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  1. Hi! We are booking shortly on the Summit or the Equinox in a Aquaclass cabin. The Equinox is the western Caribbean and the Summit is Southern Caribbean. We have been to all the islands so we do not have a preference. What would my cruising experts on CruiseCritic suggest?
  2. Looking through the Canyon Ranch brochure, I saw a description for the Rasul chamber. We have done this before, but thought they removed it from Celebrity. Does anyone know if they still offer this on the Summit. Can't find it on-line. It was fun and would love to do it again!
  3. Hello, Is the Summit leaving Bayonne? I dont see the 2020 cruise from Bayonne to San Juan. I prefer Celebrity over Royal. Thank you Dorene
  4. Summit leaving Bermuda shortly to arrive in Bayonne Sunday 8 am...any word on their travels
  5. We booked this while onboard the cruise we just got off of. We only have 573 days to go and I’m already excited! 😂 We will be doing a Southern Caribbean out of San Juan. The gentleman that helped us book this cruise said this suite was better than the other Sky Suites. Our friends had a sky suite on this cruise so we know what they look like, but does anyone have a picture of 6145? We tried to see it before getting off today, but they wouldn’t let us. Also, we were shocked at how fast everything to do with debarkation went. We’ve never experienced anything like it before! No dealing with customs, no passports, just a photo and we were off. It was literally less than 5 minutes! Is that because we only went to Bermuda? We are accustomed to long lines waiting to clear customs.
  6. Hello All, I have a question about an upcoming cruise on Celebrity Summit. I have booked cabin 8002 and it is the last room in the row with some white space showing on the deck plan beyond it. I prefer a quieter room and was curious what may occupy this space. Thank you!!
  7. This is our 11th Cruise, our first with celebrity. We are in Concierge Class. Our cruise got off to a great start! While being escorted to the priority waiting area for Concierge Class, I saw one of my friends sitting in the suite waiting area. I asked if it was okay to go say hello to her and they said we could just join them so we were first group on the ship! We went to the embarkation lunch in the MDR, which we enjoyed. We both had the short ribs and they were quite tasty. We were invited to the helipad upon arrival and departure in Bermuda, which was a nice treat. My husband ate some of the canapés they brought to our room, nothing looked appealing to me, but it’s not like there wasn’t plenty of food available on the ship. Next time I think I would ask for them to bring us fresh fruit or cheese instead. We had assigned dining, but after the first night we asked to be moved to Select so we could go whenever we wanted. Besides, we were assigned to a table for two. I have to say, Celebrity does a better job of making sure our wine glasses were never empty than any cruise-line we’ve sailed with! We also found their buffet food the best. We have been on Carnival, Royal, NCL, and Princess. We ate at Tuscan Grille for our Anniversary dinner and loved it! We both had the filet and it was delicious and paired quite nicely with our bottle of wine, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I also got the crab cakes, a Caesar salad, and the best garlic mashed potatoes I’ve ever had! The lemon (I don’t recall the exact name) cheesecake was amazing! I wish I could order it without going back. Another night we joined friends from our roll call at Q’sine. We had a wonderful evening and enjoyed most of the food. We left completely stuffed! If it were just the two of us and choosing between the two, I we would definitely choose Tuscan Grille. Speaking of Tuscan Grille, we were surprised they allowed a man in there wearing shorts and flip flops. It didn’t bother us in the least, just surprised because we did see them turn away a man trying to enter the MDR in shorts and most were dressed nicer in Tuscany Grille. We were blessed with an extra day in Bermuda, which was a nice treat. It made it very relaxing and we never felt rushed. I got to know two ladies from our roll call before the cruise and we have hung out with them quite a bit on this sailing. It has made our trip even more fun! I would love to sail with them again! The other two couples are in suites and we are all celebrating Anniversaries. Janice and Patrick have made reservations for 6 and invited us to join them in Luminai tonight to celebrate their Anniversary. We are really looking forward to that! Speaking of them being suite guests, they showed us their rooms (a Sky Suite and a Celebrity Suite), and their lounge and sun deck on our first day here. After seeing all that, we decided to splurge on our next Celebrity Cruise and booked a Sky suite. 