Looking for escape for winter weather, this cruise offered a few new ports for us. Unfortunately, propulsion issues caused ship to spend first day sitting in San Juan, and cancellation of second day in Aruba. Also found out on board that itinerary had been altered weeks before, but we were never notified. Difficult for people with private arrangements. Ship badly in need of upcoming overhaul. Staff hard working, pleasant and upbeat. Main dining room had issues we had not experienced before on Celebrity. Fish dry and had to be replaced on several occasions. If you can’t do it, take it off the menu.
Pastry needs improvement, no flake here! Lamb chops and prime rib excellent on special nights. Service often slow, causing people to miss shows.
Ocean view offers good variety and better than average quality.
On board activities very limited or required a fee. Only pay for view movies in room, 3rd rate movies on deck 12. Library is just a room with a few chairs and fewer books of interest.
Deck chairs on decks 10 and 11 always full with people tying them up early in the day. Everyone knows this, yet deck 4 with an expanse of shaded space had only a handful of chairs, mostly for smokers.
If you spend every day off the ship, many of these things might not matter. If you want to enjoy the ship during the day, they do matter.
Old, but steward keep clean. Bathroom small and shower in need of replacement