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Sail Date: October 2014
This was our first cruise on a Celebrity ship. Previous cruises have included Holland America and Carnival. We did not pick this cruise for the ship, but rather the itinerary and to try out the Celebrity experience (another line had a ... Read More
This was our first cruise on a Celebrity ship. Previous cruises have included Holland America and Carnival. We did not pick this cruise for the ship, but rather the itinerary and to try out the Celebrity experience (another line had a similar itinerary offered). There were pros and cons to our experience on this ship. Pros- Embarkation was great. There were free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and we were never waiting more than a couple of minutes to get to the next area. The iced towels were a nice touch. The whole process took us maybe 20 minutes? Definitely a better experience than on other lines. Entertainment was good. The shows had very interesting performers, including acrobatics. The parties that the ship hosted were neat and you can tell a lot of time and effort went into planning them. For example, there was a "Frozen" party and they had ice sculptures, acrobats, dancers, and the place decorated all in white. They also threw quite the bash for Halloween and had much of the ship decorated (even carved pumpkins). Drinks were very good. The ice bar was a lot of fun after a hot day in the sun and the martinis were very good. Every drink I had on the ship was expertly crafted. I also really enjoyed the wine bar with the self-serve machines which utilized a pre-loaded card. I really enjoyed the galley tour and cooking demonstrations. The ship overall was very clean. The clientele were friendly and we met a few couples that we talked with on several occasions. Service as a whole was good throughout the ship (wait staff in mdr & buffet area, bars), except our cabin steward (discussed below). I really liked the hydrotherapy pool area and the aqua spa cafe. A great place to stop by and get a snack when needed. Also, the hot tubs and pool in this area were never crowded. Cons- Our room steward was subpar. When we checked into our room, there was trash from prior guests and there were half-drank drinks in our fridge. Although we asked repeatedly, these things were never removed. On a couple of days we didn't receive towels, which was a big deal given their importance. There were a couple of occasions where we called to request wine glasses be brought to our room and we did not receive them. We also missed having the towel animals (again, non-existent on this cruise and prominent on Carnival & HAL). Food was fine, which isn't necessarily a con, but I'm used to food being really good on cruises. In this case, it was not great, but not terrible. I actually enjoyed the buffet dinners just as much (if not more) than the dining room. At the buffet, they had great curry dishes and the cheese spread for breakfast was fantastic. Highly recommend the buffet area. The seated dinners left much to be desired. Many dishes lacked flavor or were over-cooked. I ordered fish on the first couple of nights and stopped because it was very dry and overcooked. The deserts weren't that great either, and we missed the lava cake from Carnival. I actually really found myself missing the food from HAL and Carnival. Both of those lines (which I recognize are really the same company) had better dining room food than the Celebrity Summit. Additionally, the dining room entertainment experience on Celebrity was non-existent. I know it is silly, but I enjoy the fun singing, dancing, etc. in the dining room which is part of the HAL and Carnival experience but not this one. Disembarking- This was not as good as getting on the ship. Long lines, although generally pretty organized. It would have been better if they allowed more time between the numbers. Would have preferred to sit for a bit longer on the ship and not have had to stand for over an hour in long lines. We don't do ship excursions, so I can't comment on those. We like to do our own thing. I can say that if you take a port you've already been to and make it an at-sea day, you will have a fantastic time. It is great when there's almost no one else on the ship. Overall, we had a good time on our cruise and compared it to our prior cruise experiences. We liked that it did have a bit more of an upscale feel and the embarkation went smoothly, but thought that the cabin service and the food left something to be desired. That being said, from what we've seen so far, we don't have any particular reason to favor one line over another. We generally pick on itinerary and wouldn't mind sailing on this ship again if it was going where we wanted to go. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2015
This was my 40th cruise (19th on Carnival - have also sailed Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney & Royal Caribbean.) Due to cutbacks / downgrades in Entertainment, I don't plan to book another Carnival cruise. Embarkation in San ... Read More
This was my 40th cruise (19th on Carnival - have also sailed Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney & Royal Caribbean.) Due to cutbacks / downgrades in Entertainment, I don't plan to book another Carnival cruise. Embarkation in San Juan was convoluted because they had forced the 1700 back-to-back passengers to disembark then re-board. Our Platinum boarding was somewhat delayed as we waited for them, but then we had to walk through the terminal to a different gangway because something wasn't working. Not a big problem. I was sailing solo for the 10 days and booked an inside guarantee. I was assigned a stateroom that can accommodate 5 guests! With my online check-in, I requested two twin beds so stateroom attendant wouldn't have to bother with the 2nd bed or make up a king every day when I was using only one side. However, it was made up as a king and stayed that way throughout. Although a guarantee, my stateroom location was fantastic - close to the aft elevators. Room was quiet and had only one problem; bathroom light switch "sizzled" when I turned it on for the first few days, then it stopped working. I called for maintenance and they replaced the switch (after three attempts to fix it.) I would have preferred they do it during the day when I was out, but it was evening and I was in my room watching TV. Why was I in my room watching TV at 8:30pm?? It's because entertainment was pretty lousy. We had two or three production shows which I did enjoy very much. I loved the show band and I went to all of the family-friendly comedians. But otherwise it was a hypnotist, then a juggler and can't even remember the others. There were two nights with absolutely nothing offered in the big show lounge. Another problem is that our main dining time was 5:15pm - too darn early. But they didn't make the shows earlier. So I could have dinner @ 5:15, then no entertainment available until 8:30 or even 10pm. The bands / singers they brought on board were OK, but nothing that I'd go out of my way to see. Generally the best performed on the casino stage and it was too smoky to stay there, if lucky enough to get a seat. I did watch one movie on the lido deck screen, but the others just didn't appeal to me. Dining room service was OK and food was good (not great). Our server knew our names, but we had a hard time understanding her. She was clearly stressed trying to manage too many tables, but worked very hard. We had one dinner companion who consistently showed up @ 5:30pm, joking about being "fashionably late." After a few nights, we just asked server to go ahead with our orders because most of us raced to the family friendly comedian right after dinner. Assistant server never got our names and could not remember who wanted ice water or iced tea, who wanted coffee or decaf. I've had better service. The food was good; we had the older menus and it almost made me wish for the "American Table" menus. Nothing really stood out but I enjoyed what I had. As usual, desserts (with exception of the WCMC) were mushy, so I never ordered one. I did buy a piece of cake at the coffee bar once, but it had been sitting out too long (same cake as I