sgibs

sgibs
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Hometown: Oak Ridge
Joined: 06/08/2016
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Celebrity Equinox

October 2017 - Celebrity Equinox to Caribbean - Southern

Wonderful Southern Caribbean Cruise

Wonderful 10 days. Great food, ports of call, entertainment, service, rest and relaxation. Looking forward to taking this cruise again in the next 12 months.

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Celebrity Summit

July 2017 - Celebrity Summit to Bermuda

Great Trip

There were 14 family members from age 6 to 64 on this cruise. Each have taken this cruise before. Everyone enjoyed the trip and are looking forward cruising with Celebrity again.

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Celebrity Summit

April 2017 - Celebrity Summit to Caribbean - Southern

Great get away

Great get away.  Went  early and stayed in San Juan.  Cruise was great.  Unfortunately there was a group of about 500.  They sometimes thought they were a priority but nothing serious.  I have cruised on the Summit five times and I would go again.  I love the size of the ship as everything is convenient and not crowded.  Sure it might be a little dated but the service is 5 star and so is the food.  The Southern Caribbean islands are always exciting and beautiful.  I especially enjoyed St. Maarten/St. Martin and Antigua.  Beautiful beaches and a lot to see and do.  If in St. Maarten take a cab to Serafina's in Marigot and grab a sandwich and/or French pastry,  Baguettes are not to be missed.  Ham and cheese on a baguette is my favorite. 

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Celebrity Reflection

November 2016 - Celebrity Reflection to Caribbean - Western

Reflection

We cruised on Nov 5 out of Miami.  Unfortunately embarkation was far from for the usual Celebrity experience.  The ship arrived that morning from it's transatlantic passage and needed to undergo the normal US inspections.  Not the first time they have had to do this but check in was delayed with long lines and after you did manage to check in you couldn't board the ship.  They offered shuttles to a nearby mall or escorted you outside the terminal to wait.  Not a good experience and as I said early not the usual Celebrity experience.  The time changed that first night and the ship didn't turn clocks/schedule back.  People showed up for breakfast in Blu only to be turned away as they were closed.  They should arrive in port the evening before in order to complete all of the necessary inspections so that the passengers on the first cruise out on the new itinerary aren't treated so poorly at check in.  After things got straightened out we had a great  cruise.  Great food, great entertainment, great time.  

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Celebrity Summit

May 2016 - Celebrity Summit to Bermuda

Great cruise

This cruise is easy access for folks from the northeast.  Parking at the Bayonne Terminal is reasonable and right near the ship.  You can drop off luggage and then just park.  The ship is not a "mega" ship and just the right size.  Yes it is a little dated in spots but you really need to look to find those spots.  Everything is convenient on this ship because it isn't a "mega" ship.  Food is exceptional.  Staff is friendly and can't do enough to please you.  Entertainment is fun and enjoyable.  We have been on this ship four times and booked another cruise on the Summit out of San Juan.   

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sgibs's Tips

Oranjestad, Aruba - We did an ATV tour to the Natural Bridge and Natural Pool. We booked this independent of the cruise. We needed the dip in the Natural Pool to get the dust off!
Kralendijk, Bonaire - Took a tour of the island and then went to a resort to swim and snorkel. Make sure you do some snorkeling in Bonaire. Best snorkeling we have ever done. Most fish and most diverse fish we have ever seen snorkeling. Fantastic.
Willemstad, Curacao - We took a taxi to the aquarium and snorkeled with the stingrays, tarpan, etc and feed sharkes and turtles Ocean Encounters. Great experience.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Took a shuttle to Red Stripe Beach. Nice little beach. Chairs for rental and water was so warm. No venders on the beach so it was peaceful and relaxing. Of course we had a Red Stripe Beer.
King's Wharf, Bermuda - We have taken this ruise about 6 times in the last 20 years. Originally docked in Hamilton and St. Georges but King's Wharf, although a bit away from the action, is a good substitute. We always go to Horseshoe Bay and hook up with a catamarran and snorkel. We have indepently booked and taken the Restless Native the last few trips and always have a great time. Board right in the cruise port. Zander does a great job and it is appropriate for all ages.
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Summit - Get ready for great fun, delicious food and pampering from the staff. You will not be disappointed. Captain Alex and his staff is out and about interacting with the quests.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island) - Plenty of beach chairs. Water is a little choppy but great place to relax. Nice to have the ship/s crew BBQ and serve food. More than one spot to get food so no lines and no crowds. Great place.
George Town, Grand Cayman - Was looking forward to the Stingray adventure but the wind cancelled that portion of our excursion. Turtle farm was informative and who can resist watching them in the water and/or holding them.
Cozumel, Mexico - Took a private jeep tour. Great time. The guys loved driving the jeeps. Great snorkling.
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Summit - In Bermuda hop a cab to Horseshoe Bay. Go early so it isn't crowded. Cabs drop you off at the bottom of the hill and pick up there to take you back to the ship. St. George is just a water taxi ride away. There is a small train tour, horse and carriage tour or just get a cab for a tour

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