This was our second leg of a B2B. The first leg was Buenos Aires to San Antonio. My review has disappeared, however; at least I can't find it.
We had no embarkation issues, since we were already on board and stayed in the same cabin. Getting new cards and accounts was very easy, especially since we waited an hour or two from the announced time.
Concerning food, we ate all of our meals in the Ocean View cafe. They have many custom food stations, including, eggs, omelettes, stir-fry, grill for burgers, steaks, chicken and fish, pasta bar, along with the usual serve-it-yourself selections, including Asian food. The staff was very efficient at keeping the tables cleaned. We enjoyed being able to eat at the cafe and still make the 7pm show.
A few strange things I noted: We changed our clocks before getting to Grand Cayman, making us an hour off from Cayman time. I wonder if anyone had any issues. The theater was too cold. People were bring sweaters to keep warm. The library books were jumbled and not separated by language.
We both had to see the medical staff for colds. They were caring and took their time with us. Charges were added to the room card. My trip insurance reimbursed us with no problem.
We converted our Nonrefundable Onboard Credit into cash in the casino by playing roulette.
We were told that for the Canal crossing that there would be someone narrating the story as we went through, and that it could be heard in all the public areas and cabin TVs. Alas, we couldn't hear a word while on the deck.
And speaking of the Canal, you would think that Celebrity and/or Royal Caribbean would have procedures for how to prepare the common areas for the passengers. Folks were standing on chairs, some physical altercations were taking place. It wasn't pretty.
Disembarkation in Port Everglades was easy getting off the ship, but a real zoo getting through customs. They only had two agents working four lines. It took us over an hour to get through.
This cabin was below the Promenade deck. It was very quiet, with no extra sounds. The crew washed the porthole with a hose, which really helped get the salt spray off from the previous cruise.
We had no concerns with the Callao shuttle bus to connect to the Viator tour. We stepped off the shuttle bus, saw our name, and stepped on the Viator bus. The neighborhood does appear a bit sketchy, so just use the Callao shuttle to connect to other tours and taxis.
If you are there overnight, free shuttle buses run all night between the ship and the San Miguel mall.View All 30 City Tour Reviews
US Customs did a terrible job checking us. They only had two agents for four lines. It took us an hour to get through. We had no problems from the Celebrity side. Once we made it through Customs, we easily found the shuttle to the airport car rental.