Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Celebrity Reflection 11-night Eastern Med cruise

Sail Date: May 18, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Reflection is a beautiful ship.  Although it holds about 3,000 guests, we never felt crowded. We had an Aqua-class cabin, and it was lovely.  Blu was excellent for breakfast, but we did eat occasionally in Opus for dinner (Opus offered lamb more often, and I'm a sucker for lamb!).  Qsine is a not to be missed dining experience - a feast for all the senses.  The central atrium is a nice visual (mid-ship aft) but it can be noisy. Our cabin was forward, so we were not bothered with noise, but we did wonder about the cabins on the lower decks closer to the atrium.  Took a variety of excursions - some from the ship, some private, some non-ship group. Crowd control for ship tours was MUCH better than the Royal Caribbean cruise in 2013.  My cruise selection is more destination driven than ship driven, this was my first (but not last) cruise on Celebrity.  Compared to Royal Caribbean (Toyota) this was much better (Lexus). We didn't take advantage of Canyon Ranch Spa until the last sea day, and that was a mistake! We definitely should have taken advantage of that sooner.    

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Service and Staff
We didn't see many shows, since we were wiped out from touring in each port.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Santorini, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Ephesus Shuttle private tour was GREAT!
Mykonos, Greece
Delos was facinating
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Naples, Italy
Sorrento was charming, but I would have reather had more time at Pompeii than drive by Positano.


Qsine is a restaurant that serves small plate entrees. Each item is creatively/artistically presented, the description in the menu barely does justice. You know what you ordered, but when presented you are surprised by how inventive the dishes are. Utilize discount nights for specialty restaurants.

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