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We chose this cruise, because all five ports were new to us and because it was 11 days instead of a week. We had previously sailed on the Summit from New Jersey to Bermuda and loved both cruises, but we were ready for something longer. Embarkation was delayed due to a Norovirus outbreak on the prior cruise. The crew spent hours sanitizing the ship before we could board. THANK YOU from this kidney transplant patient whose immune system is not as strong as the average passenger's system The ship's staff was fanatical about keeping Reflection clean the ENTIRE time we were aboard. Once embarkation began, everything was smooth as usual with Celebrity. My husband and I thought the ship was beautiful. We had sailed Celebrity three times before on the Constellation (2002) and the Summit (2011 and 2016) so the Solstice class was new to us. It was nice to experience something different. Our oceanview cabin was on the third deck. We have tried an inside, an aft veranda, and oceanviews. We like oceanviews the best for the price and at least a view. We prefer the lower decks to help avoid any motion sickness which may affect us. The cabin seemed smaller than the cabins we had had on the Millennium class, but, once we figured out all the places for storage, we found the cabin to suit our needs wonderfully. I have to admit I loved having a glass-door shower. We are sailing in October on Connie again, and I will be back to shower curtains. :( But that's OKAY - I'm SAILING! We ended up changing cabins after a couple of days to noise in the bowels of the ship. We had a veranda cabin on Deck 6 which was exactly the same as our Deck 3 cabin plus the veranda. Our cabin attendant Francis was superb! We loved Opus, the main dining room, and the AquaSpa Cafe. We had breakfast and dinner in in Opus and lunch at the ASC. We visited the Oceanview Cafe and the Burger Grill above the pool for snacks. We (I mean, I!) love being served so the Opus Dining Room was perfect for me. The hostesses and maitre'ds were in complete control and helped everyone be where they wanted to be. The food was beautiful! Our favorite dinner was the veal shank! Escargot was on the menu every night. I was happy. The beef main courses, something we don't have very much at home, were delicious. Breakfasts were lovely as everyone was very attentive to your every need. One note - if you like your toast more than lukewarm, ask that it be toasted "dark." The food at AquaSpa Cafe was perfect for the middle of the day - fresh, light, and tasty. Don't miss it! Finally, our favorite spot was Cafe al Bacio. I didn't care for the location on Reflection compared with Summit. The view of the water is blocked by deck chairs on Reflection. I'll be very glad to be on the Constellation where the windows are directly on the water. All of our dinners were excellent except one - we simply did not care for the main course. We were guided by our wonderful waiter Rodrigo and Manuel in choosing our courses and wines. Jaidon, our assistant waiter, followed through beautifully. We sat at a table each night at a table-for-two which was placed next to several tables-for-two. It was perfect for chatting with your neighbors, but no one took offense if you went back to simply speaking to your spouse. We visited Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. We had never been to any of them. Grand Cayman was crowded - six ships in port due to hurricane damage at other ports - so we didn't have a good feel for it. It was also a tendered port. The process was laborious. The other ports were easier as they had docks and fewer ships in port - one at the most. We enjoyed all five ports and would return to all. The nice thing about the itinerary was that there were 4.5 sea days. We very much enjoy sailing, swimming, reading, nibbling, sipping, etc. I realize you can do that without going ashore, but sometimes you feel as though you should since you're there. We enjoyed the shops, the stargazing talks, and the pool games. We never ate at a specialty restaurant nor did we go to the shows. We only went on one ship's excursion on Bonaire, but we did discover "Trivia." We had the best time meeting new people and competing against some very smart people. It was a blast. Try it some time if haven't already. Overall, having 11 days to sail to five ports while enjoying delicious food and good company makes this ship and itinerary one I would repeat.

Eleven wonderful days with good company, great food, and new ports

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by amevola

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We chose this cruise, because all five ports were new to us and because it was 11 days instead of a week. We had previously sailed on the Summit from New Jersey to Bermuda and loved both cruises, but we were ready for something longer.

Embarkation was delayed due to a Norovirus outbreak on the prior cruise. The crew spent hours sanitizing the ship before we could board. THANK YOU from this kidney transplant patient whose immune system is not as strong as the average passenger's system The ship's staff was fanatical about keeping Reflection clean the ENTIRE time we were aboard. Once embarkation began, everything was smooth as usual with Celebrity.

My husband and I thought the ship was beautiful. We had sailed Celebrity three times before on the Constellation (2002) and the Summit (2011 and 2016) so the Solstice class was new to us. It was nice to experience something different.

Our oceanview cabin was on the third deck. We have tried an inside, an aft veranda, and oceanviews. We like oceanviews the best for the price and at least a view. We prefer the lower decks to help avoid any motion sickness which may affect us.

The cabin seemed smaller than the cabins we had had on the Millennium class, but, once we figured out all the places for storage, we found the cabin to suit our needs wonderfully. I have to admit I loved having a glass-door shower. We are sailing in October on Connie again, and I will be back to shower curtains. :( But that's OKAY - I'm SAILING! We ended up changing cabins after a couple of days to noise in the bowels of the ship. We had a veranda cabin on Deck 6 which was exactly the same as our Deck 3 cabin plus the veranda. Our cabin attendant Francis was superb!

We loved Opus, the main dining room, and the AquaSpa Cafe. We had breakfast and dinner in in Opus and lunch at the ASC. We visited the Oceanview Cafe and the Burger Grill above the pool for snacks. We (I mean, I!) love being served so the Opus Dining Room was perfect for me. The hostesses and maitre'ds were in complete control and helped everyone be where they wanted to be. The food was beautiful! Our favorite dinner was the veal shank! Escargot was on the menu every night. I was happy. The beef main courses, something we don't have very much at home, were delicious. Breakfasts were lovely as everyone was very attentive to your every need. One note - if you like your toast more than lukewarm, ask that it be toasted "dark." The food at AquaSpa Cafe was perfect for the middle of the day - fresh, light, and tasty. Don't miss it!

Finally, our favorite spot was Cafe al Bacio. I didn't care for the location on Reflection compared with Summit. The view of the water is blocked by deck chairs on Reflection. I'll be very glad to be on the Constellation where the windows are directly on the water.

All of our dinners were excellent except one - we simply did not care for the main course. We were guided by our wonderful waiter Rodrigo and Manuel in choosing our courses and wines. Jaidon, our assistant waiter, followed through beautifully. We sat at a table each night at a table-for-two which was placed next to several tables-for-two. It was perfect for chatting with your neighbors, but no one took offense if you went back to simply speaking to your spouse.

We visited Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. We had never been to any of them. Grand Cayman was crowded - six ships in port due to hurricane damage at other ports - so we didn't have a good feel for it. It was also a tendered port. The process was laborious. The other ports were easier as they had docks and fewer ships in port - one at the most. We enjoyed all five ports and would return to all. The nice thing about the itinerary was that there were 4.5 sea days. We very much enjoy sailing, swimming, reading, nibbling, sipping, etc. I realize you can do that without going ashore, but sometimes you feel as though you should since you're there.

We enjoyed the shops, the stargazing talks, and the pool games. We never ate at a specialty restaurant nor did we go to the shows. We only went on one ship's excursion on Bonaire, but we did discover "Trivia." We had the best time meeting new people and competing against some very smart people. It was a blast. Try it some time if haven't already.

Overall, having 11 days to sail to five ports while enjoying delicious food and good company makes this ship and itinerary one I would repeat.
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