It is probably easier to state my one complaint, than to cover the very many aspects that I thought were great about the ship. My only complaint was that some of the entertainment on the second leg of our cruise was a repeat of our first leg. However there were new acts, all of which were of a very high standard, and given we were sailing through the Middle East it would have been very hard to take new performers on board.
The food was great ( particularly Luminae restaurant where we went on our second leg after our cabin upgrade). All the staff around the ship were fantastic, friendly and helpful. The cleanliness standard was high. I loved the thalassotherapy pool ! The lectures on ports of call were interesting; and boarding and disembarkation was easy. Unfortunately Celebrity joins other cruise companies by "nickle and diming" for so many things but this is my 4th cruise now so am accustomed to being expected to pay through the nose for extras such as bingo, movies. I do not understand why the companies do not make these things more accessible by lowering the cost. Given this was a maiden voyage itinery of the Middle East and India , there were some minor hitches with ports of call, but this can happen any time due to weather conditions.I would definitely sail again with Celebrity so that probably speaks for itself. With regard to shore excursions we only did one, and as usual that was well orgainised
We upgraded on the second leg of our cruise. This cabin was larger with a larger TV, bathroom and balcony. The bed was great ( although I do not like memory foam as I find it too hot) but linen and pillows were good, room cleanliness was high and the bathroom was well equipped with bath and toiletries. Interestingly the bath robes were of a heavier quality that our first cabin, and unsuited to the climate on this itinerary