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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Celebrity Reflection

10 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 22, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8221

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a blast, cruising with our best friends on a beautiful ship through delightful islands/seas. The ship needs more comfortable beds, foot rests on verandas, more onboard activities for seniors, and more tables on the pool decks. Also more variety on buffet

Embarkation

3 out of 5
very little seating in muster B1/B2 and we had to stand a long time; we both have hip/knee issues and this made our bodies hurt.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Not as much variety as other cruise lines we've traveled. Also, pastries looked beautiful, but didn't have much taste and weren't completely filled. Cakes had a gritty quality to the cake part. Creme Brulee' in main dining room was runny first night. The service in the main dining room and buffet was exceptionally good.

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria

5 out of 5

Terrific! I got our latte's every morning at 6am and free cookies along with it. Staff was always helpful, cheerful, and friendly. Thank you for starting my morning off great!

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Did a couple of trivia quizzes, but thought it strange there were no prizes. Not many activities for seniors and not as much information sharing as on other cruise lines. Also, we like to play cards/games out on deck when we cruise, but nearly all of pool deck space was taken up with lounges - no tables

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The impersonater/singer was terrific, as was the Beatles Tribute band, and the Reflection singers/dancers. The descriptions for the other acts didn't sound that interesting.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Exceptional, everyone we encountered: Table #249 staff, John C., Mohamad, and Mihir were teriffic. Also, our cabin steward, Carlos #5589, and Oceanview Buffet Sylvester (Sly), all of the bar staff, and Morales, who was always happy and brought a smile. Also, the girls supplying hand sanitizer (washy washy :)

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
spotless! thank you!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
loved the layout and how roomy the bathroom/shower were for being a small space. The couch was comfortable, but bed and pillows were hard and neither of us slept much because of it. Also, it would be nice to have footrests on all verandas. All room service items should be included in cruise price.

Ship tip

Invest in a drink package - even if you only want water and sodas, and bring your own pillows

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
have spent time here before many years ago. Now very congested and hotel prices outrageous.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
We did a bus tour and liked our driver and tour guide. Loved hearing about the culture and history and experiencing local food/beverages.

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
Didn't do an excursion; just went ashore and shopped. Walked farther downtown, but not many local shops except near terminal.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Beautiful island. Loved the bus tour - time at a public park/beach, touring Stony Hill and tasting local delicacies and learning about island plants/culture. Enjoyed time at the beach and rum punch served in pineapples made on a bar boat named "prosperous"!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Beautiful island and loved seeing it by bus and train. Very special to have Miss Patricia as our guide on the train, seeing everybody waving, tasting some local treats, and especially having 3 young island ladies sing gorgeous harmony on the train.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
the island was beautiful, but more populated and felt more commercialized than the others. Enjoyed the stop at the rum distillery and the carousel. We wanted to sit on top of the double-decker bus to take photos but it was crowded and there weren't enough seats. Didn't care for the cheese factory or airport stops. Wouldn't do that tour again.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We self-assisted and it was great.
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