😁 I hear once you do that you never go back... I don’t know, we could sail twice in Concierge class for the same cruise, but I do want to try it once. We are are awaiting an update from Captain Matt about tomorrow’s arrival in Bayonne. Last night he announced we would arrive about two hours late, hoping today he says we will be on time. Poor planning on our part, our flights home are at noon tomorrow. After his update, which is expected any minute, we will visit guest services to see if they can call our airline and try to get us in a later flight. I will say we have learned our lesson and will never book a return flight that early again. Kudos to the ships sommelier! We wanted to order the Châteauneuf-du-Pape in Celler Masters that we had at Tuscan Grille, but they didn’t have it, although it was on their wine list. It took him a while to track us down a bottle, but he did and then didn’t charge us the upcharge for our first glass, I assume because of the wait. Service has been excellent our entire cruise and I would highly recommend Celebrity to anyone traveling without children. Finally I would like to thank all of you that helped us in the planning of our cruise. I would say my only disappointment is that I was so looking forward to the Riedel Comparative Wine Tasting. We decided to wait and book it onboard so someone could get credit for it. However, I assume nobody booked it because it wasn’t offered once we were on. Next time I won’t wait if there’s something I really want to do. I almost forgot, there was one other disappointment as well. My husband and I booked a foot/leg massage because we were in a lot of pain from walking around NYC the day before we embarked. While the massage was great and we have felt better since, it was described as 50 minutes, but was only 35! That’s quite a big difference and we wouldn’t have paid $106 (or something like that) for such a short massage. I almost forgot, we have enjoyed the entertainment in the theater. Both comedians were hilarious and the singers and dancers were fabulous! It sounded cheesy, but we had a blast at the silent disco. There’s not much going on around the ship, at least not what we’re used to, but always managed to find something to do until today. I would have spent it by the pool, but it’s closed because of the rough seas. Of course, that’s for our safety and no fault to anyone.
  8. @HeavyMetalDeacon As promised, I was at the Fort taking photos of the Summit leaving. I hope that was you with the loud shirt on the Helipad waving. If not, let me know where you were situated, I have photos of everyone who was on the top deck!
  9. Hi - Going on a family reunion cruise on the Summit over Thanksgiving - We have 20 or so people and are all on Select dining - I didn't realize we could reserve tables this far in advance for Dinner - As its Thanksgiving I wanted to make a reservation for our group. Does anyone know what time the Shows are on the Summit? Trying to schedule around them for diner/the kid's - Anyone have a copy of the cruise planner? Thanks!
  10. I should avoid caffeine and alcohol, plus watch the sugar. Any recommendations on mocktails on the cruise? TIA!
  11. Hello, Does any recent Summit cruiser remember what day and time this event is planned for? Thanks
  12. Has anyone bought Downy Wrinkle Release aboard the Summit. We always bring it with us, but will be flying this time. If we take it we will have to check-in a bag, if not we can probably get everything in our carryon bags.
  13. A question that most Celebrity Elite and Elite+ members should be able to answer that have sailed after the refurbishment. Where is the location of the Captains Club Lounge for the Elite and Elite+ members to be able to sit and have beverages and "pickies" from 5:00-8:00pm. If, on a particular sailing and the Captains Club Lounge is full, do they use an overflow area or lounge similar to what Royal does on most of their ships? I know there's a daily three drink load on our sail cards, but would be interested in knowing if the Lounge is still available with the waitstaff as has been in past practice. Thanks in advance to those who reply !
  14. Hello. My wife and I are sailing on the Summit next Sunday. I am an avid cyclist and want to watch the tour of Spain. Is there a venue onboard where I might be able to watch? Thank you..
