In March 2012, over 30 friends booked the 7 day souther caribbean cruise on Celebrity for January 2013. We used a local agent to handle all bookings for flight, hotel & cruise itself. The discount received for the group booking was split among all travelers on the cruise.
We got home from this wonderful vacation just this passed weekend. We had a blast! With so many of us on this trip, there were plenty of avenues to share with one group of friends or another (or with someone we'd just met while on the cruise). From the time you get up in the morning, to every hour on the hour activities on board as well as the excursions offered at each port, then more activities & fun to be had again on board throughout the night! We laughed ourselves into tears!
In reading some of the reviews from people stating they "expected more" or felt their trip wasn't up to their liking..... shame on you! The comedian we saw while on this cruise was right.... some people will travel thousands of miles just to complain. In my opinion, if any one somebody did not have a great trip then they did not take full advantage of new experiences, or should maybe book another kind of vacation.
Upgrade your room! It's a little bigger and does make a difference even if you feel you won't spend much time in your room - it's worth it.
Staff - awesome people through & through. From our stateroom attendant, to wait staff, officers, spa techs, doctor on board, entertainment staff, etc.
Purchase a drink package to fit your needs. It will save you money in the end.
Throughout the duration of the cruise we lounged in the sun, hung out in the pool, drank (a lot), ate (a lot), saw a few stage shows, gambled, played shuffle board & ping pong, experienced services at the spa, shopped, booked a dinner (upgrade - worth the money) one night at The Normandy which was great. Our day at sea, we put together a poker run (walk) to five of the bars with our group - lots of fun!