Celebrity Reflection joined the Celebrity Cruises fleet in October 2012. This chic new Solstice Class ship is the ultimate escape and combines the finest leisure facilities and staterooms, with the latest culinary experiences and innovations. Whether you're luxuriating in a pampering treatment in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, enjoying the seclusion of The Alcoves, or picnicking on real grass at the Lawn Club, your days will float by in style.
The four pool areas encompass a sports pool, family pool, wet zone and adults-only Solarium. Escape to the peace and tranquillity of the Solstice Deck or settle down with a book in the two-deck high library. Perfect your artistic skills in the ship's art studio or discover how to cook in Celebrity Central. The Fun Factory is packed with fun and games for 3 to 12 year olds, while the X Club chill-out zone and night-time dance club is reserved for teens. When night-time falls, the incredible choice of bars and restaurants play host to innovative cocktails and gourmet dining, complemented by family-friendly and adults-only entertainment.
The culinary journey on Celebrity Reflection brings together a plethora of flavours and dining styles. The traditional two-sitting dining and Celebrity Select Dining options in the Opus restaurant are gastronomic experiences to savour. An impressive two-deck high wine tower and walls of windows complement the exemplary service and cuisine in this contemporary two storey venue. AquaClass guests have exclusive access at breakfast and dinner to the innovative and healthy menu in the Blu restaurant. The Oceanview Cafe & Grill serves both healthy and flavoursome buffet style dishes in a casual and welcoming setting. Cakes, coffee and pastries are also served in the French-style Bistro on Five. The Mast Bar Grill serves alfresco fast food fare or you can enjoy freshly cooked panini and light bites at the lawn-side The Porch. Light and healthy options are also available in the Aqua Spa Cafe during the daytime.
A selection of speciality restaurants enhance the on-board culinary experience. Tuck into hearty, rustic barbecued fare cooked freshly for you by the master chefs at the Lawn Club Grill. The Tuscan Grille is the ship's steakhouse that combines a menu of contemporary and traditional Italian flavours with tasty steaks, Kobe beef and seafood specialities. Enjoy chic French-style dining in the opulent setting of the Murano restaurant. Qsine is the fun-food restaurant where you select from a menu of bite-size treats via iPads.
From your morning cappuccino to evening champagne, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and lounges on-board Celebrity Reflection. Savour freshly brewed Lavazza coffee and herbal teas in the stylish Cafe al Bacio Bar & Gelateria. Relax in the private alcoves in Cellar Masters and enjoy a glass of wine specially selected for you by the wine sommelier. You can work your way through the 100 varieties of vodka at the contemporary Martini Bar and admire beautiful sunsets while sipping cocktails in the stunning Sunset Bar. Cocktail-making reaches another level at Molecular Bar with master mixologists transforming fruits and spirits into colourful concoctions. Reflection, Penthouse, Signature, Royal and Celebrity Suite guests have exclusive access to Michael's Club private lounge with its complimentary daytime drinks, evening canapés and cocktails.
The evening entertainment on Celebrity Reflection brings your day to a close in style whatever your taste. The 1,160 seater Reflection Theatre hosts Broadway and West End musicals, comedians, magicians, acrobats and dancing. Celebrity Central is the place to enjoy bingo, films, game shows and stand-up comedians. The Sky Observation Deck is a quiet refuge by day and a lively venue by night, with live music, dancing and mood lighting. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and live jazz music in the Ensemble Lounge or dice with Lady Luck at the gaming tables and slot machines in Fortunes Casino.
Day 1: UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona and take a coach transfer to the port. Board Celebrity Reflection for your onward journey around the Western Mediterranean.
Day 2: Valencia, Spain
Situated on the east coast of Spain, Valencia blends history and culture with innovation and modernity. Although 4km from the port, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the central square and affords easy access to the city's many attractions. From the museums and art galleries to the famous cafes, bars and restaurants of Barrio del Carmen, there’s plenty of Spanish heritage to soak up in the old quarter of the city. At the other end of the spectrum, the City of Arts and Sciences is Valencia’s most prominent landmark and brings futuristic architecture and contemporary facilities to the heart of the city.
Day 3: Alicante, Spain
The vibrant port city of Alicante sits on Spain’s south eastern Costa Blanca. Alicante is renowned for its perfect balance of old and new with its picturesque architecture and exciting nightlife scene. Stroll through the historic old town of Barrio de le Santa Cruz. Take in the breath-taking views as you walk up Alicante's famous Mount Benacantil. Visit the Medieval Santa Barbara Castle and gaze in awe at the sweeping Mediterranean Sea views. Journey back in time and experience Spanish art in the 18th century at Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina. Spend a few hours sunbathing on the gorgeous beach of Playa del Postiguet or pay a visit to Alicante’s picturesque marina.
Day 4: Gibraltar, UK
Gibraltar is a vibrant slice of Britain at the heart of the sunny Mediterranean. From its helmet-wearing policeman and fish and chips to familiar stores such as Marks & Spencer, this place truly feels like home. Take a cable car up to Europa Point to meet the famous Barbary macaque tailless monkeys and admire all of Gibraltar. Explore the labyrinth of the Great Siege Tunnels and St Michael's Cave inside The Rock. Enjoy a stroll to the Moorish Castle or discover the 100 Ton Gun at the Napier Magdala Battery beside Rosia Bay. Indulge in VAT-free shopping on Main Street and uncover local artisan shops and Gibraltar Crystal Factory on Casemates Square.
Day 5: Malaga, Spain
Nestling at the heart of Spain's Costa del Sol, Málaga is a chic and cosmopolitan city. From its lively port and historical buildings to the mouth-watering cuisine and stylish shopping streets, Malaga offers something for everyone. Enjoy the panoramic vistas from Gibralfaro Castle and explore Picasso's birthplace, found in Plaza de la Merced. Unwind in the idyllic Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion, or view the paintings at the Picasso Museum. Explore the majestic cathedral or shop on the traffic-free Calle Marques de Larios. Relax with a coffee at Plaza de la Constitucion or spend the morning on La Malagueta beach. Venture further afield and admire the stunning Alhambra Palace in Granada or the amazing underground caves in Nerja.
Day 7: Provence (Marseille), France
Your stepping stone to the fields of lavender of Provence and charming villages like Cassis or Les Baux. Drop into one of the restaurants around the colourful Vieux Port (old harbour) and order Bouillabaisse, the hearty fish stew invented here.
Day 8: Nice (Villefranche), France
The heart of the French Riviera is alive with expensive yachts, crystal clear waters and an abundance of glitz and glamour everywhere you look. Absorb yourself into the world of a celebrity and royalty as you stroll around the coast, taking in the stylish town of Nice. Visit one of the world famous art galleries and take in the works of Monet and Matisse or simply visit one of the many harbour cafés and admire the abundance of super yachts in this millionaires playground.
Day 9: Florence (Pisa/Livorno), Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
Day 10: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 12: Barcelona, Spain to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Barcelona where you disembark. Take a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.