This is rated as a 5-star ship - it barely approaches a 3-star, no wonder it needs a refurbishment! I would suggest a total makeover or sending it to the scrape yard.
Some of the negatives:
Too few restaurant staff and mainly very inexperienced when it comes to customer service
No self service laundry facilities
Library is a misnomer - should be entitled a closet with a glass wall and virtually no books present
Ship is dirty overall
Food is substandard
Cabin stewards are down to one per cabin and far too many cabins for them to service in a timely manner
Disembarkation was ridiculous. We were called to leave the ship 1.5 hours BEFORE our transfer was to leave dockside....we ended up standing around for that length of time when we could have been onboard drinking our morning coffee!
Daily activities were mainly concentrated on selling stuff - need a major overhaul of the so-called social activities
If this is the Celebrity ship standard, you can count me out - would not sail with them again.
Cabin was quite good overall, but I would term the beds "jailhouse cots", they were so uncomfortable. when pushing two single beds together, it simply doesn't work for one person without a bridge to close the obvious gap down the center. Woke up with back and shoulder pain every morning as a result of not sleeping well at all.
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