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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Celebrity Reflection

10 Night Italy & Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 30, 2016

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8333

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

This was a beautiful cruise ship -- nice layout, relatively big staterooms/bathrooms/balconies, and really good food. As to the ports of call, most could be enjoyed without ship excursions. However, a tour of Ephesus (from Kusadasi) and Pompeii (from Naples) required advance planning. Santorini is beautiful, especially if you make your way over to Oia. Having a day or two in Rome ahead of time (for the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum) is a must. 

 

The days in port are fairly long, which is good since many of the attractions require 30-45 minutes of travel time to get to them. 

 

The food on the Celebrity Reflection was superb, as was the staff. The entertainment lacked comedians, but had good singers and dancers most nights.   

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good mattress and pillows, balcony was large enough for chairs to recline, bathroom was bigger than most cruise ships (even had cabinets to stash your stuff)

Ship Tip

If choosing Anytime Dining, arrange your reservation for the next night as you are leaving. And pay attention to the daily newsletter left in your room each night. Drink specials are listed on the back page (and when drinks are $10 each, it's nice to find the half-off bars).

Ports Of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Ephesus, Turkey Roman Colosseum Oia
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