There is plenty of space -- we never felt crowded or were aware that there were over 2,800 passengers on board.
Cabin -- door opens OUT into a recess in the corridor!
Overall facilities -- double or twin beds, very small bedside table with two narrow shelves under.- thin chocolate on pillow at night with turn down service
Plenty of room for cases under bed. Above bed storage for bed cushions, extra doona, blanket
Life jackets under bed in a basket
Bible in the top drawer
Lounge -- seats up to 4, small oval table
TV -- flat screen -- can swivel. Interactive with keyboard to book excursions etc.
Safe -- in wardrobe, easy to use and larger than on most ships
Frig -- mini bar -- some heat transfer to side drawers
Next to mini bar frig - Two shallow top drawers (do not store medicines or first aid kit in these as they get quite warm); three deeper drawers below,
Cupboard above frig = in size to two shallow drawers
Marble top "desk" with chair. Drawer under holds interactive keyboard and hair dryer
Powerpoints -- 2 X US flat 2 pin (110), 1 X Europe/Asia round 2 pin (220)
Mirror with light above.
Wardrobe -- two door -- standard is for 24 hangers -- we had 4 with trouser clips.
Drop down bracket if needed for hanging shirts, tops
Three shelves -- two below safe, one above
Two bathrobes, one umbrella, one Celebrity bag (re-cycled material similar to those used for shopping)
Shower is excellent -- good amount of room with glass sliding doors, not a shower curtain
Foot rest in shower
Large mirror with power point above -- takes both flat and round 2 pin plugs (110/220)
Bath towel, hand towel, washer and bath mat
Double towel rail
Moisturiser, shampoo, conditioner, real soap (not bath gel), tissues, shower cap, cotton balls and cotton buds
Hair dryer -- in desk drawer
No clothes line, however ample room to attach elastic extendable line from hooks in shower over glass screen to towel rail.
Basin -- small if you are doing your washing!
Storage -- 2 tiny drawers (6" X 5") -- probably of little use
Side cabinet with glass door 4 shelves (not very wide but deep enough for a wash bag or makeup bag, wooden cabinet below with three shelves
Dim light in bathroom stays on at night
Good size and depth. Two comfortable mesh chairs, round wooden top table, high privacy screens between staterooms, high glass panels.
1 - TV guide
2 - Cruise director channel
3 - Shore Excursions
4 - Port Talk and Shopping
5 - Bridge view
6 - Navigational map
7 - Celebrity Life (Lecturers)
8 - Movie channel
9 - Engage
10 -- Fox News
11 - MSNBC
12 - BBC World News
13 - CNBC
14 - Sky News Australia
15 - Fox Sports
16 - Fox 8
17 - Fox Footy channel
18 - Comedy
19 -- Arena
20 - Bio
Laundry prices -- as per list
Mast Grill -- deck 14 mid -- hot dogs and hamburgers
Oceanview bar and cafe - Buffet: deck 14, aft~ huge open area
Many food stations, plenty of seating
Tea (various types), coffee real and de-caf, as well as Nescafe sachets, Chocolate powder, lemon, honey sugar and artificial sweeteners, "juice", ice and water available 24 hours
Cereals: corn flakes, fruit loops, coco pops, sultana bran, -wheat bix and rice bubbles;
"Wet" muesli, mixed berries, canned fruits, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, walnuts, yoghurts.
Oatmeal and semolina
Fresh fruits -- apples, bananas, oranges, half grapefruit, melon, pineapple etc.
Cold meats, smoked salmon, tomatoes, onions, capers, selection of cheeses
Danish pastries, muffins, bread, toast, rolls.
Butter, margarine, honey (at tea station) jams, vegemite
Waffles, pancakes, French toast
"American" breakfast -- bacon, corn-beef hash, sausages, hash browns
Baked ham, kippers, black pudding (blood sausage) baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes,
Eggs of all types -- Benedict, fried, poached, boiled
Omelette: whole or egg white; fillings mushroom, tomato, onion, pepper, potato, jalapeno, spinach, ham, scallion, smoked salmon, asparagus, cheese- feta, cheddar, swiss, mozzarella!
Salad bars, antipasto, Chef's carvery, soup and sandwich, stir fry, Mexican Spice, Indian curries, pasta kitchen, pizzeria, fromagerie, cold meats, BBQ grill, hot meals,
sinful pastries, "sweet treats" and ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt - 9 types! -- and two soft serve flavours.
The 15% gratuity (service charge) is included in the listed price ~ however the company policy is that depending on the demographics of the cruise to Hawaii the 15% charge may be added!
I guess the original prices will not change!
Wines by the glass (5 ounce) $6.25 - $9.75; 355ml carafe $11.50
Beers - $5.25 - $8.00
Cocktails - $7.00
Mocktails - $4.50
Soft drinks - $2.25
Selection of small cakes, slices and biscuits, mini sandwiches and rolls, fresh fruit.
