by Marge Schechner
November 6, 2001
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous ten days aboard Celebrity's Summit. It was only the second cruise for this ship but all went very smoothly.
Embarkation and disembarkation were quick and easy. We were on board by 1 PM the day of departure.
Our cabin was quite spacious with plenty of room for everything, including in the bathroom. The cabin also has a vcr, something you don;t see too often. It was well taken care of by our cabin steward.
The food on the ship was great. The menu in the main dining room always had several good choices and the desserts were to die for. One of our tablemates was a vegetarian and she was very pleased with not only her choices but the quality of the food. The buffet was typical of most ships' but I think the food was slightly better. Breakfast had an omelet station available.
Entertainment was quite good. The seven piece band was excellent and sounded like a much larger group. The A capella group, Metro was a total delight. There was no real big name to entertain us but the big performance shows were very good.
There was a very good selection of shore excursions and they were not too pricey.
The only complaint that I have is the internet access on board. I like to keep in touch with friends and family by email and the price on this ship was double on other ships. That could be why the room was often empty. I like to exercise every day and I found the gym on this ship one of the best anywhere. There were very few classes offered and there were some that were an extra charge. I thought that was unnecessary.
All in all, I thought the cruise was great and Celebrity did a great job with this ship. Good enough so that we booked the eleven day for January.