The ports on this cruise were attractive even though we had already been to Tenerife and Malaga. We have friends in Malaga so this was a good opportunity to catch up with them.
We boarded after 2 pm so there was no wait at all to board; very efficient procedure and our bags were in the cabin within a couple of hours.
Service by the cabin attendant was at the usual high level. He was very friendly and always eager to please. But is it really necessary to be reminded that " a 10 is my favorite number" when completing the survey?
Food in the main restaurant (Opus) was disappointing. We had sailed on Celebrity fifteen years or so ago and the quality was definitely better then. Of course we can pay $50 extra to dine at the Murano restaurant; but wait, there's more: if you decide to have the lobster it will be $29 more. We accepted an invitation to dine at Qsine when they offered a 50% discount fee on the $45 fee. We enjoyed it but thought that the normal fee was high.
We only saw a couple of the shows and were not impressed so we stopped going to them.
The daily activities were not attractive. My wife missed the cooking lessons that were offered on recent Holland America cruises. This is specially important with so many days at sea. We did find out about an anadvertised sushi presentation but that was an exception.
Only one port required tendering (Villefranche) and that was fortunate as there was a very long wait to disembark.
Disembarkation in Civitavecchia was very well executed with no long waits.