#9 Celebrity Reflection from 9 Best Cruise Ships for Food (Slideshow)

9 Best Cruise Ships for Food (Slideshow)

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#9 Celebrity Reflection

The Reflection isn’t just the newest (debuted in 2012) and largest (3,046 staterooms, 126,000 gross tonnage, and an additional deck) of Celebrity’s fleet, it also has the best dining. The Reflection includes the standards on every one of Celebrity’s ships: the Sky Observation Lounge (complete with stunning views), the entertaining Martini Bar, and the Lawn Club — which is anything but a standard dining experience, as guests are invited to cook their own steaks to perfection outside on grass. But these locations are more spacious on the newer, larger ship, and include a suite-only restaurant and an even more exclusive one for AquaClass passengers.

Diners in the elegant main room, Opus, can choose either traditional dining at 6:15 p.m. or 8:45 p.m., or flexible Celebrity Select Dining (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.), and reservations for the latter can be made online — even prior to boarding! At the buffet, in the Oceanview Café (modeled after an international marketplace), the menu changes every day, with a wide variety of cuisines showcased at live cooking and other made-to-order stations. There’s also a grill, an additional café, and room service, in addition to French, Italian, sushi, seafood, and fine dining fee options. Don’t be deterred by the extra options though — the free restaurants provide plenty of impressive culinary experiences for travelers not willing to shell out additional money.