Have always tried to stay on the small side for cruises, but this itinerary attracted us, so we gave it a try. Having experienced embarkation disasters before we were expecting the worst. Wow!! Walked right in and were directed to a line with no one in it. Walked right to the waiting area and barely got sat down when we were called for the bus to take us to the ship. Right on board. Ordered a drink and prepared to sit awhile. Did not even finish it when it was announced, early, that our room was ready. Bags were in the room. Rocky, our room steward met us and walked us through his spiel. He was great the whole time. Smiling and happy. What can I do for you. Room was a standard balcony. Typical cruise ship room. No problems the entire voyage. I am a big guy (6'1" 260) and the shower was just fine.
Wandered up to the Oasis Café for lunch. The variety of food was excellent. Drink folks were around a lot, but not pushy. The food was so good in the Oasis, that we only went to the main dining room one night. A great selection and they would cook chicken, steak, fish, or burgers very quickly. Always a carving station. Loved the gyro meat when it was on. Dinner had most of what was available in the main dining room. Our main dining room experience was good, I just hate dressing up and waiting for the courses.
Casino was good. Did not lose money. Can't say that I made a bunch, but I didn't lose.
Typical ship cabin. Very quiet. Way back where we like to be. A bit of a hike to the elevators, but 7th floor has cabins above and below. Water pressure was good and shower was OK for my big butt.
Bed was comfy. Cabin steward was excellent.
Met friends, so we hung around the Albert docks and then took a bus tour. Recommend the Maritime Museum.
Took Celebrity's Cork and Jameson Tour. It was very good. A quick blw by tour of Cork with guide and then on to the Jameson Distillery in Middleton. Jameson tour was excellent. Tou rwas a good value.