  15. Just read on Facebook that footstools are no longer on balconies in Concierge Class. Does anyone know if this is true? Traveling with a friend who has neuropathy and needs to elevated her feet. This is one of the reasons why we booked Concierge class. Thanks.
  16. Hello everyone. . . . It is once again time to Cruise. Welcome to the start of “LIVE” from Celebrity Summit. I will drive up to my pre-cruise Hotel today for my sailing on Celebrity Summit on Sunday for a delightful 7 Night Cruise to Bermuda. This ship has recently (March 2019) returned from a month-long dry dock to transform Celebrity Summit as part of Celebrity Revolution, Celebrity Cruises extensive modernization effort, with more than $500-million in upgrades across the fleet. The all-new Celebrity Summit’s revolutionary enhancements include: • Completely redesigned staterooms and suites • Stunningly reimagined restaurants, bars and lounges • Fully redesigned spa and casino • All-new stateroom design in partnership with HBA and refreshed suite design by Kelly Hoppen • Celebrities eXhale bedding featuring luxurious Cashmere mattresses • Completely redesigned stateroom bathrooms, with state-of-the-art finishes and fixtures • An all-new exclusive open-air hideaway – known as The Retreat Sundeck – for suite guests designed by Hoppen, featuring a new hot tub, cabanas, loungers, artwork, and more • The Retreat Lounge – formerly Michael’s Club – an exclusive 24/7 lounge for suite guests designed by Hoppen, offering complimentary beverages, gourmet bites and concierge service • A total of 30 new staterooms, including 13 new AquaClass Staterooms, seven new Ocean View Staterooms and 10 new Inside Staterooms • A transformed Oceanview Café, featuring a new open concept, increased seating options, and delicious, globally inspired culinary offerings • A revitalized Main Dining Room with more seating and updated fixtures, including the eye-catching ceiling design featuring interlocking metal rings and lighting • A reimagined Sunset Bar, featuring a variety of inviting seating options perfect for alfresco dining or cocktails with a view • A reimagined Rendezvous Lounge, perfect for hosting events and entertainment from day to night. • Xcelerate Wi-Fi throughout the ship, and the addition of RFID lock technology with digital key • Boutiques featuring some of the hottest designers in the world including Shinola, John Hardy, and TAG Heuer • A new, wellness-focused spa design for Canyon Ranch at Sea, transforming the treatment rooms, salon, fitness center, and locker rooms • A new, semi-private consultation area in the fitness center for personal training and consultations • An enhanced Persian Garden thermal suite, where therapeutic spaces and experiences, such as Turkish bath, infrared sauna, and salt therapy • An enhanced Art Gallery and Photo Gallery, plus a sleek and sophisticated new design for The Casino both in partnership with HBA • A redesigned Casino Bar, poised to be one of the most exciting places aboard to celebrate • State-of-the-art slot machines that make The Casino one of the most cutting-edge gaming experiences at sea Beginning Sunday I will be posting “LIVE” daily with photos and comments about the public areas, cabins, as well as my activities during my three days in Bermuda. I will try to visit and post images of all of the Celebrity Revolution areas (The areas that I have access to.) I will be traveling with several Cruise Critic Members and it will be very nice to speak with them while onboard. I have spoken with several on previous cruises and will meet some for the first time. Several of these members love the Casino and I am hoping that Fortunes Casino could be very “Radio Friendly” It has been cold and rainy in Maryland for 2019 and I am hoping for warm weather and a relaxing cruise. (Hopefully, with a valid wireless connection, keep your fingers crossed). Have a cup of coffee, relax and welcome aboard! Thanks for tuning in . . . Radio Celebrity Summit at Grand Bahama Shipyard Dry Dock for Celebrity Revolution Celebrity Revolution Timeline Modernization Overview My Itinerary for this sailing I last sailed Celebrity in 2012 on Celebrity Silhouette NEW Cosmopolitan Restaurant (DECK 4,5) Celebrity Cruises - Designed for You Celebrity Summit
  17. 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!
