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Old July 29th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Default Summit - Let's try this again

Made final payment today on our upcoming Summit cruise.

Who has sailed her lately, what is she like?

[Please no comments about dining room attire - that hijacked the last Summit thread]
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Old July 29th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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I haven't sailed her lately, but she is a Celebrity ship and I am sure you will find it enjoyable.

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The Summit is so nice that we have sailed on her twice.

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Old July 29th, 2011, 08:26 PM
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Paul - We are sailing the repo from NJ to San Juan. Really looking forward to it, as we have all of our cruises.
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OK..sailed in Jan...Booked at, eh...11 AM the DAY before I sailed....yes the DAY before (on a train, via the CHAT function...don't ask....)

Got off train, got on plane to SJU. I "hated" that cruise so much the minute I got on the ship, that about 1 hour AFTER sailing, I was in the Future Cruise peeps' office booking a b2b....THEN decided that I REALLY HATED (lol) the ship a couple days later and booked another 2B...THUS i was on for 3 weeks!!!!

(i got pretty good prices-had a nice OV on deck 3....)

I loved it.....spoiled ROTTEN! The crew was so nice....couldn't do enough for you!! In fact on one turnaround, I mentioned I was going to the mall...came back with a pair of shoes for someone, and loads of pantyhose for the guest relations ladies!

I heard some wacky noise outside the cabin, had the deck housekeeping supervisor listen and about 20 minutes later it was fixed, never heard it again.

The food was great.....the bread was wonderful (i am a bread freak!) Loved the free ice cream.sorbet in the buffet...the red wine sorbet is divine!!! I am a little picky so sometimes i would ask for just a plain entree (eithout a sauce or cheese or whatever..) and this was always handled with a smile....

I had asked for Celeb Select dining at first and it really wasn't that great-my servers were lousy....so i changed. On 2 of the weeks, my 1st night servers were bad...BUT the maitre d took such great care of me, found me a wonderful table....and aside from 2 out of 21 nights, all was well.

The wine packages may seem pricey, but on one of them, there is a bottle that is about $65 bucks if you were to order it alone. I got a 3 bottle package for however much it was, and ordered that $65 bottle...they LOST money on me!!!! (i would never pay that much..ever, but i did my due diligence on the costs..and well...)

The casino hostess was a doll, but she's on another ship now. You will see the officers all over...they have several activities when officers (not necessarily people with LOTS of stripes, but they did have some stripes) and guests compete together (for example, a free slot tournament) and it's a lot of fun....

I had toyed with that repo cruise....we shall see.....

You'll be spoiled!!! Not sure if you're entitled to the Capt's Club elite benefits, but the morning and afternoon events in Michaels are nice...the bartenders really get to know your likes...i intended to go through the entire menu (they offer about 10 different cocktails or so, plus some beer and wine..) but each night the one server had my Kir Royale all set on my table!! So....i never changed...and well, free AM mimosas are great! Straight OJ bugs my tummy, so I dilute it with bubbly!

(again, that's for the capt's club elite members...)

Turn around day was nice...they had a great sit down brunch for us (more free booze!)

The entertainment was good...the CD at the time, Keith Cox is probably the best one I've ever encountered...VERY low key with just the right amount of humor.....minimal announcements..

If there is a crew talent show..GO! Some of the crew were wonderful. The ass't CD at the time could compete with the best of them on American Idol.

Let's see....what else. The ship was VERY clean.....it's nice when you come back from port..they have a little tent set up with water and juice, plus cool towels......

Ahhh....it was wonderful! (did i say that already!!) I won't stop cruising Royal, but I would not hesitate to go on =X= again .....it's a matter of where, when and how much!

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Bob, you are getting close to the big day. :-) I'm sure that you will love the Summit.

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I know you'll have a great time. The only Millennium class ship I've sailed is Millennium and it will go down as one of the most enjoyable cruises I've had.

Sorry, I can't give more information but enjoy and have a fun and safe cruises.

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We were on her at the end of May. Our 2nd cruise on her. We loved the first , quite a few years ago. The main areas are still great. She does need to be redone, but I found that only in the cabin. The bathroom needs to be redone.
Otherwise, she was great. We had a great time and the staff is wonderful. She has really held up to her age. She was clean and the food was great. We love the class of ship, we will be sailing the Millennium in Alaska next year after she is redo, can't wait to see her. Enjoy your cruise!
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I just finished reading a travel piece, in the paper about an August sailing of a Summit cruise to Bermuda, and, how it rained the entire time,and there was a bus strike going on, and, it also mentioned, a series of clogged toilets...The crux of the strory was how the passengers enjoyed themselves in spite of these factors...good for them!

If you get a bad toilet, run to guest services, asap! Enjoy your Summit cruise...
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If you get a bad toilet, run to guest services, asap! Enjoy your Summit cruise...
The service aboard Celebrity ships is excellent. They will take of any problem that arises very quickly.

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I agree about the service! See my prior post about the wacky noise that miraculously went away when i brought it to the attention of the deck supervisor!

Would love to try out Summit again....=X= spoiled me.....rotten!
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green_rd,

I have a friend who is on Summit right now. He said the ship is in very good condition and that the service has been fantastic and the crew is outstanding. They are enjoying themselves.

I am sailing October 9-23, so I will be getting off as you board. Have a great time.
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Bob, I know that you will be flying to your cruise port today.

Have a great cruise, enjoy, relax and stay safe.

Tell us about it when you return.

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Made final payment today on our upcoming Summit cruise.

Who has sailed her lately, what is she like?

[Please no comments about dining room attire - that hijacked the last Summit thread]
I was on Summit in 2011 I think. I was very lucky and was able to have 2 cruises nearly back to back. Found great room mates here.
I loved Summit. Was in Thalasso Therapy pool a couple times a day. Didn't discover the food in that area soon enough. The afternoon poolside band was fantastic and personable.
I'm hoping to sail Summit again in Jan. 2013 with a group my sister organizes. Am looking for a mature Female companion.
Will have to get acxquainted with this great site again.

Haven't been around here for a while. Looks like things have changed a bit.
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