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Marge Schechner

Age: 55

Occupation:Real estate appraiser

Number of Cruises: 16

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Ship: Summit

Sailing Date: October 12th, 2001

Itinerary: Ft. Lauderdale, St Martin, Barbados, St Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas

This was our second Celebrity cruise and only the second cruise for this ship. We were a little nervous about doing this, but our fears were groundless. The Summit is a beautiful ship with some of the best amenities and services afloat.

Our cabin was on deck seven so about midway between all of the activities. It was quite spacious and very well maintained by our cabin steward. He was attentive and friendly but not too much.

The food was some of the best we've had on a cruise and typical of Celebrity. Excellent desserts every night and a well balanced menu. One of our table mates was a vegetarian and she was very impressed with not only the selection but also the taste of her food. Our table steward and his assistant were wonderful, knowing our taste by the second night. Our wine steward, Anne, was a delight even though we hardly ordered any wine. She would stop by the table, ask how our day was and genuinely seemed to be interested in us, not just to sell us wine.

The band had the sound of a much larger group and was also very good. Don't miss Metro, the a capella singing group. They are fantastic.

I went to the gym several times and was very pleased with the quality and quantity of the equipment. There are not very many classes offered though, so you are on your own.

The ship is very large, but quite easy to find your way around. There are many quiet places to read, play cards or just relax.

Embarkation and disembarkation were done quickly and very efficiently. We were aboard by about 1 PM and left on the last day by about 9AM.

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