We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and I love the M class ships size. I have read other reviews that say the ship is dated not sure I understand we found the ship beautiful in excellent almost new condition. For the first time in years, we took just an oceanview stateroom on deck three and loved it. We do like Aqua class but received a great group rate so thought why not try it and with the savings it paid for our hotel room in Venice at a 5-star hotel. We arrived at the Marco Polo airport in Venice at 9:00 am and used Blitz VIP Service which met us at the gate picked up our luggage and we were led to the front of the line bypassing 300-400 people through customs and immigration to a private car. We were at the cruise port by 10:00 I was a little disappointed being Elite they gave us boarding cards and ours was number 4 and they were boarding 1 and 2. This is the first time I have seen this I expected priority boarding and do not feel being Elite means much anymore on Celebrity we boarded early anyway because I went ahead and walked on without waiting for our number to be called we were tired and hungry.
We had breakfast and lunch every day at the Oceanview Cafe on deck 10 we found the selection and service to be very good everything was fresh and more than enough selections to please my wife and me who are very picky. I thought my wife would be disappointed with open seating in the San Marco Restaurant but wow the food and service were excellent every night. We sat at table 152 close to the entrance it almost felt like a private dining area our waiter Sukarta was the best we have ever had very friendly and professional. The bar service was good to excellent favorite was the Mast bar, the Martini Bar was excellent but for some strange reason, they would play very loud what they called "retro" music which chased us away most nights it was terrible. The entertainment at the pool and the bars were very good the shows were just fair at best. I loved Athens best my wife loved Venice best and both of us did not care much for Mykonos. Santorini, of course, was the most beautiful and wish we had more time in Corfu. Our best tour was in Katakolon with Kostas Theodorakopoulos of Visit Katakolon tours. Any of you who love to Cruise must visit Venice and Athens in your lifetime and no better way than with Celebrity.
First time in years we did not have a balcony cabin and we did not miss it. We just do not spend much time in our cabin anymore. We enjoyed the ocean view cabin and the price was the reason we took it. Location of our cabin we loved will take the same cabin again.
The sights the history everyone needs to visit Venice once in a lifetime. Wonderful food great people we spent 4 days here after our cruise stayed a the Bauer Hotel and it was the best hotel we have ever stayed at.
Full day tour, Kostas our tour guide was excellent we went to Olympia first then to the small winery Olympia Land Estate which was excellent. Four $9 euros each the owner daughter gave us a tour and explained the process to us then we had a tasting her brother and mother served us wine, cheeses, olives. I would love to go back again to the Olympia Land Estate winery.View All 18 Winery Tour Reviews
Because we tendered we booked with the cruise line and glad we did. No lines no waiting. Oia is beautiful as is Santorini the views were breathtaking. The wine tasting was a let down no tour just very small tasting at the winery store.View All 255 Oia Village Reviews
My favorite port and best tour. The tour was a private 8-hour tour for the 4 of us. We did it all saw it all we had a luxury van a private driver and private tour guide. Expensive but worth much more than we paid. Want to see it all go to AthensLimo website and check it out.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Glad we went but not impressed with Mykonos or the beaches there. Our least favorite port. Beaches are not like the beautiful sandy beaches we have here in Florida.View All 11 Paradise Beach Reviews
Not enough time here would love to go back. The island is beautiful and the Hop on Hop off bus was inexpensive and gave us a taste of the island.View All 58 City Tour Reviews