This was our second cruise, first on Celebrity. We flew in to San Diego the morning of the cruise, had purchased transfers through Celebrity so after getting our luggage found the cruise reps outside. We were on the first bus to the pier, about 12:30pm. Our luggage had gone ahead on a truck so we only had to deal with our carryons. Check in was as quickly as we could walk through the various stations, I had done on line check in and had an express pass printed, I think that helped quite a bit. We were met onboard by a steward who escorted us to our cabin, after getting a glass of champagne, a nice extra touch.
Our cabin 7064 was a balcony on the starboard side, forward on the ship. We were very pleased with the cabin, and our cabin service during the cruise.
This cruise had 4 sea days going over and 5 sea days coming back, so we got a good chance to enjoy all the ship's amenities. Food in the dining room was almost always good, service was excellent. The extra stations in the buffet such as fresh pasta, salads, sandwiches, waffles in the morning, sushi, etc were very good. Just about every evening before dinner we had the special drink of the day in one of the lounges and listened to the live music. The shows were good, we especially enjoyed the comedian.