Personal Background Information - This was our first and possibly last cruise with Celebrity. We are not avid cruisers but have cruised with other lines before.
Embarkation - embarkation went smoothly as we were in Concierge class although there was no line up at the other desks either. The instructions said not to embark before 3 pm but a lot of people were there by 12 noon. How they would have handled 2000 people all at 3 pm I have no idea. Fortunately we were early and were able to get aboard and our cabin was ready.
Stateroom - This was on deck 6 and had an extra long balcony which stuck out further than the decks above. This meant that everyone higher up looked down on you and when they swabbed the decks higher up every night the balcony got drenched.I also found that the ship definitely needs some refurbishment as the promised cushions on the balcony lounges were too dirty and lumpy to even want to sit on and the cabin carpet was dirty and stained
Good size, carpet needed cleaning, huge balcony
The ship is docked downtown so you can easily walk off. The hop on, hop off bus is available close by.
Need a shuttle to get into town but a lovely city with a good feeling. Take the cable car to the top and walk down through the Botanical Garden.
You are docked 30 mins away from town and if you stay on board you can only watch containers being moved around.
The best. Free hop on and off buses and trams, Good shopping in the Victoria Market.
The fact that we were anchored out in the harbor made this port forgettable. It limited our time ashore and you couldn't easily return for a meal and then leave again. Its a very large city and really needed several extra days to do it justice.