Mostly great with some minor exceptions

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Celebrity Reflection

12 Night British Isles (Dublin To Amsterdam)

Sail date: June 14, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A lot of people are lazy and get on buses to follow the masses or sit at the bar. Take some time to plan your own schedule and you will have a fabulous time.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Some lines but on board in 45 minutes

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining for dinner was excellent. Breakfast and lunch at the buffet. Tried 2 specialty restaurants but don’t see the value in it. Just not that much better but more intimate.

Opus (Main) Dining Room

5 out of 5

Some main courses were excellent (prime rib) but others failed to impress. Our somiler was so good as was the wait staff that the few low points were easy to overlook

Tuscan Grille

5 out of 5

Enjoyed very much but still don’t understand why the surcharge is necessary. On land we can find numerous restaurants that would charge the same price as just the uocharge

Oceanview Cafe and Bar

5 out of 5

Dozens of great selection! Be careful because this is where you will add the pounds you will need to work off. I really enjoyed smoked salmon every morning but the ran out with three days remaining so was unhappy.

Murano Restaurant

4 out of 5

To dark for us as far as the interior but the food was very good-not exceptional

Champagne Bar / Martini Bar

5 out of 5

Popular area and very entertaining bartenders

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria

5 out of 5

With concierge class the cafe was an excellent place to hang out

AquaSpa Cafe

5 out of 5

Simple breakfast every morning but you won’t get fat eating there

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Were not many but we were not looking for them. Pools and spas were very comfortable and spotless

Shops on the Boulevard

5 out of 5

Rather mundane and certainly no bargains, but that is not why we booked the cruise

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Absolutely fantastic

Reflection Theater

5 out of 5

Guiseppi the cruise director did an exceptional job in finding entertainment for a ship of this size. We were very happy with every show

Grand Foyer

5 out of 5

A bit crowded but part of the “scene” and be seen

Children's Programs

No children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were top notch

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always clean and our cabin had plenty of storage and bathroom was very nice concierge class

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Unless you are looking for top luxury, probably best value in a luxury class

Ship tip

Expect luxury but traveling with the masses

Ports of call

Dublin, Ireland

5 out of 5
We don’t do cruise tours but explore on our own. We enjoyed every city we visited. Celebrity doesn’t give you a whole lot of information unless you sign up for their tours, so studying up on all of the ports you plan to visit will give you great rewards.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

5 out of 5
We don’t do cruise tours but explore on our own. We enjoyed every city we visited. Celebrity doesn’t give you a whole lot of information unless you sign up for their tours, so studying up on all of the ports you plan to visit will give you great rewards.

Liverpool, England

5 out of 5
We don’t do cruise tours but explore on our own. We enjoyed every city we visited. Celebrity doesn’t give you a whole lot of information unless you sign up for their tours, so studying up on all of the ports you plan to visit will give you great rewards.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
We don’t do cruise tours but explore on our own. We enjoyed every city we visited. Celebrity doesn’t give you a whole lot of information unless you sign up for their tours, so studying up on all of the ports you plan to visit will give you great rewards.

Dover (London), England

5 out of 5

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Rented a car and drove to Honfleur and Calvados. Easy to do and not many people do it.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Loved this city. We don’t do cruise tours but explore on our own. We enjoyed every city we visited. Celebrity doesn’t give you a whole lot of information unless you sign up for their tours, so studying up on all of the ports you plan to visit will give you great rewards.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Spent two days here after debarking. Transportation in NL is excellent. If you have time, take the train to Harlem (30 min). The best day of our trip!!!!

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
These ships turn around fast so they are anxious to get you off Understandable but exhausting early departure
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