Our room was nice, well kept and in good condition. I know the ship had recently been in dry dock for updating and we did not think the wear and tear of the ten years or so was visible and everything seemed in good shape and clean. I was especially impressed at the effort that was made to keep common areas such as bathrooms clean.
We had heard some criticism of the food on cc but found the food selection, quality and service to be outstanding. Maybe Celebrity heard and acted on the comments. Of course you can't please some people. They want Walmart pricing and receive Ritz quality. We did not expect five stars and do not think giving stars is even appropriate when the ship is trying to turn out dinner for several thousand people in a short time. What we was received was very good and if ever there were a doubt something else was quickly substituted. One night without me ever saying anything our headwaiter could tell I was not really enjoying my entre so he came over and inquired whether he could bring something else and did so promptly.
We were very pleased with our room steward, our head waiter and his assistant, as well as the rest of the ship staff. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and very accomadating.
We were not blown away by the entertainment but found it satisfactory overall. I do think Celebrity could do better on their sailaways from ports. The sort of caribbean group that played sometimes was just weak to okay. My wife really got tired of hearing "Buffalo Soldier". I think they had a limited repertoire. There was a kind of folk singer guy who we found playing sometime on the back of the ship and he was great. But the cruise was almost over by the time we made the discovery. I told Celebrity they should have him do some sailaways. Also told them they should have some signage outside restaurants,etc. telling people where various entertainment is each day. They do move around and perform at different times. I know the daily sheet gives that information but some signage would be helpful.
Celebrity did an excellent job of getting us on the ship and as good a job getting us off. We had an early flight back to Atlanta and received the luggage tags to get us off the ship as soon as it cleared customs. We appreciated their responding to our need.
We will definitely sail Celebrity again. We prefer the larger RC ships and their sailaways are better but feel Celebrity provides a very good product and service for the price. Princess comes in third for us from our single experience mainly because of the strange design and flow getting around their ship. But we would go on Princess again if the itinerary were only available there.
Looking forward to our next cruise. Haven't done the Mediterrean yet and hope to do it soon.
Last port was Aruba. We just love spending the day on the beach in the hotel area. Lots to see and just beautiful.