had on the Liberty which was excellent.) I skipped the dining room a couple nights and had a light dinner on the Lido Deck. All of my lunches were up there, too. My particular favorites were the tacos @ Blue Iguana and the Asian window. Breakfast was the same basic stuff every day and I split mine between the buffet and dining room. Except for one day, I was in the chaise closest to the Blue Iguana every morning. I was always up very early and sometimes enjoyed my coffee in "my chaise" while watching the ship wake up. Other guests got used to always seeing me in that chair with my books, kindle, bubba mug of ice water and would joke with me about it. While I'd really like an oceanview, I couldn't find any in the shade. This spot stayed shady almost all the time. I referred to the area as my "barefoot delight" as without wearing my flip flops, I could use the pool, hot tubs, get a taco or burger, go the bar, use the ladies room, get an ice cream and enjoy the country guitarist/soloist. The only bad thing about my spot is the very first day, some drunk clown stumbled by me, apparently looking for the bathroom, and vomited EVERYWHERE...all over the deck, bulkhead, on me, my chaise, my towel, my bubba mug! I was wild. His wife tore into me shouting "it's a cruise and they serve alcohol!" No excuse enabler... The deck crew were fantastic about cleaning up the area, but did not assist with my stuff. In their defense, I didn't ask for help, but in retrospect, I should have. When I see a service person, or even one wearing a hat as evidence that they were military, I always extend my appreciation. So imagine my shock when, the next night (formal night) I see the puker in his dress uniform...he was an active duty Marine. On the last full day of the cruise, I extended tips to the deck attendants who had been servicing my area for 10 days; a couple of them offered to carry "my chaise" off the ship for me! I joined folks on a Cruise Critic roll call for a couple excursions and had a good time (for a lot less than booking through Carnival.) I did book one cruise line excursion - St Kitts Rail & Sail @ $129. I loved the experience and would do it again if sailing with my husband. The best part was sailing on the catamaran and I wish that was longer. FYI - we were advised to use insect repellent with deet, so I can prepared with wipes for that purpose; be advised that the first ingredient is acetone which will make fast work removing your manicure. Should you make the same mistake as I did, there is a salon right at the pier in Antigua that does a nice manicure. Captain announced day before our return that the port of Galveston was closed and we might not be able to get in the next day. I think he should have waited as everyone was on their phones trying to make back up plans, let family know, etc. As it turns out, we got in no problem. I used Platinum disembarkation and it went fine. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
We have cruised with Celebrity for years, the last few cruises were on the Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse and were excellent. Somehow we thought the Summit would be up to that standard, especially since it was refurbished. Unfortunately ... Read More
We have cruised with Celebrity for years, the last few cruises were on the Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse and were excellent. Somehow we thought the Summit would be up to that standard, especially since it was refurbished. Unfortunately it is not half as nice. The entertainment shows put on by Celebrity were not the first class shows you are used to, the dance and singing troups are actually from a different company and it shows. The ship is truly getting worn out - from bent railings to rust stains that have not been painted over, wood that is peeling from lack of varathane and floors looking worn, the public bathrooms had stalls blocked off and peeling surfaces on the dividers, the main curtain in the theatre was broken and had not worked for months according to the staff. Very disappointing. However, we loved the changes made with the small food portions, you know no one has been digging in your food and it feels much more sanitary. Also, keep in mind that the Solstice class has bigger verandas. Concierge class did not give us a chocolate each night, no fresh ice each day and no fresh flowers. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2015
My family of 5 (parents and 3 kids ages 28, 25, 22) went on the Celebrity Summit and are all huge fans of cruises. We each have gone on over 20 cruises and this was one of the best experiences we had. We stayed in the family suite, room ... Read More
My family of 5 (parents and 3 kids ages 28, 25, 22) went on the Celebrity Summit and are all huge fans of cruises. We each have gone on over 20 cruises and this was one of the best experiences we had. We stayed in the family suite, room 8181, which is probably intended for parents and 3 children, but we made do just fine! There was plenty of room for storage and the balcony is to die for! Plus it's a great location to get anywhere on the ship. The food was excellent, the ports were great (as always in the Caribbean), the shows and entertainment were phenomenal (especially the dancers - what talent and hard work!), but the best part was the staff! The Captain's Club lounge every night had the best waitstaff and staff that made our vacation wonderful. They got us involved in the many fun game shows and activities and made memories for a lifetime! Our cruise director and his staff were a blast and extremely entertaining 24/7 - I don't know how they all keep going with their energy and enthusiasm! Some of the best activities we did were the trivia games, Dancing with the Stripes, theme parties, Top Chef at Sea, the galley tour, backstage tour with the singers and dancers (they were wonderful1) and The Newlywed not so newlywed game show. Most evenings we ate in the main dining room for late seating. It did get very late to eat though and the buffet was just as good for dinner. None of us ate at the specialty dining restaurants, but heard positive reviews on them. The gym is smaller than on most ships, and no outside access from it which was a bit frustrating. Although it was never very crowded! We for sure will continue sailing with Celebrity in the future, and can only hope for such a great experience again! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
The Valor was very clean the workers were great and very friendly. I made friends with one bartender that took care of the smokers lounge. I think he was from Croatia. He was great day or night true bartender. He gave great advice and made ... Read More
The Valor was very clean the workers were great and very friendly. I made friends with one bartender that took care of the smokers lounge. I think he was from Croatia. He was great day or night true bartender. He gave great advice and made you feel so comfortable . The food was great at every restaurant and buffet. I mean great from roast beef to ice cream. We ate at the dining room once and upgraded our dinner to purchase the filet, it was good. The dinner took 2 hrs start to finish in the dining room. It just wasn't that fun to be honest eating on the fly and what ever you wanted was more our style at the time. I bought this cruise for my 12 and 13 yr old girls. I took my girls to the junior comedy club every time it was scheduled on the fun time sheet, they loved it . I took my girls to the karaoke events too, great for them to see everyone sing and their dad bomb on microphone. The girls liked the pool ,ping pong the ice cream for sure, the movie playing Divergent, volleyball courts and just hanging with us. My girls were not interested in any kids club or arcade games, maybe some day they will be. They loved St. Maarten and the airplanes landing on the beach bar runway, a must see. I booked a inside cabin to sleep four. It was very small but perfect we all managed to have a great time and all showered in the morning. Oh yeah, the beds were great we all slept very comfortable. My kids had pull down beds above us. I've just booked another cruise with Carnival. I looked at other lines but came to the conclusion Carnival showed my family a great time at a great price. I also gambled every night and they took good care of me on the one I just booked for 2016. There is a late bar that is open after the casino closes at back of boat, perfect. Carnival is awesome. I spend a lot of time in luxury hotels I've never been on a different ship but this is a great bang for your dollar. Read Less
