We booked our own transportation to the ship. Jet Blue was wonderful and we did take the bus to the Port Authority building but we did have to get a taxi to take us the rest of the way to where the ship was docked so it was a bit of a hassle.
When we got to the the port it was the worst mess you would ever want to see. We got out of our taxi and people would just not move out of your way so we could get our bags out and get to the curb. Once we were taken care of with the ship checking our bags we did have to wait almost 2 hours to board the ship. We were on of the first passengers aboard and went right to the buffet lunch, and as always was the best.
Our cabins were ready when we finished with lunch, and one of our bags had arrived, so we unpacked that one and the rest had come shortly there after.
The ship was wonderful again (this was our second time on board). The only complaint I do have was with the TV -- it never got CNN all the time and the movies you have to pay for now and they aren't cheap. Their video of programs was the same old stuff for 13 days. So I suggest that if you want to take it easy in your cabin bring a DVD player and bring your own entertainment with you.
The food and the service was the best, the shows were good and the entertainers were worth going to see, but the lectures were the worst. If you wanted to catch up on some sleep that was the place to be.
Our dinners were excellent as was the waiter and bus boy, everything was perfect. But the open lunch and breakfast wasn't so good.
The ports were beautiful, and getting on and off the ship was easy and hassle free.
All and all this was another enjoyable trip and I'm home now booking another Celebrity cruise. Thank you so much to all the hard working people that made our vacation so much fun.