This cruiseship is one of the best we had in our 8 different cruises. We travelled already with Princess, HAL and Norwegian. But with Princess this is the best company. If you like more fun and color on the ship than Norwegian is much better. But the quality of this ship is excellent. The only negative thing was our Congierge-package. And most of the beginning of the trip. When we arrived in Miami to check in it was overcrowded. We had a priority check in, but waitingtime of almost 1 hour is not priority. Even worser, people of other categories were faster with check in than we. And we missed due the long waiting our special lunch. Very disappointing when your cruise has still to start!
The room was good, but not really big. Even the bed is not really big. With our 1.83 and 1.90 meters it was just too small. Room was very clean (thanks Bernadette!), bathroom is very nice with enough space. But strange thing in the room. There are cupboards hanging above the bed. But if you are old it is difficult to handle. Like the room the balcony is also small. We had bigger rooms and balconies on other ships. But every day we were happy with our cleanest room ever in our cruise-life! And with the congiergeroom (1188) every day it was a joy to have the little pasteries etc around 4pm. And also one time a bottle of good champagne!
The food in restaurant and buffetrestaurant was excellent. A lot of variety and very good tastes. Buffetrestaurant was good organized with the different islands. It was never too crowdy to find the food. One thing, the sommelier of our table was not good in English. He didnt understand us well and we didnt think that he understands the wine-differences. And yes, drinks are very expensive. We were lucky to have a free classic beverage package, but without this trip would be the most expensive one ever. 9 dollar for a glass wine or 13 dollar for a cocktail is much to high!
The shows were also perfect. Of course not all, but depends of your taste. The best one was the show Elysium. The lady with the blond hair was too good! She has to be a popstar!!! And Rich....I know you are love yourself, but please do it less...you are too over-energized....
We organized most of our tours by Celebrity. But the Go Native Jamaica was the worst ever! The bus was too small, dirty, very hot. And the trip was unsafe and nothing with Go Native. Even we received 15% back, we still had a very bad feeling about this trip. Celebrity, stop with this organisation Johns Hall!!! The other trips were good and the trip to the stingrays in CaymanIslands was the best!
The ship was very clean. I never saw dirty floors or dirty toilets. Always someone was cleaning.
So in overall, the cruise was very positive!