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Celebrity Reflection Review

5.0 / 5.0
1,985 reviews
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Editor Rating
5.0
Excellent
Overall

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.

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.

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: 3046
Crew: 1255
Passenger to Crew: 2.43:1
Launched: 2012
Shore Excursions: 438

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, <strong>only</strong> 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

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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More about Celebrity Reflection

Where does Celebrity Reflection sail from?

Celebrity Reflection departs from Fort Lauderdale and Port Everglades

How much does it cost to go on Celebrity Reflection?

Cruises on Celebrity Reflection start from $256 per person.

Is Celebrity Reflection a good ship to cruise on?

Celebrity Reflection won 31 awards over the years.
Celebrity Reflection Cruiser Reviews

Big Improvement

After 5 days in Barcelona we boarded the Celebrity Reflection to Fort Lauderdale. We had a bad experience on the Reflection a few years ago, so i was reluctant to go on it again.Read More
Canadian MD

many10+ Cruises

Age 83s

We Love Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Reflection is a gorgeous ship with its dark woods and beautiful atrium. We booked in The Retreat and we LOVED every aspect of it. Embarkation was seamless and very friendly with no lines.Read More
FridaySteakNight

few6-10 Cruises

Age 57s

Not the Celebrity I Remember

The Reflection singers were terrible Worst Cruise Singers we have heard. Non-Alcholic Drink Package. Not worth it. Any chance they had, the crew would try to serve the cheater bottle water.Read More
Taff123

few6-10 Cruises

Age 69s

Spring Getaway

We took advantage of checking our luggage and getting our boarding passes from Celebrity. One of our group has some food allergies.Read More
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oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 68s

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