  18. - Embarkation We had priority embarkation, so even though it said we were to arrive at 1, we arrived at 10. Dropped our luggage, parked the car, and entered the cattle call. We were a bit nervous being this was the first time sailing without passports. Ours expired 5 years ago. Showed the lady our BC and DL, and we went through. I mentioned that I didn't know if it mattered if we were Concierge Class. She said YOU KNOW IT MATTERS and led us right to the second row of seats. They started boarding at 11:15 and we were on that ship in minutes. Went straight to our room, dropped our stuff, evaluated the room and balcony, and it was off to the Lido. Well, sadly, no lido. Just "DEAK TEN". Eventually, we made it to the OC. Although we were offered sit down lunch, my group decided we would do the Buffet. Usually I prefer to head straight there AFTER checking out my room and then having my first FOO FOO, my party sort of disseminated, so first in line never happened. I found the quality of the food to be a bit sub par, but ample. That changed as the week proceeded luckily. After lunch, I was pleased to see our luggage outside our cabin, so I donned my suit and made it up to that VERY LOUD pool. - Muster Drill Now this was interesting. Having done 24 previous drills, I knew what to expect, but I would have been lost if I never had. It was kind of a big secret. It was also the first time I didn't need to don a jacket or put one on. I've known about this for a few years reading CC. But it was interesting how they scanned everyone's card, making sure EVERYONE attended. My wife was one of those that never went, and ended up hiding in the bathroom or the balcony. But she went to this one. And although our muster station was in the vicinity of our cabin down a few decks, I found it odd having a lifeboat completely fore, when our cabin was completely aft. - Sailaway No clue what time it was scheduled for, but I was sitting on my balcony around 3:45 when I noticed we were moving. There was some announcement that we were to be sailing past the SOL. I thought I heard it wrong, and thought they were using extreme language knowing she was hanging out there on the left, but sure enough, we made a left hand turn and sailed UP the Hudson to the Statue. The QM2 was also in Red Hook, so we got some good views of her as well. We stopped for photo ops of Ms. Liberty, then suddenly we were turning 180 degrees and were now facing the VNB, with a bunch of educated cruisers on this sailing. Not one person was heard calling it the GWB. And shortly thereafter, out to sea. - DINNER: We were scheduled for early seating at 6, but somehow, that first night, was at 5:15. A bit early, but we went at that scheduled time, and the doors were closed with a long line. Eventually they opened, and we were led to our table, rear aft port, in the center of that area. Had great views port and aft when the shades were up. It was also the first time we noticed a bit of rocking. Odd that we watched people arriving at their table past 6. But our service was never interrupted, so I didn't have an issue. I also noticed that, although it specifically said no ball caps or shorts allowed, every night, except chic, shorts seemed to be allowed or unnoticed. Personally, I would have loved to be wearing shorts all those non chic nights. I had asked prior to my cruise if you could order multiple starters and entrees, and was told yes. So that first meal I did, and boy was I glad. Celebrities portions are SMALL! And I never left the table hungry. Service was GREAT. We had both an efficient waiter and busboy/assistant. In fact, watching all the servers, they all hustled their butts off. We also had a pleasant somalier and bar waiter, but they were inconsistent in charging for Cappuccinos. The rest of the week's dining time was listed as 5:30. Second night, again, doors closed with a long line. The rest of the week we showed up at 5:45, and never waited in line again. Still also observed people showing up extremely late, but no bother to my service, so I didn't care. Following dinner we noticed the entertainment was already engaged in the theatre. Somehow, the concept of early dinner syncing with late show escaped us. We tried so hard to go with the X app, but were so happy when we started getting hard copy event listings. BTW, while home, my wife asked if I wanted to throw a bottle of Bacardi in the suitcase. I told her I assumed Celebrity was strict, and kept the alcohol if found. When we were unpacking, my wife pulled out a full bottle of Tito's. I guess she showed me. - ENTERTAINMENT: It was refreshing to see live entertainment once again. And