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  1. Anyone have any insight, rumor or fact, on why all the new Summit sailings that were posted a few days ago have all disappeared? Nothing shows after 10/2021 now. I did double check I was signed in my Captain's Club account, maybe they will come back when everything is opened to the public postings.
  2. We are new to Celebrity but platinum on RCL and Princess. Our most recent cruises were with Princess. I’m considering a Maine/Canada 9 night on Summit in May. There will be 3 sea days, can anyone tell me what to expect for activities? I’m not expecting excitement, remember we like Princess,😉 But Princess shows movies in their theater on sea day afternoons and I enjoy that. What will the Summit have besides bingo and art auctions? Thanks for all replies!
  3. Hi Guys! My husband and I have been on the Equinox twice, which we loved. We've just booked another cruise for 2020 on the Summit. Obviously, it's much smaller, not as many bars, restaurants, etc., but how does it compare in quality? I'm a little hesitant about this ship because we've been so spoiled on Equinox... It just suits our timeframe better. How about night life? One of the highlights for us was the Silent Disco - does the Summit offer similar entertainment? Thanks!
  4. My gang of 8 sails Feb 15 on Summit. We like to board early and get the cruise started. We'll have already spent two days in OSJ and we'll likely board by 1:00-1:30. For those with Summit experience, where's the best place for an embarkation day lunch on board?? Also 8:30 sail away from San Juan is always nice. Would Sunset Bar be a good place for that or would you recco somewhere else ? TIA
  5. We're sailing to the ABC islands out of San Juan in April 2020. Two short questions to help us select a pre-cruise hotel.... 1. Which dock will the Summit leave from? 2. Sheraton Old San Juan - anyone have thoughts positive or negative? Is a Junior Suite worth it over a regular King room? Thanks - I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future.....
  6. From this week 8/19/18. I went crazy looking for this. My fellow wine lovers enjoy. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Over the years have gained so much from CC forums. Thought I do a little pay back. Embarkation: Arrived terminal 10:05 AM: 25 people in front of us. Not checking luggage or boarding until 11 AM was informed. At 10:30 about 50 people in line. They let those that had lined up early before they put out signs – like us – that were in the no luggage line go inside and check in if you were doing self-boarding. In other words, not checking any luggage. After this we were the only ones in the no luggage line with 4 bags to check. I know 4 is a lot but 2 were all my scuba and camera gear. I tipped porter $10 and he checked in our luggage. They started checking luggage at 10:45. Check in was a breeze with preprinted boarding passes and then waited to board. Very limited seating. Maybe 40 seats. 11:05 they let us board. Could go to room and drop off your carry on. All rooms ready at 1 PM. Our luggage delivered at 2 PM. Drill at 4:45 PM Summit: Really enjoyed the ship. The only time felt crowded was sea days around pool. Did see crew members walking around pool picking up used towels on chairs that didn’t have any personal items on them. Décor was pleasing to the eye and crew always cleaning. Crew seemed happy to be on board. Always said hello when passing by. Plenty of bar servers walking around pool area and Oceanview Café. Cabin 8088 a concierge class. Got it because of better location at same cost at purchase time of Veranda cabin. Very quiet cabin and great location. Received 2 bottles of wine, 1 boarding day and the other ½ through the cruise. Didn’t drink it. The only amenity we use was the requested cheese tray which arrive about 2 pm. Best when covered with plastic wrap vice metal plate cover. Stayed fresher. Photo’s: Dining Room ones $20 each. All others $25 each when purchased without a package. Celebrity App. This is great. Did our pre boarding check in on it. And once on the ship sign up at no cost. You have all types of info available. Ship deck plans, what’s happening throughout the day, when things open, menus at main dining room, your booked excursions and so much more. Drink Package. We up graded to the Premium Package. Specify the liquor brand or you get the well brand. Can order doubles. No time limit between orders. Could order drink, water and soda at same time. Used a Yetti some bartenders would take the Yetti to make the drink