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Sail Date: April 2015
San Juan (started & ended) - Stayed at Sheraton Old San Juan the night before. Very convenient. You can take taxi from airport (flat rate - $25) and once at hotel just walk to cruise terminal. There is a lot within walking distance ... Read More
San Juan (started & ended) - Stayed at Sheraton Old San Juan the night before. Very convenient. You can take taxi from airport (flat rate - $25) and once at hotel just walk to cruise terminal. There is a lot within walking distance from the hotel so you can check things out the night before. This is a fun ship - lots to do. Took advantage of some shows and entertainment. We chose anytime dining. The service was rather awful - I am sure the less experienced waiters are in this room, but it was nice to go whenever. But it would take us so long to get food, drinks, etc. Excursions: St. Thomas - We did Carnival's excursion to Magen's Bay. Absolutely gorgeous! Best beach I went to all week. Crystal clear water with the softest sand. Barbados - Did a private excursion with Elegance for a Catamaran Cruise. I HIGHLY recommend this. They meet you right outside the cruise terminal and take you on a day long excursion snorkeling with Sea Turtles and then on a nice cruise along the coast of Barbados. They cook authentic food and have an open bar. We only had 12 people on board (they keep it small and personal.) St. Lucia - This was my least favorite stop. Lots of poverty on the island. Did not like seeing all the starved animals and children not in school. We went zip-lining which was fun since we had never done it before. If you have done it, it's nothing out of the ordinary. Was a little rushed since there were so many groups. Very curvy roads - if you get sick easily skip this! St.Kitts ---> went to Dominica instead - They could not get the ship into St. Kitts so we went to Dominica instead. This was one of my favorite islands - all the nature and history was so impressive. Choose the Carnival excursion to go cave swimming and then to the hot mineral springs. So relaxing and we got to eat native fruits. Highly recommend. St. Marteen - We walked from the cruise terminal to the beach (about a 10 -15 minute walk - on sidewalk - very safe - lots of cruise people did this. ) As you approach beaches, locals will try to get you to rent their chairs - keep walking until you get the guy wearing the Canadian shirt - best deal on beach - $20 for 2 chairs, umbrella and 5 beers or 2 mixed drinks & free wifi. Very touristy destination. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
Like with any Carnival cruises, I have found good and bad with my experience but this trip overall was a lot of fun. I will start with the bad though.... 1) Morning Food Service in the dining hall was horrible. They were not ... Read More
Like with any Carnival cruises, I have found good and bad with my experience but this trip overall was a lot of fun. I will start with the bad though.... 1) Morning Food Service in the dining hall was horrible. They were not friendly, slow with service, bar staff was non-existence (some of us like a bloody mary with breakfast on vacation) and just could not keep up with refilling coffee/water. 2) Sea Day Brunch was awful. I ordered the juevos rancheros. Bones in my chicken, food was cold, took forever to get extra hot sauce. Just disappointing. 3) Main Stage shows were horrible. Dont get me wrong, the band was great, but the singers are tone deaf and the shows were boring. 4) Why do they insist on continuing to tell cruisers they are still taking us to St. Kitts if they arent? I loved Dominca but would have liked more time to plan my shore excursion to better utilize my time on the island. I was told that this is the 3rd/4th cruise that Carnival Liberty went to Dominica over St Kitts. Thank goodness I didnt prepay for my shore excursion in St Kitts. But the good far outweighed the bad... 1) The new menu offered with Carnival is amazing. I was really happy with the new choices. 2) Alchemy Bar waitstaff are funny and can come up with some good drink ideas from the Rx pad. I still want to know what Daniel's martini pin means lol! 3) Felipe was an awesome cruise director. I've had annoying ones, ones that were non-existent and unremarkable ones. He was everywhere, all the time with a great attitude. 4) The steakhouse dinner was amazing. This was my 7th Carnival cruise but I've only done the Chef's Tables and never the steakhouse. I had the surf and turf along with the chocolate dessert, went to bed at 10pm ina food coma. Worth ever penny. 5) Room attendants were amazing in the fact that I never saw them. My room was always cleaned up and ready for use. I never had to ask for anything. 6) Welcome back party keeps getting better and better very time I travel. 7) Piano Bar waittress was amazing at keeping my water glass full while we sang along with Milburn. So a little about the cruise, we chose this cruise for the opportunity to hit more ports (especially ones we never been to before) with little seadays. Embarkation - REALLY EASY!! We booked the airport transfer and Carnival made it painless. We dropped off our luggage at the airport, took a van to the port, checked in and got our room keys by noon (Couldnt board though until after 2pm). Really simple. San Juan - We had been here a few times before. We walked around the city, ate tripletas from a street vendor, tried chicaito at 3 Los Cuernos, shopped at the flea market then bought a 24pack of water from CVS. St. Thomas - We took the Charlotte Amalie ferry over to Cruz Bay in St Johns for $12. The ride is very pretty and St Johns is so quiet. Far less cars and tourists. There is an adorable shopping mall there. We picked up a sandwich and had a few beers at StJohns brewery. I highly recommended stopping by there for a Pale Tourist! To get back, we took the Red Hook ferry for $6 and then a jitney bus (the stop is right at the ferry port) for $2 to get back to the cruise ship. The jitney buses are a fun and cheap way to see the island. Barbados - We decided to go adventurous and try the Harrison's Cave EcoTour offered through Carnival. This was definitely a cool way to see a cave, but very physically demanding. (My husband and I are in our mid-30s and while he is in better shape than myself, he was exhausted) Basically, we did a military crawl for 2.5miles in water/mud/rocks to see awesome sections within the cave. I would recommend this tour but wear long pants, bring a change of clothes/shoes/tolietries and be prepared to work. Initially, I priced getting a cab to Harrison's Cave and taking the tour ourside of Carnival but it was more expensive then the actual shore excursion. St. Lucia - We paid for the Catamaran to the Pitons, what we got was a "party" barge to a hole to go swimming and a short stop at the Pitons to take pictures. We had read that the roads in St Lucia are not well maintained so we decided to go for a boat tour over a bus tour. A catamaran was what I wanted. Carnival really should change the name of this excursion. The party barge was fun in its own way too. We met some really fun people, danced and had maybe one too many rum punches. The crew were really friendly and made sure everyone had a good time. Its a fun excursion if you want a party barge, not if you want to catamaran. I initially looked into finding a private catamaran to get us out there but could not find any that werent either all-inclusive (which I didnt want a drinking centric boat) or stupid expensive. St. Kitts - I had planned to do the island tour from Royston but this stop was cancelled so we went to Dominica. Dominica - This is a super lush tropical island with very tall mountains, waterfalls, rainforests and LOTS of fruits/nuts/veggies growing everywhere. It was so beautiful that I am already looking into renting property on the island