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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
A Transatlantic cruise has been on my bucket list for a while. When I had the opportunity to do this cruise with family and friends, I decided to go for it. I was not disappointed. The sea days passed quickly with so many neat things ... Read More
A Transatlantic cruise has been on my bucket list for a while. When I had the opportunity to do this cruise with family and friends, I decided to go for it. I was not disappointed. The sea days passed quickly with so many neat things going on that you couldn't pack them all in. Even though we had a few rough days, I did not get seasick and just let the rocking relax me! I enjoyed the diverse opportunities for activities. What made this cruise especially nice was the superb crew that in most cases could not do enough for you. There also seemed to be a wonderful camaraderie among the crew who all seemed to enjoy their jobs. Since Celebrity likes to advance people from within, I think this gives the crew incentive to do their very best. I did find some of the extra costs to be on the high side--like the Inside Access tour that was priced at $99. Areas that could be improved were the dining room chairs that were especially uncomfortable for short people and hard to move in for everyone. They were in need of being refurbished. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
As usual the service of staff was outstanding! Officer presence was very nice. this was a transatlantic and the need o offer a variety of activities for the long sea days is important and I find it lacking from from previous TA's. ... Read More
As usual the service of staff was outstanding! Officer presence was very nice. this was a transatlantic and the need o offer a variety of activities for the long sea days is important and I find it lacking from from previous TA's. Golf was offered for 3 days and since it was progressive...3 days was not enough, it would have been great to offer awards after. Tai Chi was nice, but offered if I remember 2-3 times, it would be nice to offer on all sea days and possibly a different location. Te lily cinema was not offered during the day....late at night or prior to dinner (problem for early diners. Celebrity entertainment great performers and singers but productions were beautiful but lacking. We loved the independent entertainers. Food and service was great in specialty restaurants....... Port information was lacking or not available , better if traveling the Caribbean...ie transportation options to city center (differed between each shore excursion representative and manager). Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
I chose the cruise because of the ports. Loved tenerife because my wife and I went to Loro Park which was fantastic. Next was Malaga Spain, took free walking tour that was not so good, went to Picasso Museum which was not great, having ... Read More
I chose the cruise because of the ports. Loved tenerife because my wife and I went to Loro Park which was fantastic. Next was Malaga Spain, took free walking tour that was not so good, went to Picasso Museum which was not great, having seen Picasso works before. City is nice to walk around. Went to the Fort, Alhambra, which was a lot of walking for seniors. Next was Cartegena Spain, Very nice small city where we had churros and hot chocolate at Valor restaurant which was terrific. Used Wifi. Next was two days in Barcelona. Toured Sagrada church with audio tour, went for tapas at Barrio Biarritz, which was great, and then went to see spectacular Flamingo opera at the Palau de la Musica. Quick taxi back to the ship late at night. Next day walked around Gotic area and had churros and hot chocolate at Petritxol Xocoa. It was better at Valor. Used metro which was easy buying T10 ticket. Next was Villefranche. Took the Monte Carlo, Monaco tour. Next was Livorno. While most people visited Pisa or Florence, we already had seen those cities, so chose to stay in Livorno. Took the Livorno boat trip and had an good experience. Cruise ended in Rome. The food on the ship was excellent. Did not need to eat at any specialty restuarants. Shows were generally good. Production shows were not as good as the individual guest performers. Room was great. 16 day cruise but we had no problem with storing clothes since we brought with us a closet hanging shelves system from Target, and 3 foldable boxes to put in the storage area over the bed. I would definitely repeat a TA cruise. Only 1 bad day at sea. Weather was very good throughout the cruise trip. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
The ports on this cruise were attractive even though we had already been to Tenerife and Malaga. We have friends in Malaga so this was a good opportunity to catch up with them. We boarded after 2 pm so there was no wait at all to ... Read More
The ports on this cruise were attractive even though we had already been to Tenerife and Malaga. We have friends in Malaga so this was a good opportunity to catch up with them. We boarded after 2 pm so there was no wait at all to board; very efficient procedure and our bags were in the cabin within a couple of hours. Service by the cabin attendant was at the usual high level. He was very friendly and always eager to please. But is it really necessary to be reminded that " a 10 is my favorite number" when completing the survey? Food in the main restaurant (Opus) was disappointing. We had sailed on Celebrity fifteen years or so ago and the quality was definitely better then. Of course we can pay $50 extra to dine at the Murano restaurant; but wait, there's more: if you decide to have the lobster it will be $29 more. We accepted an invitation to dine at Qsine when they offered a 50% discount fee on the $45 fee. We enjoyed it but thought that the normal fee was high. We only saw a couple of the shows and were not impressed so we stopped going to them. The daily activities were not attractive. My wife missed the cooking lessons that were offered on recent Holland America cruises. This is specially important with so many days at sea. We did find out about an anadvertised sushi presentation but that was an exception. Only one port required tendering (Villefranche) and that was fortunate as there was a very long wait to disembark. Disembarkation in Civitavecchia was very well executed with no long waits. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
I like Celebrity service and the cabins are confortable I enjoyed the days at sea they are the most relaxing. The days at ports I do my own sightseeing. I don’t like to be rushed. The entertainment is great. Specially the ... Read More
