I chose this cruise for it's great mix of ports of call; favorites - Sicily, Montenegro and Valenica. Least favorite - Ravenna; as much as I love byzantine mosaics, the town itself lacks the charm as a ship destination; I would recommend going to San Marino or Bologna which will take more transportation time and the additional cost involved.
The inside stateroom cabin met my expectations. The cruise staff is professional and friendly. The food quality was what Royal Caribbean was like 7 years ago and was high. I wouldn't recommend the burger or fries that are out by the pool. Dining room was elegant and classy. From a casual dining perspective, there is not enough seating on the outside back of the ship and it is only available on deck 10.
The entertainment on board was diverse and there was something for everybody. Lots of great shows and entertainers in the Celebrity theatre.
- The actual docking ports were never within walking distance to the town; this maybe unique to the destinations themselves, but you will have to either pay for a shuttle service or be on a shore excursion.
- The price of Celebrity's shore excursions are high; this is what drives me to Cruise Critic in the first place to meet my fellow passengers and create our own excursion for a fraction of the price with a much smaller group.
- Deck 5 has too much shopping space that reminds me of being in a department store for women and fine jewelry.
- There is a video sceen up on deck 11; the overall number of films shown is limited to 1 a day. I think they could do a better job in showing more variety.
- There is a kiosk on deck 3 that allows you to send a Celebrity greeting with a picture via email to your family and friends. This machine was operating fine, but none of the recipients received their greeting.