Newport and Bermuda on Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Summit Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bermuda & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 20, 2010
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
A great ship, well-run and operated. Nice size with 2400 passengers and 1000 crew. Overall, well laid-out except for the Waterfall cafe, which has a few shortcomings. You can't go wrong with the Summit.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was exceptionally fine. My wife said the beef was the best she'd ever had anywhere. The specialty dining restaurant (The Normandie) where we ate one night, was exceptional. When we arrived onboard hungry late one night after a shore excursion, the pasta bar (where dishes are prepared to order for you) was outstanding, making us happy that we hadn't gotten to eat on Hamilton's waterfront.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great acts with much young, gifted talent on display. Something every night and all around the ship at every waking hour. The Paradise String Quartet was one of the most popular acts at some of the "watering holes".

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service personnel were generally top notch but we did experience a number of occasions where one of the wait staff would, in pursuit of his duties, cut in front of a guest without so much as an "excuse me". Assigned attendants (stateroom, dining room table) were outstanding. The suite comes with a butler, who was truly a gem.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great overall. Clean, well decorated and well laid-out except for The Waterfall Cafe, where access pretty much requires queueing up for almost anything (vs. the random access approach being used on many ships these days). Hopefully, this will be changed during next year's refurb of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our stateroom was fantastic--but we had a suite which was offered as a special at a nominal premium to the Balcony class. (It will be hard to return to regular size rooms on future cruises.)
5 out of 5
Beaches, if you like them. Horseshoe Beach is nice but ask around about which is best. We did "power snorkeling" using an Aqua Scooter, which was new and fun, although the water tends to be a bit murky for good vis. Skip Harbor Night (Wed.) in Hamilton but if you do it, just purchase a public transportation pass ($12 for a whole day will take you anywhere on land and water) and avoid the $27 "Shore Excursion" shipboard price for a ferry ride. Definitely NOT worth it!!
Don't Miss: None that I am aware of. If it is there, we missed it.
5 out of 5
Recommend you book your shore excursions on shore and save a bundle. Anything the ship sells can be purchased ashore at a bargain price (by comparison). For $38 each, we got a van tour of the city mansions and hotspots and a self-guided (but excellent, using the digital audio device) tour of the Breakers--aka The Vanderbilt Mansion.
Don't Miss: "The Breakers" mansion. Awesome.

Pros: Hospitality, food quality and service, cruise staff, accomodations, entertainment.

Cons: Layout of Waterfall self-service cafe; occasional lack of consideration by a member of the wait staff.

Recommends Celebrity Summit? Yes!

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