We're in our mid-40's and have been on 30 plus cruises on 6 different cruise lines ranging from 4 to 15 days. This was our fifth Celebrity cruise although we are Select status due to previous RCI cruises. This was our first cruise on an S-class ship, since we hadn't cruised on earlier S-class ships I can't comment on the effect of the additional cabins and changes as compared to earlier S-class ships.
We spent a few days at Disney World before the cruise, so we flew from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale then shuttled to Port of Miami the day of the cruise. I researched renting a car and driving, but found that airfare on SW and a shuttle from Fort Lauderdale airport to be cheaper and less stressful since I didn't have to drive. The flight wasn't full and was quick and uneventful. After collecting our luggage we called the shuttle and were soon on our way to the port. We shuttled with SAS for $15 per person; we picked up one other couple at a hotel on the way. Our shuttle driver made sure to drop us as close as possible to the entrance of the port building.
It was afternoon when we entered the port so there wasn't much of a line, just a bit of a wait when going through the x-ray and metal detectors. As we were stepping on board at 12:45 they were announcing that staterooms were ready, so we went straight to our room.
We were in stateroom 1001, which is a concierge class all the way forward on deck 10 port side, our balcony was right next to the bridge. We had originally booked an inside room as we usually do, but then a couple weeks before the cruise they cut the prices and we upgraded from inside to concierge class for very little money. The room was efficient, not very big but had everything you need, except that it was lacking sufficient storage space, at 5'6" the storage over the bed was difficult for me to reach. There was plenty of storage in the bathroom. In this room the sofa was near the balcony door. Our cabin steward introduced himself and took good care of us for our time on board. The bed was firm and comfortable. I enjoyed the flowers in the room.