Celebrity Reflection


The 319 meter long and measured 126.000 GT Celebrity Reflection is the youngest of the five ships of the Solstice class. The one in Miami / Fl. resident premium shipping company Celebrity Cruises put it into service as the last of the class at the end of 2012.

Their sister ships Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Silhouette We met before on cruises in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. In June 2017 we tested the Celebrity Reflection on a 13-day cruise in the western Mediterranean.

Celebrity Reflection - The trademark

Celebrity Reflection - The trademark


After optimizations, the ship is larger than the sister ships. This becomes clear in comparison to the already slightly adapted Celebrity silhouette. The Reflection has gained a fair amount of tonnage. It is also a bit longer and wider. The optimization brought more than 70 additional cabins on the 12th deck. In addition, individual restaurants and the theater grew larger. The sections of the pool, solarium, sun deck and jogging track, which are located on deck 12 of the sister ships, are one deck higher.

 

Celebrity Reflection - In the port of Cartagena

Celebrity Reflection - In the port of Cartagena


Cabins & Suites

Compared to the sister ships named after astronomical terms, the Reflection has a total of 1.523 cabins, with double occupancy that corresponds to 3.046 guests. As usual, the standard cabins have already been tastefully designed. They offer enough space (also in the wet rooms) and have all the features that make a true premium ship. From the category of Concierge Class balcony cabins, the level of performance increases significantly.

Celebrity Reflection - balcony cabin 8178

Celebrity Reflection - balcony cabin 8178


Cabin categories:

  • Inside cabins
  • Outside cabins
  • Balcony cabins
  • Concierge Class balcony cabins
  • AquaClass balcony cabins
  • Suites

The cabin service is carried out twice a day, as befits premium ships. The stewards are friendly and inconspicuous. They are well trained, courteous and see themselves as service providers.

 celebrity reflection 434 balcony cabin 8178
 Balcony cabin 8178 - bed
 Balcony cabin 8178 - bathroom

 


Eating and Drinking
 

Restaurants

Passengers are offered a wide range of dining options. A distinction is made between restaurants that are included in the price and those that require a surcharge to visit. The restaurant is for guests of the Aqua Class Blue reserved (deck 5), and suite guests dine exclusively in the Luminae Restaurant on deck 3.

Celebrity Reflection - Blu Restaurant

Celebrity Reflection - Blu Restaurant


Restaurants included in the price

The Opus main restaurant

The spacious restaurant located aft on decks 3 and 4 is extremely representative. It is open for the three main meals. Dinner is taken there in two evenings. Part of the restaurant is reserved for those guests who want the Select dining variant prefer fixed meal times. Dinner is served to these guests within a core time of 17:45pm to 21:30pm Due to the design, the background noise is tolerable at full load in the side areas; towards the middle of the room it increases considerably.

Celebrity Reflection - Opus Dining Room - Lower Level

Celebrity Reflection - Opus Dining Room - Lower Level


The diverse range of dishes changes constantly and is very tasty. Even at peak times, the service staff act competently and quickly.

The Oceanview Cafe

Sufficient guests prefer buffet restaurants to service restaurants. The Oceanview buffet restaurant is located aft on deck 14. Its self-service stations are sensibly arranged and doubled in heavily frequented sections. There are practically no queues.

Celebrity Reflection - Oceanview Café

Celebrity Reflection - Oceanview Café


A particular advantage of the Oceanview Café is the spacious, partially shaded outdoor area. There you can eat outdoors in warm regions. Also in the buffet restaurant there is nothing wrong with the selection, the quality of the dishes and their taste. However, weaknesses in the clearing and beverage service were more frequent in the outdoor area.

Celebrity Reflection - Oceanview Café - Outside area

Celebrity Reflection - Oceanview Café - Outside area


The AquaSpa Café

The ship's three pools are on the 14th deck. Guests in the AquaSpa Café can satisfy their hunger pangs and thirst in between without having to leave the deck. The snacks offered are healthy and tasty.

Celebrity Reflection - Aqua Spa Café

Celebrity Reflection - Aqua Spa Café


The mast grill

It's about midships on the 15th deck. While they jog on the running track that leads past the grill, guests of the grill enjoy rustic hamburgers, hot dogs and fries.

