This was our third cruise with Celebrity, and the first on a non Solstice-class ship. It was also our first trip to Bermuda. The ship is in generally good shape, and laid out well. We found the staff to be fantastic and accommodating. The buffet was disappointing, but the main dining room (Cosmopolitan Restaurant) is available for all meals, and was quite good. Shows are not our thing, but our dining companions were quite happy with them. The crowd on the ship was older, and there were few kids. My son (12) was a little disappointed with the teen program, which kept getting combined with younger kids; the last day of the cruise, many of the activities were cancelled. Still, he found the cruise overall to his liking.
The age of the ship was apparent in the bathroom, which had a few discolored tiles and a bit of rust showing; also, the shower closed with a curtain, rather than the glass doors in the Solstice-class ships. Still, the room was adequate and had surprisingly good storage. Furnishings and linens were in good condition. Our room was mid-ship, which was great as we had some rough seas on the way down, but our movement was less than others experienced. We actually enjoyed the lack of windows, as the room was nice and dark for those vacation naps. Our cabin staff was friendly, efficient, got in and out of the rooms so quickly. Vilma was a ray of sunshine, always smiling and humming as she went about her work.
Bermuda is an amazing destination, and most fellow cruisers we spoke with have been there many times. We are planning to go again, maybe taking our parents along next time. The locals were so friendly and nice, the islands are beautiful, public transportation is easy, inexpensive, and safe, and the beaches are incredible. We heard that dining was expensive on the island, but we limited ourselves to smoothies and snacks, and ate on the ship.
We booked the Fantaseas glass bottom boat tour. Two young men ran the tour, and I noticed they were very carefully helping older guests with physical limitations to their seats. There was the usual tour guide banter, but they both appeared to be knowledgeable about the area and what they spoke about. My son had a number of questions, once we were looking at the fish and coral, and they answered him thoughtfully. I didn't have high expectations for the excursion, but it was a fun and informative afternoon, and I was glad we took the time to go.