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50th Birthday Cruise on the Reflection

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Here's a recent trip report. Please feel free to ask any questions!

 

I sailed the Reflection with my husband and my parents. I had a balcony cabin on the 9th deck mid-ship. Nice location, quiet, plenty of storage. My sweet husband ordered me a dozen roses onboard for our cabin. They were beautiful and really lasted the whole 10 day cruise. They were prettier each day.

 

The whole journey was really great. We boarded quickly and had a nice lunch in the buffet. We waited until the cabins were open to eat, so the crowds had moved out. The muster was a bit of a bust. We had to line up very tightly near the photo gallery. It was very hot and long and I got claustrophobic and a bit dizzy. There were lots of complaints about the set up. My parents are older and they really struggled.

 

Other than that, I loved what the Reflection had to offer. We had great food in the Opus dining room each night. We ate in Murano for my birthday and they made it really special. What a decadent meal. We ate the remainder of dinners in Opus and enjoyed each one. We had Anytime dining, but reserved the same table and waiter each night once we got settled. He provided excellent service and great recommendations. No complaints about the food!

 

We do enjoy the casino, some of the lectures, trivia, etc. We thought the entertainment was lackluster. With the exception of Jayne Curry, who is phenomenal, all the other entertainment was so-so. We didn't go to every show, but poked out head in a few times and walked out. We didn't hear glowing reviews from others. The singers and dancers on board seemed talented, but the guest performers weren't our cup of tea.

 

One comment was the chic nights. I had read on CC about the lack of formal clothing, so we really didn't bring anything super dressy. Wow, was I surprised! I saw a lot of sparkly gowns and tuxedos. We didn't feel out of place in our resort casual wear, plenty of others were dressed down, but many men had on jackets and many women were in glam wear.

 

We didn't participate in any ship excursions. We tend to do our own thing with locals or on our own. We did enjoy all the ports immensely. I loved the overnight in St. Maarten. It gave us the opportunity to have dinner onshore and try something completely different.

 

Disembarkation was a breeze. We took advantage of the Luggage Valet service and shipped our bags straight home. It is the best money spent. To leave with no bags to drag around is such a pleasure.

 

We are booked again on the Reflection to the Greek Isles. Just my husband and I - more of my birthday celebration! We booked our first suite and I'm very excited. We also booked again onboard to go to the British Isles on the Reflection next year. I'd really like to try the Edge, but the itineraries released so far don't work for us.

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Nice report! I turn 50 next month and my husband in July; it's also our 15th anniversary in June. Just a week after our anniversary, we will be on Celebrity Summit to celebrate.

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We thought the entertainment was lackluster. With the exception of Jayne Curry, who is phenomenal, all the other entertainment was so-so. .

 

I totally agree that Jayne Curry is phenomenal - I hope Celebrity and her form a long-lasting relationship!

 

I think the Reflection is beautiful, but have you tried any other S-class Ships? I find the others have all the positives, but feel a little less crowded than Reflection, IMHO.

 

I can't wait to hear the reviews of the Edge when they start coming in...

 

Happy birthday!

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I totally agree that Jayne Curry is phenomenal - I hope Celebrity and her form a long-lasting relationship!

 

I think the Reflection is beautiful, but have you tried any other S-class Ships? I find the others have all the positives, but feel a little less crowded than Reflection, IMHO.

 

I can't wait to hear the reviews of the Edge when they start coming in...

 

Happy birthday!

 

They have had a long relationship already with Jane Curry as she’s been on the ships for years :D.

 

You already know that I totally agree with you about Reflection - Europe in the summer months on her, I think I’ll pass ;).

 

50 sure does come around so very quickly :( - glad you enjoyed yours, OP :).

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Reflection was our first big ship experience with Celebrity. The memories, all good, never fade. You are going to love the suite experience, and you'll be spoiled forever. We're on the Edge in December for the inaugural Caribbean cruise.

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One comment was the chic nights. I had read on CC about the lack of formal clothing, so we really didn't bring anything super dressy. Wow, was I surprised! I saw a lot of sparkly gowns and tuxedos. We didn't feel out of place in our resort casual wear, plenty of others were dressed down, but many men had on jackets and many women were in glam wear.

 

This is what I've been saying for some time to people who bemoan the change from Formal Night to Evening Chic Night. There will always be some people who still want to dress up and there will be others who do not. So you may do whatever makes you happy and you will not feel out of place.

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Sounds like you had a wonderful time and want to keep celebrating your birthday. Mine is coming up and I am doing Reflection again in a suite for the Greek Isles too, the end of April and then back to Cinque Terre for a longer stay.

 

I have a friend that celebrates her birthday throughout the year too, eating her dessert first!!!

 

Thanks for your review!!!

 

 

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Happy 50th Birthday.

 

I am also celebrating my 50th birthday next month on Celebrity Reflection.

 

It will be our first time on Celebrity. We have cruised Royal Caribbean in the past.

 

We booked a Royal Suite.

 

I am also thinking of going to Murano for dinner on my actual birthday.

 

We also spend a decent amount of time in the casino.

 

Sorry to hear the entertainment isn’t that great.

 

We will also plan to do the luggage valet at the end of the cruise.

 

Thank you for your report and Happy Birthday

 

 

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Happy birthday to both of you--nice to know there are others celebrating 50 with Celebrity too! :D

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:loudcry:bummed that I won't see Jayne on REFLECTION 3/23 ...

this is her next itinerary ...

MARCH 2018

24-29 CelebrityEclipse (bridgetown to Aruba)

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