others said you had to pour it into it from the glass. If that was the case, I would get my drink (a double) and a glass of ice and a coke and fill the Yetti myself. Always asked for bottle water and sodas when ordering drinks to keep cabin stocked. Also, would order double shots neat to have in cabin. This way when back from diving I could make a drink while cleaning my gear. Cruise critic meet and greet was at 9:30 am first sea day. All Department Heads of the ship were there and introduced by the captain. Met other CC members and could ask questions of crew members. Cruise Critic Slot Pull: 32 participates at $15 each with 5 pulls each on Wheel of Fortune. Everyone doubled their money. Celebrity put up prizes for the 5 highest individual amounts. Think the highest was $100 in slot play. Food: We are not foodies and really enjoyed everything we ordered. The one exception was the veal. Maybe because I never really eat it and wanted to try something different. All meats were cooked exactly as ordered and quite good. Oceanview Cafe: Not only did they have hand sanitizing stations when entering but also full-size sinks to wash your hands. Very well thought out. Over a dozen different food stations and at least 4 drink stations inside a large oval ring with seating on the outside. Each station has a sign stating what it is serving. Longest line I witness was the eggs made to order which was fast since he had 3 skillets going at once. We had no issues with finding quality food that we enjoyed eating. Cosmopolitan Main Ding Room: We had early seating – 6 am. Nice décor, we were seated deck 5 for a table for 2. Expect to be there between 1:45 to 2 hrs each night depending how full the dining room is. Grilled chicken and New York sirloin on menu every night. We both enjoyed these 2. Ordered 2 entrees: lobster and beef wellington one night. Instead of 2 separate plates both entrees came on 1 plate with sides which was nice since not much space on table top. Dress code: Didn’t go on first night. Even though Celebrity website, phone app and on back of the Table Reservation with table number in cabin all list the proper dress code they didn’t enforce it. Saw men in shorts, hat and in some cases flip flops which is clearly stated not allowed in the evening hours. When I asked the maître was told they can’t watch everyone that enters and finally said they wouldn’t turn anyone away. If that’s the case just get rid of the dress code. Shows: We didn’t attend any. Times just were not convenient for us. Halloween party was a great time. We along with many others dressed in costumes. Lots of fun. OBC: OBC as a perk nonrefundable. Unused OBC given by TA was credited back to credit card on file. TV 1 Navigation 2 Summit Channel 3 Shore Excursions 4 Port Shopping 5 Future cruise Vacation 6 Celebrity Channel 7 Families & Sea – Kids TV 8 Sea TV - Sitcoms 9 Food Network 10 HGTV 11 Travel Channel – Mostly ghost hunting 12 ITV Choice – British TV 13 Fox News 14 MSNBC 15 CNBC 16 BBC World News 17 Prime Journeys 18 ESPN 19 ESPN 2 20 Special Events 1 - Sports 21 Special Events 2 - Sports Disembarkation: You are given luggage tags with numbers. These numbers represent your disembarkation times. Really think you can walk off anytime you want. Luggage out by 10 PM the night before. We left ship at 7:25, got a porter. Luggage set up by numbers given easy to locate. Porters have their own immigration line and then to waiting taxi. Taxi fare with 4 bags $25. Fare $19 + $2 gas surcharge + $4 for luggage. At airport was through agriculture inspection (don’t forget this step), airline ticket counter and TSA by 8 am. Will be cruising on the Summit again that coming Jan 4th.
  8. Pro’s - martini bar staff, dinner dining staff, rendezvous lounge staff and cabin attendant weather- Even 2 days per cruise in San Juan was great 9.5 out of 10 entertainment in the theatre was pretty good not so good luke warm beer - how hard is it to get a cold beer - not the only passengers that thought so music on pool deck - play to your audience please oceanview cafe. - usually a fan - not so much in this cruise ran out of Evian - sorry but if I am paying extra for the premium package I want evian prosecco - no that doesn’t mean duc del Valmer . Even on the classic package I should be able to get this at any bar. It didn’t happen. Pool bar tenders - grumpy at best. Sorry but I don’t go on vacation to bother people. Get another job. if we didn’t know any better, I would have been happier, but we do know better. Our last cruise on the Equinox in June of 2018 was amazing.
