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  1. Hello everyone. We have sailed the Summit many times and were very disappointed that they removed the canopy that used to cover the bar and many table areas. We always hung out there but can't anymore. There is no shade, so you bake in the sun either at the bar or at a table. If it starts to rain,even a light sprinkle, everyone leaves. I was speaking to one of the bartenders and he said the water runs down onto the bar. They could put the canopy back on , have some form of illumination to highlight this very poor design choice. At lease people can still hang out and not bake or get wet. Most everything on their upgrade was good, but this was just dumb. Any opinions?
  2. For the newly refurbished cabins on the Summit - I am asking a question about the Aqua Class cabins on deck 11 - both port and starboard - (not the cabins totally aft facing wake). Are you still able to remove balcony dividers between cabins - I know you could previously on this deck - hoping it has not changed. We have 3 cabins in a row and would like to open them for easy access outside on balconies with our friends. If anyone has sailed recently since the updates, I would appreciate any information or pics you could offer. Thanks for your trouble!
  3. So, this is my first time on Celebrity. We have been on lots of cruises....Carnival, NCL, RCCL, and Disney (husband and Mother-in-law have been on Holland America, and Oceania) and we are looking forward to trying something new. Does anyone stay in the inside cabins? I've seen lots of info about the Pent House, and all the suites, and the retreat and the special restaurants, but what about the "regular" people? We will have me, my husband, mother-in-law and teenage son. I know it is going to be tight with all of us, but we have done it before. Looking forward to the new look, even though we have nothing to compare it to. How does everyone like the MDR? Should we do the set time dining or anytime? How is the buffet in the evening? How dressy is everyone on regular nights? What is the "not to miss" dessert? What is your favorite entree? What's the best pizza? Any suggestions on cruising Celebrity style would be greatly welcomed!
  4. I'm debating whether to check in for our September cruise on the Summit the old fashioned way via Celebrity's web site, or whether to use the new Celebrity app for check in. I have read some older posts about using the app to check in (one was a horror story), but am hoping folks can provide recent experiences checking in via the app. Any problems? Any benefits to using the app versus checking in on line? Also, the fine print for the app says "Expedited Arrival is available to select guests" using the app. Any intel on this would be appreciated. Does it just mean that "Expedited Arrival" is available to the guests on the ships for which the app has been activated, or only to certain guests on those ships? If any recent Summit cruisers can comment on "Expedited Arrival," that would be great. (I can't say I've ever had a real problem getting on a Celebrity ship....) Thanks for any advice and info!
  5. Apparently the Anthem of the Seas has been delayed by a day due to a medical evacuation, and now they will be returning to Bayonne just ahead of Summit on 5/19/19. We just received the following email from Celebrity regarding embarkation for Summit's 5/19 sailing: We look forward to welcoming you aboard Celebrity Summit® for your 7-Night Bermuda Cruise departing this weekend from Port Cape Liberty, New Jersey. Before we board, we have some important information to share with you. Yesterday two guests aboard Anthem of the Seas experienced life-threatening medical emergencies which required Anthem to change course and facilitate medical evacuations. Both guests are now on shore receiving all required medical care. However, this change in course will require the Anthem to dock in Cape Liberty the morning of May 19th at the time the Celebrity Summit was originally scheduled to arrive for debarkation. In order to accommodate debarkation and embarkation procedures for both vessels, the Celebrity Summit will now arrive in Port Cape Liberty after Anthem of the Seas. Embarkation procedures for guests sailing on May 19th have now been scheduled for 2:00 – 3:45 PM. Please note, seating is limited within the terminal, to avoid standing in long lines please plan on arriving to the Pier on time. The Celebrity Summit will depart at 5:00 PM. All guests must be checked in and onboard 60 minutes prior to our scheduled departure. We appreciate your understanding under these unique circumstances. As always, our primary concern is the health and safety of our guests and crew. Once again, we look forward to welcoming you aboard the Celebrity Summit and providing you an unforgettable vacation.
  6. Just curious, Where can you smoke on the newly refurbished Celebrity Summit? We know that Staterooms and Balconies are "Off Limits" and we do like to follow the rules. Does anyone know the designated smoking area's? Thank you, Joe & Jenny
  7. Just wondering how many ellipticals I might see in the fitness center on the Summit? Is it a good size fitness center? Are the fitness centers the same size across different ships? Thank you.