Celebrity Reflection - Mast Grill

Celebrity Reflection - Mast Grill


Restaurants subject to surcharge

In and of itself, there would be no need for any other restaurants than those presented above. Since people basically strive for optimization and special taste experiences, the restaurants that are subject to a surcharge are also enjoying steady popularity despite the sometimes substantial additional payments. Most of the restaurants are mostly only open in the evening. The equipment and the quality of the food in the restaurants justify the general statement: Great!

There are three restaurants that are subject to surcharge on deck 5 alone.

… the Sushi on Five;
… the Murano - it offers classic and modern cuisine with a French twist;
… of the Tuscan Grille - there, meat, fish and wine are combined in a skilful manner. The view is also right: the restaurant is aft.

Celebrity Reflection - Murano

Celebrity Reflection - Murano


Two more restaurants are on the 15th deck. There are …

... The Porch - Small snacks, soups, salads and delicious paninis are offered for little money in the small “veranda” on the starboard side between 7:00 am and 15:00 pm. Above all, it is fun to watch the Porch enter ports.

Celebrity Reflection - The Porch

Celebrity Reflection - The Porch


... of the Lawn Club Grill - the partially open, interactive grill restaurant. There, guests can lend a hand in the preparation of their meals or assist the chef.

Celebrity Reflection - Lawn Club Grill

Celebrity Reflection - Lawn Club Grill


 Opus Dining Room - lower level
 Oceanview Café - inside to port
 Oceanview Café - beverage station
 Oceanview Café - Appetizers
 Oceanview Cafe - Pizza Station
 Oceanview Café - Sweets
 Sushi on Five
 Murano restaurant
 Qsine restaurant
 Blu Restaurant - Aqua Class
 Tuscan Grille
 The Porch
 Lawn Club Grill
 Luminae Restaurant - Suite category

 


Bars & Lounges
 

Passport bar

The only bar on deck 3 is in the Grand Foyer across from Guest Relations. A stimulating and cozy place to have a drink, as long as the live music isn't booming next door.

Celebrity Reflection - Passport Bar

Celebrity Reflection - Passport Bar


There are three bars on the 4th deck between the theater and the Opus Restaurant. There are …

Martini Bar & Crush

Already in our discussion of the Celebrity Silhouette we wrote “This is where people stir, shake and enjoy”. Nothing has changed about that.

Celebrity Reflection - Martini Bar

Celebrity Reflection - Martini Bar


Cellar Masters

Opposite the Martini Bar on starboard is the intimate Cellar Masters wine bar. Tasty, fine wines and the peaceful atmosphere create the ideal location for regular wine tastings.

Celebrity Reflection - Cellar Masters

Celebrity Reflection - Cellar Masters


Entertainment court in front of the theater.

On deck 5 are ...

World Class Bar 

- She offers cocktails en masse, looks good and has been excellently placed.

Celebrity Reflection - World Class Bar

Celebrity Reflection - World Class Bar


Café al Bacio & Gelateria

- a nice place to watch and enjoy delicious coffee blends and exquisite teas. The drinks are chargeable, the "sinful" delicacies offered with them are added.

Celebrity Reflection - Café al Bacio

Celebrity Reflection - Café al Bacio


Michael's Club

- The original, well-kept pub was redesigned on the Reflection to become the bar for the suite guests. Pity!

Ensemble lounge

- a dim area in front of Michael's Club with good live music and good drinks.

Celebrity Reflection - Ensemble Lounge

Celebrity Reflection - Ensemble Lounge


There are no bars and lounges between the pure cabin decks 6-11, they can only be found on the top two decks.

On deck 14 are ...

… the Sky Observation Lounge - On the predecessor ship, the Celebrity Silhouette, a mighty lounge stretched across the entire front width of the ship. Additional suites were installed on the port side of the Reflection.

Celebrity Reflection - Sky Observation Lounge

Celebrity Reflection - Sky Observation Lounge


… the Pool Bar - the outdoor bar on the sun and pool deck.

Celebrity Reflection - Pool Bar

Celebrity Reflection - Pool Bar


On the 15th deck are ...

