My wife and I are fans of Celebrity, they just know what they're doing when it comes to cruising, service etc, usually that is!
This cruise we felt Celebrity may have bitten off more than they could chew - so many kids set the crew up for a difficult set of circumstances. I'm sure the security guys were glad to see the back of (some) of the kids.
That along with some bumpy weather, this cruise could be considered hard work for the Celebrity crew.
We thought the food was always good, the Oceanview cafe was crowded, but once your seating was secured the meals were fine. Whoever was cooking the 'Indian Delights' needs a pay rise - loved it!
The guys in the main dining room always do a great job, once again we thought the food was good, consistent standard, plus if you want more, just ask!
As usual (with Celebrity) our stateroom attendant was awesome, always had our room spotless, she was even working thru the days she wasn't feeling great. (Bumpy weather)
We thought the nightly shows were a touch inconsistent, a couple of beauties a couple of duds. The acrobatic kids were a definite highlight, so brave!
We love a good comedian, we had three different guys this time - one great, one not so good and the other actually sang better than his comedy. Altho he came up with a couple of cracker jokes! My fav was about what his pet hate was?
Having to give our first port of call a miss due to bad weather made for a few more sea days than we had expected, daily activities were a bit limited.
The ports of a call were all interesting, altho a few extra costs involved with shuttles etc didn't go down well with most people we spoke to. Especially in Marseille, passengers asked to pay $20 for a shuttle into the city, only to go past the free shuttle 100m down the road!!
Even though this cruise had it's issues, and it wasn't our best, we always enjoy our cruising, so didn't let the problems spoil the fun!!
Boarding and disembarkig was smooth and easy
had issues gettung ashore due to passport checks etc - delayed by an hour or so. Once ashore it was good.
amazing place with ruins around every corner - was ok
Enjoyed seeing the statue of David, the tour guide was great.
Ship carged $20 for the shuttle into the city, we walked 100m and got the free shuttle. The town was great, a bit of a surprise due to crusie director talking it down the previous night! A bit confusng!
Loved the cathedral, the guide was great.