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My wife and i used CC to do a lot of research and chose the Celebrity Reflection/East Med cruise. We're also used to an element of luxury on our hols so opted for one of the Signature Suites, therefore this review might not be relevant for some as we didn't use the MDR or Opus, or even the pool for that matter. However, what we did experience was fantastic and the perks you get with this level of suite made us feel like royalty, the suite was also beautiful with a nice size of balcony. Although we did visit friends in the Penthouse and that was unbelievable spacious and opulent! We also enjoyed great room service, laundry, wifi (not very fast though) and free spirits plus mini bar. The bed was fantastic as was the storage and practical aspects of the room, easily on par with 5-star hotels we've stayed at. We dined with the Captain (what a dude!) on the second night in the Tuscan Grille and we enjoyed a steak of peerless quality. We loved Murano, but the menu is small and does not change, unlike Luminae, however that could be hit or miss. Qsine was a bit of a fad but enjoyable. The service was excellent in all cases. We did sometimes have breakfast in the Ocean View cafe, which was fine. The only meal experience we really didn't enjoy was the Lawn BBQ that was 'pushed' onto us as we left the check-in area; what a waste of 140USD that was, with average food / wine and it was also blowing a gale through the gaps in the screens, so everyone was miserable. We felt such fools giving up a speciality restaurant that was effectively free for us for this rubbish. So even though we had a full package we still ended up as a victim of pushy sales :( We used Michael's every night, which was fairy quiet most of the time, but we made some great friends and had such a laugh, the staff again are superb in there. The cocktails are not the quality we're used to, but we certainly got our monies worth via our all inclusive package that comes with this level of suite. One criticism is the underhand tactics used by some of the services on board, such as the spa. This happened to 3 sets of couples we knew of, including us, where you receive your service (Hair, massage etc) and they say 'oh your hair is dry' or 'you feel tense', would you like this or that, but not explain the cost implication. Fortunately our butler sorted everything and we were refunded some of the money (So were the other couples). The ship excursions are also expensive, we did 3, but would do our own next time. Coming and going off the boat was very efficient and better than i imagined it would be, we didn't even have to check out, just grabbed our cases straight to a car that was waiting for us. The entertainment was a bit weak some nights, but we enjoyed a couple of shows. There is lots to do elsewhere and thought the daily itinerary leaflet was good. The casino was never busy, i ended up playing Craps by myself which is no fun, but that's not the fault of Celebrity, it certainly felt like a mini Vegas. Any negativity we experienced was completely overshadowed by our love for everything else, definite cruise converts now, although we got a great deal for the Signature Suite, looking at prices for next year, it could be a one off.

First Cruise Review - Signature Suite

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by Arkenstone

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Signature Suite
My wife and i used CC to do a lot of research and chose the Celebrity Reflection/East Med cruise. We're also used to an element of luxury on our hols so opted for one of the Signature Suites, therefore this review might not be relevant for some as we didn't use the MDR or Opus, or even the pool for that matter.

However, what we did experience was fantastic and the perks you get with this level of suite made us feel like royalty, the suite was also beautiful with a nice size of balcony. Although we did visit friends in the Penthouse and that was unbelievable spacious and opulent! We also enjoyed great room service, laundry, wifi (not very fast though) and free spirits plus mini bar. The bed was fantastic as was the storage and practical aspects of the room, easily on par with 5-star hotels we've stayed at.

We dined with the Captain (what a dude!) on the second night in the Tuscan Grille and we enjoyed a steak of peerless quality. We loved Murano, but the menu is small and does not change, unlike Luminae, however that could be hit or miss. Qsine was a bit of a fad but enjoyable. The service was excellent in all cases. We did sometimes have breakfast in the Ocean View cafe, which was fine. The only meal experience we really didn't enjoy was the Lawn BBQ that was 'pushed' onto us as we left the check-in area; what a waste of 140USD that was, with average food / wine and it was also blowing a gale through the gaps in the screens, so everyone was miserable. We felt such fools giving up a speciality restaurant that was effectively free for us for this rubbish. So even though we had a full package we still ended up as a victim of pushy sales :(

We used Michael's every night, which was fairy quiet most of the time, but we made some great friends and had such a laugh, the staff again are superb in there. The cocktails are not the quality we're used to, but we certainly got our monies worth via our all inclusive package that comes with this level of suite.

One criticism is the underhand tactics used by some of the services on board, such as the spa. This happened to 3 sets of couples we knew of, including us, where you receive your service (Hair, massage etc) and they say 'oh your hair is dry' or 'you feel tense', would you like this or that, but not explain the cost implication. Fortunately our butler sorted everything and we were refunded some of the money (So were the other couples).

The ship excursions are also expensive, we did 3, but would do our own next time. Coming and going off the boat was very efficient and better than i imagined it would be, we didn't even have to check out, just grabbed our cases straight to a car that was waiting for us.

The entertainment was a bit weak some nights, but we enjoyed a couple of shows. There is lots to do elsewhere and thought the daily itinerary leaflet was good. The casino was never busy, i ended up playing Craps by myself which is no fun, but that's not the fault of Celebrity, it certainly felt like a mini Vegas.

Any negativity we experienced was completely overshadowed by our love for everything else, definite cruise converts now, although we got a great deal for the Signature Suite, looking at prices for next year, it could be a one off.
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Signature Suite
Cabin SG 4107
Superb, on-par with 5-star hotels we've stayed at. Even the corridor leading from the private access door is luxurious and made us feel special. The location of the room on the 14 level was fine, although some people might not enjoy the movement of the ship being higher up.
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