Please excuse if following is boring but was a real chill out cruise.
My wife and I have just returned from a smashing 10 nighter on the Celeb Equinox which we thoroughly enjoyed and went too quickly.
Everything went well with no complaints (except Wales rugby result against France when docked in Athens !!!!).
The ship was outstanding, all the crew (no exceptions) were so helpful and first class and the food... YUM !!!. The shows in the evenings were very good, energetic and good variation (unlike some previous cruises we have been on).
Plenty to keep you occupied throughout the day and when we had some bad weather (rain) whilst at Santorini, the entertainment was re-arranged that morning to provide even more events. This was a great example of how 'on the ball' and pro-active the whole crew were. First class.
Our room attendant Dennis and our waiters Muriano and Joey were excellent at all times and social. All deserve star gradings.
The ship was close to capacity but still felt had plenty of room and good to see that some passengers (mainly Spanish) told clearly not to 'reserve' their beds/chairs by the pool or elsewhere on the decks by clearing off somewhere else and returning later. Their belongings were put to one side and when returned (as in some cases 4 hours later) instructed would happen again. They soon stopped.
Fortunate to have met several lovely fellow passengers for chin wags and our table companions were great fun.
One issue we would like to comment on was the increase in cover charge for the speciality restaurants which now cost $30 a head. This may appear trivial but we noticed that there were free spaces on each evening.... unlike previous cruises we have been on where it was between $15 to $20 each. May not sound much but it put off other guests in booking an evening after meeting a few over the cruise days. Anyway, once sampled the food at dinner in the evening why go speciality. Top quality.
One of the best cruises we have been on. Great time and hope to go again in the future.