This was our 4th and best cruise ever. We were on the January 29, 2012 sailing. Travel the day before your cruise so you are not rushed. And if the airline lost your wife's suitcase of cloths, they have time to find it. Yes, they did, but they found it and had the suitcase to us at 1:00AM. There were a lot of snow birds, including us on this beautiful ship.
Embarkation was smooth. We were the second group to board. Pre-register before arriving the ship to save time. Ask questions if this is your first cruise and need help. It can be very confusing. We went straight to our cabin. 9330. We left our carry-ons in our cabin and met our room Stewart, Rodioric, in the hallway. He said we could leave the carry-ons, he was just finishing up. About an hour later, an announcement was made not to go to your cabin until they said it was OK. A little late. We had a wonderful lunch in the Ocean View Cafe on the 14th Deck. When we arrived back at our cabin, there was a "Celebrity Today" with today's Activities and Entertainment. Unbelievable. There is something for everyone from sunrise until after mid-night.
The first nights dinner in the Grand Epernay Restaurant, Deck 4, table 419, the 6:00PM sitting, we were joined by friends from North Platte, NE, Steve and Tammie, and met some very nice people from Canada, Helen and Bill. We had a great time and great food being served by our waiter David and his Asst. Marthen. They provided our nightly entertainment before our 9:00PM entertainment. They were great and provided us some tips of the what to do and not do aboard ship. Our wine Stewart, William, became a good friend. He advised us on a couple of wine tasting party's to attend. Every night he helped in selecting a wine that would go with our selected main course. We would see William working in different parts of the ship through out the day, and we would talk about his life aboard ship. He was very helpful of the do's and don'ts. The menu is extensive. Escargot and Creme Brulee every night. You can select all you want. If you don't like something, try something else. Our waiter David would go over the menu and tell us about each selected item.
The entertainment was the best of the three other cruises. We had learned by other reviews that we were in for a surprise. We weren't disappointed.
We are now looking for another Celebrity Cruise later on this year.