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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Caribbean

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4.5 out of 5
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Celebrity Reflection

11 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3130

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

We booked a future cruise on Celebrity while onboard. That tells you we enjoyed this brand.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Opus main dining room was laid out well. We had anytime eating and actually called and made reservations at a specific time on a few evenings. When we wanted to sit by ourselves (the two of us) we were usually accommodated to do so. The Oceanview buffets were excellent. Servers all so very friendly. Food was good and of good quality.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We joined in a few of the pool dance and exercise activities. The activity director had a wonderful personality and you could understand him very well. Pools were adequate. Solarium area was nice, quiet and cool. Great place to read.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Majority of entertainment was very good, both the Reflection singers/dancers and the individual talent brought onboard. We went to the theatre each night. Only one I didn't care for (a comedian).

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room, while a small Oceanview cabin, was quite clean and smelled good. Our room steward was accessible and very good. All waiters, except for one, that we came in contact with were friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs and interaction with cruisers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice layout; lots of places to read quietly. Very clean overall.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin small, but we expected that. Very clean and kept clean throughout the cruise. There was not enough drawer or shelf space for clothes and definitely not enough hangers in the closet. Linens and towels were fresh and nice. Bed was not comfortable; I would guess they need to upgrade these to more of the current memory foam offerings available today. By the end of the 11 nights, I was not sleeping well due to firm mattress.

Ship tip

If you like to read in a quiet location, use The Hideaway. They also offer coffee and tea there.

Ports of call

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Did not do an excursion. Walked into port and joined a local tour guide for $20pp with a group of 10 of us. The old walled town is worth a walk through but beware of your personal space as street vendors are constantly in it. How many times can you say "No Gracias" to ten people in a space of 20 feet?

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Beautiful island; easy to walk around the port town and find some wifi. Typical port city with lots of clothing and jewelry stores. Went on a snorkeling excursion. The catamaran ride was such fun; the snorkeling was disappointing as no nice coral reefs or fish; very cloudy water even in bright sunshine.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Beautiful architecture; so colorful. Recommend you walk over the wooden bridge and enjoy a cup of coffee or drink sitting along the canal. We took a local tour with 2 other couples for $25pp for a 2-hour tour around the area. The driver/guide spoke excellent English and answered loads of questions. Well worth it (and much less cost than booking ship excursion)

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
Wonderful ship's excursion on the Double Dip Snorkel on the Sea Cow. One of the best snorkel trip we've ever done and the first one that we actually had such a knowledgeable guide that actually got in the water with us to show us different corals and fish!! Highly recommend.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
No excursion but did take a local bus ($12 round trip) to 7-mile beach and rented an umbrella and 2 chairs for $20. There were 6 ships in port and the beach was packed. That certainly caused us to be less than thrilled with our trip to the beach. But the water was beautiful and clear.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and efficient!
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