23 October 2016
Celebrity Reflection is one of the Celebrity cruise line's newest marvels, offering three new types of suites that feature stunning 79 square foot verandas, so you can relax like never before. And on this wonderful cruise around the Western Caribbean, which begins and ends in Florida, you visit so many great places including Key West, Costa Mayo and Cozumel in Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rico, Panama, Colombia and Grand Cayman. And as an added bonus you have four full days at sea to relax and appreciate all that this modern liner has to offer.
Your fabulous Caribbean cruise adventure begins when you board the Celebrity Reflection in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with plenty of time to explore before she sets sail. America’s Venice has everything you need to float your boat. Beachcomb its placid shores, get up close to alligators on an airboat ride in the stunning Everglades National Park, promenade with the locals along uber-trendy Las Olas Boulevard, or tour its canals by boat.
Your first port of call on the cruise is just down the coast of Florida at the funky town of Key West. Here you can catch whiffs of Spain, Cuba and the Bahamas in this cultural potpourri – not forgetting the delicious key lime pie. At the Coral Reef State Park you can snorkel or fish-watch by glass-bottomed boat, while at Hemingway’s house you’ll see descendants of his six-toed cats. Another fun pastime at Key West is people watching as there are some great characters to observe.
The first of your four full days at sea on the cruise and a good time to get to know all that the Celebrity Reflection has to offer. Food plays a big part of every cruise and on this ship meals are something special. The Murano Restaurant offers a classic design and world-class cuisine and you can dine on modern French continental cuisine prepared for you table side and explore the extensive French and American wine list. But this is just one of many speciality restaurants on the ship.
Another day, another country, when the Celebrity Reflection docks at Costa Mayo, Mexico. Best known for its tropical jungles, idyllic beaches and translucent lagoons, Costa Maya is a dream destination for outdoor recreation. You'll find everything from scuba diving and snorkeling to jungle treks and motorcycle tours and, as with all ports of call on the cruise, there are a whole range of exciting excursions that can be booked in advance on board.
Today your luxury liner arrives early in the morning at Roatan, Honduras. Roatan is home to the world's second-largest coral reef which is teeming with colourful marine life making it a great place for snorkelling or scuba diving. Here you can explore underwater wonders, relax and soak up the tropical sun on one of the many beautiful beaches or kick back at a seaside restaurant and sample the local cuisine.There's endless fun to be had in Honduras.
Your second full day at sea on the cruise so relax and enjoy it. Today may be a good day to try a relaxing treatment in the ship's state of the art spa, visit the Lawn Club or take a painting class with a Master Artist from the ArtCentre South Florida in The Art Studio. There is never a dull moment while cruising with Celebrity and the top class entertainment along with informative lectures on the ports you visit will keep you busy from dawn to dusk.
After a fun and relaxing day at sea today the Celebrity Reflection docks at Puerto Limon. Costa Rica has been a staunch advocate of conservation in its undeveloped areas and its tourist destinations for years. Puerto Limón allows visitors rare exposure to virgin rain forests and bird sanctuaries and there are a whole range of exciting tours that can be booked if you would prefer not to explore on your own. Tonight you sail to the Panama canal.
A memorable day today when the Celebrity Reflection docks at the port city of Colon. Here man made marvels await you at the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal. Arm yourself with a camera and check out the astounding feat of engineering known as the Gatún Locks. Here, ships rise by 85ft to as they begin their 75km voyage to the Pacific. There are also plenty of tours that can be taken during the day after you have had a good look at the locks.
Great seafood and gracious Spanish-era buildings abound in equal measure in this sun-blessed haven on the shores of the Sea of Cortez. Your ship is docked at Cartagena and here you can explore the 300-year-old fort, then meander the cobbled alleys of the San Diego quarter by horse-drawn carriage. You spend the next day here too before sailing on to Grand Cayman so there is plenty of time to appreciate this new country either by exploring on your own or taking one of the many tours on offer.
Another day in this great destination. Colombia is a country at the northern tip of South America. It's landscape is marked by rainforests, the majestic Andes mountains and numerous coffee plantations. In the high-altitude capital, Bogotá, the Zona Rosa district is known for its restaurants and shops. Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast, has a walled colonial Old Town, a 16th-century castle and nearby coral reefs. So much to see and do.
Another full day at sea and time to relax and take stock of all that you have seen and done so far. Today you could try another speciality restaurant, like the popular Blu. Relax on one of the expanded decks, chill out with a good book in one of the sun loungers on the pool deck, and take in one of the colourful shows at the ships larger than ever theatre. On the Celebrity Reflection excitement brews with up to 50 international craft beers in the enhanced Michael's Club.
After another relaxing full day at sea today you arrive at George Town, Grand Cayman. This is Grand Cayman’s largest island and is the perfect spot to soak up the tropical sun and unwind. At Stingray City, you can snorkel, scuba dive, or hand feed friendly stingrays, while tours by submarine or glass-bottomed boat are fun ways to see the harbour and sealife. Lots of island tours available but, as with all ports of call, you can always opt to stay on board and enjoy the wonderful facilities and entertainment.
The ‘Island of Swallows’ is as rich in Mayan culture as in wildlife. Glass-clear waters around coral reefs offer you a world-class encounter with majestic eagle rays and more, while the isle’s centre is home to hosts of brightly-hued tropical birds. Cozumel has become a favourite for holidaymakers from around the world and today you will see just why. There are so many fun things to do and the cultural experiences on offer are second to none.
Your final full day at sea as the Celebrity Reflection leaves Mexico and heads back to Florida, so make the very most of it. Have another relaxing spa treatment, join in some of the many fun games, try a different restaurant experience for your farewell dinner and see one of the stunning shows. There is so much to do during a sea day on this luxurious state of the art liner that the only problem is fitting it all in . . . but it's always great fun trying!
Today your wonderful cruise around the Western Caribbean comes to an end when the Celebrity Reflection arrives back at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Say farewell to new found friends then make time to explore some more before heading to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey home. Now may also be a good time to extend your holiday by staying on in Florida, possibly at one of the Disney attractions or a beach resort.
Inside Stateroom fr £1234pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated