Wonderful Western Mediterranean Cruise

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Celebrity Reflection

11 Night Best Of Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 09, 2017

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9360

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Second cruise on the Celebrity Reflection. Just as pleased this time as I was last time. First time in Spain, and really enjoyed the ports of call there. Hope to go back some day.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth, fast, and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Really enjoyed some of the shows-didn't get to all of them. The silent disco was great fun.

Children's Programs

No children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff service was excellent. Particularly true of our room steward, restaurant staff and bartenders. Really enjoyed getting to know some of our regulars.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty large enough. Small sitting area inside as well as the balcony. Really enjoyed our balcony. Very clean-bed comfortable.

Ship tip

When the weather is nice go to the Sunset Bar. We found it to be lively before dinner, and since our weather was perfect it was most pleasant to spend time there. Bartenders fun. In the evening check out the martini bar, even if you don't drink. They like to put on a show while making and pouring drinks-fun to watch even if just over club soda. Of course their martinis are very good too.

Ports of call

La Spezia, Italy

5 out of 5
We did and excursion to Portovenere and Cinque Terre. Loved Portovenere. We also love Cinque Terre but we have been there before and stayed there. If we went again would arrange a different excursion. We were fortunate to be able to do a cruise through Cinque Terre but it was a public boat and we were packed in like sardines on that boat. This made it uncomfortable for some and difficult to see which is the point.

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5
We did an excursion to Eze. Beautiful little spot. But left no time to explore Nice and would probably just go on our own to Nice next time.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved Barcelona, but 2 days not enough time. Went to Montserrat the first day on an excursion which took up most of that day, however, well worth it. Montserrat is unbelievably beautiful. Second day did Barcelona on our own. I look forward to going back to Barcelona some day in the future.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved Malaga. Did not do an excursion. It is easy to see the sights here on your own. Stop at tourist information spot when you disembark and they will advise you. Climbed to the castle which gave fantastic views.

Gibraltar (U.K.)

4 out of 5
Very interesting history here. Did an excursion, City Under Siege. Well worth it to get some of the history of the place. Enjoyed Gibraltar, but don't feel a need to go back.

Cartagena, Spain

4 out of 5
We liked but not as much as Malaga. Did not do an excursion. Again explored on our own which was sufficient.

Ibiza, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Liked Ibiza. Good time to be there as it was the end of their tourist season so not very crowded. We took a tour of old town (also called upper town), and this was well worth it. Lots of nice shops and cute restaurants. Our tour was in the morning so this left enough free time in the afternoon to do your own thing.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very well organized and smooth.
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