X marks the spot where beautiful art meets deluxe personal touches.
By Fran Golden
Having four stunning and super cool sisters doesn't make it easy for the fifth sibling. How do you grab
attention? Stand out in the crowd?
The gorgeous 3,030-passenger Celebrity Reflection should have no problem in this regard. Slightly larger than her siblings, this new 126,000-ton ship competes with added spa features, extravagant suites, and a museum-worthy collection of modern and contemporary art — not to mention the funkiest shower at sea.
Even on a two-night preview cruise from her winter homeport of Miami, it was clear she’s no copycat. Reflection will make waves.
Standout Solstice-class features
Since launching Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Cruises has added a ship a year — Celebrity Equinox (2009), Celebrity Eclipse (2010), and Celebrity Silhouette (2011). Reflection is the fifth and final ship in the class.
Under the iconic Celebrity Cruises "X" on their smokestacks, the sisters have gained considerable attention for the landmark feature of a "Lawn Club," a half-acre of real grass up on top. But the contemporary high design displayed aboard these ships is another wow — especially the main dining room created by top restaurant designer Adam Tihany (Le Cirque in New York), complete with jaw-dropping two-deck-high glass wine tower.
Reflection's 310-square-foot AquaClass suites, like the spa lovers’ AquaClass staterooms, come with such perks as Frette bathrobes, Bugari bath products and Hansgrohe showers. But more importantly, AquaClass guests also get complimentary access to…