  8. Do they have a coffee bar with Starbucks type coffees?
  9. I did a search of the sticky but not a lot of information on these new cabins as of yet ... 3115-3127 on the Summit. I saw a price drop on one of my cruises so was able to upgrade from an inside stateroom to an OV for about the same price and also pick up an extra perk to boot. I want to try out those new OV rooms on deck 3 but unfortunately, all the ones on the port side (except for the last two, which I've heard are pretty noisy) are booked. They do have cabins 3115, 3117 and 3127 available. I assume 3115 might be the noisiest as it is right near the entrance to the midship stairs and possibly, the entrance to the hallway for this set cabins is right across from that stateroom door ... but I can't tell for sure from the deck plans? I am thinking I might like 3117 or 3127 but 3117 is directly underneath the door to the outside on the promenade deck and 3127 is at the very end right next to the Tuscan Grille. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with noise in these cabins ... or any photos they would be willing to share. Also, there seems to be conflicting info as to whether or not these cabins have the larger windows as in cabins 3112-3144 ... thoughts? TIA
  10. My wife and I are looking at possibly booking an Aqua Class room on the Summit in July. My wife is a very picky eater. Is it possible for her to order from the MDR menu to Blu? Or is it difficult to dine in the MDR one night if she can't find something in Blu? I've seen several posts claiming this is possible, but they all seem to be older.
  11. Wondering if there is a mini fridge or a mini bar that can be emptied in veranda cabins. The descriptions are confusing with * in one place and not in another same room description, on Celebrity site. I am use to having one and wondered if it is included or can be added to room for a charge.First time on Celebrity .
  12. Hello Does anyone known how to communicate between the passengers on the Celebrity Summit ship? I am travelling with my 16 years old daughter and am pretty sure that she won't be around me all the time just during the dinner or in port. I am trying to find a best way how to communicate with her. Is it a matter of 2 internet packages for 2 devices? Or there is any cheaper option available? I know that there is Celebrity app, but from my experience this app shows calendar of events, or what is happening on the ship, my account, etc.. I don't believe that it would support the free communication between the ship passengers. Any information is appreciated! Thank you in advance
  13. Hello All, It has been some time since we sailed out of San Juan. Way back when the ship left from the Pan Am Terminal. We just booked the Summit to NJ next May and was wondering if it still leaves form the Pan Am Terminal or does it go from Old San Juan? I know its early but I just want to get an idea where we should stay for the one night since we will arrive on May 1st.
  14. Can recent cruisers on Summit since the makeover please comment on the new “cashmere” beds comfort. I always felt Celebrity’s bed were extremely comfortable and I’m hoping the new beds will be as well. I know the RC Anthem of the Seas beds are awful, like sleeping on the floor! We are going on a 14 night cruise to Canada on Summit in October and hoping the new Celebrity beds will be amazing!
  15. I see that deck 9 is right under the pool. Not sure why but deck 9 is the only deck presented to me for an Aqua class cabin. Is that where all of them are? Will a deck 9 cabin be reasonably quiet? Edit: I see if I select a Veranda stateroom I can choose 6,7,8,9,10.
  16. Just booked CC cabin 6143 on the Summit. The balcony and the cabin look a little wider on the deck plans, and that's fine but we're worried that it's over the restaurants. We like usually stay in aft cabins but wanted to try this one out. Our concern is noise. Did we make the right choice?
  17. Hi! Celebrity Summit Revolution - a few questions. 1. Will ALL of the Summit staterooms, including bathrooms, be completely re-done after the Winter 2019 Revolution? 2. If not all of them, then which ones will be getting the new look? 3. Will the deck / cabin codes change as well? 4. Will veranda dividers be able to then be opened? From what I have read it is scheduled to take place winter 2019. It seems mid-February 2019 --> end of March 2019 may be the time frame. A Celebrity representative told me "some" staterooms. I asked for clarification and they didn't know anything. I have cruised on Celebrity's S-Class ships, the Silhouette and Reflection. The Summit is nothing like them but after always passing up the Summit many times when looking at cruises, I thought if the staterooms and bathrooms are re-done, maybe it will be a time to give it a chance and see how it is. Thank You for any information anyone is able to provide! =)
  18. If you've cruised in Aqua Class since the new, revolutionized dry dock on these ships, I would like to confirm some things I've been reading about changes to the perks in Aqua Class. 1. Were your foot stools on the balcony gone? 2. Did your balcony chairs recline? 3. Was your table in the balcony large enough to eat breakfast for two? 4. Was there a table in the cabin large enough for two for room service for two? 5. Was the sofa in your cabin large enough for two people? 6. Did you get priority embarkation? 7. Were there slippers in your room? 8. Did your attendant leave the upgraded canvas Celebrity tote in your cabin? 9. Did you have upgraded toiletries in your cabin? 10. Did your pillows smell? 11. If you've cruised Celebrity in Aqua before, did you notice any other perks missing since the Revolution?
