Constellation, Not our cup of tea.
We decided to try Celebrity at the last moment, to add to our cruise experience. This was a 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Key West.
Embarkation, once you figured out about parking was a breeze. We arrived at 10:30am and was onboard in 15 minutes. Your sea pass cards DO NOT tell you your table or seating. They said we would find out in our room. We didn't get our paper from room steward until 5pm..
Ship is clean and neat. Lots of open areas and plenty of bars.
Our roll call had a meet and greet, cabin crawl and slot pull. This was the most fun for the week.
The dinners the entire cruise were mediocre at best. SLOW. It was anywhere from 2 to 2 ½ hours every night. The waiter only took our orders and then disappeared leaving the assistant to do all the work. Wrong food was delivered to tables, including bringing me seafood, knowing I am allergic. The chef actually came to our table one night as everyone in the entire section was complaining. By day 3 we were eating upstairs.
Celebrity showtime.. Opening Night. Very good show
Sea Day, Welcome Toast and Formal Night. Couple at o9ur table wore shorts and tops, weren't turned away. Blue jeans and baseball caps in the dining room? Production show iHollywood. Not very good.
Chair hogs?, yep they live and breathe, starting at 7am. I did dee the pool butlers picking up towels when people started complaining.
Cozumel, Got off long enough to get some vanilla and back on ship. Most people had the same idea. About 2pm the skies opened up and it poured for about 4 hours. Tonights show.. James Stephens III. An excellent show.
Sea Day.. Tonights show White Magic.
Best day of all.. Key West. We were the first ones off the ship, and were told to go to the sponge docks, as they were filming Good Morning America. Free Stone Crabs, the worlds largest key lime pie, conch blowing, and more. This was really a fun day.
Tonights show, Celebrate the World. Just ducky. We sit all the way in the back row, and several drunks sat next to us and wouldn't shut up. Needless to say people in the ros in front of them told themn to know it off, and so security came. We left before punches got thrown.
This was a breeze. Off the ship at 7am and home at noon.
1,Nice clean ship, Buffet food was good.
2. Towels readily available on pool deck without a sea pass card
3. Nice brunch on sea day
1. No Towel animals. Seems petty, but we like them
2. Chocolate on the pillows.. sporadic.. 2 nights out of 5
3. Ice bucket.. Had to remind room steward every night, along with lotions, shampoo, etc
4. rules only applied to some. Children in the hot tub with no parent around. Children running in hallways, no supervision. Chair hogs, Dress code depended on who was at the door if you were turned away or not.
5. No love and marriage show, no ice carving demo, etc
6. Pools close at 8 pm every night, including the adult pool.
Well, that's about the end.. IF a good deal comesd along, we MIGHT go back, but until then.. Royal gets our vote!