This was our second Celebrity cruise, previous time was on Infinity. The ship was very nice overall, spotlessly clean and I must say, I sort of prefer the design of the ship as it now before Celebrity start to refurbish Relection as per Edge! I much prefer the standard staterooms and conventional balconies!
One aspect on this voyage that I was surprised about - the safety muster (ours was Deck 5 C3) was very poorly conducted. There was just a small video screen and it was impossible for most people to even get a glimpse of it. The crew were poorly coordinated and certainly not in charge and I'm not sure would be of much use in a real emergency at sea! This is very important and definitely should be improved.
Our Veranda stateroom was very clean, nicely designed and well looked after by our room attendant throughout the voyage. We chose Select Dining in the Opus Dining room and the evening experience was excellent - food good throughout with excellent wines and our waiters and sommelier were superb giving us first class treatment. There was some confusion with regard to pre-booking of tables with waiters saying we could select a particular table but the reception staff saying different - felt like some people could pre-book but others couldn't? The evening experience on Celebrity is a good step up from Royal Caribbean. However, I feel that in the Ocean View buffet, this lags behind Royal Caribbean where the selection of food, especially fruits is much wider.
Nicely designed, very clean and well maintained throughout the voyage.