a live band. The only thing we thought was poor was the dancers. The choreo was good, but the execution, not so good. The singers were all fabulous. The acrobats were also excellent. The rest of the week we had a repeat of the first group doing a different show (SOUNDTRACK), a singer (Laura Wright) from Vegas, A singer/comedian named Jesse Hamilton Jr.,, and another comedian who I found to be a bit racist. He was also unaware (I hope) of the El Paso shooting, while making jokes about Walmart. I wish I had walked out when I first had the inclination. Drink service was good, and there wasn't a bad bottle neck at shows end, although we did run when the lights came on. Although I was disappointed there were no broadcast TV available, I was thrilled they offered FoxNews. They also offered MSNBC.There was no CNN to be found. - DAY 2 SEA DAY Early morning and first day at sea found our Cruise Critic Meet and Greet. It was actually the first one I signed up for and attended. Not sure what to expect, but I was quite surprised at the poor turnout. I don’t think more than ten of the registered 45 people even showed up. But more surprising was finding the Captain, the officers, and the Cruise Director all in attendance. Rich spoke of Celebrity things, and coffee and light refreshments were served. There was one woman visiting each of the guests, who stated she was an active poster in CC as well as a contributor to the CC roll call. Being this was our first Celebrity cruise, I wanted to check out the MDR breakfast that first morning. I was quite pleased with the service and selections, including the made to order omelet option. Having done that, the rest of the week we did breakfast in the cafe After breakfast, and every sea day, we set up camp at the raised area between the two pools. Also, by now, I would have explored all corners of the ship, but that just never happened. It even took leaving Bermuda to make it up to deck 12, but got there during the non crowd times. Got some nice views of one set set, and the sail in under the bridge. But I never found the heart of the ship. To me it's the casino area (although not a gambler) or a promenade, which doesn't exist. I did resort to using the outside promenade on deck 4, but that was quick lonely, as well as a partial smoking area. An odd design of these pools is the loud skimmers of the filtration system. Quite annoying and over the top noisy, especially when IN the pool. My party was thrilled to find a service ice station upon boarding, and even more thrilled and shocked to see it open and serving the whole week! A nice touch I may add. I visited it myself a few times in the course of the week. Upon returning to our cabin that night, my daughter, who was sleeping in the pull out, was a bit distressed to find a bug in her "bed". I went over, and found a second. I collected them and went to the concierge. Emotionless, she picks up the phone and tells someone we have bed bugs. "Someone will come to our room." Some 30 to 60 minutes later someone shows up, and immediately starts telling me how bugs can get in the room. Then he starts educating me about bedbugs. I let him quickly know IT WAS HIS PERSON BEHIND THE COUNTER that called them that. I guess he thought I needed an education. Never once asked to see the bugs, he gets someone to come and change the sheets and examine the couch. I requested they do the same to our bed, which they did. The bugs remained in the glass for the duration of our cruise. By now, I was surprised how smooth sailing this class ship was. We were however going very slow, but even on the return trip, the ship and seas were smooth as glass. We also were following some ship off in the distance, mysteriously and silently leading the way. We eventually came to understand this was the Norwegian Escape. Their passengers told us they were curious as well as to who was following them. They were in port with us in Bermuda the entire 3 days. - DINNER CHIC NIGHT Kinda glad to see formal gone. No suit. Not Tux. No tie. LOVED IT. At least we knew beforehand what was expected. - DAY 3 SEA DAY CHILL OUT DAY. Calm before the storm. Tomorrow: BERMUDA! TBC
