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Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Celebrity Reflection

11 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 10, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7122

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This cruise—ship, itinerary, staff, entertainment, stateroom—was so wonderful, I would do it again. And I hope I can in the near future. Eleven nights is the perfect length of cruise, and we got to visit so many places we’ve never been to before. It was as close to perfect as it can get without being absolutely perfect.


5 out of 5
Very easy. No waiting.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food and so very many choices. Dozens of salads, main dishes and desserts at each meal. Pizza and pasta every day. Breads of every kind. Truly wonderful food.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness dancing on the Pool deck. Watchmaking history and hands on. Educational seminars about the places we visited.


5 out of 5
Outstanding stage productions, dancers, musicians and acrobats. Wonderful production value—imaginative staging.

Children's Programs

We did not attend any children’s events.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service and staff were amazing. Always smiles, helpfulness. These people were the very best. Exemplary!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was always immaculately clean. Elevators fast and efficient. Lovely common areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Always spotless! Adequate size. Perfect bathroom with outstanding shower. Very comfortable bed. Very comfortable balcony chairs. My only complaint was that there were no power outlets next to the bed. I would have liked to use my phone as an alarm clock, and charge it at the same time. Otherwise, perfect.

Ship tip

Can’t think of a thing.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
We only visited to embark and disembark.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
We did the botanical garden and St James House. It was a pleasant, low-key 1/2 day trip.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Outstanding visit. Our excursion was to the Castillo and old town. Our guide was wonderful and we enjoyed the entire experience. We would have liked more time in the old town. Everyone took dollars also, which made it very convenient.

Colon, Panama

4 out of 5
Our excursion took us to the AguaClara Gatun Locks visitor center. Highly recommended! We had a great time there and actually saw a ship going through the locks. Then to Portobello, which was a much more rural experience, we would probably not do again. Although we did buy 2 exquisite molas from some Cuna women there. And they did take dollars.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Our excursion took us to Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue center and Cahuita National Park. We loved both. Tree of Life was a fantastic place doing outstanding work for the animals. Our excursion guide was extremely knowledgeable about the National Park, and we got to see monkeys and sloths in the wild, after seeing some at the rescue center.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
We bought an excursion to some ruins, but all the excursions were cancelled that day due to a protest by the taxi drivers. The buses could not leave the port area. But there is a lot to do in the port area, including a free pool, lots of shopping, and demonstrations by some Maya flyers. Hard to describe, but awesome to watch.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We didn’t do an excursion here, because we had done several on past visits. We just grabbed a taxi to downtown and spent several hours shopping, sightseeing, and having lunch on our own. Everyone took dollars so very convenient. Sadly the Museum was closed, so we’ll have to do that next time.


5 out of 5
We handled our own luggage, and were off the ship by 7:30am. Super easy!
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