  9. We are looking at various ships cruising out of the NY/NJ and Baltimore areas and were wondering about Celebrity's Summit. Any feedback, pros and cons? Thanks
  10. My wife and I have just returned from a very enjoyable 14-day New England/Canada cruise out of Cape Liberty on the “revolutionized” Summit. We were originally booked in a C2 cabin, but when a corner Family Veranda opened up (8166), we “downgraded” ourselves and grabbed it. We’d stayed in the same cabin some years ago on the Infinity, so we knew how large and wonderful it is for two people. Even back then, the Infinity was worn and dated, so we were excited to see what the “revolution” had brought to the Summit. Because there are still so many questions about specific staterooms on the Summit since the updates, and since I’d promised on another Summit thread to post photos of our corner FV, here are our thoughts and photos (spread across a number of posts). First, the positives. Overall, we still loved this cabin, and would certainly book it again if we had the opportunity. We thought the color changes were lovely; we liked the grey and beige tones, which have a certain quiet elegance to them. (I’m not sure the photos really do them justice.) For the two of us, at least, there was more than ample closet space. We also had enough drawer space (four dresser drawers next to the closet, four smaller ones in the desk, and four smaller ones in the second room). There are also shelves in the closets as you can see in the photos. There are two closets like this in the "main" part of the cabin: The bed was extremely comfortable, and we thought that Celebrity did an excellent job with the bathroom. The stall shower, though small, was one of the best we’ve ever had on a ship, and it was wonderful to have a glass door in place of that awful shower curtain. There was ample storage space in the bathroom, as you can see in the photos. (photos by turtles06)
  11. I was wondering if the Celebrity Summit has something similar to the Love and Marriage game that is on the Royal Caribbean sailings? Very entertaining. D.
  12. A few days ago, the above cruise was listed. It was a 7 night cruise from Boston to San Juan. Then it disappeared. Does anybody have any insight as to what's going on with it?
  13. I was just wondering if there were any itinerary changes due to the strong Nor easter hitting the east coast - Oct. 17, 2019?
  14. DH and I (ages 45 and 42) are back at work after a lovely week on the Summit and I wanted to share our impressions with my fellow Cruise Critics! While we are fans of Celebrity’s S-class ships and have sailed on Equinox, Silhouette and Reflection, this was our first time on Summit (and DH’s first time on a ship of this size; I have sailed previously on Carnival Spirit, which is approximately the same size as Summit). This was also our first time in a Sky Suite, after having sailed in standard balconies, Concierge Class and Aqua Class on S-Class ships. We were lucky enough to book our Sky Suite (S2 room 6124) before the Edge-ification of Summit was announced, at a price only a few hundred dollars higher than Aqua Class. We don’t care to dine in the MDR, and given the limited specialty dining options on Summit, AQ or a Suite were our only options. We went with the SS given the reasonable price, mainly to try Luminae. However, we were delighted to learn a few months later that the ship would be drydocked shortly before our cruise and many suite amenities added (and lucky to pay as little as we did, since the prices went way up after the Revolution was announced and never came back down). Embarkation: We live in NYC so getting to the ship was a breeze – we drove and parked at the pier. There was a medical emergency on Anthem of the Seas which caused a small delay for Summit, but the crew did an AMAZING job of getting the previous passengers off quickly and the ship turned around for us. We were notified on Saturday that embarkation would begin around 2pm, but we ended up boarding around 12:45pm (since we were in a suite we were among the first passengers aboard). The Suite Life and Retreat Lounge: As soon as we embarked, we were directed to the Retreat Lounge to meet our Suite Concierges and check out the new-and-supposedly-improved space. Immediately upon entering, my eye went to the room’s furnishings, all of which were very low and sleek. We are tall (6’0” and 6’3”), so I am used to sitting with my knees at chin-level. However, the furniture was not only low, it was TINY. Like, Barbie Dream House tiny. I wedged my size-12 derriere into one of the quickly-becoming-infamous barrel chairs ONE time, but did not stay there long enough for my husband to take a photo for fear that I would have to be extracted with the Jaws of Life. Furnishings aside, though, the two Concierges (Rhiannon and Mike) were lovely and welcoming and the Retreat staff was obviously on top of things. More on the Retreat Lounge later. Our butler was very nice but not especially visible, and we are pretty low maintenance so we didn’t have any special requests for him. We had to ask twice to get our mini-bar emptied but beyond that, we didn’t need much. I will say I enjoyed my 5pm shrimp cocktail, though! Being able to make an appointment to book a future cruise was also a nice touch, especially since the agent comes to the Retreat Lounge so you can take care of business in relative peace and