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  1. Does anyone have a current menu, with prices?
  2. Other than locations, is there any substantive difference in Sky Suites on Equinox vs reflection?
  3. Does anyone have a current menu, with prices?
  4. Doing Reflection in March we have the classic drinks package included,but was wondering if worth while upgrading to the premium package. Have been trying to find an up to date drink menu but so far no joy. If any body has one could they please post so as we can have a look to see what we get with either package. many thanks sunnyduny
  5. Back from the Reflection (08 – 20 July) so if you have questions, please ask away! We were on the 06 July 12 night British Isles cruise. We picked this for the timing and the ease of the Amsterdam port (through miles on Delta out of a new routing from Tampa). Would have preferred to go to St. Petersburg and east, but the timing didn’t work for us given a narrow window for DH. Embarkation: easy, peasy. We flew in the day before and stayed one night at the Doubletree near Centraal. We took the Schipol train (5.5Euros) into Central and walked the one block. Since we had been to Amsterdam before I felt perfectly comfortable doing this, but would advise against if you have a lot of luggage. Our room was TINY, even by European standards, but for one night it was certainly fine. And it was either take that room and check in early at noon when we arrived or wait around for another one. I spent the afternoon walking around Amsterdam but hubby had not slept on the flight so he crashed for a while. We went up to the Sky Bar, which is gorgeous, but left after looking at the menu with 8E coffees and 15E cocktails. It is gorgeous, though, and open to guests and non guests. Took a quick walk to the grocery store only a few meters away and bought a couple of cold beers and two bottles of of wine to bring on the cruise and we were good! In the morning we chose to went to the port The check in was madness as everyone came at the same time but we were on the ship fairly easily. We got to our stateroom with our 2 bottles of wine that we bought and realized that we could walk out and get more wine from the vendor in the terminal. How easy! So I went out past security and bought two bottles of wine (granted, they were 6E bottles being sold at a 100% premium but at that point it’s still better than a minimum of 40- 45 on board.) Bought 2 bottles and sailed through security. The gent told me that their record was a guest coming and going 7 times for a total of 14 bottles to which I say well done, sir! Anyhoo, we dumped our carry on bag in our room right at 1pm and headed to the zoo.. er, buffet. Lunch was efficient and, of course, a madhouse. This tale would continue in the buffet but it’s nothing that we have not encountered before. Since we did not have status or a suite there was no option for a sit down lunch. Interestingly there was none of the “run around the ship and get stamps” that you have in the Caribbean. All was fairly quiet until muster and set sail. Hubs was still out of sorts with jet lag since he hasn’t learned how to adjust when flying east. Muster was easy and our bags were delivered just after so we unpacked, went to the 7pm welcome show (very poorly attended) and then select dinner in the Opus Dining room. Food: got to say we both gave it a 4/5 stars. We met the Exec Chef a couple of times and he was a delight. The French classics were lovely (onion soup, snails, coq au vin, crème brulee). The fish were uniformly overcooked but we understood that they sat in a hot box and the steaks were, meh, due to the flattop situation. If you stick to the basics you’ll be fine. Interestingly for the whole cruise all of the tomatoes were underripe and hard – must have had some sourcing issues. The homebaked bread didn’t have the crust that I prefer but the breadsticks were nice (and the 82% butterfat butter is something to be warned of!) Room Service: 5/5. On other ships and other lines we rarely use it as we get quoted a very long wait . Not here. We’d come back after a day out and order and sandwich and it would be here with steaming hot fries in 10 minutes. Glorious! Late in the evening we would call in a dessert (from the main dinner menu) and it was delivered, no problem. Loved that. Room: we opted for an inside Handicapped stateroom in order to save money for land based adventures. (DH has mobility issues that qualify him for an HC cabin.) In addition, due to the itinerary (9 ports of call in 12 days) and the time of year (with the sun setting at 10pm or later and temps in the 50s/70s) we determined that the extra money for the balcony wasn’t worth it for us. Yes, I would have loved it but really wouldn’t have used it enough to justify. Turns out DH ended up loving the cabin and we called it our cocoon from the world. Our cabin attendant was FABULOUS. We didn’t want for anything. Ship: she’s lovely and in very nice shape. No issues getting around and plenty of seating whenever, wherever we wanted UNLESS it was that 30 minute window in the morning for breakfast right before they announced that you could debark for the day. In that case the buffet was madness. Breakfast was always nice but the only thing that varied was one section with specialty breads/donuts. Otherwise the same offerings every day. There were two omelet stations (each working 6 pans) and