Having sailed with Celebrity since the inaugural on Mercury,and reached elite status over the years,this was an eye opener as to what one can expect nowadays
This,our second cruise on this ship where standards have fallen sharply,and in places the ship looked very tired.(stained carpets,chair seating,and not the usual amount of cleaning of the stairways.Quality of food in the MDR was a real shock.
To get the choice and quality once standard in the MDR,you now have to pay extra and dine in one of the other Resturants,so it is not as though better quality food is not onboard,just that you have to pay extra to enjoy it,also you are able to dine at tables without other diners sat almost on your lap from adjoining tables.
The MDR on this ship now functions like a works canteen,where the noise level means everyone raises their voice to be heard,although the waiters and their assistants do a grand job in what must be very difficult circumstances.
Why on earth do they have to play music to which no one listens,and just adds to the overall noise level.!!!
There are not many things now that the company does not require extra payment for.
Your cruise fare no longer represents your largest expense as everything onboard can soon put that in the shade.
We have revisited a line that we had not been with for some years,change 's are made in all walks of life,but our overall impression of this line is not to think of it as a Premium Product anymore,just another mass market operation.