We chose this cruise because we heard it had scenery like you would see on a cruise to Alaska. Similar, but certainly not better. While we enjoyed each port for different reasons and the excursions offered by Celebrity were good, and one time we were an hour late getting back to the ship, but they held the ship, making it good that we used the cruiseline for excursions. We went to see the penguins at Estancia San Lorenzo. We were told this colony broke off from the colony with a million penguins, and there were a couple thousand at this place, actually there were many thousands. Hot and dusty but probably better and less smelly and a shorter time on the dusty bus than the million penguin tour. Expected much rougher seas..for a couple of hours we had high winds from the side, but expected more around Tierra Del Fuego. Entertainment was spotty, but we really enjoyed the comedian. Food was typicaly good in the restaurants, but the buffets were below expectations. Trying to get a drink from a waiter in most bars was a hassle. Standing at the bar to get one wasnt much better.
They warned everyone to be careful about thieves, and we were very cautious, but in the airport in Buenos Aires my wife's purse was stolen from right beside her. The tour company supervisor and the American Airlines personnel were VERY nice, but they could not do too much..What a nightmare, had to stay an extra day because we could not leave due to no passports. We will be dealing with that for a long time, but evidently these were professional thieves that work together...be careful !!
Cabin was fine, no obstructions to our view from the balcony. We picked the port side thinking it would provide a better view as we cruised, but it did not make much difference.