… the Mast bar

Celebrity Reflection - Mast Bar

Celebrity Reflection - Mast Bar


… of the Lawn Club with the Sunset Bar - In the past we have already commented on the well-tended lawns of the Equinox and the Silhouette. There is something captivating about the possibility of having a drink in the stern area of ​​a ship on the edge of an accessible lawn or of looking at the stern water.

Celebrity Reflection - Sunset Bar

Celebrity Reflection - Sunset Bar


 Passport bar
 Passport bar
 Cellar Masters wine bar
 World Class Bar
 Café Al Bacio & Gelateria
 Café Al Bacio & Gelateria
 Michael's Club - suite category
 Michael's Club - suite category
 Ensemble lounge
 Sky Observation Lounge
 Sky Observation Lounge
 Mast bar
 Sunset Bar
 Opus Dining Room - lower level

 


Sport, fitness & wellness

When it comes to sports, the focus of activities is on ball games, running and swimming. All three sports are practiced on the two upper decks. On the 15th deck, the ship can be circled from bow to stern. The jogging track forms part of the circular route.

Celebrity Reflection - Jogging Parcours

Celebrity Reflection - Jogging Parcours


The two Outdoor pools were designed as a sports and family pool. There are also four whirlpools.

Celebrity Reflection - outdoor pools

Celebrity Reflection - outdoor pools


The subsequent fully glazed Solarium with water features, a large pool and whirlpools is reserved for adults, more precisely people aged 16 and over. They enjoy the peace and quiet and very nice, elegant loungers.

Celebrity Reflection - Solarium

Celebrity Reflection - Solarium


The Spa and the gym on deck 12 is from Canyon Ranch, the renowned operator of wellness centers. Canyon Ranch also operates spa facilities onboard the Queen Mary 2 as well as on Oceaniaand Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships. The Associated Relaxation lounge, the quiet zone is meant, one deck below in the bow area of ​​the 11th deck. 

Celebrity Reflection - Canyon Ranch Spa Club Celebrity Reflection - Fitness Center

Guests who are one of the cozy eight may also experience pure wellness cabins rent with the associated service on the manicured lawn of the Lawn Club.

Celebrity Reflection - Lawn Club with Cabanas

Celebrity Reflection - Lawn Club with Cabanas


 Field for ball games
 Jogging track
 Family pool
 Family pool
 Whirl pools
 Pool loungers and sun protection
 Pooldeck
 Pool area in the evening
 Solarium
 Solarium
 Sunbeds in the solarium
 Canyon Ranch Spa Club
 Art in the Canyon Ranch Spa Club area
 Fitness center equipment
 Fitness center equipment
 Sun beds on the Solstice deck

 

Entertainment

Various entertainment programs run from early morning until late at night. Boredom should hardly arise. Regardless of whether it is about qualified lectures about upcoming destinations, about wine presentations by the head sommelier, art auctions or rather shallow entertainment such as special sales, the Liar's Club, karaoke competitions, or the “Officers Challenge” in the on-board casino, there is something for everyone apparently a grateful audience.

Celebrity Reflection - in-flight entertainment

Celebrity Reflection - in-flight entertainment


The In-flight entertainment center is in our opinion the large three-story board theater. The technical equipment is state-of-the-art. The board musicians and the dancers are first class. The singers also have decent voices, and guest artists perform regularly.

Celebrity Reflection - Theater

Celebrity Reflection - Theater


At certain times of the day it will be in different areas Live music required. Board games, bingo and the like also keep the guests happy. It is usually well attended Fortunes Casino. Gamblers meet at 275 modern machines and 15 gaming tables.

Celebrity Reflection - Casino

Celebrity Reflection - Casino


Regular and, above all, noisy entertainment is placed amidships Grand Foyer geboten. It is open at the top between decks 3 to 5. Next to the Grand Foyer is the spectacular open elevator shaft. Eight glass elevators shuttle between decks 3 to 15 in an airy room dominated by a real deciduous tree.

Celebrity Reflection - Grand Foyer Celebrity Reflection - A living tree


The high-quality ones branch off from the grand foyer shops on deck 4 and 5. Shopping can also be fun, especially when it comes to jewelry and luxury watches. When, if not on board the ship, does the stressed gentleman have time to buy a watch or a piece of jewelry for his companion?