Dinner: Very similar to lunch -- no sandwich bar, but has sushi bar and hot dogs and hamburgers
AquaSpa bar and cafe ~ deck 12
breakfast - fruit and cereal (has muesli and sultana bran) and some other dishes
lunch -- very small pre-served salads, extra "additives" available. Fresh and preserved fruits, thin narrow bread rolls (different flours), dessert
Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria ~ deck 5 -- coffee prices $3.50 - $5.25 --15% currently included
Bistro on Five ~ deck 5 -- pay as you go
Grand Epernay Dining Room ~ decks 3 and 4
Breakfast available Deck 3 -- 8am -- 9.30
Lunch available Deck 4 -- 12 noon to 1.30pm
Dinner -- 1st seating -- 6pm; 2nd seating 8.30pm -- decks 3 and 4
Celebrity Select dining -- 5.45pm -- 9.30pm (reservations appreciated) Deck 4 starboard
Water, tea and coffee included
Cheapest wine by the bottle $30 - most expensive $3,450.00 -- this was sold to a Chinese man before Christmas -- another bottle is on order!
By the glass - $6.50 and up
Beer - $5.25 - $9.00
Specialty dining ~ all on deck 5
Blu ~ Aqua class passengers only
Morano ~ very elegant French - $40.00 per person
Silk ~ Asia fusion - $25.00
Tuscan Grille ~ Italian grill - $30.00
Medical Centre deck 2
Motion sickness tablets would be available (pack of two) from Guest Services, but passengers are advised to be prepared and bring their own. Take before actually getting seasick for better results.
Cost of a visit Is $111.00 PLUS all services and medication. An itemised account is given for possible travel insurance claim.
Water drink bubblers on open decks
Drink packages -- as per list.
Daily program delivered to stateroom during dinner each night. No prices are quoted in the program ** means extra charge. Many information seminars lead to expensive treatments or programs
All prices quoted are in $US
My bottle of wine purchased in Cairns was confiscated when re-boarding the ship -- delivered to the cabin on last cruise night
No currency exchange for French Pacific Francs on board
Two internal staircases, two lift wells alongside each staircase.
The 8 Lifts in mid section/aft have glass walls looking into atrium
4 normal lifts in forward/mid section.
Public areas well served with toilets -- automatic door opening (touch the white rectangular) panels; in the ladies' cloth and paper hand towels and boxes of tissues -- in the men's (so I'm told) paper towels and "sayings or inscriptions" above each urinal!
Solastic Deck -- deck 16 -- sun lounges
Hot Glass Show ~ deck 15 -- Run by Corning Ware Glass Museum, USA -- 2 hour Glass blowing demonstrations most days
Basketball Court ~ deck 15
The Lawn Club/Patio on the lawn ~ deck 15
Real grass, boules/bocce, quoits, croquet, cricket and golf
Jogging track -- deck 14 one mile = 8 laps; one kilometre = 5 laps -- go anti clockwise -- pass on the left
Fitness centre ~ deck 12
AquaSpa by Elemis ~deck 12
Massages -- prices vary by type and time -- check for special offers
Cut: short hair $59; medium length $69; long $79
Wash and blow dry or roller set -- short $39; medium $49; long$59
Persian Garden -- deck 12 - full voyage packages only no single visits. Steam room and dry sauna, relaxation room. For 1 person $129, 2 people $219
Library -- deck 10 appears to have a good range -- alphabetical order.
Book swap section
Card Room -- deck 9 - 6 tables, available: mah-jong, chess, scrabble, checkers, Chinese checkers, other board games, paper puzzles -- crossword, sudoko
Team Earth -- deck 7 quiet place overlooking central void and lift area with full size real tree growing in mid-air pot.
Internet Cafe (iLounge) -- deck 6
18 terminals open 24 hours.- "staffed" at times listed in programmes
WiFi available in cabins and throughout the ship.
Warning that signal strength will vary depending on satellite access
Prices from 75c per minute and down -- eg: 38 minutes $24.95 up to $399.95 for 1666 minutes!
iLearn classes -- all sea days for Apple Mac and products - iPhoto, iPad, iPhone, iCloud
Fortunes Casino ~ deck 4 -- usual range of tables and poker machines -- closed in ports
Deck by Deck additional
Lido deck 14 ~ Sky Deck Lounge -- great spot for Probus meetings, also Sky Conference Centre
No deck 13
Resort deck 12 ~ pools and Solarium/Indoor pool, Persian Garden, hair salon, acupuncture clinic
Staterooms -- even number starboard side, odd numbers on the port side..
Resort deck 12, Penthouse deck 11, Sky deck 10, Panorama deck 9, Vista deck 8, Sunrise deck 7, Continental deck 6, Plaza deck 3
Entertainment deck 5 ~ Michael's Club, Captain's Club and Future Cruise sales; Galleria Tastings, boutique shops, art gallery, photo gallery, business lounge, Solistice theatre
Promenade Deck 4 ~ Cellarmasters, Martini Bar, shops, Celebrity Central (small theatre), Solistice Theatre
Plaza Deck 3 ~ guest relations and shore excursions