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Celebrity Reflection Review

2019 Best Overall
2019 Best Overall
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Find a Celebrity Reflection Cruise from A$1,678

Celebrity Reflection
5.0 / 5.0
1874 reviews

Pros
Newest ship in the Celebrity fleet, impressive free and for-a-fee dining options
Cons
Exclusive venues for suite guests could make other passengers feel excluded
Bottom Line
Stylish and contemporary mega-ship cruising with exceptional service

About

Passengers
3,046

Crew
1,255

Passenger to Crew
2.43:1

Launched
October 2012

Shore Excursions
1000
Sails To
Eastern Mediterranean, Southern Caribbean, Europe, Baltic Sea, British Isles & Western Europe, Western Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean
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Celebrity Reflection Overview

Cool sophistication is the unmistakable vibe onboard Celebrity Reflection, the biggest of the five ships in the line's mega-popular Solstice Class. Standout features include the Lawn Club (featuring real grass), a Martini Bar and brilliant variety of restaurants, including one of our favorites, the Lawn Club Grill, where you can cook up your own meal or have a chef do it for you.

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While at max capacity the ship can hold up to 3,609 passengers, Reflection rarely feels crowded, as passengers tend to find their own spaces to hang out in. It's also well designed, and favorite spots like the excellent thermal spa are capacity controlled.

Reflection stands out with its exceptional variety of cabins, including its beautiful suites. The ship's 32 AquaClass Spa Suites might be the most coveted cabins on the ship, as passengers booked in AquaClass and AquaClass Spa Suites receive complimentary access to the ship's lovely Persian Garden thermal suite. They also receive complimentary access to Blu, which serves up healthier "spa cuisine."

Another hit is the ship's Lawn Club, with its half-acre of grass, upcharge restaurants (the Lawn Club Grill and The Porch) and eight alcoves, private rentable cabanas for those who want shade and a little privacy away from the pool area.

It's impossible to miss the art -- a multimillion-dollar investment -- on Reflection. It's big. It's bold. And it's everywhere. Perhaps the most stunning piece is the Grand Foyer showstopper: a live tree that grows tall, while an illuminated aluminum tree hangs from the base.

Service overall is warm and attentive; however, the widespread upselling of drink packages and specialty dining, particularly during the first 48 hours of the cruise, can be somewhat off-putting for those seeking a relaxing cruise vacation.


Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals at the main restaurant, the Oceanview Cafe & Grill buffet and a number of other casual venues
  • Theater shows and other entertainment
  • Access to the Lawn Cub
  • Most daily activities
  • Access to the fitness center and some classes
  • Daily Gratuities, only if you booked your cruise in Australia and New Zealand in AU and NZ dollars

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Tips ($15.50 per person, per day; $16 per person, per day for Concierge Class or AquaClass; $19 per person, per day for suites)
  • 18 percent automatic beverage and spa tips
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda, bottled water, freshly squeezed juices
  • Specialty dining
  • Spa treatments and access to the thermal suite (except for passengers booked in select cabins)
  • Most fitness classes
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabanas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Activities, including arcade games, bingo and gambling at the casino
  • Photos and art

Top Celebrity Reflection Itineraries

Celebrity Reflection
16 night azores & spain transatlantic

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Ponta Delgada, La Coruna, Bilbao, Le Havre, Brugge (Bruges), Amsterdam

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Celebrity Reflection Dress Code

Daytime: Casual. Shorts and T-shirts are common, along with sundresses for women. Poolside, swimsuits and cover-ups are perfect choices.

Evening: Celebrity Reflection has a fairly casual approach to dress codes. The guidance is "smart casual and above," so for men, that's slacks and sports shirts or button-downs. It's looser for women, who will be comfortable in casual dresses, blouses and skirts, pants or capris. On evening chic nights, passengers can elect to go dressier. Even so, for men, jackets and ties aren't required.

Not permitted: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and poolwear are not allowed in the main restaurant or specialty restaurants at any time. Shorts and flip-flops are not allowed in the evening hours.

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Celebrity.


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Celebrity Reflection Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.5
Dining5.04.3
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.04.6
Fitness Recreation5.04.1
Family4.03.7
Enrichment4.03.7
Service5.04.5
Value For Money5.04.1

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Where does Celebrity Reflection sail from?

Celebrity Reflection departs from Rome, Civitavecchia, Amsterdam, Fort Lauderdale and Port Everglades

How much does it cost to go on Celebrity Reflection?

Cruises on Celebrity Reflection start from A$1,678 per person.

Is Celebrity Reflection a good ship to cruise on?

Celebrity Reflection won 79 awards over the years, including Best Overall, Best Overall and Best for Cabins in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

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  • 2018 Best for Families
  • 2018 Best for First Timers
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  • 2017 Best for Cabins
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  • 2017 Best for Dining
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  • 2017 Best for Embarkation
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  • 2017 Best for Service
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  • 2017 Best for Value
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  • 2017 Best for First Timers
  • 2016 Best Overall
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  • 2016 Best for Cabins
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  • 2016 Best for Dining
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  • 2016 Best for Public Rooms
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  • 2016 Best for Service
  • 2016 Best for Service
  • 2016 Best for Shore Excursions
  • 2016 Best for Value
  • 2016 Best for First Timers
  • 2015 Best Overall
  • 2015 Best for Cabins
  • 2015 Best for Dining
  • 2015 Best for Fitness
  • 2015 Best for Public Rooms
  • 2015 Best for Service
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  • 2014 Best Overall
  • 2014 Best for Cabins
  • 2014 Best for Dining
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  • 2013 Best for Cabins
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Celebrity Reflection Member Reviews

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
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Sail Date: Jan 2020
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