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Rick Schindler

Age: 72

Occupation:Semi retired

Number of Cruises: 22

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Celebrity Reflection

Sailing Date: 2014-02-1

Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean

This was our 8th. or 9th. Celebrity cruise. They were all wonderful, but this one was especially so. The ship sparkles. It is beautiful yet understated, not gaudy or flashy. Very comfortable and welcoming.

The food was very good to excellent. In the MDR,the meats were well aged, tender and tasty. Vegies were streamed but firm. The menu has 2 pages. One for items available every day, and one for that particular dinner. The buffet was broken down to many stations, so there were never long lines. The buffet food was very good.

We had a balcony cabin with an obstructed view. It was spacious and nicely laid out, BUT very little storage space. Only 3 drawers for 2 people. Closet space is very limited as well.

There were many activities, but I enjoy walking, reading and taking pix, so I did not participate.

I do my own sightseeing.

We were 4, my wife, her sister, my bro. in law and myself. We sailed from Miami to San Juan, St. Thomas & St. Martin. All ports that we've been to many times. When we boarded the ship we were amazes about how beautiful and inviting this ship is. Love at 1st. sight. We went to our cabin to drop of some items and met our cabin stewart. He was wonderful to us the whole cruise. The cabin was nice and roomy. We then went to the buffet for lunch. The layout is great and so was the food. Once we set sail, I enjoyed the Miami skyline and the open ocean. I took several hundred pix to be edited and enjoyed later. The ship has many wonderful and comfortable public areas and some that are out of the main traffic flow.

In San Juan My wife & I just walked around Old Town, taking some pix and relaxing. The next day, in St Thomas, we took an island tour, enjoyed the beautiful scenery, and took more pix. I also went by myself to the old synagogue (one of the oldest in the Americas). I heard the Cantor tell the visitors about it's impressive history, and I took more pix. The next day we were in St Martin. My bro. in law and I went to Airport Beach to watch the planes land and take off and blast the beach goers. There were no planes. They were grounded up north because of the severe storms up there. Very disappointing but we still had fun. Then we had 2 more wonderful days at sea and lots more great food. I did not care for some of the shows since my wife and I are not big fans of production shows. There were some shows that we did enjoy very much, so for us the shows were a mixed bag. Fellow pax were very friendly and most said they were having a great time. Fellow pax were a mixed crowd of young couples, middle aged and retirees and all got along great.

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