We've cruised quite a few times on Carnival, Celebrity, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Princess, so this was not our first "rodeo."
Arrived a day before and stayed with family in NJ near Princeton. A 45 minute ride to the ship was easy
The ship is still gorgeous. We understand the overhaul will add an additional restaurant onboard, that's cool.
Activities on the ship were typical and we enjoyed meeting several folks around the ship. We went to almost all the shows, that is unusual for us. Since we were in port in Bermuda for 3 days, it was nice to come back for lunch and snacks during the day since the buffet had a great variety of food. Lots of different types of music around the ship, really enjoyed the guitar player.
Service from room steward and wait staff were very good. Even more amazing in the Normandie. The had a special, several nights in the Normandie with wine, if we didn't have the kids with us, we would have gone 3 or 5 times. Loin of Venison and 9 oz fillets were awesome, same with the other entrees and deserts.
We enjoyed Bermuda. Easy to get around with bus/ferry passes $28 for 3 days and sold just off the ship. Special busses ran constantly to the beach as express for no additional charge.
Kids went jetskiiing and I went Scuba diving twice at Robinson's Marina in Somerset Bridge (worlds smallest drawbridge). Rates were lower for jetskis there and for 70 minutes vice 60 near the ship. Diving was great, less than 45 feet for all, dove on three wrecks and two reefs.
Stateroom service was great. We brought a couple bottles of wine aboard, the steward brought us a wine chiller bucket and wine glasses and always had ice in it. The small refrigerator in the room was nice to have also for storing bottled water and wine.
Dining in the main dining room was always a pleasure. Very good to excellent. Good variety across the week and each day.
Not a "lot" of kids on-board, a hundred or so, our teenage girls met up with some others after a few days and went to the kids nightclub on deck 4 that STARTED at midnight.
Disembarkation was a breeze. We said we had a 4:50 pm plane and got luggage tag number 14. The tags arrived the night before with instructions for an 8:50 disembark and to be in the theatre deck 4 at least 15 minutes before that time.
After a final great breakfast, we went to the theatre. At 8:48 they called number 14. Less that an hour later, we were at the airline counter checking in and getting an earlier flight. Excellent job on this Celebrity!!! My last cruise on another line, ended up missing my flight because it took so long to get off. They have this science down to the minute, unbelievable.
Excellent time overall, almost took the same ship for this coming Thanksgiving, but are trying something different. Would I do that cruise again? I would have stayed on another two weeks.