This was our 30th cruise, and our 2nd transatlantic with Celebrity. It was smooth sailing all the way, including serve, staff, entertainment and the seas themselves.
Our cabin was so comfortable and we both enjoyed sitting on the balcony at night. Neither of us are "sleepers" but the comfort of the beds and the gentle rocking of the ship made us sleep much more soundly!
Entertainment calendar was full and we had to make some choices, therefore missing some quality events. Shirley Jones was pure delight, and that lady can still belt out a tune! We found the shows to be of excellent quality, and the performers outstanding. Only dud was a "comedian" who seemed to shuffle across the stage as if he couldn't remember what he was going to say. The band has some world-class musicians, particularly the alto saxophonist. Yes, the acapella group was frequently off key, but they tried.
Even Bingo was well-run. Of course the beautiful casino took up a quantity of our time, and the 2 cent machines had a voracious appetite.
We found the staff at the buffet area very accommodating and were usually on hand to help us find a table and even carry our food to it for us. The Silhouette dining room is beautiful, with our wait staff eager to serve. Yes, it took a few minutes to get to our table, but the short wait was worth it, and what's the hurry in the middle of the ocean? Food throughout the ship was very good, and served hot. (We had sailed transatlantic last fall on a new Carnival ship and the food was always cold, and broccoli served at every lunch and dinner!)
The tours we took were well-organized, with comfortable buses and knowledgeable guides. If you have vertigo, be careful which ones you take in Nice! Since we had been to most of these ports before we headed off to take the local double-decker sightseeing buses, which were fun and you can ride around and around to see the sights you missed the first time. Back on board, the tour desk staff was very helpful.
The Concierge went out of his way to help us when the computer lab was down, which seemed to happen frequently. Through him we were able to send some important Emails.
Both embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze. Our bags were at our cabin before we even finished a lunch at the Ocean Breeze cafe, and were easy to find when we got off the ship.
We are eagerly looking forward to our next cruise with Celebrity!