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Old 12-28-2009, 07:47 AM
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Wonderful food and dining room service with staff provided by Apollo Caterers.
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Under original owner Chandris (hence the "X" logo in a Greek language meaning) the line was truly upscale. Wonderful food and dining room service with staff provided by Apollo Caterers.
Even more importantly, the head chefs on the Celebrity ships were trained directly by Michel Roux, a French chef whose restaurant in Britain was the first restaurant there to earn three stars from Michelin.

Michel Roux also developed all of Celebrity's dinner menus.

When Royal Caribbean acquired Celebrity, they started cutting back on the amount of money allocated for the food, one of several ways I feel they "Royal Caribbeanized" Celebrity. I still feel Celebrity is a more upscale cruise line than Royal Caribbean, but the differences are fewer than when Celebrity first started.