to vacation too lol! We bought the Island Highlights tour which meant 5 hour bus ride (blech). The waterfalls were beautiful, the areas to hike were amazing, the roads and views were spectacular. St Maarten - We walked from the boat to the main shopping area (not the fake port) which is about .5 mile in Phillipsburg. We then took a jitney bus for $2 over to Maho Beach (all the buses are marked with where they are going so you dont get lost). We hung out at Maho Beach, drank some cheap beer and watched the planes take off and land. It was awesome! The beach is pretty, the bar has the plane schedule printed. We were there on a Saturday so it was pretty busy plane day. After I had my fill of sun, we took the jitney back and found a French cafe to have lunch in. Debarkation - Can you say cluster?The attendant told us that our bag pick up was on the right side of the building which it was actually on the left. No big deal, but having to traverse the passengers in line with their bags in the center was maddening. No respect for lines. People just kept cutting and pushing and overall being rude. For something that typically only takes an hour in my experience, took two. We paid for the transfer back to the airport which we thought was nice because it gave us something less to worry about. The Carnival rep tells us that our airline is located in Terminal D and just enter there for checkin. He forgets to tell us that firstly, we need to get our luggage scanned by USDA before we go to check in. Guess who has two thumbs and hates standing in line twice... but whatever. At least the southwest airlines reps were quick to process us. I must say overall this was an awesome cruise. There was a dynamic group of people on this ship which really made the experience more fun. If you hate sea days, this is the trip for you. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
Its only me and my husband for the first time without the kids, my kids were grown ups, we're on our 40's and 50's . First I chose the itinerary, great one 8 days/7 nights from Port of San Juan . We flew early morning and ... Read More
Its only me and my husband for the first time without the kids, my kids were grown ups, we're on our 40's and 50's . First I chose the itinerary, great one 8 days/7 nights from Port of San Juan . We flew early morning and had a great time touring around, bar hopping and food tripping. We went to St. Thomas ,a day at sea, Barbados, St. Lucia, supposed to be St Kitts but went to Dominica instead then saved the best for last , my favorite St. Maarten, love all the places we went but St Maarten was the best of the best. Its our second trip to San Juan and St. Thomas so were familiar with the place but still we look like a tourist every time we get there. The cruise was very different from Celebrity Zenith, I wont compare it because they're very different but Liberty is awesome in some ways . I'm a very active person when we travel , I don't sleep a lot because you're on a trip not to sit around and relax ,I paid great money for it and plane to get to the port so I like to be out and do something. Food was great, comedy shows were awesome and some dancing too. Overall we both love the cruise . Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
The price was great for a 7 day cruise. But the dining room fare was the same as the buffett for the most part. The itinerary was great except for the change of St Kitts because of "thruster problems". The cabin stewards were ... Read More
The price was great for a 7 day cruise. But the dining room fare was the same as the buffett for the most part. The itinerary was great except for the change of St Kitts because of "thruster problems". The cabin stewards were great and attentive, the maintaince not as quick to respond to toilet and sink issues. Entertainment was loud but some groups were karaoke quality. Comedy was funny, formal nite was nice except for the guys that did not get the memo that t shirts were not formal. Great fun overall. Our cabin was deck 1 forward window. Impressed with overall cleanliness and space. One major issue was to get from forward to aft inside you had to traverse the casino whick is a smoking area, so the entertainment there not great for non smokers. And several lounges that had entertainment weere not advertised, so maybe they were not really open???? Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2015
This was the best cruise Ihave ever been. With my wife, we decided to spend our honeymoon on this ship and it was the best decision. There are just few things that will make your cruise unforgetable: First of all, food. It was ... Read More
This was the best cruise Ihave ever been. With my wife, we decided to spend our honeymoon on this ship and it was the best decision. There are just few things that will make your cruise unforgetable: First of all, food. It was delicious!!! During my bussiness trips I am used to eat in very expensive restaurants. The quality and the variety of the food was comperable. Also I really recommend to buy the wine package if you like to drink a wine. There is a lot of good wines to be choosed from. Second of all, the crew. They were amazing: Dickson (waitres), Norman (bartender), Luis (room steward), Danihel (salesman in funshops) and of course Felipe the cruise director (I will remember his who-ho for the rest of my life). After just one week, they were like a family to us. Of somebody of them is reading this, thank you very much guys ;) Last but not least, the atmoaphere on the ship. Everybody having fun. Waitreses dancing during the dinner, Felipe doing who-ho after each announcement, comedy shows, concerts, movies on the big screen watching from the hot tub, etc. Of course there were some things somebody will argue to be not very good, but personally for me, the 3 things above are the most important when I am going for a vacation. So, I would really really recommend to go with Carnival Liberty!!! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2015
Our first RC cruise and disappointed. Pros: ship beautiful, service great, loved the ports Cons: too much focus on getting more of your money. If you wanted fresh squeezed orange juice it costs extra, of you want to eat at Johnny ... Read More
Our first RC cruise and disappointed. Pros: ship beautiful, service great, loved the ports Cons: too much focus on getting more of your money. If you wanted fresh squeezed orange juice it costs extra, of you want to eat at Johnny rockets it's extra, Ben and Jerry's extra. The biggest disappointment was the focus on alcohol. You couldn't find water or food by the pool but the carts of rum were rolling by all day. Other cruise lines had free beverage dispensers by the pool (water, lemonade) and food but this boat requires that you get dressed go inside to the buffet if you wanted food or drinks included in your cruise fare. We felt nickeled and dimed the whole time which wasn't the carefree vacation feel we were looking for. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
We had the Royal Suite onboard this ship that was recently refurbished, this is the most expensive room on the boat and comes with some perks. First-the check in was a nightmare, if you didnt have a suite you were in a line with 500 ... Read More
We had the Royal Suite onboard this ship that was recently refurbished, this is the most expensive room on the boat and comes with some perks. First-the check in was a nightmare, if you didnt have a suite you were in a line with 500 people carrying your bags waiting for hours. Mini bar was dirty in our room (left over hard boiled eggs and opened water bottles). Johnny rockets service was horrible, the food was DISGUSTING. We have been on Oasis and Allure and this ship lacked big time! The coke machines other RCCL ships have are missing here, yet they still sell the high tech soda cups, what a dissapointment. Concierage lounge - free drinks and hot dogs, fried shrimp, and cheese every night. Horrible food and variety Automatic curtains didnt work in room and the tub on our balcony was 20 years old. The water pressure was so bad it took 60 minutes to fill the tub! Dining room food--imagine college dorm/hosiptal cafeteria because thats what they serve. Pros-Breakfast for suites was great, buffet for dinner was better then dining room the one night we went, dining room service was above average. The show was great - Ron Lucas was one of the best shows we have ever seen! Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
