Celebrity Reflection joined the Celebrity Cruises fleet in 2012, the latest “Solstice Class” ship afloat and offering a new level of amenities. Reflection quickly became that cruise line’s busiest ship, currently splitting its time between sailing the Mediterranean out of Civitavecchia (near Rome) and cruising the Caribbean from Miami.
Beyond the usual variety of standard staterooms, Reflection has an unusually large number of suite types. There are 34 AquaClass suites situated near the AquaSpa and include priority dining at the healthy Blu specialty restaurant. Penthouse Suites have lots of living space, including a living/dining area that’s bigger than most staterooms – you also get a butler to help you find your way around all that space. At the top end of on-board accommodations is the Reflection Suite. A two-bedroom suite with butler service and all kinds of other high-end amenities, its most notable feature is the bathroom – specifically, the shower: perfect for your inner exhibitionist, it’s a glass-enclosed rain shower that hangs off the edge of the ship!
Reflection’s top deck features include the “Hey, they’re growing grass up there!” Lawn Club, where you can take an art class, grab something to eat in The Lawn Club Grill or have a small party in one of the private Alcoves cabanas. For some indoor relaxation the AquaSpa was given some updates plus new spa and salon services.
“Qsine” is the newest restaurant, offering items designed to impress “foodies” (and with iPad menus). The aforementioned Blu is aimed at the healthy, spa-interested crowd. Murano offers Celebrity’s modern take on classic French cuisine. Tuscan Grille is an “Italian steakhouse” with one of the nicest contemporary atmospheres you’ll find on a cruise ship. And, of course, there’s the big open-round-the-clock Main Restaurant, the casual Oceanview Cafe and bars and lounges all over the ship.