We went on this cruise solely because of the itinery which proved to be the correct choice. The Greek Islands & Turkey were great. We arrived in Istanbul late due to the flight time, then over 1hr 20 to get to the ship by then it was 2045 so up to the buffet for something to eat.!st impressions ok, not realising same thing all the time.
Next morning , breakfast. What a carry on, first of all find the English counter then find a plate then look for cutlery. It was the same at lunch time. Every day was the same, with no change to the menu at all. Dinner was very good. Excellent waiters and food fairly varied but quite small portions, no good if you have a good appetite.
Our cabin was 1st class (316) ideal for dining room & getting on/off the ship.
Entertainment on the whole was very good. good bands/duo's etc in the bars were excellent. The main artists in the theatre were English so were to a high standard. The ships company (singers/dancers) were bad, very bad in some cases, they only performed 3 times in 12 nights (one being at 2300) which was lucky for us.
All in all it was an enjoyable cruise with great locations and all the staff on board were attentive & friendly.
Would we use Celebrity again. Possibly if the itinery was good & a gratuity/drinks package was included. If not , then no as 18% on everything could make it a very expensive holiday.
very nice cabin, good stewards