Occupation:retired, U.S. State Dept.
Number of Cruises: 5
Cruise Line: Celebrity
Sailing Date: November 5th, 2003
Itinerary: Mexican Riviera
Lost of stateroom AC and lights one night off the coast of upper Baja was accompanied by the being dead in the water for about half an hour. The Captain did keep all aboard the ship informed of the progress in fixing a bad generator and the main concern I had was , "Where are the nearest rocks and what is the current?". There was no charge for this extra adventure. We found about 6 top side luncheons not up to Celebrity high standards and a couple complaints were heard at dinner in the main dining room. The well known Head Chef, Michel Roux, was gone and replaced by two German chefs. Did he leave because he could not maintain his high standards with the food budget he had to work with?
The shows were better then I am use to on this cruise and some of the performers were just plain outstanding. Best bargain on the ship was a 20 oz Dutch draft at the pool bar for $3.95 plus 15%. Couple good "Drinks of the day" at any bar on the ship at $4.35 plus tax. They have to make up for the low fares somewhere and one place is the drinks. Outside of the above I am not able to list any complaints. Better then average cruise line and ship. Will go again with no hesitation.