Number of Cruises: 2
Cruise Line: Celebrity
Sailing Date: February 26th, 2005
Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean
This was our second cruise, first on Celebrity. Based on our experience, we would cruise with Celebrity again.
The embarkation process was flawless, and took about 5 minutes. This is in sharp contrast to the hours it took on our first cruise.
Our room (outside, 9th deck) was spacious and well laid out.
The food was excellent---the highlight was that there were always options. Breakfast--the formal dining room, buffet, an omelet bar and a waffle bar.
Lunch was similar with the dining room, a buffet, burger and pizza bar, as well as a themed bar (tacos, Indian, etc.). Each evening there was a sushi bar that was not well-attended, but was very, very good! For dinner, there was always pizza and pasta available, informal dining in the sky bar as well as the Grand dining room. Also, room service was available 24 hours, and items on the dining room menu could be included in room service.
On 2 nights there was a midnight buffet, which we couldn't even consider----who could be hungry after eating all day!
The size of the ship suited us well--big enough. I don't know that we would want it any bigger or we would forever be making long walks to and from places.
We enjoyed the activities on board and took part in as many as we could.
The staff was consistently coureous and did an excellent job.
For those who complained about not enough on TV---who goes on a cruise to watch TV? It was so nice to turn it off for a week. There were so many other things to do, that we didn't miss TV at all.
Overall, I highly recommend Celebrity--they do a great job of meeting the interests of everyone. It didn't feel like it catered to the much older (65+ crowd) as our last cruise did, but also didn't feel like a "party ship".