This was a family cruise booked 10 months before, and decided on this particular cruise due to proximity to majority of family. There were a total of 27 of us, and about half of us have cruised in the past. Everyone loved it!!!! My wife ... Read More
This was a family cruise booked 10 months before, and decided on this particular cruise due to proximity to majority of family. There were a total of 27 of us, and about half of us have cruised in the past. Everyone loved it!!!! My wife and I, cruise often and have been jaded in past by the newer ships on other cruise lines. I will say this cruise/ship in now way makes my top list, but I will honestly say it was better than expected and well worth the $ we paid. My family and I all paid around $600/person for 7 days, stopping in 5 ports St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarteen. Also thats with taxes included .... I will break it down below Embarkation: Pretty bad, definitely sub par, not so much due to Carnival, but more because of the port itself. Carnival itself processed everything fairly quickly, if you have the boarding pass and check in process completed ahead of time. Basically there is a bunch of chaos and confusion at the pier (especially if you dont speak spanish), but once you pass first layer its a bit smoother. Ship: Beautiful ship, not nearly as gawdy as other Carnival ships, well layed out and clean! Our only complaints are the weird angled steps on the lido deck! Service/Crew: Overall pretty good, although it seemed in the dining rooms the staff took long often. In their defense it does seem that they are being overloaded with assignments, but they do their best. Housekeeping staff excellent as always. Food: Average at best.....Some meals will delight you, but then again some will disapoint. Buffet hours are not very limited on our opinion forcing crowds to show up at same time, something we truly dislike about Carnival overall. Guys joint burgers are pretty good, just definitely not the healthiest option. Entertainment/Activities/Parties: The parties with the Cruise Directors are all worth attending, especially if you love the line dancing. Besides that the shows are ok, just not broadway quality like other cruise lines! ( i did say I was jaded!!) Ports: Excellent itinerary, cant go wrong with any of these ports. no complaints at all Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
This trip was really for my parents who are in their late 50s; my father has been in a wheel chair with very limited mobility due to an accident for many years, and also suffers from a number of other conditions including Parkinson's ... Read More
This trip was really for my parents who are in their late 50s; my father has been in a wheel chair with very limited mobility due to an accident for many years, and also suffers from a number of other conditions including Parkinson's this trip was on the bucket list that they are working through before it gets impossible for my father to travel any more. We decided on this itinerary as my parents were visiting me in NY for a month and it was a good way to break up their month long visit; my Mum has always wanted to go on a cruise and it seemed like a fairly easy way to travel and see a lot with someone who is mobility impaired. My husband and I have cruised once before on Royal and twice on NCL, we actually prefer NCL but Royal has the perfect itinerary with no tender ports and only one sea day and a good reputation for accesbility which made it easier for my parents. This review is written from an accessibility perspective and is quite long; when I started planning this trip I found it very difficult to find up to date comprehensive information on any of our ports of call. Royals offerings for accessible shore excursions were dismal and limited to only 2 of the islands we visited; and a lot of information I found on line was limited or dated so I spent a lot of time with my friend Google and emailed a lot of tour vendors. I also utilized a travel agent to help me make the booking. Who arranged an accessible stateroom for my parents, ordered special equipment and arrnged pier and air port assistance. Travel and Hotel: We flew from New York to San Juan the day before so that my Dad could rest and stayed at the La Concha Hotel in Condado; we chose this hotel as we got a great rate and being in the newer area of town and by the beach it is really easy to get around in a wheel chair as opposed to the old city which has very narrow streets and cobblestones. We arrived after a very easy Delta Flight where we were able to easily gate check my Dad's wheel chair and found it very easy to get a taxi that could accommodate my Dad's collapsable wheelchair, 4 people and our luggage; we were in the hotel and checked in within 40 mins of landing. The La Concha is a beautiful and completely accessible hotel they have ramps everywhere and the 2 pools by the beach have very wide and easy steps. The only area not accessible was the beach as there were steps down to the beach level. The rooms were clean and bright with balconies overlooking the ocean. Embarkation: We had arranged late check out so left the hotel at 2pm; we took a short 20 min taxi ride to the port where we found a porter who took our luggage and directed us to the front of the very long security line to get into the port building. We were then directed a short line for disabled passengers and were checked in and directed to the elevators very quickly. In general the port seemed very chaotic and badly laid out; I feel like if we were not fast tracked through for my Dad it would have taken a long tine to get through. Mobility Scooter Rental: As it was past 2pm our rooms were ready so we went to drop off bags and make sure that the mobility scooter we had ordered from Care Vacations has been delivered. My Dad uses a mobility scooter at home to get around town and we rented one for his stay in NY so thought renting a scooter on the ship would give him more independence while on the ship. The scooter was there so we took it for a spin; at first it seemed fine but we had problems all week with the scooter retaining a battery charge and going at a decent pace. We called Care Vacations a number of times during the cruise; after the second time the technician indicated that it needed taking out of service and probably a new battery but there was nothing he could do. We were very disappointed with the care vacations equipment; there were a number of other rental scooters on board from another company and they seemed to be newer and in better condition; so I probably would not use care vacations again. Ship: The Adventure is an older ship and this can be seen in some areas; the crew do an excellent job of keeping it cleaned but you can see the age especially in the cabins and the My Time Dinning Room. The ship was very easy to navigate and get around for my Dad; the only frustration was the long waits for an elevator and other rude passengers who jumped in front of him to get into an elevator before he could get moving. