This is our 5th cruise, we have traveled with RC and Carnival previously. My husband and I are in our early 40's.
Let me start by saying the ship was beautiful. The fine details and decor were first class. The gym and spa amenities are not reserved for Spa guest and there isn't an extra charge to use the facilities. The sauna is really nice and the oversized hot tub was great.
The rooms were average size and not as spectacular as the ship. But the bedding was a higher quality than RC and Carnival.
There was 1 staff for every 2 passengers and I must say the staff was very attentive and there was hardly a wait for anything on the ship.
No long lines in the buffets, no long waits in the main dinning room, and speciality restaurants. I must say Top Notch Service! Food in the Ocean Cafe Buffett was above average, and the the two grills the have one pool side and one at ack of ship where really good. There are aged angus burgers everyday at poolside grill and the other grill station had salmon, chicken, New York strip streaks and pork chops grilled to order daily.
Our only con was the passengers on the ship were mostly 65 and older and thus the entertainment or lack of I should say was geared toward senior citizens. The most popular past time was reading in a quiet place or sleeping on deck. Heck I wondered if some were actually alive as the slept on deck. No pool deck music or partying, actually no loud music really at all on the ship. The "nightclub" was empty by midnight and between 11pm and midnight the dance floor was filled with grandparents getting jiggy! Now that was entertainment, I saw canes on the dance floor and walkers parked on the side on the dance floor!
All in all great cruise, great ports, but definitely will wait another 20 years before returning to Celebrity.
Helpful hints: The speciality resturant Quisine don't waste your money. Presentation experience is over rated and the food was very bland no flavor.
Bistro on Five is worth the $5.00 cover
You can find newer and a bigger selection of perfume and liquor in the port
The spa bathrooms right off large hot tub are wonderful the sauna is located inside
Don't miss the grill at the end of the ship right before you exit. Fresh meat, chicken and fish grilled to order.
Celebrity does let you take soft drinks aboard they just don't advertise it
The coffee in the coffee shop is very week not worth the money. The coffee at the coffee rations and main dining room is better.
This is not a cruise for kids I counted 10 in total in the kids clubs. It seemed as if they were being babysat instead of having fun.