As if they hadn’t impressed enough already, Celebrity Cruises is set to blow us away once more with the launch of their latest Solstice-class ship later this week.
The 126,000-ton, 3,046-passenger Celebrity Reflection is the fifth addition to the pioneering Solstice class, joining Solstice (2008), Equinox (2009), Eclipse (2010) and Silhouette (2011).
Reflection is the largest of the five ships, boasting an expanded deck, 72 additional staterooms, more seating in the restaurants and theatre and more sun lounges on the pool deck.
Along with 34 AquaClass spa suites, Reflection sees the introduction of the all-new Reflection Suite. Located in a private section, accessible only by exclusive cardkey, Reflection Suites offer 24/7, European-style butler service, veranda tubs and incredible sea views. The best part? The stunning, have-to-see-it-to-believe-it, all-glass shower stalls that stretch out over the water (don’t worry, no one can see in!).
As you’d expect from Celebrity Cruises, Reflection has a wide range of dining and wining venues on offer. The Lawn Club Grill features high-end burgers and pizzas at lunch and choice meat cuts for dinner; The Porch offers complimentary breakfast and lunch options in a casual, beachy setting; and at Michael’s Club you can choose from over 50 international, hand-crafted beers.
Cruise Passenger editor, Sally Macmillan, will be on board Reflection’s preview cruise out of the Port of Eemshaven in Holland on October 10. Check it out on our Facebook page and read her report in the December issue of Cruise Passenger.
Words: Matt Baxter