We travelled by car to Harwich on the morning of departure. A small delay for car parking and we were on the ship quickly in the warm sunshine. We have cruised a couple of times before, though not on Celebrity, and know from experience and reading reviews that we don't let the small problems and set backs get in the way of a good holiday.
The Norwegian itinerary was fantastic. A mix of cities and fjord hamlets. The views stunning and we enjoyed every port.
Ocean view cabin was clean with good storage, however, we slept pretty badly as the cabin was never dark and the sun barely set. Bring an eye mask if you are bothered by this. We had packed quite an excessive amount of clothing to cover mixed weather (as forecast) and I'm delighted to report all the "warm" clothing went home clean. Obviously we were very lucky with the weather but I, along with others, did not pack enough hot weather attire. There was sunbathing on the deck every day of the trip so bear that in mind. Most days were absolutely roasting hot and only shorts and light summer clothing was suitable.