Garrett..My family and I were on the Celebration in December. This was our first cruise and like you, kind of unsure about the ship. I had read mixed reviews and to be honest was worried.
The minute we walked on the ship all our worries were put to rest. The Celebration had been re-furbished last year and she looks great! We were very impressed with our cabin everything was new....bedspreads,mattresses,carpet....very nice! The ship really is in excellent shape. Just spotless! Everywhere we went the crew was cleaning.This crew is top-notch! We wanted to take a few home with us....just like family!
We ate mostly in the Horizon dining room. Excellent food! We had great waiters...Bozi & Vinit...they were the best! After dessert is served the waiters put on a dancing and singing show...great entertainment! One night we all did the tango...what a hoot! Not to be missed!
There are lots of activities to do. You will get the Carnival Capers everyday so be sure and read them.It will tell you what is going on, so you can plan your time.
The weather was rough the first night leaving Galveston, and the ship was rocking quite a bit, so be sure and take some seasick med...we did just fine, no problems.
We did take pictures of the ship, but not too many on the inside. Seems like when I wanted to take a picture I didn't have my camera. There are websites that show a video of the ship too. I think if you go to the Carnival website they have pictures of the inside of the ship on the different decks.
Well hope this helps you to feel better. I know you'll have a great time on the Celebration. If I can be of any help let me know. Have a great cruise!