an eggs benedict station. Beverage Package: no, we did not have one. Yes, I would have liked one but we were off the ship all day in ports. Did I miss it? Yes. Yes, indeed. If only for Café al Bacio alone but the brewed Lavazza coffee was perfectly fine and got my day going and we determined it would be less expensive to buy bottles of wine as we went along for dinner. In the end it worked out fine though the next time we are in the Caribbean we will certainly opt for the package as we might only venture out to the ports for a few hours. Entertainment: Mixed, of course. The acrobats and ribbon dancers (you know, the lithe young things that make my head spin!) were fabulous. The singers were good; the band ok. Guest entertainers were very good. The shows for us are a bonus and don’t ever make or break a cruise. Activities – got to say that they were very limited. If for some reason you didn’t go into port (which I didn’t in Le Havre because DH walked too much the day before) there was almost nothing going on in the ship. And the movies in the theatre at night were at 10pm which was not going to happen given the itinerary and early ports of call. We did go to a fabulous guest lecturer series and participated in the Captain’s Club wine class and cocktail parties. Both were very nice however for the wine class there were maybe 50 people who attended but they had poured glasses for at least double that. We sat there, horrified, as the sommeliers came and picked up all of that wine and dumped it. So sad, but company policy. Oh, almost forgot – we went to the Cruise Critic meet up and it was really well attended. Lots of the officers came and it was a nice way to meet up. The ports were great with Zebrugge for Bruges being our favorite. I do think it was a bit chintzy of the cruiseline to not have had free shuttles out of the industrial ports. I’m not saying shuttles all the way into town, but at least to a drop off outside the port since many were non walkable ports. We ending up spending quite a bit in taxis to get in and out of town in addition to our daily planned activities. To note: we had several issues with arrangements that had been made in advance that didn’t quite pan out. In one we agreed to share a cab for 6 but they sent a cab that would only hold 4, so we backed out. In another a van was sent for 8 but the 8 (DUH) included the driver, so they could only hold 7. Again we backed out and had to find alternate transport. So word to the wise is to confirm the number of PASSENGERS because if a taxi says it is for 8 then one is the driver J In all, one of my favorite cruises. We went in with the idea to have adventures, which we did. We made a point to “go with the flow” as my mother would say. The ship was our hotel and food arrangements so it was a bargain to get to 6 countries in two weeks that way without unpacking. Speaking of, we did use the laundry service mid cruise and I followed the very wise advise of others. By placing a plastic bag INSIDE the Celebrity laundry bag it reduced the friction, so it did not rip, and I rolled, very tightly and strategically our clothes in basically 4 burritos that I packed in. When our clothes were washed and returned they filled up 2 bags. Definitely worth sending out the laundry and packing in only carry-ons. Happy to answer any questions.
  6. Hi another drink related question. DW has just discovered the vast array of flavoured Gins available in the UK. Will she be able to find a Pink Gin on our up coming cruise on Reflection 12 October?🍹
  7. Having been inspired by other Cruise Critic members such as Mr_T, ChicagoPaul and Jim_Iain (among others) I am going to attempt my first “Live from” review. I hope some readers may find it interesting or informative. The previously mentioned Mr_T recently posted many wonderful photos from Reflection so I don’t intend to duplicate his efforts. I don’t plan to post dailies or menus, maybe just the occasional photo. My review will be mainly my own (quite possibly irreverent) views on Reflection, the staff, the food, the entertainment, differences between Reflection and other X ships. My rating system will be Yeah (or Hell Yeah if something is really good) and Meh (or Totally Meh for the really bad). Also included will be my random musings and observations on cruising and life in general plus any “bon mots” I may overhear. I will probably talk very little about the ports on this cruise. So for anyone looking for a structured, picture heavy review, this probably isn’t the review for you 😊.
  8. Our roll call does not appear on the search. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2674264-celebrity-reflection-november-2-2020/
  9. Anybody stayed in concierge cabin 1134 on deck 10 of Reflection. Nothing on the sticky that I can find. Particularly interested in balcony and any noise issues. Thanks.
  10. Can anyone tell me if they have Clinique or Estee Lauder foundation for sale in the shops on board the Relection? Thank you.
  11. "Sticky" was no help. Which of these cabins has the bed by the bath, please? No indication of either on X deck plans.
  12. Could someone please tell me the difference between the AQ1 and AQ2 classes? Thanks a bunch!
  13. On the Reflection can you book these on the TV or do you have to go to the restaurants, or is there a central booking place? We don't want to use the Celeb app until the bugs are worked out. Thx.