quiet with a glass of wine in hand. Priority embarkation and disembarkation were fabulous – we were off the ship by 8:45am and back home by 9:30! The Room: We were in Sky Suite 6124 (an S2), located almost exactly halfway between the aft and midship elevators on the starboard side. First the good: the location was fantastic, with easy access to almost everything we wanted (other than the Retreat Sundeck, all the way at the front). The only small quibble with the location was that our balcony overlooked some industrial bits of the ship in addition to lifeboats, so the view straight down was not the most beautiful. It ended up not mattering because we barely used the balcony, but those who spend a lot of time on their balconies might want to be aware of this. Bed was firm but comfortable, with nice crisp percale sheets (the provided down pillows were very limp but we requested and received firmer pillows, which improved things drastically). The towels were thick and absorbent. The air-conditioning was FRIGID, just like DH likes it J. Since we were on the third or fourth sailing since the refurbishment, everything was new and clean. Anyway, at first glance the room appeared light, bright, spacious and nicely-appointed. However, as I made my way into the room I noticed that the desk chair was sitting out in the middle of the room, not tucked away. Why, you ask? Because the chair has immovable arms that are too high to allow it to slide under the desk, of course! Makes perfect sense, right? Unfortunately, this was only the first of about 10,000 bizarrely idiotic design choices made during the Edge-ification. Never having been in an M-Class Sky Suite before I cannot compare it to what was there, but I can say without a doubt that it was the least intelligently-designed room I have ever had on a cruise ship (or hotel, dormitory or treehouse). Every available surface in the room was littered with trays full of décor items. A plant here, a tray of (empty) candle holders there, a coral sculpture across the way – it looked like Joanna Gaines had gone on a manic shopping bender at Target. Our steward had the misfortune to knock on the door when I had two trays full of crap in my hands and reluctantly took them from me, with a look on his face that told me it was NOT his first time having to find a place to store all this junk. Once I had decluttered, I discovered that the clutter was disguising furniture/storage even less useful than a candle holder on a cruise ship. There were two cabinets under the TV; one useless for anything other than large bulky items due to lack of shelves or drawers, the other holding the mini-bar (which was just large enough that you had to open BOTH cabinet doors to open the mini-bar – pure genius!). The desk was low with two shallow drawers, not even deep enough for my hairbrush. I moved the too-large desk chair to the corner by the mini-bar and the luggage stands from the end of the bed under the desk, so that I could sit on one and use one to hold my makeup case and hairdryer. At least they could be tucked away (and become useful beyond the five minutes they actually held our luggage)! By the way, the outlet on the desk is the only outlet near a mirror that will power a hairdryer, and one of only three American-style outlets in the entire room – the other two are by the nightstands. If you have adapters for European outlets, I recommend you bring them so that you can use the European outlets for charging phones and other small electronics. The closet for hanging clothes was small but adequate for us (we generally pack light), but the two drawers in the closet next to it weren’t large enough for our t-shirts, shorts, bathing suits, gym clothes, etc. – you know, things people don’t typically hang up but DO usually wear on cruises. Luckily they shrunk the safe sitting on the shelves above, so there was plenty of room to pile our socks and underwear next to it (which also created convenient camouflage for the iPad that wouldn’t fit in the safe!). The door to the drawer/safe closet was nice and wide, so that when you had it open there was zero chance of your spouse getting between it and the partition wall – no way they could sneak up on you trying to steal their iPad! Beside this closet there was an empty space with magazine holders stuck to the wall and a 6” deep “bench” whose purpose I still have not ascertained. We used it for stacking used glasses and empty Perrier bottles, but perhaps someone should have told Kelly Hoppen that it would be perfect for holding a tray full of extra throw pillows, since there weren’t enough of those in the room already. Oh wait, did I forget to mention that? Yeah, there were a lot of throw pillows. They mostly lived on the sofa we only used when one of us was waiting for the other to get ready, since it wasn’t like we could see the TV from it or eat a meal on the “table” that went with it. The nightstands had one miniscule drawer (large enough for my glasses and sleeping mask and nothing else) and were topped with the most ridiculous “reading” lamp I have ever seen – it had enormous trays for base and top, taking up half of the surface of the table AND blocking any light from reaching eye level. I am guessing that the designer felt a reading light was unnecessary, though, since they were kind enough to supply a large translucent window from the bathroom on one side of the bed, with no