We have been on 18 cruises, having experienced Carnival, Norwegian, Royal, Princess and Celebrity. My experiences with both Princess and Celebrity were exceptional, and relative to the other cruise lines that we have experienced, both are by-far extraordinary!
Recently, we cruised on Celebrity Solstice (4/3/2001), reserving a Concierge Veranda and the experience was nothing less than wonderful! The entire crew was attentive, courteous and tended to all of our needs. Their attention to detail was nothing short of incredible! The Officers were approachable, friendly and available to chat about any issue. Their staff was equally friendly, attentive and available. My cabin Stewart and her assistant were excellent, as was my waiter and his assistant. They never forgot anything, like our prior requests for soft drinks or extra towels, that we had requested on a previous night. As they are the personnel with whom we engage most often, their attention and service is most critical...they enhanced our experience! We were so impressed that we booked a future cruise certificate while on board.
The food in the main dining room was fabulous! Their head chef is incredibly creative, and ensures that all food that is served is beyond expectation! The spaciousness on the ship was incredible, as on the first and last days, where we had our meals in the buffet area, we did not have to hassle looking for a table, as is often the case with other cruise lines. In addition, when requesting extra towels while on deck, we did not have to "sign out" for the towels...nice touch!!!
Our experience was beyond excellent! We have chosen CELEBRITY as our cruiseline of choice for future cruising!