  19. Has anyone experienced a noise issue on Summit Deck2 especially coming from below?
  20. I am trying to arrange an excursion in St Kitts for later this year and the tour operator asked me to find out if the ship is on island time or is on daylight savings time. For those individuals that have sailed recently on the Summit's southern caribbean Itinerary, please let me know if the ship changes time during the 7 day itinerary out of San Juan (or is San Juan also does not observe DST). Thanks in advance. Gail
  21. Last cruise was on the Millie - Tokyo to Hong Kong - absolutely FABULOUS trip - loved the suite life in a Celebrity Suite - loved dining in Luminae Dining Room ! - Th only negative on that trip was the absolutely horrible bath-tub - very dangerous crawling in and out of it (no separate shower) - I see that the SUMMIT just underwent a $$$$ retrofit - does anyone know if any of the bathrooms in the suites (any category ??) had a separate shower added or something done about the tub ?? We have found an upcoming itinerary on the SUMMIT that we really like (departs from Dublin - ends in Boston) but are hesitant (sounds silly, I know) to book without knowing about the bathrooms THANKS !
  22. Hi, I am trying to exercise every morning using ellipticals. I do it for approximately 70-80 minutes and I need to watch/listen to something in order to not get extremely bored. I am trying to make a decision if I should buy streaming internet package (which is somewhat expensive on Celebrity) to use in Gym or if ellipticals have TVs and in this case I can live without wifi or at least buy only surf package. I would really appreciate your help.
  23. We just returned from 10 days on the Summit and decided to post some comments rather than a full blown review. So lets start with some of the good :). With very few exceptions, the ship looks fantastic. Celebrity spent a lot of money trying to recreate a new ship and we think they succeeded in many ways. New carpeting was everywhere and looked great. The cabins have all been completely redone and are what you would expect on a new ship. While some have complained about the contemporary décor (in the cabins) we thought everything was functional, well designed and attractive. The cabin bathrooms have been completely redone and look great. We especially liked the new showers with glass doors. Even the towels were new :). The bedding was fine although mattresses are always subject to individual taste (one person's firm is another person's soft). Most of the public spaces also looked fantastic. The one exception was the Sky Lounge where DW commented that is looked like they ran out of money when they reached the top of the ship :(. The old furniture was worn, and the large windows lacked any kind of system to handle a very sunny day (there was still evidence of the old curtains and shades). We were also surprised to find that Qsine is still Qsine and has not been changed into the Petit Chef format. Staff told us they expect Qsine to be changed-over sometime this year (no clue as to exactly when). We did note that Sushi on 5 was constantly empty. On many nights there were fewer then 4 paying customers with the venue favored by a couple of Officers who we saw dining on Sushi several nights. IMHO Sushi on 5 is wasted space and a concept that has failed...miserably! We think that its previous format (with crepes) was far superior. We liked the spread out format of the Lido although we did hear many others grumbling because it means lots of walking to get a selection of food. The pool deck looked fantastic and the loungers/furniture were in tip top shape. As to the "Ugly" for us it was the wine service in the MDR and the lack of sufficient bar tenders in some of the lounges. We ordered a 5 bottle Classic Wine Package the first night (we drink 1/2 of a bottle every night). The wine sommeliers seldom had a clue as to which wines were even available and one had the nerve to tell us that we should have ordered all of our wine (for the entire 10 day cruise) at the first dinner so they could put aside bottles. When I suggested that it might be nice to know the food menus before ordering wine he had no answer. And it also turned out that they had no clue what wines were in stock on the first night since the staff had yet to unpack the new inventory. It became almost funny when on day 9 a wine steward suggested we order the Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet (we like this wine)! The problem was that we had tried to order that wine since the first night of the cruise only to be told there was none onboard. But on day 9 we had a different wine steward who told us they had plenty and she quickly produced a bottle. ARGH! The reality of Celebrity is that they have "sold out" to the drink packages with little attention given to those who want to actually order off a wine list. Wine sommeliers need to know what is available on the wine list without having to constantly run off to check. Princess has easily solved this problem by equipping their sommeliers with a wireless tablet that they can use to quickly check on inventory without having to run across the dining room to a terminal or supervisor. In Cellar Masters, where we spent a lot of time listening to the wonderful singer/guitar player (Ron Kingston)….one could easily wait more than 15 minutes to get a drink. The lone bar tender (much of the time) was often overwhelmed and could not possibly provide the service one would expect on Celebrity. The wonderful waiter in Cellar Masters had to often bide his time while waiting for that poor bar tender to handle the big orders while also trying to satisfy the