7 -- 12 April 2012; Cabin no 7163, balcony
First of all, we had a wonderful time onboard and enjoyed ourselves very much. Celebrity does not disappoint.
It has been 3 Â½ years since we last sailed with Millennium, across the Pacific, and I have been looking at the long resume I wrote then.
Most of the positive things we saw and wrote about at that time are still in place, but there were also a few small things that need improvement.
Metropolitan Restaurant and Ocean Cafe.
Dinner at the Metropolitan Restaurant is a pleasant event every night.
Service is also proffesional.
Good and wonderful food, well prepared, tasty and natural.
We like to give special compliments for the soups. They were very tasty, natural and well balanced. We tasted and enjoyed 2 -- 4 different soups everyday, and all have been very good.
Desserts are also very tasty.
Bakery products are of high quality and taste.
Vegetables are always cooked to just the right consistency and taste fresh.
Pizza's are good and tasty, but missing the variation of the thin and crusty variation, with for example, parma ham, cheese and arugula.
We like the pasta bar, and that they warm the perfectly cooked pasta and add garnish and sauce as wanted; same with the mixing of Cesar salad.
Good and nice that it is mixed on the spot and that one can add garnish.
Breakfast. Huge and a lot of variation of fruit, cereals, cold cuts, eggs, omellets, even misosoup. Should be something for everybody. We specially enjoy the breakfast at the Aqua Spa CafÃ¨, where the waiters are specially attentive, and greet us by name. A little, but nice detail, that makes us feel special. This crew is good at that.
The Olympic -- elegant, 5 star fantastic food and service.
Price is well worth it. You will be pampered !
We have been on more than 60 different cruises, and the signature
restaurants of Celebrity are best in its class. None over - none beside.
Wonderful lobster and scallop, tasty Chateaubriand with nice
presentation and flambe.
Fine selection of cheeses and fine presentation from the waiter, who also knew the cheeses and described them well.
Fantastic desserts, specially the dessert medley.
We had a wonderful evening at a place with tradition and elegance, and the food and good service matched the elegant atmosphere very well.
A small and positive suggestions for an even higher standard and service
1. Hot towels given on arrival at the table, and after dinner -- just an added service and hygenic gesture.
2. A small sorbet, with a dash of champagne, between main and cheese
courses, would have been top of this gastronomic pleasure.
These are not complaints, but 2 small items that we think would make the standard even higher, without costing too much.
Lectures have been interesting and informative, and we have attended most of them. Apple computer-classes are welcome.
Cabin is fine, bed is good to sleep on, and the room-attendent is attentive.
Show, music and entertainment have been good and enjoyable.
We also appreciate that on this Easter-cruise, our spiritual needs were met, with 2 priests onboard, Catholic and Lutheran.
The Conservatory with its fresh flowers is an oasis that we have not seen on other ships. Relaxing atmosphere in there.
Unfortunately, we forgot a few things in a cabinet, in the cabin (expensive Bose headset, Longchamp Bag, binocular and 4 caps.) We emailed RCL twice, but we got the impression that they have not really put an effort in locating our things. After waiting almost a week for a reply to our first email, we resent them the same mail with a copy to the RCL office in Oslo, and lo and behold, got a pro forma letter the same afternoon saying that they have not found anything.
The few things we would challenge the company to improve, is the general maintainence of the outdoor and some places of the interior areas.
A beautiful ship like this deserves a "new dress" after 12 years.
All in all, this has been a great cruise.
Leli and Morten from Norway.
Cabin 7163 (Elite Members)