We had just spent a week on a 5 1/2 star Celebrity ship. We'd been pampered and knew not to expect the same service. Were we wrong!
This two-night cruise was with family and friends just five days later. Our son decided this was a perfect, romantic way to propose to his girl friend. Everyone our son dealt with--and I do mean everyone--made it their business to create a fairytale setting for him. The special Cove restaurant was his chosen spot for popping the question. He asked for a photographer to record the moment. He not only got a photographer but, with a signal from him, the Celebration's paparazzi descended from their hiding place, and with numerous cameras flashing and a videographer capturing this special moment, he got down on his knee and proposed! Celebration's photography staff treated them as if they were royalty. But, that's not all. Meanwhile, back at their cabin, two stewards were busily helping us in their cabin with hanging decorations we'd sneaked onboard. They placed the rose petals not only on the bed but, trailed them from the doorway. As if all this were not enough, two towel swans were created and placed facing one another on the bed, kissing. With balloons, and chocolate-covered strawberries, not even the 5 1/2 star ship could have surpassed the attentive preparations the crew so willingly gave.
Frankly, we were astonished at the high level of service we experienced. From the very easy access at the port (FAR easier than from Ft. Lauderdale!)onto the ship, to the cabin stewards, to the restaurants, to the casino, to every area of the ship, we were met with gracious smiles and the desire to please us.
As for the food, well, the escargot and their garlic sauce exceeded the quality and taste of those served to us on the other ship!
If you lack the time and/or budget for a longer cruise, then this one is perfect for you. If you've never been on a cruise, this is a terrific way to enjoy your first one. And if you want to celebrate on the Celebration, this is the way to go.
And lest you think I am writing this for the company, you are wrong. All 10 of us paid for our cabins, taxes, and port charges. I'm enthusiastic because it was incredibly beyond anything we could have hoped for. And yes, we WILL sail on the Bahamas Celebration again!