This was our first "all inclusive" and I loved it. The fact it included the pre-cruise in Quito, including tours was a bonus and sealed the sale for us. Celebrity did not disappoint. If you like to hang on the ship and skip long walk excursions, this is not a trip for you. This trip is all about the Galapagos Archipelago and its wonder.
To get there. Information for booking flights was very good and we even had our travel agent double check for us. NO problems what so ever being greeted at the airport and being brought to the hotel.
The hotel and staff in Quito were great. The tour company, the transfers, everything. It all felt welcoming, and everyone seemed truly concerned with delivering the product. Very organized at all times. Travel from Quito to the ship was never stressful, which left a lot of time to build on the excitement I already had. Again, super organized and I can't remember having to even touch my luggage from the time I handed it off in the hotel in Quito until it was in my cabin on board.
I was prepared for a small cabin thanks to reviews written before me. No one is exaggerating when they say the rooms are small. They are. However, it was comfortable for sleeping and such. You had to go to the lounge to use the wi-fi anyway, and well, they never ran out of sparkling wine.
We were basically next to the dining room, and never had any complaints about noise like the anchor or foot traffic. It was fine. However, no one mentioned that there were ONLY two outlets in the room. I would have brought a few extra usb/multi outlet things. I say this as we were on the ship before it was in dry dock refurbish last fall (2018), so maybe they changed that.
We did bring magnetic hooks and clothesline that another CC'er suggested and that was a lifesaver considering the reuse of SPF clothing for excursions.