What a Disappointment!
Celebrity Summit Cruise Review to Bermuda
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryHaving cruised with Celebrity previously in Europe, we expected an upscale cruise experience (just look at the promises on their website). Previous Celebrity cruises were sophisticated and attracted multi-time cruisers. This cruise and the entire experience was planned for the lowest common denominator and appealed only to the never-cruised patrons. First-timers were impressed with quantity over quality, and the excitement of their first time at sea. Old and tired, the Summit looks like a 1990s ship that needs radical updating to compete with other ships and cruise lines. The same goes for Celebrity; advertising as if they are in the same league as Regent/Seven Seas or Crystal, but delivering a far inferior product.
One of their administrators told us to of their higher level ships to enjoy the former glory of Celebrity.
Why is there not excellence across the board?
We will not travel, nor recommend others to travel, on Celebrity.
Food and Dining
Why were children allowed in adult venues\, (bars\, casino\, etc.)?
Obviously planned for first-time cruisers\, the entertainment and performers were repetitive and old-fashioned. Except for the casino\, there were no alternatives to poorly produced\, cheaply costumed\, and fairly untalented musical productions. The cruise director\, who relied on \"shtick\" that wasn't ever funny\, dumbed down the entertainment and ignored a segment of the guests who would have appreciated something else.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Cons: The decline of the Celebrity experience