August 2015 - Celebrity Summit to Bermuda
We are Elite on Princess and 4 Stars on Holland America, so we were interested in trying Celebrity Cruises. The cruise staff and officers were the friendliest we have experienced. The shows were on the same level as Princess and HAL. The food was good, but we believe Princess and HAL are a bit better. There was a few hours from 3 to 5:30 pm, when the Buffet was closed and only Hamburgers, Pizza or Pasta was available. This is similar to HAL but not the case on Princess. Their buffet area is always open, with food available in addition to the food items I already mentioned. The cabin was a bit smaller, but the bathroom was a bit larger. We were disappointed there were no deck chairs on the Promenade Deck. Both Princess and HAL have chairs for sitting on this deck, which is our favorite place to sit and look out at the ocean. The bar drink prices are higher than HAL and Princess, but since we had a beverage package included that wasn't a problem. So, if you take Celebrity, make sure you buy the drink package. All in all, we had a good time, we would cruise Celebrity again. We like sailing out of NY or NJ.