April 2015 - Celebrity Reflection to Europe - Mediterranean
We were a little nervous going on a ship that held 3,000 passengers, thinking that the service and food would not be great. Nothing was further from the truth. Our room was big, especially the bathroom. The food was excellent. The crew were so friendly, always said hello when you passed them. The entertainment was pretty good. The ports of call were great, our highlight was Ephesus which is a must-see. My only complaint is that there was so much nickel and diming on the cruise. You had to buy bottled water for 5 Euros when you could get it onshore for 1 Euro. The premier restaurants charged extra, it was worth it. But the lunch places, gourmet coffee bar, and gelatto stand charging extra too??? I also felt that the 18% gratuity on drink orders was a bit steep. Then there's the complaint on every cruise about the exorbitant prices for the internet, no exception on this one. The food in the buffet was more than adequate and delicious. Lots of seating in the buffet dining room which was nice. The coffee was delicious in the buffet, too. This was my first Celebrity cruise and I will definitely book again.