The Reflection, which officially launched in 2012, is the last ship in Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice line, and it also happens to be its largest. The Reflection is a silhouette-class ship, and it’s capable of carrying up to 3,030 passengers. The most notable feature of the Reflection is its commitment to “modern luxury”, which is reflected in many of the design elements throughout the ship.
On the ship’s 13 decks, you’ll find plenty to keep yourself entertained. There are 10 different restaurants, including several that offer alfresco dining. You can also elect to take a dip in one of the Reflection’s three different pools. If you feel like trying your luck, you can even pay a visit to the ship’s onboard casino! Really, though, the Reflection – as its name might imply – is all about relaxation, and you’ll find that all of the private and public spaces have been designed with maximum comfort in mind.
So, take a look at these 29 stunning pictures of Celebrity’s newest and biggest cruise line. See why so many vacationers from around the world have been praising this fine ship. Perhaps you’ll even be inspired to book the ultimate cabin aboard the Reflection, which you’ll find pictured at #21 and #22.
1. That’s a Big Boat!
The construction of the Celebrity Reflection began in March of 2011 in Papenberg, Germany.
2. The Reflection Nears Completion
The Reflection was built by Meyer Werft, which has been building world-class ships since 1875.
3. Right After Christening
When the Reflection was officially launched in December of 2012, four women who have committed themselves to fighting breast cancer christened it.
The outdoor pool is actually two separate pools in one, and it features separate Jacuzzis at all four corners.
5. Extra Chairs on Deck
As the reflection accommodates 1000 more guests than the smallest ship in Celebrity’s Solstice line, you’ll notice a lot of extra chairs on deck.
6. It Really Comes Alive at Night
While the pool is great during the daylight hours, the ambiance around the pool at night can’t be beat.
7. There’s Always the Indoor Pool
If the elements refuse to cooperate, you can always elect to take a dip in the Reflection’s indoor swimming pool
8. For Entertainment
If you’re looking to enjoy a craft cocktail and a view of the open ocean, then your first stop should be the Sky Observation Lounge.
9. If You Need to Cool Off
Then pay a visit to the ice bar at Martini Bar & Crush to enjoy the flair bartending of the establishment’s mixologists.
10. Yes, It’s an Ice Bar
At the bar in the back of this picture, the bar top is actually made of ice. But, you’ll probably be more interested in what’s on ice in the foreground.
Below decks, the main gathering point on the Reflection is the grand atrium, which features a litany of architectural flourishes.
12. Check Out the Sculpture
Made by artist Bert Rodriguez, this sculpture, which features a real living tree on top and a metallic one on the bottom, is the architectural focal point of the atrium.
13. A Work of Art
There are just over 6000 works of art aboard the Reflection, including this piece by Anthony James, which is fittingly titled “Birch”.
14. Natural Elements Throughout
Aboard the Reflection, you’ll notice many naturalistic design elements, something that’s evident in the Lawn Club above decks, which calls to mind a pristine country club.
15. A Place to Relax
As you can see, the Lawn Club provides a stunning natural environment in which to relax and to enjoy the open ocean breeze.
16. If You Need More Excitement…
Then you can get together a pick-up game of basketball on the Reflection’s on-deck basketball court.
17. Exercise in Comfort
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to keep up your own personal fitness regimen, then you can frequent the Reflection’s state-of-the-art fitness center.
18. And After You’re Done Working Out
Why not take a trip to the spa? It’s called the Persian Garden, and it offers all manner of spa services to relieve your tension.
If you pay a visit to the Persian Garden, be sure to spend some time in the steam room, which is unlike any other steam room you’ve ever seen.
20. Reading is Fundamental
Once you’re good and relaxed, perhaps it’s time to head back to the cabin and curl up with a good book that’s been borrowed from the Reflection’s library.
21. Sweet Suite
This cabin is the Reflection Suite, which perfectly embodies the Reflection’s commitment to modern luxury.
22. Holy Bathroom, Batman!
The bathroom of the Reflection Suite (which is at left above) has even been fitted with a telescope for stargazing at night.
23. Even If You’re Not Made of Money…
You’ll still find that all of the Reflection’s 1,532 cabins are as luxurious as they are comfortable.
24. Plenty of Places to Eat
No matter what kind of cuisine you favor, there are plenty of places to nosh aboard the Reflection, including this grand dining room.
25. For a More Casual Dining Experience
You can head to The Porch, which reflects the airy style of the Lawn Club.
26. Inventive Cuisine is on Order
Foodies will find a lot to enjoy in the eclectic fare of one of the Reflection’s many restaurants, including the strange offerings of Qsine.
27. Head to the Hideaway
If you’ve eaten more than your fair share and need some time to digest, then you can relax in the Hideaway, which is located in the atrium
28. Gamble the Night Away
Or, if after-dinner excitement is your flavor, then you can head to the Reflection’s onboard casino called Fortunes, which offers slots and table games.
29. Take in a Show
Finally, don’t forget to enjoy one of the Reflection’s many live shows, which include musicals, acrobatics and other forms of entertainment.