I like Celebrity service and the cabins are confortable I enjoyed the days at sea they are the most relaxing. The days at ports I do my own sightseeing. I don’t like to be rushed. The entertainment is great. Specially the comedy shows. I don’t get involved in the art auction maybe because I used to have an art gallery. I like to browse the shops and the jewelry stores. The staff are very courteous We travel with friends that we meet in a previous cruise and now we are very close friends . Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
We booked this transatlantic cruise from Miami because we needed the rest before getting to Europe. Easy check in on the arrival in Miami Port. We sure had a relaxing time, we enjoyed the main dining room every night (we did not feel the ... Read More
We booked this transatlantic cruise from Miami because we needed the rest before getting to Europe. Easy check in on the arrival in Miami Port. We sure had a relaxing time, we enjoyed the main dining room every night (we did not feel the need to try out the specialty restaurants), met lots of fellow travelers, had a great time at the shows, even though some were ok others were great. Our favourite was Mr. Bressler (pianist) very talented, the Beatles Review very well done. Elysium, did not feel a connection. Enjoyed the trivia challenges. The crew from the officers all the way to our cabin steward were courteous and seemed to enjoy being on the ship. Our cabin a superior balcony was lovely and practical, we loved the glass shower and our comfy bed. Thanks to our cabin steward Ian, he really made this cruise perfect. Our cruise ports were beautiful and all different, we really appreciated the 2 days in Barcelona. Loved Villefranche so quaint and pretty. Easy disembarkation in Civitavecchia. The night before the end of the cruise, we did not know if we should take our own luggage and walk off the ship or put them out the night before and hope it would not take to much time to find our luggage. We did not need to worry at all, our luggage was waiting for us in the hangar for an early taxi ride to Rome Termini. No need to worry, put out your luggage. It is an easy and quick disembarkation, as early as 07h15. We will cruise Celebrity again. Can't wait for the Edge next year... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
Our 4th Celebrity Cruse and 2nd repositioning. The food was some what erratic in the main dinning room and actually sent back one meal. The Spa was nothing but a sales event. Had a good massage but she kept trying to up sell me from the ... Read More
Our 4th Celebrity Cruse and 2nd repositioning. The food was some what erratic in the main dinning room and actually sent back one meal. The Spa was nothing but a sales event. Had a good massage but she kept trying to up sell me from the beginning to the end. Attended a "posture evaluation" and all I got was a sales pitch for shoe inserts ( $100). The destination office told us that our trip to the Alhambra was canceled and that we were bumped for other quests. Checked with desk day before and told that was an error. If we had not checked, would have missed the tour. But the most disappointing was the quality of the entertainment as compared to our last repositioning cruise in 2010. The performers were very good but the few shows presented were very poor. The rest of the entertainment was not up to Celebrity standards. We were told that the company took the entertainment production in house instead of contractors. Big mistake. Will probably take Celebrity again but not exclusively as in the past. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
I like Celebrity because they offer FRESHLY prepared food up in the Oceanview Cafe, not steam table food like most other ships. It was okay this year, but there was noticeable slippage in the variety and quality of the food. NO FRESH ... Read More
I like Celebrity because they offer FRESHLY prepared food up in the Oceanview Cafe, not steam table food like most other ships. It was okay this year, but there was noticeable slippage in the variety and quality of the food. NO FRESH FISH was offered at the Buffet Grill in the evenings this year, an omission from last year. There was NO baby shrimp salad ever offered at the lunch Sandwich Station this year, again an omission this year. Chicken, chicken, chicken.........I thought I would cluck by the end of the cruise. Beef upstairs was always tough and flavorless. Desserts were all the same, ho hum. And the took away the peanut M&M's tag the Ice Cream bar and substituted jelly beans!! Really?? Fares went up and cuts, down to the M&M's........... In the Main Dining Room entrees were unappealing and a hit less often than a miss. On a positive note, this is the first year that both the waiter, his assistant, the cabin steward and his assistant KNEW my name and addressed me by it EVERY TIME we had contact from Day 1. And I have a difficult name to get right, and everyone (including security when they scanned my Sea Pass getting off and on the ship when in port) got it right. I love the TransAtlantic Cruises, especially the Sea Days, so I love this cruise lines for the option they provide for relaxing and doing nothing, which is just what I want to do........ Excursion to Granada and the Alhambra was outstanding and worth every cent. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
We wanted to just get away from it all. The 8-days on the sea as part of the transatlantic part of the cruise was awesome! We really enjoyed that part so much!! We also enjoyed the ports we visited. Embarkation for us was easy! We ... Read More
We wanted to just get away from it all. The 8-days on the sea as part of the transatlantic part of the cruise was awesome! We really enjoyed that part so much!! We also enjoyed the ports we visited. Embarkation for us was easy! We were Aqua Class so we were able to board around 11AM and we made ourselves comfortable at the Martini Bar. This is where we met some really great people. Disembarkation was another whole story. It is hard to get 3,000 people off the ship in an easy manner. The elevators were always packed and it was very difficult to catch an elevator. We really enjoyed our room though. We were on deck 11 mid-ship. Our room was quiet and really enjoyable. Our cabin attendant, Baso, was awesome. Our dining room, Blu, was amazing! We loved all of the meals we had in the restaurant. Our dining room servers were so very attentive. We enjoyed the Martini Bar every night when they opened at 4:00 PM. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with people to see how their day went and what they did. Read Less
Celebrity Reflection Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 5.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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