Firstly I would like to say 'OH MY GOD THAT WAS SO AWESOME'! I cant wait to book my next cruise. Huge thanks to everyone who works on board this ship, just about each and every one of you contributed to our fantastic experience and you all deserve a big thank you from myself and my family, in particular our Personal Room Attendant Romeo and also our Head Waiter Peter. They were both the MVP's in our experience.
You most definitely need at LEAST a 'Classic Drinks Package' and 'Basic Internet Package’ minimum if you are going to enjoy your cruise at all. On average we drank around 8 cocktails and beers each per day (4-5 around the pool area during the day and 2-3 in the evening during and after the shows) and around 4-5 soft drinks and 2 glasses of wine at dinner. Without a drinks package that is going to sting you hard on a 10 day cruise! And remember, on a Drinks Package the only limitation you have is your appetite! Drink as much as you can without feeling guilty at all!
We had Room 9237 - which was a large stateroom with a large balcony - we had the extra side bit as we were on the end of the central row so I think our balcony was larger than most. Our room was spacious, bigger than we expected really, an ample shower room, never had any cramped feeling in the shower, a basin and toilet with good flush facility, and overall very nicely designed with everything you may need. Probably only suggestion would be to have the hairdryer in the shower room as I missed it the first day only to find it in a drawer by the television! In the main room towards the balcony we had a drop down bunk for my eldest which is released by a catch in the ceiling, a crib for my youngest next to the bed and my wife and I shared the super king bed. We even had a spare double sofabed if we needed it. The balcony is private, you cant see anyone else and we had 2 laying down deckchairs and 2 sitting chairs and a table outside. Celebrity allocate every guest a Personal Room Attendant - they are on hand to ensure your room is cleaned every day and turned down for the evenings. Our guy Romeo was without doubt the best housekeeper we have ever been assigned. Helped me look for my phone when I lost it half way through the cruise (luckily I found it in a suitcase!). These guys keep the impeccable standards of Celebrity and every day the room is spotless and everything refreshed, an itinerary is left as well as some choccies for the kids. I also used the Laundry Service which was great. Room service was excellent with freshly prepared meals sent to our room for a very reduced rate. The TV entertainment selection was world class with some of the latest films available for free streaming - particularly good to send the kids off to sleep! Only comment was that the fridge could have been better stocked with more refreshments (juices, cans of soda) for the kids.
We really only caught the ship as we spent most of our time in Miami.