blackout shade. I really enjoyed the glow cast over the entire room at night by the nightlight, until I gave up and unplugged it. Of course, this meant either peeing in the dark or waking up a sleeping spouse with an eyeful of “ambiance” if you had to use the restroom in the middle of the night, but what’s a little bad aim between spouses, right? Once you get used to navigating the room in the dark you will definitely no longer stub your toe on the step leading into the bathroom anyway – it only takes a few days and a fracture or two before you learn. Speaking of the bathroom, here is an actual photo of my 6’3” husband showering in the tub: He only banged his head on the showerhead once or twice per shower and never concussed himself, so it could have been worse. The shortness of the shower was complemented by the oh-so-comfortably high sides of the tub - short people might have a hard time stepping over it and tall people will definitely bang their knees on the fixed glass on either side getting out of it, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. A complete lack of space to hang towels combined with an unused area (perfect for hanging towels!) beside the toilet and ZERO drawers or shelves (but plenty of décor trays to fill up all the counter space!) was the cherry on this moronic turd sundae. The worst part is that the bathroom is actually fairly large, and with a sensible layout it could have been an incredibly functional space. Lest you think me too negative, I’ll move on to more pleasant parts of our trip, but leave you with this parting note: the reason we rarely used the balcony was because the oversized couch taking up three-quarters of the space wasn’t terribly comfortable (and was usually wet), and the table and chairs weren’t much better. At least there was a tray with a plant on it out there! The Ship: Our favorite thing to do once we have unpacked is roam around the ship looking at all of the artwork and getting to know the layout. Summit had quite a few lovely pieces to enjoy, though she naturally couldn’t compare to the S-class in terms of installations or display opportunities. The ship looks good on the surface due to the refurbishment, but IMO the modern décor on an old ship is like bad plastic surgery on a 70-year-old trying to look 40. Summit was obviously built in a different era and although I know she needed to be refurbished, I think trying to Edge-ify her was the wrong solution. Furthermore, while they obviously spent a lot of money on the decorative aspects of the remodel, they ignored important structural elements like the elevators and toilets – things that don’t make for exciting YouTube footage but definitely leave an impression on guests after seven days. The elevators became a running joke amongst the guests – half the buttons didn’t work, the signage was beaten up (obviously original to the ship in some cases!), you were rarely sure if a car was going up or down, and so on. I noticed “Out of Order” signs on public bathrooms several times during the week and there was a distinct dampness to many public areas, including the Sky Lounge (where we also saw a pump and industrial fan). As for the overall layout, we are accustomed to S-class ships and found Summit a little cramped for our liking – we missed the open atrium and the more clearly defined areas for each venue. We also thought it was a little odd that you basically had to search for Tuscan Grill and Qsine – I don’t know that we ever would have found them if we hadn’t gone looking, and once we did find them we never walked by them again (I do understand that this is because they were added during Solsticization and not a part of the original design – but again, this goes back to the bad plastic surgery analogy). All of that said, the ship is very easy to navigate once you get your bearings, and having three elevator and stair banks made moving between floors very easy and fast. The main dining room on the back of the ship is much more elegant than on the S-class ships and I loved the colors of the new décor there. Pools, Spa and Fitness: We liked the layout of the pools and hot tubs and it looked as though there was plenty of seating, although we never try to find loungers at prime times. Speaking of the loungers, I don’t know if they are new with the refurb but they are a broken toe waiting to happen – they have weird bowed legs that stick out much farther than the seat itself, crowding the walkways. Dumb and dangerous. Anyway, I loved the bubbler in the Solarium pool but we were rather annoyed to find that the family hours in the Solarium were in the evenings from 6pm-8pm – this is our favorite time to enjoy the pools while others are at dinner, and it was impossible to do so with the Solarium pool full of kids. Luckily the outdoor pools were all but deserted in the evenings so we stayed out there instead. We toured the Persian Gardens and decided it wasn’t interesting on Summit – we vastly prefer the layout on S-class, especially Reflection. The spa and gym were fine but it was rather annoying to have to walk all the way through the spa, dodging the hard sell, just to get to the gym. We used the gym on our first full day and never made it back. Dining Venues and Lounges: Luminae was our main dining room and I have reviewed the food extensively here: We ate in the buffet for breakfast and lunch a few times and I included commentary on