Celebrity and Hawaii Always Wonderful!

Celebrity Summit Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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14 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 28, 2006
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Having been on Celebrity's "Summit" on another cruise, I must say it's still beautiful, clean, and with savvy staff everywhere.Cabin attendants kept place spotless and were responsive to requests. Waitstaff in Cosmopolitan were GREAT! Didn't have to ask twice for special requests. Sommelier was on first contract and started off slow but got up to speed by end of first weeek (14 night cruise).

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We were so impressed with having some classical opportunities in the Celebrity Theatre. First time we've ever purchased CD's from performers, but they were so good and so varied we just couldn't resist. Had a classically trained pianist, a wonderful jazz fiddler, very funny comedian. Also, had interesting series on how our world is affected by the oceans and how dramatically ocean activity has changed the course of history.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
With a couple of issues, the Guest Relations Team resolved and were always professional and pleasant while doing so. Captain's Club hostess was fabulous!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Only thing we didn't like this time around is space formerly known as Revelation on Deck 11. It was a beautiful bar overlooking ocean with huge floor to ceiling windows. Also, used for daily bingo and social gatherings with officers, etc. Someone had the idea of turning into a "circus" and have spoiled the ambience with strange decor and coverings on windows. Now called, "the bar at the edge of the earth." Terrible concept and ugly. At first we thought it was decorate for Halloween, but to our surprise it's to stay that way for awhile.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We always get a room with a balcony as a way of extending the average size cabins. Upgraded to concierge class, but didn't really take advantage of most add-ons.
3 out of 5
Warm but lots of VOG remaining because of earthquake couple of weeks earlier.
3 out of 5
Walked around as relaxed visitor--no tours.
5 out of 5
Overnight at this port, which was very nice. Made dinner reservations at Orchids (absolutely fabulous food, staff, ambience right on the water). Outside entertainment at "house without a key" you have to make reservation; in past did not have to.
Don't Miss: Must see is are the tributes in honor of WWII veterans (Pearl Harbor, etc.)
5 out of 5
Went to beach and ate at place on beach but can't remember name. It was good but not better than average.

Pros: Enjoying the time at sea and, as returnee, visiting ports without doing tours.

Cons: Earthquake in Kona left some ash residue in sky (called VOG), still warm, no breezes.

Recommends Celebrity Summit? Yes!

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