Ship is still looking great and the price and ports were very attractive. Getting on the ship couldn't have been easier once we made it in the building. Access to the Miami piers is horrific. 1st day lunch was great, room 7221 on the hump ready at 1:30 and then on to the Martini bar. Dinner at Tuscan Grille was excellent, but may not be worth it unless you have OBC to burn. Cruise Critic Connection event was great, but bring your own cocktail if desired.
On Monday wife went to play Bingo and I was at the Martini bar. She showed up with some wild story about winning a Celebrity Suite at Bingo. Turned out to be true and after talking to some wonderful people we packed our stuff as fast as possible before they changed their mind. We spent the rest of the cruise in 1617, The extra space and benefits were awesome.
We were now able to eat at Luminae and Blu and both are very, very good (we will never forget Dominick, Gilbert and the rest of the team in Luminae). In Luminae we were able to order off the main dining room menu which worked well for me. We really had no idea what to do with a butler, but if we needed anything or had questions he was the best one stop shopping ever. Walter has been with Celebrity for 22 years and is an expert on all things Celebrity.
Started in 7221 which is first on the hump and an excllent cabin. Then we moved to 1617 up on 11. One night we did notice some ship motion. The separate bedroom and bathtub are luxuries we never expected to see on our cruising budget. The phone on the wall next to the comode was a casulaty to my shoulder on the first event. Nice to have I guess in case of an emergency, but placement was problematic. In other words you really have to try hard to find anything wrong with a suite!