the food in my Luminae review as well – overall, it was fine. However, the layout of Summit’s buffet is a NIGHTMARE. The central kitchen keeps you from seeing at a glance what is available on the other side of the buffet (and it’s not the same stuff on each side), so you are forced to go all the way around the kitchen in a large circle to get an overview. Furthermore, you can enter the buffet from the main entrance at midship (where the circle of food stations “starts” with the ice cream bar if you go clockwise around the kitchen), or you can sneak into the center from the aft elevators. This means you have people trying to merge into the food roundabout from two locations and trying to merge out of it all over the place (since the seating is all along both sides). The drink stations are inconveniently located at points where the walkway is narrower, creating bottlenecks galore. We saw more than one collision between diners and plenty of spilled drinks. Also, there is no real bar or Al Secondo Bacio in the buffet on Summit, so you must depend on (slow) table service or go to the Sunset Bar (also slow) if you want anything to drink other than the basic offerings at the beverage stations. The buffet coffee was awful so we formed the habit of stopping into Café al Bacio for coffee before heading to breakfast. As I mentioned earlier, the Retreat Lounge left a lot to be desired in terms of comfortable seating but it ended up being one of our favorite venues in spite of the furniture. It is divided into two areas: one large seating area, and then a smaller back area with a cold case for sodas and waters, a coffee machine, and a small "prep" bar for the bartender's use. You can walk up to this bar and order a drink if the attendant happens to be back there, but there is no traditional bar seating. We loved being able to stop in and quickly grab a soft drink from the case, but we didn’t spend much time here during the day, preferring to be out on the Retreat Sundeck or elsewhere on the ship for activities like trivia or live music. We spent most of our evenings here though, getting to know Alexandra, the fantastic bartender, and any other suite guests who were there. We also hung out with a couple of officers here (the beverage manager and executive chef) after they dropped in one night and we all hit it off. It was a great quiet place for a nightcap and we had a fantastic time with Alexandra, who is a very talented social facilitator and all around awesome lady. The Retreat Sundeck was a nice place to be if it wasn’t too windy but only if you like sun. I have NO idea why they designed this area with no shade whatsoever. We managed to avoid burning to a crisp by appropriating one of the pod beds with retractable covers, turning it as required to provide shade for the majority of our bodies and covering our feet and legs with towels if necessary. Silas and the rest of the team kept the drinks flowing and their cocktail menu was actually our favorite of any lounge onboard (DH loved the Spiked IPA). The wind was frequently too bad to enjoy this area while we were sailing, though, so I don’t know how much use it sees on sea day-heavy itineraries. They serve lunch up here but with so much wind and no shade, we had no desire to sit and eat a meal. IMO they would be much better off having a selection of chips, nuts, popcorn, etc. up here, just things to nibble on while having a cocktail. We ran down to the Mast Grill a couple of times to get a plate of fries because we were getting a little too tipsy! As for the other lounges, we REALLY missed having a decent Sunset Bar on this cruise – it has historically been one of our favorite places on S-class ships, and when the Retreat Sundeck was too windy it was the only real outdoor option on Summit. There was no shade at Summit’s Sunset Bar, very little seating and by far the worst service at any bar on the ship. It would be nice to have it upstairs where the large TV screen and outdoor movie lounge is, although then there would really be no bar for the buffet. The Pool Bar, Cellar Masters and Rendezvous all had good service, although I thought most of the cocktails were pretty lackluster. We definitely missed World Class Bar’s creative cocktails and infusions as well (and stuck to straight Scotch for our nightcaps at the Retreat Lounge since there is no real cocktail menu there). Itinerary, Activities and Entertainment: With just one stop, there’s not much itinerary to comment upon! I loved Bermuda and would love to go back, either on Celebrity or a land-based vacation. We are professional classical musicians so we typically find the live music and shows on the ship somewhat lacking, and this cruise was no exception. In fact, we left lounges a few times just to avoid the live music (which was frequently amateurish and too loud). We played trivia a few times but beyond that didn’t find many activities of interest. We prefer to do our own thing anyway so no great loss! Shopping and Casino: I am not much of a shopper and rarely buy anything on board, but the selection of merchandise on Summit seemed rather uninspired to me. We did end up buying a few bottles of Scotch from the well-stocked Duty Free shop, just to use up some OBC. I am also not much of a gambler, but since we had OBC, we decided to use some of it to test our luck. The friendly dealers patiently explained not only the games but the process by