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As an introduction er cruise 3 to 4 times a year, the last cruise, in May 2016, on the brand new Carnival Vista, which was outstanding from every point of view and our next cruise in 5 weeks on the Celebrity Silhouette. We have become used to an extremely high standard on the Celebrity Silhouette, however the Reflection has a long way to go, or Celebrity have purposely lowered standards. The good part was that check-in and boarding the ship was completed in about 15 minutes. We received our stateroom and were satisfied as it was quite similar to the Silhouette, bar a few differences.On the third floor midship it was ideal as one feels the movement of the ship much less. Toiletries are offered, according to the Celebrity site, but are difficult to come by and shower caps and cotton wool was not given nor offered at all. As well there is no wash line in the shower. As one who frequents the gym twice a day, it made for difficulties after washing out my sports gear.. My other main gripe is the aggressive marketing by the speciality restaurants. All over the ship, one is almost attacked and after giving reasons why we don't eat there, my wife is vegetarian, we are given reasons why we should eat there. Most unpleasant.Even telemarketing is used. The only places I was not approached was on the treadmill and in the pool, but its just a matter of time. Entertainment, left a lot to be desired although the individual artists were of a high standard. Service good, officers and crew most friendly and approachable as with guest relations who were tops! Bottom line is if we see that the Celebrity Silhouette standard has dropped, we have cruised on her 3 times, then we will review our loyalty to Celebrity.

Good cruise, fine ship, however standard much lower than Celebrity Silhouette.

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by melbloch

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
As an introduction er cruise 3 to 4 times a year, the last cruise, in May 2016, on the brand new Carnival Vista, which was outstanding from every point of view and our next cruise in 5 weeks on the Celebrity Silhouette.

We have become used to an extremely high standard on the Celebrity Silhouette, however the Reflection has a long way to go, or Celebrity have purposely lowered standards.

The good part was that check-in and boarding the ship was completed in about 15 minutes.

We received our stateroom and were satisfied as it was quite similar to the Silhouette, bar a few differences.On the third floor midship it was ideal as one feels the movement of the ship much less.

Toiletries are offered, according to the Celebrity site, but are difficult to come by and shower caps and cotton wool was not given nor offered at all.

As well there is no wash line in the shower. As one who frequents the gym twice a day, it made for difficulties after washing out my sports gear..

My other main gripe is the aggressive marketing by the speciality restaurants. All over the ship, one is almost attacked and after giving reasons why we don't eat there, my wife is vegetarian, we are given reasons why we should eat there. Most unpleasant.Even telemarketing is used. The only places I was not approached was on the treadmill and in the pool, but its just a matter of time.

Entertainment, left a lot to be desired although the individual artists were of a high standard.

Service good, officers and crew most friendly and approachable as with guest relations who were tops!

Bottom line is if we see that the Celebrity Silhouette standard has dropped, we have cruised on her 3 times, then we will review our loyalty to Celebrity.
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Ocean View
Cabin 07 3147
As we expected and similar to other lines.
However we missed the lack of a wash line and toiletries were few and far apart.
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