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Celebrity Cruise Line

GTS Summit

Your Rating:Five Stars
Reviewed by: Dean West
# previous cruises: 6
Date of Trip: October 6, 2001
Itinerary: Caribbean

Excellent Cruise! Best yet! A little leery of taking an Inaugural cruise since many our very unorganized. But, this was certainly an exception. Even with added security,embarkation went smoothly.(half hour tops.) All things aboard ship were good. But the one thing that stood out in my mind, was the service.From the time we boarded the ship and they took our hand carried luggage and showed us our room,until debarkation,the service was outstanding. I would certainly recommend this ship to all.

Public Areas
The ships capacity was a little over 80%.The public areas were very comfortable and uncrowded, with the exception of the swimming pools and surrounding lounge chairs from late morning to late afternoon. All the pools were salt water, but had freshwater showers at each pool.One room I liked was called Notes, where they had computerized music stations where you could select any kind of music,any musician,and most songs. Sit back with headphones on in a comfortable couch and relax.

Food and Service
The name of the dining room is the Cosmopolitan. It is two decks high, and serves two seatings. It's spacious and decorated nicely.The food was consistently good.The buffet is the best I have had on any ship. If you want a unique experience in dining, the Normandie restaurant is a must. Not only Excellent food, but service that is put on in showmanship style. Also pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs,are all good.

We came to the ship expecting a outside cabin on deck 2. At embarkation we were upgraded to a balcony on deck 8. More space in room than on similar rooms on Princess or Carnival.There was plenty dresser drawer and closet space. I'm a fairly large man at 240 lbs.,and found enough room in both the bathroom and shower. Heard only a little noise from outside our room.

Broadway style shows, comedians, acrobats,musicians,singers and dancers were all very good. Cruise staff were all very attentive and gracious.

The activities are too numerous to mention, but would keep the most active person busy.The health club is the largest I have seen on any ship.There was a child care center and also a video arcade for teens. Itinerary was Excellent with stops in Key West,Cozumel, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Colon, Panama. Cartagena, Colombia. Aruba, and Grand Cayman.

Who Goes
Most couples were in the forty to fifty range,Smaller group of couples in the 60 and over class.Not many young children or teenagers,and few singles.

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