Cruising the Mediterranean Aboard the Celebrity Reflection

In June of 2017, I became the luckiest guy alive when I married Rebecca – my best friend and love of my life. To celebrate our joyous occasion, I planned a honeymoon that would be second to none. So, the day following our ceremony we boarded a plane to Rome, Italy and then found our way to the Italian seaport of Civitavecchia. Docked at the port was the Celebrity Reflection,  the luxury cruise vessel that would carry us around the Western Mediterranean. The Celebrity Reflection is the largest their Solstice class ship in their entire fleet. The vessel has a 3,046 max occupancy, is 1,047 feet long, and boats an impressive cruising speed of 24 knots. These are just some of the amazing memories we captured while underway.

Big John and Rebecca go cruising the Mediterranean aboard the Celebrity Reflection.


The Celebrity chefs surprised us with this delicious treat to commemorate our special occasion!

My beautiful wife takes a moment to wind down in our cozy little cabin.

One of the many lounge areas aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

Our shirts seemed to be a big hit on the ship.

Rebecca gets a top deck view as the Reflection prepares to shove off at Civitavecchia, Italy.

There are four swimming pools aboard the ship.


The Sky Lounge aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

There was food for every type of palate aboard the ship. I decided that I couldn’t go wrong with a crunchy plate of tacos!


The Celebrity Reflection has 13 fun-filled decks featuring various amenities. 

Fun in the sun aboard the Reflection.

There was even an outdoor walking/ jogging track to burn off some of those extra calories.


Believe it or not, this was a lawn of real grass!


This chair was probably bigger than the car we rented in Rome!

Twin hammocks outside the Lawn Club Grill.



The ship has over a dozen diverse bars, clubs and lounges.

Preparing for some nightly entertainment.


Sushi on 5


The main dining room offered fine dining with an ocean view.


That girl has class!

The Park West Gallery offered extraordinary art auctions on both sea and land.

Anchored off the coast of France.

Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera


Docked in Barcelona, Spain

The talented Celebrity Reflection chefs do a meet-and-greet with their passengers.

I taught this guy everything he knows… kidding!

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of all the magic made in the kitchen.


All of this prep work is making me hungry!


These guys take great pride in all of their culinary endeavors.

I plan to wine-n-dine this pretty girl!

Now that’s a pretty picture!

Off the Rock of Gibraltar, UK.

The beaches in Spain were breathtaking!

She was the most beautiful woman on the Spanish coast!

Sailing around the Mediterranean is hard work!

Nobody ever takes a cruise and loses weight!

Look at all those desserts!

There was plenty of fresh fruit for a more natural sweet experience.

The wine and cheese was to die for!

I’ll try one of everything, please.

The main buffet offered food any time, day or night!

Our cabin was conveniently located on the 8th deck.


Just in case you were still wondering about the food.


There were foods aboard the Celebrity Reflection from every nation.



On Celebrity cruise lines you can have your cake and eat it too!

Rebecca takes in the view from the stern.



A beautiful sunset from the Celebrity Reflection.

I hope customs doesn’t discover I smuggled these guns on board!

I think she’s into me!

Who knew she played the drums!



Nothing beats lawn games while out at sea!


Somewhere off the Spanish coast.


Cheesecake always makes my baby smile!

It was here that I witnessed the most beautiful view of my entire cruise!



Well, I truly enjoyed sharing these magical days with you aboard the Celebrity Reflection. Thank you for visiting my page at Big John’s Adventures in Travel. If you plan on taking a cruise soon, choose the very best and sail with Celebrity cruise line.

Happy travels,

Big John

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