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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Celebrity Reflection

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 03, 2016

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The reflection ship is new and the food and service is great. 

There is a wide selection of bars and restaurants.

basic roomservice is included, a great deal.

Much of the ship is geared to people who want to spend money gambling , shopping or buying ads ons. I wasn't interested in any of that. 

this ship is oriented mainly to families and wealthy older couples. 

I felt the ship could do better in these areas:

Outdoor pools and all jacuzzi whirlpools are very small. The one whirlpool at my health fitness club is as big as all of reflections combined. My fitness club doesn't hold 3000 passengers. 

The fitness center is small. It's got an employee who focuses on nagging customers and selling. 

Shopping was overpriced and the goods like watches of average quality.

the comedy show was funny but jam packed in the tiny theater instead of large auditirium.

There was an art auction that felt like a way to fleece naive or wealthy people who hadn't done research.

destinations were labadee, Haiti (very nice but expensive), Falmouth Jamaica (average), Cozumel Mexico (good for diving only), Georgetown grand cayman (good for diving) . The shore excursions are all short. Average was 7 hours.

Id rate all the destinations as average in terms of fun, value.

overall I'd rate the trip as fun and a value provided people book a budget basic cabin and don't spend much onboard or onshore. For drinkers the premium drink package pays for itself as the average good beer, wine or cocktail is $10.

There is a premium lounge salon that serves great beer and wine.

this ship is not geared toward middle class or budget traveler adults under age 35.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 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
Balcony worth the money

Ship tip

It's easy to overspend

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Falmouth, Jamaica

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
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