So we are what is known as "cruisers"...and love the carefree way to travel around the world,but we will never sail again on an old ship..refurbished or not. Our trip a few weeks ago to Asia resulted in a very unpleasant experience with surely help,not enough help,smells of sewer backup all around the ship with passengers finding the toilets in the rooms had filled up with sewage in the mornings and therefore infected the smells of the whole ship.it is impossible to get that out of your nose not to mention the Buffett had been scrubbed every night with bleach which lingered every day for breakfast and lunch..not good at all!..
The ship is old and dirty. The dresser drawers in our cabin smelled of dirty clothes not to mention our bathroom and water from the tap had sewage orders.the schedule to visit ports looked good on paper, but in reality was impossible to enjoy. Time spent on a bus brought you to sights around dusk or into towns that were not even open when we arrived and then had to depart. Clearly we should have checked with on line reviews,but we have always loved Celebrity and trusted them to give us a great trip...
Never would I have thought that the entertainment would be poor or tired,nor that we would have been so boarded on sea days..but it was and we were.
Food is always something to look forward to,but shortly into the cruise we sent much back and ate up in the Buffett for salad and cafeteria type selections.
Very few staff seemed to enjoy the job,nor was there enough help.
The ship docked at a high spread train in Kobe,nut instead of a tour starting off on the train to visit Kyoto eight hours away on a but, the tour would have been better utilizing this experience of a high speed train then to a bus..
So sorry for this review, but necessary for travelers who go halfway around the world expecting a good adventurer.we understand the ship is due for yet another makeover...but beware..how do you think they will reduce the sewage problems?
Fare..old...smelled of sewage..
Poor planning on the cruse linesS