I´ve got an email today from friends, going with us on the Radiance cruise.
They read my german review and told me how lucky we were with our Splendour cruise and what happend to friends, who have been on the Mercury, almost the same time. Here a short translation:
Friends have been on the Mercury, mexican riviera. The ship was manky, also their cabin, that they demanded, that the cabin has been cleaned a second time. They did not want to go into the cabin, before this has been done. Another passenger was totally shocked. He was on the Mercury a few months ago and could not believe how a ship could become in such a bad state since he left the ship. Other passengers said, that it doesn´t earn more than 3 ˝ *. Even the food was not better than 3 ˝ * and they missed their flight, because the ship had to go back to the last port after 10 hours on sea, because of a medical problem. So they arrived later than normal and missed the flight and nobody from Celebrity helped them.
Their summary: this was the last cruise with Celebrity.