Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
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Helpful Votes
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3 out of 5

Celebrity Reflection Trans-Atlantic

Sail Date: April 11, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Dear Fellow cruisers, We were very disappointed in this cruise, as we booked on Celebrity's reputation as having great food in the main dining room, and we were very disappointed. Lackluster at best, and constant pressure to "upsell" to specialty dining. Three formal days and only lobster one night. The early dining was a disaster, and some waited 45 mins just to get seated. The specialty resteraunts were excellent though, but you have to pay extra of course. Carnival did a better job on every Carnival trip we were on concerning main dining hall eating. Celebrity staff and service were top notch, but the shows were very boring, especially for a long Trans-Atlantic like this. We reduced ourselves (light drinkers) to hanging out at the aft bar account the shows and the stuff to do were so boring. Luckily others felt the same way, and we made good friends at the back and just "hung out" together to pass the time. Ship was very clean and service top notch, but the Aquaclass and above area that is restricted to regular guests (real grass) was the most underutilized and boring area of the ship, what a waste!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
food not up to the standards of Celebrity
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Boring, and stuff like men vs women were really boring.
Onboard Activities
Boring so even as a light drinker, hung out at the bar to meet new people.
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice
Miami, Florida
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Malaga, Spain
Wine and Tapas tour with BikesToGo Malaga was the most fun and informative
Cartagena, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Went to Pisa and the Cinque-e-terra, very nice and fun
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Rome in a day tour

Tip

Never been critical of a trip before, but the main dining room was not up to standards. Specialty resteraunts were great, but you have to pay a premium to go, and a lot of the food in the specialty resteraunts used to be available in the main dining room, and now they would like you to pay extra



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