many customers at the bar. The Martini bar did seem to be well staffed, but when you consider that 2 Martinis (at the Martini bar) would cost over $30....it should be well staffed ! Our cruise (10 days to Bermuda, Boston and Bar Harbor) seemed to be a little different then many of our past X cruises. The passenger demographics could be described as Old (mentioned by 2 of the comedians) and if I had the franchise on scooters, canes and wheelchairs it would have been a lucrative business. And before anyone flames me, I am also a senior in my 70s...although I often felt like one of the younger folks in the room :). It also seemed that not many passengers had booked with drink packages. Perhaps experienced cruisers are realizing that spending over $140 a day (per couple) for some drink packages is nutz! Accordingly, the Elite cocktail hour had a relatively large crowd as we all took advantage of that wonderful Elite drink benefit. The Elite drinks could also be ordered at any bar on the ship (between 5 and 7). I must also mention that we thought all the entertainment on our cruise was excellent. We especially liked that the main Production shows (we had 3) were all done with live music (a 6 piece band) with no pre-recorded tracks. It has been a long time since we were on a cruise with a dedicated show band (and they were excellent) who provided all the music in the main theater for all shows (including the Guest Entertainers). Hank
  24. We seniors have just returned from Summit to Bermuda, staying in Aqua 9048. We have done this particular cruise a number of times before and were interested to see the ship after being revolutionized. Overall, this was another fine Celebrity cruise for us. Here are a few random notes. 1. The Aqua Balcony room was every bit as good as ever. The warm wood theme was replaced in neutral grays and white. The bed was Queen-size, not King and so it did not occupy more of the room than previously. There was plenty of room next to the bed for a two-person sofa, but now it was only a 1 1/2 person piece of furniture. REALLY STUPID. The new bedding was fabulous. As reported, there was no table in the room, but you could bring in the one from the balcony. At first we were concerned about storage but it proved to be more than adequate. We used the closets to hang all of our clothing that should be on hangers. To enter the room you merely had to swipe your key card on the mechanism. Lighting control was satisfactory. However, it was chilly the 1st couple days and getting enough warmth was difficult. No problem with air-conditioning when it was warm outside. The bathroom was satisfactory and now has outlets for using the blow dryer but you had to be tall enough to reach it. As others have reported, the shower has a poorly situated grab bar which I told my wife was going to hurt me. Instead it hurt her once. Several times I use the men's locker room in the Solarium to shower and shave. All in all, we only rate the revolutionized room about equal to the previous. 2. The Ocean View buffet: all new tables and chairs with a lot of tall counters and stools. Some of these were along the windows. The new arrangement seemed to provide more seating. In particular, the counters were particularly good for singles, freeing up tables for larger groups. I believe the ship was pretty much of a sellout, but the buffet was not particularly crowded for lunch. Lunch and breakfast buffet items were pretty much as we have been used to. One negative is that the Aft grill has been removed. Instead of cooked to order steaks and fish fillets, everything was just in heated table pans. A BIG negative is that the roof covering in the Sunset bar has been replaced by slats and offer no protection to either sun or rain. And it seems to us that the floor space has been reduced. This used to be our favorite place to have our 1st coffee and watch the sun come up, or to get a lunch from the grill. We wound up not using the outdoor seating even once. 3. Embarkation was amazingly fast… Maybe 20 minutes. Debarkation was also satisfactory considering that a medical emergency involving Anthem of the Seas required both ships to dock on Sunday. Summit arrived later than scheduled but Celebrity did a good job of debarking passengers at nearly the same time as getting arrivals on board. 4. The casino was as poor as ever. Tight slot machines and bad video poker pay tables. I did take advantage of the pre-cruise purchase of slot play with 10% bonus. This was available on the website 5. Blu restaurant: fabulous as ever. Great service, excellent menus, wonderful servers and attentive maître d'. 6. Lounge entertainment. For us this was a MAJOR improvement. Lots of pre-dinner entertainers, talented musicians and singers. Kudos to guitarist Ron Kingston, Soundtrack Quartet. House Band Long Play. This last band was unbelievable. Lead guitar versions of Santana's music was great. Vocals by the drummer were also fabulous. 7. Production shows also seem to be better than what we were used to. Billy McGuigan was the best rock show we've seen on a ship (60s 70s 80s music.). We were very happy with all the entertainment on this ship, this trip. 8. Lounges. Who in the world ordered the chairs in many of the lounge areas such as Sky Lounge and Rendezvous? A classic case of form over function. Many of the chairs are ridiculously deep. Some have pillows chained to them that very discomforting and not removable. 9. As with all our previous Celebrity cruises, the ship's crew was exceptional. Room attendant, restaurant staff, bartenders and other crew members were friendly, diligent and effective.
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