  14. Hi, Celebrity allows 2 bottle of wines on per cabin on embarkartion and corkage fee is $25 per bottle. Some passengers stated in the review that they poured wine in the glasses and bring to dinning room to avoid the charge. Is that allowed? just glass only or opened bottle too? Thanks
  15. I can't find a roll call for this cruise so am posting here. Anyone leaving on any cruise this date from Port Everglades or POM will find hotels to be very expensive and many are already sold out. This is the week end before Super Bowl. I just saw Embassy Suites on 17th St. is $1240 for one night. I found a Wyndom in Dania Beach for $269 with free cancellation. Good luck.
  16. Got a good deal on Reflection for Jan. 10-20 but have not been on Celebrity, this ship, or to the Caribbean (6 cruises in Europe, though). Usually cruise on smaller ships and are just looking for ten days in the sun and a winter break. We're mid-70s; enjoy books, good food and wine; never go to floor shows, pool parties, or casinos. So five questions: How crowded is Reflection likely to be at this time in January? Lots of kids? Lots of noise? Any thoughts (pro or con) on cabin 6236 or nearby? Anything good or bad about the ship for older travelers? Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice!
  17. Hi all, we have an opportunity to move from AQ to a sky suite. We love Blu, mainly for the nice quiet service & sea views. It won't be getting dark till very late on our upcoming cruise so that's a real factor. Does Luminae on Reflection have windows that view the outside? Also, basically what's left is Sky Suites (S1 & 2 ) on deck 12, including aft cabins & a few on the hump. worried about noise from the above pool deck & buffet areas. Right now we're in an AQ on deck 11 with cabins above & below us. We're pretty far forward, which we've discovered we really like (a little forward of the forward stairs) Never thought we'd do a suite but it's only a bit more than we paid for our AQ2 & we'd get to keep all 4 perks plus our extra OBC for booking on board. I'd appreciate pros & cons from those who have sailed Reflection. On deck 11 cabin 1688 is available, on deck 12 most of the aft suites are available... do they have shade? privacy? 2157, 2165, & 2163... noise issues? Thanks in advance, Again, this is the Reflection which is different than the other S class ships so the sticky isn't that helpful in this instance.
  18. Can get 9 day on Infinity (4 and 5 day back to back) for same price as the seven day reflection. Also more obc on infinity. Thoughts? Would be over New Years. Was on equinox last year and loved it. What would you do??
  19. Does anyone know if they sell shampoo in the sundries shop on board and if so, what brand ? Not wanting to haul shampoo to Europe (Everyone is complaining about the one Celebrity supplies). No guesses or opinions please... Thank you.
  20. We usually sail on HAL but we see an itinerary that would work for 4 families total, ages 6-76. 1 family with 3 children (7-15), other with two (17,19), other two adults only, and us, the grandparents. i would love recommendations for a cabin for the family of 5 ( or else we can keep one in our cabin), and recommendations for the best floors/cabin locations for all of us. Do not want to spend for Concierge Class etc. This is our present to them so we do need to control expenses a bit. Want balcony abins though for all. thanks heaps in advance...clueless about this ship.
  21. I am totally confused on these two ships and here is why. Just returned from a cruise on the equinox. Doing a trivia, the last quest ion was. Which ship is Celebrity's largest? I immediately wrote the EDGE. Yup, I was wrong. But the answer really had me confused. It was the Reflection. I asked them about that and was told the Reflection has an addition deck. Really? OK, so today I looked them up. The Reflection is a bit larger then the Equinox. So that is correct. However, Totally confused on the decks. Wikipedia shows the Equinox with 19 decks and the Reflection having 17 decks. Looking at several deck plans, I see 16 for both. All deck plans show 3 to 16 not showing the below decks as 1 & 2. Looking for the answer to my dilemma.
  22. It's been a while since I was on Reflection, but never had a connecting cabin. I know the connection is on the inside, but do the doors from the hallway open the same way as on the other S class ships when the cabins connect, that the doors open into the cabin against the bathroom door or out into the hallway. Thanks.
  23. I have seen posts saying these cabins are partially blocked by window washing equipment which is parked over the next cabin.....and then some say there is no obstruction at all. Nothing in the S-Class cabin thread.....so I'm asking here. Note: the reflection is different from the other S class ships.....so experience on other ships in those cabins doesn't apply. Is the window washing equipment right next to or above this cabin or the next cabin on the Reflection?
  24. Was wondering if these cabins are larger and different layout? On Princess they are. Thanks
  25. If anyone is presently on Reflection or just recently disembarked could you kindly advise who the Senior Officers are from the "Spotlight". In particular I am looking for Captain, Staff Captain, Hotel Director, Guest Relations Manager and Captain's Club Host or Hostess. Interested in knowing personnel who will be on the July 20 and August 1 cruises. Thank you very much.
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