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and were especially great with my Dad. When my Dad wanted to go into the pool all we had to do was ask the pool attendant and they set up a portable hoist for him to go into the pool or hot tub; they did this promptly and even arranged a specific time to meet my parents and set up the hoist so they did not have to wait. Dining: We only ate in the main dinning room twice; we did My Time dinning and just did not like the experience. They seem to put guests in wheelchairs in a really awkward location along the edge of the dinning room by the pantry so it was loud, drafty and had no ambiance. We also found the wait staff to be over bearing and annoying. The food was ok nothing terrible but nothing amazing either. We ate at the Windjammer Buffet on days we had long excursions as it was easier on my Dad who was tired and did not want to sit in a dinning room for an hour or more. The buffet food was not great I found the selections to be limited and carb heavy but we always found something to eat at dinner. We also ate in the Windjammer for breakfast. We never had any problems finding a table but did try to avoid busy times as it was difficult for my Dad to navigate around and tell us what he wanted while in his scooter when there were a lot of people. We ate at Giovanis the speciality restaurant 3 times mostly because of the lovely waitress my parents made friends with and the way they really took care of them. The food was the best on the ship and the Giovannis staff went out of their way to make my parents happy. Entertainment: We saw 2 shows and the ice show all were very good; we were not able to sit with my parents so we usually set them up with a wheelchair spot and a seat next to it, then we visited the bar and brought them drinks before finding our own seats. We would then collect them at the end of the show. This was a packed itinerary and my parents are not night owls so we pretty much called it a night by 10:30 everyday. Except for one night when me and husband sat by the pool with expresso martinis and watched Avengers on the big screen, this was one of the coolest moments on the ship with a nice breeze blowing, a nice drink and a fun movie under the stars. Disembarking: Getting on and off the ship at each port was very easy; except for the long elevator wait time. We turned up at the gangway and immediately a member of staff was there to wheel my Dad off and back on again when we were ready to get back on the ship. On Disembarkation day we opted to put our bags out for collection as we could not manage the luggage and the wheelchair; when we were ready to leave just before they called our tag number we went down to deck 4 where they had a disabled waiting area and were escorted off; we found our luggage and got a porter to help. The porter was a great idea as he carried the bags and fast tracked us through the customs/immigration line and found us an appropriate taxi very quickly. Ports: We booked all of our shore excursions independently after extensive research. St Martin: St Martin was the easiest port to organize an accessible tour; I found a company Accessible Caribbean Vacations that specialize in accessible shore excursions, unfortunately St. Martin was the only island we were visiting that they operated in. I booked an all day tour with beach visit through them and they made all of the arrangements with Accessible Ventures a local company. We were met right off the gangway by our guide who escorted us to an accessible van with a wheelchair lift. So my Dad didn't even have to get out of his chair. The guide was informative and the tour a lot of fun. We drove to a number of overlooks, saw Iguanas, held sea urchins and live conch and were dropped off in Marigot for lunch and in Phillipsburgh to visit the beach. The only disappointment was the beach we were hoping for an accessible beach but the beach in Phillipsburgh while nice and with a boardwalk was not really practical for my Dad. The beach was made up of shells rather then sand which my Dad could not walk on and there was quite a drop into the ocean. St Kitts: I had a lot of difficulty finding something accessable in St. Kitts I emailed a lot of companies but no one seemed able to offer anything my Dad could do. A number of companies I contacted recommended Perera tours; who indicated that they could do a tour and my Dad would be able to get into their van and they could take his wheelchair. However we were disappointed in St. Kitts when my Dad could not physically get into the van. So my parents stayed in port and hung out on the ship while me and my husband went on the tour. The tour was ok but not what we were expecting and I would not recommend this company. The tour bus was an old taxi bus with very small uncomfortable seats and the driver had to turn the AC off to make it up hills. The tour itself was a bit too long but interesting we visited Romney Manor, Brimstone Hill and the Black Rocks with the option to be dropped at a beach and picked up later. After seeing the beach everyone who had asked to go to the beach decided not to bother; it was very small and crowded. Antigua: We intentionally did not plan anything for my parents in Antigua as we had big plans for St Lucia and wanted to make sure my Dad was rested up. My parents stayed in port and on the ship again and me and my husband went on a tour with Antigua Buggys. This tour is offered through Royal but by booking independently we got a longer tour with lunch included for less money then the tour offered by the ship. Getting a taxi to the meeting location was very easy. Antigua has taxi dispatchers that help you at the port. We arranged for our driver to pick us up at the end of the tour. For the tour you have either a 2 or 4 seater off road budget which you drive in convoy. The tour was great we drove over a dry lake bed, up and down hills with spectacular views and stopped at a deserted beach only accessible by off road vehicle for a swim. This was a fantastic tour but we both felt that you need to be an experienced driver to handle it. This is not a safe or easy drive. St. Lucia: One of the items on my Dad's bucket list was deep sea fishing; to make it happen I booked a private charter with Exodus Boat Charters in St. Lucia. We made our way to the Ferry dock across from the cruise ship and our boat and crew were waiting for us. The crew really made the trip; they lifted my Dad in his wheelchair off of the dock into the boat and then stored his chair in the cabin. They did this 3 times during the course of the day when we stopped for lunch and when we returned to the port; they were absolutely wonderful. We started the day with some fishing even though we had 5 lines out the fish were just not biting so we sailed into a quiet cove for some snorkeling. My Dad stayed on the boat taking pictures while the rest of us snorkeled. Then we stopped for lunch in a small town and sailed between the Pitons before heading back. This was by far the best excursion we did and the crew could not do enough to make sure everyone was happy. Barbados: After a busy day in St. Lucia we decided to have a slow day in Barbados we had booked day passes at the Sandals Barbados. We easily found an appropriate taxi and were at the resort by 10am; we arranged with our driver to be picked up later. Sandals is a lovely resort and almost completely accessible. The beach has hard packed sand quite a way out so we could wheel my Dad quite far onto the sand he could then walk with our help into the water. Unfortunately the winds were high so it was too rough to do more then paddle so we moved to the pool which he was able to walk into with some assistance. We hung out, had lunch and relaxed. The only negative we found was that there were no accessible rest rooms by the pool or anywhere in the resort which made it a little difficult. Overall this was a really good trip the ship fit our needs and the itinerary suited us perfectly. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
We travel a lot on several cruise lines but I have to say this cruise line was the worst we have dealt with. First the very first day in port we were lead to our shore excursion far from the ship only to be told that the tour had been ... Read More
We travel a lot on several cruise lines but I have to say this cruise line was the worst we have dealt with. First the very first day in port we were lead to our shore excursion far from the ship only to be told that the tour had been canceled and they knew about it for weeks prior to the cruise. When we went back to the ship for a refund we were given a run around with the ship saying they knew nothing of the tour being canceled until all 30 of us showed up wanting refunds. Also when in another port on a tour a guy came up to where we were swimming and started selling drugs to the people on our boat. The captain and tour guys knew the guy and saw him dealing the drugs and said nothing. When we got back to the ship getting on was so crazy we lost the people who bought the drugs so we could not point them out to security(who rushed everyone through). When we finally did make a report to security it was as if we were wasting their time. If you buy the drink package be ready for the bartenders to stare you down as they watch every move you make just waiting for the sign to cut you off. Also if you are given gift certificates from family members as a way to help pay make sure you call and redeem them at least 3 weeks before you sail otherwise you lose that money as we did. The islands and sea were wonderful but as far as this cruise line I do not recommend them as a first choice. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
