolphins. 6 1/2 hours of getting there and waiting around. Tour description said 5 1/2 hours. Nasty, nasty ferry boat from St. Thomas to Tortola. Diesel fumes were very strong (with very limited outside seating), bathrooms with backed up toilets. Had to wait 30 minutes to disembark at St Thomas for unloading of baggage first. And another hour waiting to go through Immigration. After I reported this to Shore Excursion Office, they followed up with an apologetic phone call and a card More promising to contact the tour company. The End.
Other tours were nice. Island roads are more pot holes than surface. But that is to be expected.
And also to be expected are lots of people on board. waiting in lines. bumping into others. Your eggs get cold waiting in line for the bacon.
Cabin steward was very accommodating. Sometimes in dining areas, staff would just point when you questioned where something was instead of getting it or taking you there.
We didn't receive all the concierge class benefits like priority boarding or disembarking. Did get use of plastic binoculars and a give of a plastic carry bag.
I guess for the money ($849) it was a heck of a deal. Just too darn many people for my taste.I prefer the all-inclusive cruises where you don't feel nickeled and dimed. Although I have to say we did enjoy great value on this particular cruise. I don't like the automatic gratuity. Gratuity is for good service, not just automatically added. Although I do see their reasoning. Less

Published 12/20/11

Cabin review: C28135 Concierge Class 2

Our 8th deck concierge class cabin was VERY small. Had to close some doors to open others. No walk-in closet. Closet doors and bathroom doors always banging into each other. Bath was small with plastic shower curtain instead of door. Water puddled on floor after showering. One bath towel per person. Rust and dirt accumulated in tiled areas. Bed was sloped on one side where people had used it to sit on. Hard to stay in bed. Otherwise comfortable. Balcony was nice with comfortable furniture. Cabin was pretty quiet. Mini bar items very pricey. Large bottled water was $4. TV was antiquated with domed screen and extremely LOW def. Was hard to read words on the screen. It was decorated okay, although dated. And once you squeeze past the closet and bed, the sitting area was a decent size.

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