This trip marked 31 nights this calendar year in suites with Celebrity so, if nothing else, I've got Luminae's menus committed to memory!
First the good, and there's quite a bit of good here!
The ship is in fantastic shape. The crew, excluding officers, are stellar. Seriously, similar to the Summit, this ship is filled with folks who are welcoming and willing to go above and beyond to make one's vacation a terrific experience. When I learned that Al Bacio didn't stock my favorite Al Bacio dessert, a simple inquiry to the MC concierge as to how things differ among ships led to a full size tart in my cabin two days later.
This was a spur of the moment booking and no more aft S1s were available. Everything in the suite is in great shape although it was missing an easy chair as is found on millennium ships. My other solstice travels have been in CS so not sure if that's something true of all SSs on the larger vessels.
The balcony is a bit larger because of the angle, but the wind/noise from being so far forward combined with the overhang to make it not especially pleasant. Because I'm a dedicated balcony user this is enough of a problem to make me unlikely to book the room again.
On the evening that the Cruise Director had booked the silent disco for the solarium, there was substantial and intrusive noise in the cabin;otherwise we didn't hear anything.
This cabin is just two doors away from the Fitness Center. As such, it would be the perfect room for 3 or 4 to share-- the rarely used and super clean locker rooms providing a second shower/toilet space.
Neat place to walk around, and the musesum of contemporary art was a treat.
BUT the BEST thing part was hoping on a highspeed fairy for the half-hour trip to Formentera. Spectatular beaches, quiet spots all your own, this place has it and you can get there right from the spot the shuttle bus drops you off at.
This was a very pleasent town. The museum dedicated to the airraid shelters from the civil war was interesting, quiet and well curated.
Passable deals on Creed, but only available @ the largest of perfume shops.
We did DIY Cinque Terre-- and it's something that everyone else is doing these days too.
If you're stopping here, unless this is truely the only chance you'll have to visit Rome, then don't mess with trying to get there. Instead visit VERY nearby Tarquinia. The Etruscan graves are fascinating, the museaum is housed in a terrific old palace, and the town is quaint.