We have recently returned from our first cruise with Celebrity, after doing one cruise before on RCI. We are an Australian couple in our early 30's with no kids. Cruise was the 18 night transpacific from Honolulu to Sydney, stopping in Maui, Papeete, Bora Bora, Moorea, Auckland and Bay of Islands.
Embarkation: We arrived at embarkation at about 4pm and had no lines. Check in was seamless and we were on the ship 10 minutes later. There was no champagne or orange juice but I think that was because we were there later. We did recieve a nice little shell lei though. Room was ready right away so went straight up, bags took a couple of hours but were there by dinner.
Room: we were booked into Aqua Class in cabin 1661, which is the very last on the port side, before the aft cabins start. I had heard mixed reviews of this cabin due to its distance from the lift and the fact that the cleaning cart gets positioned opposite the door when they are doing the rooms, but we loved it. The configuration is the bed near the bathroom, and the couch near the balcony. We liked this as we had space around the door to enjoy the balcony, and didn't clog up the entrance with stuff just because there was space.