Celebrity Reflection - watch store

Celebrity Reflection - watch store


On deck 6 the Celebrity iLounge to the central area of ​​the elevators. Use of the PC workstations is chargeable. Workshops on PC topics are offered regularly. Celebrity Cruises is an Apple Reseller.

Celebrity Reflection - iLounge

Celebrity Reflection - iLounge


This is followed by the retreat at the same location on decks 7 and 8 The Hideaway. Above that are on deck 9 Game On, the domain for electronic games. On the previous ships it was Card Room. The exclusively designed Library has moved to decks 10 and 11. Comfortable seating areas and daylight invite you to browse. There are even a few German-language books to be found.

Celebrity Reflection Library

Celebrity Reflection Library


Children and adolescents have their own areas on deck 15. Care is guaranteed.

Celebrity Reflection - X-Club Video Arcade

Celebrity Reflection - X-Club Video Arcade


theater
theater
Casino
Grand foyer from above
Loading zone
Jewelry store
Pocket shop
menswear
sale
Library
Library
Fun Factory
Video arcade
Art in public space


Information on Celebrity Reflection

Commissioning

October 2012

Dimensions

Length 319 meters; Width 37,50 meters

measurement

126.000 GT

Passenger decks

12 decks

Machine

Diesel-electric propulsion, two Azipods

Machine performance

62.400 kW

Drive power

35.000 kW

Geschwindigkeit

Max. 24 knots (44 km / h)

passengers 

Approx. 3.046 with double occupancy

Staterooms

1.523, of which outside 1.369 

Crew

Around 1.270 people

Flagge

Malta

Werft

Meyer shipyard, Papenburg

Godmothers

Four socially committed shipping company employees

Board language

English; no German speaking guest service

Currency on board

U.S. dollar

 

Evaluation of the Celebrity Reflection

sizes:

The reflection crowns the series of Solstice class ships. She is a beautiful and remarkably no-frills ship.

We traveled in the balcony cabin 8178. The attractive cabin design and the clearly drawn, spacious public areas designed with high-quality materials give the impression of traveling on a premium ship.

The gastronomic services of the restaurants and bars as well as the proven, excellent service of the crew members confirm that the guest has made the "right" choice with Celebrity Cruises and especially with Celebrity Reflection.

The visual condition of the ship, almost five years after its commissioning, and the cleanliness on board are exemplary.

All crew members with guest contact make the guest's stay on board as pleasant as possible. This also includes the friendly smile, the chilled towels, the soft drinks and the greeting "Welcome back on board" with which guests returning from tours are greeted on board.

Celebrity Reflection - officers

Celebrity Reflection - officers


The constant presence of higher-ranking officers and the captain in the public areas is striking. We feel that all of them are always accessible. This also applies to the artists and actors on board the ship.

Celebrity Reflection - The Master of the Ship - Captain Bouzakis

 Celebrity Reflection - The Master of the Ship - Captain Bouzakis

criticisms:

Already on the Equinox and the Silhouette we wanted more cozy bars and lounges. The same applies to the Celebrity Reflection. On the ships of the sister company Royal Caribbean as well as those belonging to the group Azamara Quest we felt more comfortable in this regard.

Our criticism also applies to the music in public spaces. Whether live or canned, the music mix and above all the volume were often a nuisance to us. Other guests may have felt differently than we did; for us, however, it is clear that with the exception of the cabin and the balcony, you can hardly escape the music.

We and other guests found the efforts of the crew members to upgrade the pre-booked drinks package at the beginning of the trip unsuitable. It can hardly be assumed that the attempt to “sell” a chargeable upgrade is the crew's own initiative.

Summary:

Despite the innovations, the Celebrity Reflection has remained a familiar ship. She has retained the traditional attributes of the Solstice class. The criticisms made do not change the fact that we really enjoyed our stay on board the Celebrity Reflection. She is an attractive ship that is pleasant to look at compared to some of the other newer cruise ships. Celebrity Cruises is always recommended as a high-quality cruise product. If there is a suitable route, we would definitely go on a cruise with this or another Celebrity Cruises ship.