Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by merinski
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah (obstructed view)
Embarkation was smooth. We were on by about 11am. Our room was ready at 1pm and our luggage was there shortly after.
The ship is nice, but the atrium areas where small and cramped.
Our cabin was nice, we had a veranda, but it was noisy especially the first few nights, because we were above the Bleu Galley . They did get them to quiet down after that, and offered us a free specialty dinner. Also our Cabin Stewart was very miserable, I think he was very tired, but did not make it nice for us at times.
The main dinning room service was great! The food was not as good, and we ended up not going a few nights because of what was on the menu.
The entertainment was not up to Celebrity's standards of entertainment we have seen in the past. We only stayed for 2 out of the 11 nights of shows. Music in the main areas was load and crowded.
The service was very good .
We really enjoyed the ports! In Grand Cayman we took a taxi to the Turtle Farm, then went across the street to the dolphin centre just to watch for a bit, we then caught a bus back to 7 mile beach , near Calico Jack's and went for a swim. Then we took the bus back to the port area.
In Cartagena we just went to the port terminal area where they have a bird sanctuary. It was amazing, we really enjoyed wandering under the trees and seeing all the birds!
In Aruba the first night we did a little shopping. The next day we took a taxi to the Hyatt on Palm beach to meet for a snorkeling trip we had booked with Delphi. When we got there they said they had emailed us because their catamaran had to be serviced and so they offered us to go with Aruba watersports on the Arusun catamaran. We did do that and it was ok, but it wasn't as nice a cat as the one looked like that we had booked. The music was loud … food ok, the water was mirky so snorkeling wasn't too good. It was still a nice day.
In Curacao we did the ship tour to Blue Bay Beach. It was a nice beach. We snorkeled there and it was nice. It was over cast and did rain a bit, but it was still a nice day. We went shopping later in town. The town was pretty and we walked across the bridge.
In Bonaire we went on a private snorkel trip with Woodwind . I cannot say enough good things about them. It was a short walk to the meeting place from the port. Dee and her team were amazing! She talked to us about safety and fitted us with masks... They served drinks and raisin buns, then later when we were on our way back they served us a yummy plate of lunch, chicken, noodle dish . They put us in separate groups from beginner to advanced and each group of about 6 people had their own guide. It was a drift snorkel on Klein Bonaire. The fish and coral and turtles were awesome! It was the highlight of our trip!
I would love to do these ports again some day. Not sure about the reflection though.
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It had a nice balcony.
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