We've just returned from an amazing 7-night Western Caribbean cruise onboard Celebrity Reflection. This was our second time on this ship and we loved seeing and experiencing all of the new changes in dining. We were truly impressed with Luminae, an elegant Suite Guest dining room where the presentation and quality rivals the finest restaurants on land. Sushi on Five is a deliciously unique Asian inspired specialty restaurant currently only on Celebrity Reflection. The Porch is redefined with a fresh seafood theme and it's perfect for a day at sea. There were even small changes in Opus, the stunning main dining room.
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LUMINAE: Designated specifically for suite guests, Luminae is beautifully intimate and each plate they serve is a true masterpiece. Luxury dining without being stuffy, Luminae will not disappoint.
SUSHI ON FIVE: Replacing Bistro on Five on Celebrity Reflection, this flagship a la carte Asian inspired specialty restaurant is amazing and will definitely be a hit when rolled out fleet wide. With a variety of noodle bowls, fresh made to order sushi selections, unique desserts and more, it's delicious!
THE PORCH: Since our last visit to The Porch, it has now transformed to a phenomenal fresh seafood specialty restaurant. With an ocean view from the top of the ship, the menu has something for everyone. Don't miss the chilled seafood tower pictured below.
If you still love traditional dining (I'm actually a big fan) the Opus Main Dining Room is just as beautiful as ever. I personally think this is a gorgeous dining room and they are even doing a few new things here. I was first extremely disappointed when I found out they eliminated the parade of waiters. However, they replaced it with a parade of the chefs. Even better! I love this idea and clapped enthusiastically when the head chef and all of the galley staff passed by. They work tirelessly to prepare thousands of meals in a short amount of time and definitely deserve a parade.
Also, by not having the waiters parading around with the traditional Baked Alaska, it maintains its coldness and crispy meringue freshness when served. It's an option on the menu and was absolutely delicious.
It really was an experience to be able to try all of these new dining spots and changes. It's apparent throughout that the staff takes great pride to keep the dining on Celebrity Reflection top of the line. We can't wait to see what new things are in store the next time we cruise on Celebrity Reflection again!
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Thanks for cruising by! Along with creating this blog style website, I work in an office full-time and as a mom to two energetic teenage boys. With our family's busy work and school schedule, we look forward to traveling during school holidays. Although it seems that our family can never agree on anything, we do when it comes to vacations. We typically end up on cruises or stay at luxury hotels and enjoy upscale dining, beautiful decor, excellent service, and spacious accommodations. However, with a family including two teenage boys, we still need family friendly and comfortable.
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I'm already dreaming of the summer, which is my favorite season to travel. Even better, we are going on another cruise! I can't wait to finally get back on a cruise ship with Celebrity Cruises and explore the Caribbean. I'm excited to experience a suite, the suite restaurant Luminae, specialty restaurants and even a hot glass show (how fun is that?!) on the Celebrity Equinox. Plus, we'll arrive a few days early for a pre-cruise stay in Fort Lauderdale. We can't wait!
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