This is the 2nd cruise we sailed with Celebrity, we were impressed with Eclipse last year and decide to join another cruise with Celebrity. This is a slightly smaller and older ship than the Eclipse, but we still had a lot of fun in this 9 nights cruise trip.
First of all, we love the shows at night, the performances, singer and dancers did a fantastic jobs, we caught the show every evenings and make sure we don't miss it.
The onboard activities were Okay, a lot of them are the same as what we played last year, so it is a bit lack of surprise for us, but the games are still fun to watch. We still had a great time.
It is an inside cabin near the Grand Foyer just behind the Guest Relation desk. At first, we were worrying about the noise since we are so close to the public area and grand foyer, but surprisingly there aren't much noise coming in to our cabin.
The cabin is small but functional. Many big and small drawers to put our stuff. We couldn't put our luggage under the bed, it would be great if we can fit underneath the bed so it save us some space in a small cabin.
However, my steward's job was really bad. First, she never come greet us or come talk to us during the 9 nights of the cruise. Second, she always forgot stuff in our room. For example, we had no agenda for a couple day, toiletries not refilled, no clean towels. Dirty cups are not taking away, etc. It was horrible, and we decide to talk to the guest relation after 1 week. They sent a steward supervisor to talk to us and apologized, and they gave us a follow call the days after to make sure our room and supplies are Okay.
I would say that it could be just a bad individual who didn't properly do her job and not Celebrity's standard.
We stayed at Cadiz and did not go to Seville since we already visited Seville earlier this year on a different trip. We walked around this town, visited the Jardin Botanico, the Cathedral and walk around the shoreline near the port. We also enjoyed the Tapas for our lunch before heading back to our ship. Cadiz is not a big town, very easy to navigate with a map.
Sete is a quiet port, with a small town and market with 2 canals.
Unless you are going on an excursion to visit other cities, you can take it easy at the port. Plenty of time for your to walk around, have a French petit dejeuner and shop a little bit. The town is about 15 min walk from the port terminal, then they have bus to bring to close to your ship.
Ajaccio is a port with a small town and few beaches. Best thing to do is swim at the beaches, otherwise you can walk about the town or take a bus tour to go around the town and look at the scenery from the second deck of the bus.