This article covers the five things that I loved about Celebrity Summit when I sailed on a five-night cruise to Mexico and the Bahamas.
Celebrity Summit offers four- and five-night sailings to the Caribbean during the Fall, Winter and Spring as well as sailings to Bermuda and Canada in the Summer. You can also find some unique special itineraries when the ship relocates from one home port to another at the change of the seasons.
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This sailing of Celebrity Summit took place during the pandemic, and it was available when Celebrity and other cruise lines offered incredible value in going on a cruise. At the time it was possible to stay in the Retreat (suite class) on Celebrity for pricing lower than what some inside room itineraries run these days.
For this sailing I stayed in a Sky Suite which had a cost of approximately $1,900 for the five-night sailing. The fare included premium beverage package, premium internet and gratuities.
The cruise departed from Port Miami, so I stayed the night before at a hotel near the airport using miles and points and then took an uber to and from the port.
I paid cash for my flights to Miami from Minneapolis for about $300 round trip. Again, this was during the pandemic, so the prices were significantly lower than current options.
The Sky Suite that I ended up getting assigned was one of the accessible cabins so it had some additional space, a larger door as well as a short that you could roll into.
The room was comfortable, and it was updated into Celebrity’s current design for Sky Suites, so it had a modern feel with gray tones.
The bed was comfortable, and the room was set up neatly.
I was able to do some work during the cruise at the table near the bed as well.
The balcony offered a large area, and I enjoyed sitting on the deck during the sailing.
This sailing was prior to the introduction of Starlink so even with the premium internet package everything was slow, and it was difficult posting videos on social media.
I also was not able to stream any content for more than a few minutes at a time without it buffering.
Now that the ships feature Starlink the streaming capabilities have improved, although you will still notice difficulty uploading videos or pictures with music to social media.
The ship is one of the older Celebrity cruise ships, but it is really kept up well and clean and the exterior areas are expertly maintained so you generally do not notice the ships age.
Since it is one of the older ships, the power options in the room are more limited. I would highly recommend bringing a cruise power strip and extension cord if you want power near the bed. You can find some great options like this or this on Amazon.
In addition, many guests appreciate bringing a Euro to US power adaptor such as this one. If you use one of these, make sure you only use it to power something that can accept the higher voltage or consider getting a converter like this one.
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Five Things I loved about Celebrity Summit
I had an amazing time on Celebrity Summit. During the sailing five things stood out to me as being exceptional, which made my vacation so much better.
Below you will find those five things.
Amazing Singers at the Sunset Bar
The first thing that I loved about my experience on Celebrity Summit was the amazing singers at the Sunset Bar and throughout the ship.
Celebrity does an awesome job of featuring a sunset bar on each of the ships.
On Celebrity Summit the sunset bar is located at the back of the Oceanview Café (the buffet) on Celebrity.
Each evening at Sunset there were live entertainers performing while guests took in some incredible views of the sunsets!
Each evening the Colby Dean Duo performed, and they had everyone singing along and really getting into the music each evening.
There were also many other amazing solo singers or groups throughout the ship. Some performed at the pool, others in the Grant Plaza or atrium of the ship.
Celebrity consistently finds exceptional performers and those experiences really enhance the overall experience on this ship!
Exceptional Dining and Gourmet Experience at Luminae and in the Retreat
The second thing that I loved about my experience on Celebrity Summit was the exceptional dining and gourmet experiences at Luminae and in the Retreat.
Because I was booked in a Sky Suite I got access to the Retreat amenities including gourmet dining at Luminae as well as a Retreat Lounge near the Grand Plaza and the Retreat Sundeck.
Luminae offered a luxury dinning experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Every meal that I had at Luminae was exceptional.
From a lobster roll at lunch to the incredible halibut entrée, everything was exceptional.
The dinners started with a amuse bouche and the staff were well attentive and provided top notch service.
The Retreat Sundeck was a quite place to relax in the sun. Servers provided drink service as well as offered food that could be delivered to your chair, or you could dine in a small area in the sundeck.
I enjoyed shrimp cocktail and some excellent beverages while I enjoyed the sun.
The Retreat Sun Deck is a bit quiet and private. While music was playing in the background, you will probably want to bring your own entertainment to keep you occupied while you enjoy the sun.
This gourmet experiences really added to the cruise and that made it the second thing that I loved about the experience.
Sailaway from the Helipad
The third thing that was really awesome about my sailing on Celebrity Summit was getting to enjoy Sail Away from the Helipad on the ship!
One of the cool things about sailing during the pandemic were the lower guests counts. As a result, the Captain invited all guests to come up to the front of the ship at the helipad to enjoy sail away.
It was a very cool experience getting to be up at the front of the ship for the sail away.
In addition since the ship was docked facing the Miami city rather then the ocean so we got to first sail into the turning basin and then rotate 180 degrees before sailing out of Port Miami.
This was really a cool experience getting to be up on this special deck for sailaway!
Cozumel Beach Club Experience
Cozumel is one of my favorite ports to visit because there are many awesome beach clubs to experience to make for a beautiful day in the sun.
The fourth thing I loved about my sailing on Celebrity Summit was getting the Cozumel Beach Club Experience when I took a cab for about $17 from International Pier to Mr. Sanchoz Cozumel where I bought a day pass for $60 and enjoyed a fun beach club experience!
I enjoyed the fun environment of Mr. Sanchoz as well as the beautiful beach.
I received excellent service from the team and had some excellent food and drink.
It was a beautiful day!
Exceptional Broadway Style Entertainment in the Theater
The fifth thing that made my Celebrity Summit cruise memorable was the exceptional Broadway style entertainment in the theater!
Celebrity Cruises Entertainment has such talented singers, dancers, aerialists and performers that provide exceptional entertainment in the theater!
On this sailing the cast included Gemma Hurst, Rafi Pinafore, Olivia White, Blair Edwards and Claudia Pereira. These singers were really amazing, and I would highly recommend checking them out on Instagram!
The cast performed a show with Broadway tunes one day as well as a full production show called Soundtrack with some familiar songs to enjoy while watching amazing dance routines and cool aerialists and acrobats.
The performances were exceptional, and they truly made the experience on Celebrity Summit incredible.
Well, those were the five things that made my experience on Celebrity Summit incredible. I enjoyed the talented singers at the Sunset Bar for some great tunes and views each evening. I loved taking sail away from Port Miami from the helipad at the front of the ship! The food and beverage experience were truly gourmet and incredible in Luminae and the Retreat! I loved my beach experience in Cozumel! Finally, the entertainment in the theater was exceptional! All these things combined made for an amazing cruise!
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