Still a little room to improve
Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: September 19, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Reflection
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8325
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 months ago
Nice ship, cabin was excellent. Balcony, and bathroom larger than normal. Cold refrigerator - yeah! embarkation/debarkation very fast & easy. Overall service was good.
entertainment okay, but not as good as in the Caribbean - needed comedian(s).
Our other 2 Celebrity cruises were better, especially the food.
Food was good, but repetitive. Food menus for the Dining Room were not available on the TV, and often not posted until meal time. Large variety to appeal to global audience, but execution could be better. Breakfast- same every day, same potatoes, daily muffin (not labeled, and same nearly every day), fruit selection. Lunch - outdoor grill open only a few hours - product selection limited. Specialty salads limited, and repetitive. Quality control - lettuce? Soups - almost no selection unless you want broth. Crackers stale. Management present, but not paying attention - staff performing their daily ritual. Dinner in the dining room good, but menu had some unusual choices. Dining room service was very good.
Good itinerary. Need more time/earlier arrival in Santorini. Poor excursion in ephesus, not as advertised by ship, focused on shopping for crafts & carpet.
Favorite ports were Mykonos & Bodrum. Castle tour in Bodrum was good, and allowed for option to walk back to ship through the shopping area - vendors not as pushy as Kusadasi.