This was our 25th cruise, our second on Celebrity. We loved it - we were part of a group of 12 and the overall concensus was that Celebrity definitely does an above average job of providing a value-added cruise experience. Our Concierge cabin was perfect, the daily fruit bowls and canapes were great, and the flowers in the cabin and bathroom were a wonderful touch. The shower was comfortable, towels were great, and bath amenities above and beyond the usual. The food on the ship was very good - best pizza we have had on a ship, great hot dogs, wonderful pasta choices, large variety of sushi every day, and tasty stirfry. Dining room food was well presented and flavorful, service exceptional! Adequate variety most nights to always find something you liked on the menu. Buffet food was good, usually warm, and had a large variety every day from breakfast to late in the day. The Thermopool area of the ship was a relaxing experience to visit whether you were just relaxing in a chair or enjoying the pool or hot tubs in the area. Pool Butlers were always friendly and accommodating regardless of what you asked of them.
This ship was the friendliest and cleanest ship we have ever been on (25 cruises) - the ships officer's were always visible around the ship and were very approachable. They were always talking to passengers and soliciting opinions and suggestions - seemed genuinely concerned about passenger satisfaction! Quite the switch from a recent cruise on another "C" cruise line where we never saw an officer during the cruise other than on stage and the crew was less than friendly or accommodating.
Entertainment in the Sunset Bar, Michael's, Cafe Bacio, the Rendevous Lounge, and Constellation was generally very good, however the number of songs was sometimes limited for some entertainers.
We are already booked on another Celebrity cruise - it was a very positive cruise experience, and considering it was 17 nights, we felt that if there were significant things to criticize we would have found them in that number of days!