which I could use promotional chips to gamble and take my winnings in real chips for cash. I managed to turn $250 in promo chips into $230 in real chips at the roulette table and decided that was all my nerves could take! J The casino itself appears to have been ignored by the Revolution and was a bit sad in comparison to the S-class, but the cash spends the same either way! Other Miscellany: We weren’t too bothered by hard sales of drink packages or specialty restaurants on Summit – after the first day everyone seemed to know we had a Premium package/Luminae and left us alone. However, the roaming photographer and incessant push to stop for photos here, there and everywhere was incredibly annoying. We were asked each and every night during dinner in Luminae whether we wanted a photo, in addition to three or four photo stations on the dock. One day they had someone in a dolphin costume outside the buffet trying to get people to take photos – where the hell are we, a Carnival ship? The mix of passengers on this cruise was very different from what we have experienced in the past, although I think that had to do both with time of year and departure port (we usually sail from Florida in Jan or Feb). There were more children than I expected but an older crowd overall. The Martini Bar was THE place to be on this ship until a certain hour and then everything shut down. Conclusion: We had a good time on this cruise and enjoyed the Suite Life, but I doubt we will choose to sail Summit or the M-class again. The S-class is just much more our speed, and we like the option of having a dining package so we can upgrade dining (and have plenty of specialty options) without paying for a suite or even AQ. If we want a suite experience, we will probably look at alternatives like MSC’s Yacht Club since even Sky Suites have become outrageously expensive since the Revolution.
  15. I am terrible with the search engine on this site, nothing is coming up... I am trying to find pictures of the drink lists on the Summit to decide if I should upgrade to premium. I have found very old info when googling but I am sure things have changed since. thank you! :-)
  16. I noticed the location of locker rooms has changed - old ones now made into cabins. Do the new locker rooms still offer sauna?
  17. My gang of 8 is sailing on Summit in February, to the ABCs. We are staying in Aqua class. This will be our first time on Celebrity. We usually sail on Royal Caribbean. We are used to the bigger ships so the smaller, more intimate Summit is something we are excited about. I have begun my OCD planning so I have a couple of general questions.... SHOWS......I realize that the shows on Summit won't be the big Broadway or even large scale RCL shows, but what can we expect? In particular what's the timing (early or late?), frequency (is there something every night?) and preparedness (I'm sure there are no reservations but how early show we expect to gt to a show?). We don't have a dinner seating as Blu will be our regular dinner restaurant. SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS.....What specialty restaurants are the best to consider? We'll eat in Blu or the MDR each night, except for the last night, when we usually go to a specialty restaurant for a "Last Supper" as a group. Experienced Summit/Celebrity cruiser opinions are appreciated. We are looking to a more intimate and quiet experience, compared to RCL Symphony/Allure/Harmony, which were our last three cruises together. LOVED them all but are looking forward to this new experience. Any Summit tips, tricks, expectations are appreciated.
  18. I wanted to do Bermuda from NY Oct 2020. The last thing I see for the Summit is Aug 2020 to Iceland. Then no more on the Summit from NY. Is she not coming back? Is another ship taking her place? TY, Kaye
  19. We'll be on Celebrity Summit next May and were curious if Summit docks Port or Starboard in Bermuda.
  20. Anyone know what to expect in terms of weather on the last 3 sea days back to New Jersey from the Caribbean in early May? I’m assuming maybe just the last sea day will be cool on deck?
  21. I was under the impression the restaurant on the Summit had been changed to PC, but the app is showing the old version of Qsine menus each day. Is PC not on Summit, or is this a glich in the app for our December sailing??
  22. I remember from my last cruise on Equinox offers for all you can eat at Sushi on 5 (it was only offered once onboard, not throug the cruise planner). have you ever seen such offers on the Summit? thanks!
  23. On the revamped Summit are the oceanview showers still curtains or are they now doors? What about standard veranda showers?
  24. If anyone has stayed in this cabin - please advise if bed by balcony or by bath? Also, any pros or cons to this location - any information greatly appreciated and better yet - pics!!! Thank you so much!
  25. We'll be on Celebrity Summit are are currently booked in cabin 7177. I'm aware this cabin and the others with the larger balconies are above the deck 6 Suites and would like to hear pros/cons to this location. We have options as there are other 2A cabins available as shown by red squares in the attached pictures. DH thinks the others would look down at the lifeboats. I'm not sure. We appreciate others insight.......and pictures would be appreciated too..
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