This is our first cruise ( my husband and I). We just turned 60. The experience is amazing, it's like being in a mobile 7 star holiday resort. We had the Oceanside cabin on the Rivera deck which was very nice and quiet. The ... Read More
This is our first cruise ( my husband and I). We just turned 60. The experience is amazing, it's like being in a mobile 7 star holiday resort. We had the Oceanside cabin on the Rivera deck which was very nice and quiet. The entertainment was also very good, there were lots to do and to keep one busy enjoying yourself. The best for me were the shows by the Liberty dance band and the musicians. I watched the two shows for each night they performed. There was good and adequate information for the shore executions. I advise that you do not miss the train ride in St Kitts & Nevis that takes round the island. Although we were over a thousand guests, but you feel overcrowded. The staff are efficient and friendly and helped us make the most off the cruise. The cruise director, Felipe was marvelous. He energized and fired up our zeal through out. We also throughly enjoyed the show by some of our fellow guests who performed with Liberty band and dancers. Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2015
Just returned from cruising on the the Liberty and really enjoyed it. The ship was well presented and very clean. The balcony cabin was a good size and well kept , and the attendants were excellent. Some of the ports were a bit ... Read More
Just returned from cruising on the the Liberty and really enjoyed it. The ship was well presented and very clean. The balcony cabin was a good size and well kept , and the attendants were excellent. Some of the ports were a bit disappointing I.e Barbados - but that's the Caribbean Islands isn't it? We only experienced a few down points. The first was the Maitre Dee Staffing 'responses on board in the dining room, which fell short of providing good customer service. WE didn't like the location of our table - beside a food serving point, and asked to be moved . This was upon boarding before the first dinner. To say we got the run around - is an understatement. Despite saying they would move us- the new table never was made available. Also their commitments to update us on the new location, via a note in our cabin, never hAppended. In view if their poor service we complained, and they promised us a complimentary bottle of wine - which again never appeared! This didn't really matter to us, as we were on a drinks package , but it's the principle that matters! Our waiter service however was excellent and the food good , and always served warm. Carnival have also changed their policy on bringing sealed bottled water on board , and covascated 4 sealed bottles from us at one port. I cannot fathom why this was the case , when I also had purchases of shampoo and sun tan oil in my bag- are these not liquid items also??? I can only conclude therefore, that this is a money making excercise to get you to buy bottled water on board. I can understand them refusing the carry on of alcohol, but the refusal of water is a denial of their passengers basic human needs, and the practice needs reviewing! The Harley Davidson trip , which we booked over 3 months ago , was also cancelled 30 minutes before departure time, because of a lack of participants. Had this low interest been advised to us somewhat sooner , we could have arranged an alternative trip! Again this was poor customer service on the part of the tour desk , as they must have known at least one day in advance , that it was likely to be a cancelled due to the low number of participants Other than the above points , the cruise was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
I have been on five total cruises, the last two with Royal Caribbean and the rest with NCL or Princess. I was super impressed with our last cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, so I was shocked when I got on the Adventure ... Read More
I have been on five total cruises, the last two with Royal Caribbean and the rest with NCL or Princess. I was super impressed with our last cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, so I was shocked when I got on the Adventure and saw that it was in utter disrepair. My husband and I went with a group of 8 friends; four of them we had convinced to come with us on their first cruise as we promised it would be the best bang for their vacation buck. Now, I will say that overall we still had a great time as we aren't a group of people who are going to look for reasons to be upset and mopey...but the ship was pretty dated and beat up. From small things like the elevator buttons being broken or missing altogether up to our room smelling musty and having mildew in the shower. I don't want to drone on about all the things that were "wrong", but suffice it to say that just about every single thing on this ship evoked the feeling of, "Well, I guess they just phoned it in on that one". Many of the activities were planned at such times that it was not an easy feat to get to them plus dinner if you had either the 6 or 8:30 reserved dining time which was also annoying. Having five ports of call was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed that, so that's a plus! But, spending the same amount of money on this ship when other ships that are WAY nicer are the same price is also quite frustrating. The embarkation and disembarkation processes went well and the staff at the reserved dining times were kind. However, overall it seemed like all the crew on this ship were people who might not quite cut it on other ships doing the job they were doing. I found it odd how the customer service was just a touch off. Nothing super glaring or rude, but simple gestures like saying hello or letting a passenger pass first in a hallway rather than charging ahead and making the passenger wait. I realize that might sound like I'm saying that everyone should bow to the passengers every whim...but in reality if I were walking through a supermarket and was crossing paths with a staff member, they would stop and let me go ahead first... it's just customer service 101. It didn't ruin my trip or make me angry, it just illustrates the point that the customer service was a hair off and a little disorienting. So, overall I would definitely not recommend this ship to anyone and I will not be traveling on it again myself. I won't go as far as to claim that Royal Caribbean is going downhill, but I have contacted them regarding this experience and hope they reply in some helpful way to keep me coming back since myself and my friends have had nice experiences with them in the past. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
Nice ship and very well maintained. Dress code was not enforced. On formal night passengers wore whatever they wanted as well as other nights. Woman in swimsuits in the Windjammer, sometimes even wet ones. NO kids were allowed in the ... Read More
Nice ship and very well maintained. Dress code was not enforced. On formal night passengers wore whatever they wanted as well as other nights. Woman in swimsuits in the Windjammer, sometimes even wet ones. NO kids were allowed in the Diamond Club in the evening which was great however they were allowed in the concierge club in the evening so being Diamond Plus and only three cruises away form Pinnacle, we chose to go the the Diamond Club every evening. Crew is fantastic. All called us by our first names every where we went on the ship. Some people might no like that but we do. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
