We ( 3 older adults travelling together and sharing a stateroom) had just completed a cruise from Hawaii to Vancouver on Royal Caribbean, which was packaged together with a 7 night Alaska cruise on Celebrity Century, so we were very interested in comparing 2 different cruises taken so close together. We had thoroughly enjoyed the RCL experience, and after a couple of initial problems relating to our Stateroom, and our dining table, which were handled very efficiently and to our satisfaction by guest services- by changing both- we settled down to enjoy Celebrity.
A short taxi ride from downtown Vancouver got us to the port, where embarkation was efficient (apart from long lines with US immigration), and we were greeted with a champagne on boarding, a nice touch.
Dinner on the first night was in the Islands Cafe buffet, and we were impressed with the spaciousness and location of that venue. The food there was good, but not outstanding. Later dinners were all in the More
dining room, where they were mainly to a good standard, with some exceptions.
Celebrity recognised our Diamond status on RCL, and we had the perks of being Elite, which was wonderful. We found the service from all crew members to be outstanding, and there was great visibility of the officers on board, who were all very friendly indeed.
Entertainment was of a good standard, and the lecturer on all topics Alaskan was very good too.
Alaska was terrific, there are many reviews here that tell how great it is to visit - the highlight for us was Hubbard Glacier, but all the ports were interesting, we did our own thing in each of them, except for a tram tour and cultural show at Icy Strait Point which was very enjoyable.
So to sum up, we were all very impressed with our first experience on Celebrity, and would not hesitate to sail with them again. Less