We arrived the night before in Fort Lauderdale, and made sure we went to Jaxson's for ice cream. We stayed at Hampton Inn, Cypress Creek. Very clean, nice hotel and about $100 less a night than the hotels near the cruise port (12 miles away).
We arrived at the port, parked the car and went through security about 10:30. We only had carry on's so no luggage to drop off. No lines, no waiting, and went right upstairs to the elite area. One difference with the sail cards is there is NO information on it as far as dining room, your room number. Only your name and Muster station. This forced you to go to guest services to get your information. We arrived on the ship at 11:00 and went to the lido deck (don't remember what celebrity calls it!). Food was plentiful, hot and tasty. For those looking for deli type sandwiches, there is none.
The rooms weren't open till 1:30, so we ventured around. The pool area has 2 pools and 4 hot tubs. In port for Nassau, they drained and closed them. The solarium was great, and has a warm, spa pool. Every night in the adult area is FAMILY night from 4-7, so children are plentiful then. The rooftop terrace is wonderful. Big TV, plenty of couchs and they have outlets for your electronic devices.
nice cabin with plenty of drawers, and space. Plenty of hangers, mini bar is locked, so you could not use the refrigerator. Quiet area, no problems with noise, and near elevators.
got off long enough to get our passports stamped, went to tortuga rum cakes, got some free wifi and back on ship.
Hop on, Hop off troley. Visited East martello tower and robert the doll, the Cemetery, Southern most point, Peppers of Key West, Kino Sandals and Sloppy Joes.
Jaxson's Ice Cream. No better place in the world for a great time/ Very nostalgic, great food and ice cream