We are going on a 11 day cruise to Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel on December 1. We booked a Concierge Class Balcony and will be in room 9127. We would have booked just a regular balcony room but found the Concierge Class Balcony to be only $50.00 more per person so we went that route.
My questions are the following:
We have only sailed with RCCL, Princess and Holland...and have never sailed more than a 7 day cruise. How many formal nights are there on a 11 day cruise with Celebrity and do their customers dress more formal than the lines listed above?
Has anyone ever booked this room or a room near it? We have read that the deck above can overshadow the balcony and we were fine with that....but was wondering if the noise would be bad in this area?
We would like to stay in a hotel near the Port the night before. (We are going out of Fort Lauderdale)Can anyone recommend a good hotel that is very close to the port and do you happen to know of one that might offer free shuttle to and from the port and maybe even free parking while on cruise? We have found many hotels in the Port Canaveral area that offer this but so far nothing in Ft. Lauderdale.
Is there anything else I might need to know as a first time cruiser with Celebrity?
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!