We have cruised annually in recent years with our teenage children and this time and on Celebrity due to the suitability of the departure from Bayonne at the time of year we were travelling to the USA from Australia.
Getting to the port of Bayonne from Chelsea Manhattan was a quite a challenge with no Manhattan cabs wanting to take us. Ended up getting the Path Train to New Jersey, and then the light rail from Jersey City to a stop near the port and then managed to flag a cab. A fair bot of stress but got there in the end.
The ques to Board the ship was the longest in our cruising history but were on the ship in maybe an hour.
Well boarding the ship we said wow, being only a few months old the ship was in A1 condition. We normally get the older ships travelling out of Sydney so this was quite a change.
We had 2 balcony cabins one for our 3 teens and one for my wife and I. The balcony railing opened so we were able to access our kids cabin.
The cabins were suitable with no complaints, probably a little tight in some areas.
Travelling with the teens we ate in the main dining room each night, we had wonderful service from our waiters and drink steward. The food quality was good, and had good reports from others dining in the specialty restaurants.
Had to use the ships hospital for an injury incurred during and on board activity and again the doctors and service received was A1.
Enjoyed the breakfasts on the balcony was being incapacitated.
We organised our own shore tours for the majority, but we booked a catamaran snorkeling cruise in St Johns through the ship and had a fantastic time.
The buffet when we had lunch or a late afternoon sushi seemed to be better than other cruise ships we had attended.
The entertainment was so so but comparable with others although some entertainers were great.
Enjoyed the Caribbean and Celebrity and will be returning to both.