  19. I thought that it might be interesting to review our recent Summit cruise in a Sky Suite with some comments to see how it compared to the competition. We had a great time but were less than impressed with most aspects of the refit. My partner and I boarded the Summit on May the 12th. This was our 33rd cruise with Celebrity with about 250 nights on board with our last sailing taking place 6 years ago on Summit. There were so many unresolved problems on that cruise that we thought it was really time to branch out and not let our choices be ruled by loyalty. Since then we have sailed numerous times in The Haven, in the Yacht Club, HAL and a few times on Oceania and Ponant. This past year we sailed on Escape, Seaside (twice) and on Viking Sun, all in suites. As soon as Celebrity announced their new Suite Class-and Revolution, we thought that perhaps the time had come to try again. Our first impressions (well, The first 81 seconds) were great until we reached … The Retreat An attractive space with chairs appropriate for really entitled children in Kindergarten. I managed to make a less than graceful Brian Boitano entrance as I went FLYING across the tile floor where detergent had been spilled and not cleaned up as did everyone else despite our warnings. We rarely returned as the room has no focus - no piano, no windows, no bar to hang out on and no promised live music. As it is now, it’s a decent airport lounge. The Haven lounge has comfortable seating and an actual bar whereas MSC has a spectacular two story space with the restaurant on the mezzanine and the bar with performance area on the main level. There is live music every evening from about 5 until 1 am and an outside, forward facing seating area. Viking is “one class” and has no “ship within a ship”. We had a drink and proceeded to our… Sky Suite. Actually quite beautiful. It’s much more handsome than artists’ renderings or photos but clearly designed by a madman (madwoman?) . The refurbishment did not touch the slatted metal ceiling, pot lights or bath tub proper. On the positive side, we liked the colours , the bed and the towels and the AC was great. The negatives: No full length mirror, only two drawers (not counting bedside tables), minimal storage and what does exist is generally at floor level, a dark bathroom with that wretched high walled tub remaining but now with no grab bars (!), an overlong shower curtain that you partially stand on, no shower soap dish or shelf, made-in-China toiletries (I am assuming that my nether regions will regenerate), average linens and bedside reading lamps UNDER eye level. Not true blackout curtains. There’s no “internal logic” to the layout - it’s extremely haphazard. Not to mention that we could here EVERYTHING in the corridor and see it too through the unsealed doors at night. My partner NEVER comments on the room - he expects that it will be fine but he actually spoke out loud after the cruise and said: “that’s really the worst cabin we’ve had in a very long time. I didn’t really like anything about it”. Our comparative MSC (YC1) , Haven Spa Suite and Viking Penthouse Veranda offered far superior storage and a more logical layout. All of them had Nespresso machines and the Spa Suite and YC1 far superior linens. The Spa Suite and YC1 also had killer glassed in shower stalls with great pressure and lighting. Toiletries for the competition were all made in Germany. Our butler, while pleasant, was MIA for the cruise. On NCL and MSC, the butlers leave all sorts of daily treats that can be tailored to your request. On MSC, the mini-bar is fully complementary and on Viking you're left a daily supply of Toblerone miniatures and three alcohol miniatures. We then proceeded to ….. Luminae We had most of our meals here and it was generally very good to excellent. The restaurant manager, Yuksel, ran a tight ship and wasn’t afraid to help out and clear when it got busy. The quality of the food was generally high with one or two clunkers. We usually had fish and even though it was cooked a little past where I like it, the preparations were usually lovely and thoughtful. Our Sommelier, Jennifer, was excellent and never let our glasses run dry. The Deluxe beverage package wine selections were by far the best of all the lines. Service was friendly, polished and always correct. The biggest miss of the week was a New York Steak that was a bizarre, chemically tenderized piece of mysterious Royal Caribbean meat. I mention it simply because if anyone from Celebrity is reading this, don’t get further ideas!!! I think that the quality of ingredients is better in The Haven and I love the mini buffet where you can get gorgeous fruits, pastries, charcuterie and breads in addition to the regular breakfast menu. But … and it’s an even bigger butt than mine after a week on board, the menu never changes for lunch, breakfast or dinner. Viking’s dining room is noisy and hectic and the Yacht Club isn’t quite as polished so I have to give the win to Celebrity. We only managed to go a few times because of the weather but we did occasionally visit the ….. Outside Retreat Why, oh, why so ship designers