We arrive at San Juan after a slight medical delay in Baltimore. I rate San Juan airport very low with lack of direction to luggage area and poor employee dedication with many employees lazy, for example cell phone communication in ... Read More
We arrive at San Juan after a slight medical delay in Baltimore. I rate San Juan airport very low with lack of direction to luggage area and poor employee dedication with many employees lazy, for example cell phone communication in restaurant employees not communicating with each other. Very little direction. After locating luggage we checked in with Carnival pre cruise transfer. This is the only problem that Carnival has to correct. Mass confusion with Carnival employees not knowing what the other one is doing. Two different directions from different employees causing massive delays and confusion. I feel one way to remedy this is just include tickets with boarding pass and then check in with the bus or just one employee at the counter. The check in was fast at the terminal and boarding was excellent. The dining for the entire cruise was top notch and and the Waiters were outstanding. The cabin balcony was excellent and the room service was perfect. The entertainment I felt was not quite as good as other cruises that I have been on and on some occasion was identical routines to past cruises. Port and shore excursions, St Thomas, Duck Island and Water Island Snorkel was the best excursion of all. Sint Maartin Mayo beach $10 cab ride over and $10 back watching planes land and take off over the bay was enjoyable. Debarkation post cruise was a disaster, but just a word of advise, take self debarkation because if you don't the ship comes in at around 5:30 am and you wont get off until 11 a.m or after with lines as far as you can see going through customs.Would I sail with Carnival again, yes and I would recommend it but, many of the problems I felt were not with Carnival with exception of the Pre Cruise shuttle bus, but with organization at the beginning and end. Airport and debarkation Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
This is our 9th cruise (have previously cruised with Carnival, Princess and Celebrity). The ship itself is in excellent condition. While it does show a bit of wear in a few spots, overall it is very well maintained, super clean. ... Read More
This is our 9th cruise (have previously cruised with Carnival, Princess and Celebrity). The ship itself is in excellent condition. While it does show a bit of wear in a few spots, overall it is very well maintained, super clean. Embarkation was a breeze. We used the cruise line transfers to and from the ship and were very happy. Fast , efficient, comfortable. We had a balcony cabin on deck 8. The cabin had plenty of space. Well designed storage. The balcony was a bit smaller than the ones we have had on Princess, but it was fine for the 2 of us. I love having morning coffee and danish on the balcony- a great way to start the day. Really liked the design of the ship. Easy to navigate. excellent interactive electronic signage. Never got lost ob board. The staff were wonderful. Our cabin steward did a great job taking care of us and the cabin. The waiters in the Strauss dining room- second seating- were some of the best we ever had. The pace of dinner was just right. We had breakfast one day in the dining room, it was very good. The windjammer cafe was good. Nice variety. Never overcrowded. Our only criticism is the salad choices could be expanded. Romaine salad was good, but needed more variety. Lunches were a bit repetitive. Breakfast was good Compared to the other cruises that we have taken, RC did the best job with entertainment. Lots of things to do. Good production shows. Debarkation was organized and smooth. When you get off to claim your luggage, get a porter. Makes the process faster and easier. We had stops in St Thomas ( Sailing with captain max- very nice) , St Kitts (Day pass Mariott), Aruba -(day pass occidental grand)and Curacao ( tour with Sand and Stillettos- great tour guide). Posted reviews on Trip advisor. Overall, an excellent cruise, would recommend it !!!!! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
Even after a great price break, I would not recommend this cruise / ship to a friend. Pros * staff attitude and service orientation (excellent) Cons * Embarkation - the worst I have ever experienced (being silver or ... Read More
Even after a great price break, I would not recommend this cruise / ship to a friend. Pros * staff attitude and service orientation (excellent) Cons * Embarkation - the worst I have ever experienced (being silver or diamond did not help in any way) * Gym equipment - very poor condition / maintenance * Hot tubs - none of them were warm much less hot. To experience a hot tub, you had to pay for a spa treatment * Entertainment - very limited music options and only a few good bands * Poor quality of food outside of the dining rooms. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
We had cruised on rivers with Viking before and wanted to try their new small ocean ship format. We did Prague to Paris a few years ago and were amazed by the quality of the service, the food, the alcoholic beverages, and the shore ... Read More
We had cruised on rivers with Viking before and wanted to try their new small ocean ship format. We did Prague to Paris a few years ago and were amazed by the quality of the service, the food, the alcoholic beverages, and the shore excursions. So we thought cruising the Mediterranean would be a good way to break into ocean cruises. We liked that Mediterranean Odyssey so well that we are going to Portugal with Viking in 6 weeks on a river cruise, and also going on their British Isles Explorer cruise in August 2018 on the Viking Sea (I think that's the ship)! We booked a massage for my wife at their onboard spa. The spa counter lady would not let me take photos of my wife's massage, although the spa manager had earlier said we could do so. We complained to the spa manager, who promptly gave us two free massages (with photo ops)! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
I have been on 3 previous cruises before and this is the first time I was on celebrity.. I was sailing the aqua class on the summit with my sister and mom and dad. The blu restaurant was outstanding..and the food was terrific. We had ... Read More
I have been on 3 previous cruises before and this is the first time I was on celebrity.. I was sailing the aqua class on the summit with my sister and mom and dad. The blu restaurant was outstanding..and the food was terrific. We had perfect weather at all islands and we had a ball. The crew members made the trip. The crew comes up to you and ask how your day was and makes you feel at home. David who worked in the blu restaurant was the sweetest guy with a big heart and you can tell he loves his job. Also in the buffet there was a worker who always made sure everyone was happy and content and if not he fixed the problem. His name was laszar and he was so nice that he even gave me special milk for my coffee when I asked. I also had a big crush on him as well.. the bartenders where great and me and my sister got very close to them. It was very sad to leave but we know we will see them again. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2015
This was our first Celebrity cruise and I was really looking forward to it. From start to finish our overall experience was very good. Our stateroom was lovely, and our attendant was brilliant. Our waiter and his assistance were ... Read More
This was our first Celebrity cruise and I was really looking forward to it. From start to finish our overall experience was very good. Our stateroom was lovely, and our attendant was brilliant. Our waiter and his assistance were excellent, The entertainment was brilliant on board. It was great to see the senior officers including the Captain walking around the ship, and chatting with the guests. The shopping on board was very good, got some great bargains The only downside was the food in the Cosmopolitan , while the presentation was good the food was a let down. Disembarkation was efficient and organised. Having said that I would still cruise again on the Celebrity Summit Read Less

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