We were on Summit last year and were looking forward to sailing again for this 14 night cruise. As Elite members, we are always treated well on Celebrity, they cannot do more for us. This is the first time in long time that we did not travel with a current passport. It took no longer or less to check in with a driver's license and birth certificate. Only need to bring driver's license and ship card at all ports of call. Too easy. Once on board we did notice a little of the refurbishment but really noticed it in our inside stateroom. We had an outside stateroom last year that was on the same floor as this one and right across the hall. Celebrity likes to say that the inside cabins are the same as the outside cabins. The inside cabins are definitely smaller. Not just laid out differently, smaller. We had a leak in our bathroom that spilled out into the entrance way on the cabin and it took 3 days to finally repair properly. Carpet was wet and a fan was placed to dry area. Carpet remained damp in that area entire cruise. The color scheme in room is very light, modern. Lamps and lighting is harsh, no way to dim lights. Sofa/chair uncomfortable. Tables, dresser made from plastic/formica, made to clean quickly. Bed was very comfortable. Room service definitely went down in quality. Coffee never hot, tasted cheap, toast and bagels cold, orange juice watered down. Entertainment as expected. American Ballet Company excellent. Dining room food good, but waiter and assistant waiter never had a day that they did not apologize for taking so long in taking our order. They just had too many tables, always took at least an hour and a half to eat. Buffet was good, should not have taken out the steaks/fish/chicken made to order section away from the back, now only have minute steaks piled up in a pan back there. A little taken away here and there adds up. Constant high pressure sales of specialty restaurants as you enter anywhere. Unacceptable. Overall, we like Celebrity but we feel that the Summit of last year should have been enhanced to maintain her elegance not rushed to add more staterooms and try appear more up to date and modern.
Bed was very comfortable, linens excellent. Not too crazy about the new furniture.
Took the public bus once off the ship and went to the North End of Boston. Tried Modern Pastry shop, excellent. Had a good time shopping and taking pictures in this beautiful part of the city.
Visited the port area, enjoyed the fish markets and all they had to display.
Took the Island Explorer into Acadia and had a good time.
Took the public bus, which was a pleasure. Train/bus station reminded me of yesteryear, shop, cafes, etc. Went to Montmorency Falls, left us at the top, took the footbridge across, absolutely beautiful. Took lots of memorable photos and it only costs $3 each way!
Not too much here, a beautiful church, lots of little shops, don't wander too far away, we did and not the safest part of town.
We took the bus to the Coal Miner's Museum. Excellent museum and tour. Takes about 45 minutes with stops to get there. Retired coal miner leads a group into a real coal mine and gives his insight of what is was like to work the coal mines. One of the most interesting tours we have ever experienced. Displays and cottages outside for touring. Not to be missed. Ship did not offer this tour, we found it on our own.
Been there a few time before, started rainy but cleared as day went on. Nice to be able to take a walk.