I have been reading some reviews of the March cruise (Celebrity Eclipse, 14 days out of Ft. Lauderdale) that my wife and I were on. Most state that the cruise was just great. Some however were less than complimentary. I don't know what cruise experience these nay sayers have, but they show by their comments that they just don't get it. As with most things in life, you need to have the correct frame of mind to appreciate your situation. Here we are on the beautiful Eclipse, being served hand and foot by a staff that is both friendly and professionally efficient, served food each night which any decent on shore restaurant would charge an "arm and a leg" for, and being presented with entertainment that appeals to all age groups; and the nay sayers complain! Unbelievable!
The worst that could be said about this cruise would be that some of the music was too loud and intrusive in some of the venues. This is an easy fix if "Corporate Types" will only listen to their frequent cruisers. My major complaint is that I read a review that said little was available after 10pm. Did we sail on the same cruise? So much was presented that it was often difficult to decide what to attend. As far as Perry Grant is concerned, let me say that he is the best, most compelling, most interactive, most talented, entertainer on the seven seas. If one cannot appreciate his music, his wit, his ability to connect with his audience, then one should not be writing a review on Cruise Critic. Still, the cruise activity director, Sue, is to be commended for organizing events that were available "after 10 pm" for those who wished to do something else. It is all in the daily program. One need only review it each morning and plan their day accordingly.
We love cruising on Celebrity because the staff is friendly and efficient, their food is terrific, their entertainment is eclectic and their care for customer satisfaction real and responsive. To those who do not agree with this review, I can only say, please rethink your experience. Was it the cruise line or was it YOU that failed?