Celebrity Summit 10 Night Independence Day Cruise

Celebrity Summit Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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4.8 out of 5
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Celebrity Summit

10 Night Independence Day Cruise (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 27, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Summit

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2056

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Celebrity Summit is a 20-YEAR old ship. Just 4-months earlier, we were on a 2-MONTH old ship...Celebrity Edge. We took the Summit cruise for 3 reasons: 3 hour drive, no flying (like for The Edge), 10 days instead of normal 7, great price from . We definitely enjoyed our cruise. No regrets at all. It's just that we were spoiled by The Edge, which is quite a bit larger and offers a more memorable experienced (food, shopping, layout, etc.)

Embarkation

5 out of 5
1-2-3

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We didn't eat at specialty restaurants since they didn't seem "especially special." Steak and Italian were certainly an upgrade from main dining, but not worth the fee. To us, "specialty" is something that you'll never find elsewhere (like Le Petite Chef on the Celebrity Edge...a must!)

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Joined the Spa but asked for, and received, a refund when I discovered the (free!) Solarium. The Men's Room has its own (free!) Sauna and showers which make up 50% of the Spa. The Solarium also has massage tubes that were great.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent staff throughout the ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We booked 9143 (Inside) which is directly under the kitchen. On the first night, we were woken at 4AM with "clanging." We reported it, a supervisor came to the room, heard it and we were transferred to an Ocean view. It was always well maintained.

Ship tip

Don't lock in either dinner seating. Take optional seating. Shorter lines, PLUS we saw the 1st entertainment at 7PM and were able to go back again for the 9PM show. Entertainment was that good.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5
Saved around $100 by parking off-site. And, they offer continuous free 10-minute shuttles.

Newport, Rhode Island

5 out of 5
Lovely. We strolled and shopped. No excursion.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
Again, no excursion. Should have taken one. Not much to do on our own.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Had a 2-pound mouth-watering lobster at Peggy's Cove.

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Schooner sail. Nippy on the water. Don't forget sweatshirt, even in summer.

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Water cruise on July 4. Amazing fireworks.

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Strolled and enjoyed quaint shops.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Efficient
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