hate shade. It’s limited on the YC pool and the Haven but at least there they have tons of big umbrellas. It’s extremely limited on the Retreat and depends on where the sun is. The dining area has a slatted covering that is ridiculous. The area is attractive and the furniture is high quality. The mixed drinks are good quality and served like everyone else but NCL in proper glasses. NCL gives you those horrible disposable plastic glasses. The dining menu is extremely limited in terms of selection and hours. I found my burger to be inedible …. Salty, greasy and woefully undercooked. On the Haven decks, food is generally unavailable but there is outdoor seating in the restaurant. MSC has a full bar with stools for you to become stupid on and a fairly decent breakfast and lunch buffet with afternoon snacks. The staff on Celebrity, NCL and MSC were all super on deck. Loyalty Program We are Elite +. The benefits are decent but a little inferior to NCL where we get a little less laundry but two specialty dinners, one with a bottle of wine. MSC’s only benefit of value is a dinner in a specialty restaurant. Specialty Restaurants True confession. I’ve NEVER had a good meal at Tuscan Grill so we didn’t go. We had a great waiter at Qsine but the food was Elegant Food Court disguised in different presentations. A nice evening but not a must. In all fairness, Summit can’t compete in this regard with the newer ships. NCL has about 10 specialties on their big ships, some better than others and Seaside has two very good and one superb specialty. Odds and Ends The Oceanview cafe looks great but the floor “windows” are now gone. The selection is very good but many of the items are not the greatest quality and are perhaps over-described. The “Fromagerie” is where cheddar, jack, and cheesoid substances go to die. When did bologna become an hors’ d'oeuvre? Many of the events featured rolled up baloney bits with a toothpick. NO. The back of the Martini Bar next to the windows and the Sky Lounge varyingly smelled of mold and mildew. Why this wasn’t addressed in the dry dock is beyond me. I don’t think I encountered a single staff member who wasn’t polite, friendly and helpful. The much touted ABT was not on board. The duty free shop had a superb selection of liquor, particularly a great scotch selection. Far superior to the other lines. Conclusion While I had a great cruise and was happy to return to Celebrity, I would most definitely NOT sail on an M-Class ship. While the food, service and overall vibe were great, the renovations are ultimately ill-conceived and not conducive to providing a “luxury” experience. I am still returning to Equinox to see how an S-Class ship compares.
  20. Is there anyone out there who was recently on the Summit that would be willing to post photos of the current wine list? Thanks so much.
  21. We just found out that we will be staying in a family veranda at the back of the ship. I've not been able to find many new pictures of these rooms. If anyone has stayed in one?
  22. Looking at pictures of the revolutionized Summit - it appears that the multi nozzle showers were replaced with regular showers. We always thought this was one of the best features of Aqua class - all those streams in the shower were so relaxing after a busy day out and about - shame they replaced them? Am I correct - have they been changed out for a regular hand held without all the extra features? Bad decision.
  23. Where is the Retreat sundeck on Summit please? And any shade, hot tub, shower? I imagine when Connie is redone the same area will be used for Retreat.
  24. Hello! What is your experience with the classic versus premium beverage package on Celebrity? Is the extra cost for the premium package worth it or does the lower(I believe $8 limit) classic package cover most cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks? We are not big drinkers, but do purchase the premium package on Princess as we enjoy coffee, sparkling water and like to try different cocktails while on vacation (maybe 1-3 a day, rarely 4). The cost to upgrade the package is $840 total, which also includes unlimited WiFi. Would love to hear your thoughts on this question and/or the Celebrity Summit. Thanks!
  25. A couple of photos shows she really is looking great again. A couple of questions, were cabins given any sprucing up as well? I realize that deck 3 received new cabins #3115-3123. Does anyone have anything both pro and con to pass along about your recent experience with this ship, crew, menu, daily and nightly activity and anything else. All comments appreciated.
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