We have been on the Celebration three times before this cruise.Reading some of the reviews we were apprehensive about the way things had changed since we were on the ship in March 2017. We need not have worried we found that the ship was still as good as before with the same excellent service from all the crew.They really make this ship and cannot do enough for you and they are always cheerful.
This was an inside cabin on deck 1 it was in a quiet location with not too much vibration.Our cabin steward Aris really looked after us and nothing was too much trouble for him.The cabin was kept very clean and although the towels we not the bath towel size we are used to they were thick fluffy and clean and changed twice a day.
We used all the restaurants having breakfast and lunch in the Lido and our evening meal in the Meridian.We also dined in Mistrals.The breakfast was very appetising with a good variety of food.There was full English breakfast and continental style breakfast,plenty of choice for everyone.The staff were all very helpful and efficient clearing the tables promptly.There was also plenty of choice at lunch time both in the Lido and the Terrace Grill.The Meridian is waiter service and again the food was delicious and we were served by cheerful and efficient waiters.Mistrals was well worth the extra supplement,the meal was excellent and the waiters were very attentive.An enjoyable experience.
We never had afternoon tea or the late night meals but the people who did have them said they were very good.
Bars and entertainment
We frequented both Horizons and Hemingways the service in these bars was very efficient Alex in Hemingways was a star he and his team Randy, Nosi and Glenys were extremely efficient and could not do enough for you they were always there to replenish your drinks as soon as you had nearly finished your drink they were there to take your order for the next one.They were always cheerful and enjoyed banter with the guests.
The entertainment in this bar consisted of a young man with a guitar called King who has a beautiful voice and is an exceptional guitarist.There was another entertainer who played the electronic organ he did Reggae music.They were not too intrusive and you can carry on a conversation without having to shout.
Irwin in Horizons bar was an excellent barman and always happy to serve you.The waiters Grace and Edward were brilliant and always happy to serve you too.The entertainment was a duo called 2Intense.They were really good and had a huge repertoire They too were very entertaining.
The pool bar on deck 9 was run by Eferan and his team Geraldine and Jovan.They always had a smile and were happy to serve you even when it was blowing a gale one day.
The ship may be old but it was clean the crew were cleaning all day every day and during the night too.
As this was a repo cruise almost every one left the ship at the same time this disembarkation was managed very well by the crew.
All in all this was an enjoyable cruise and we have booked to go on the old girl again in October .
Very comfortable in a quiet location not too much vibration.Looked after by our excellent cabin steward Aris