Overall, we were extremely disappointed in the Celebrity cruise experience. This experience was strongly affected by the meals onboard.
We chose the Aqua Class cabin as we would be dining in the special restaurant Blu - for a better dining experience. Unfortunately this is where things went particularly bad. For specific examples, fish was overcooked and dry on one of our first evenings. We told the waiter who intern told the maitre d. The plate was exchanged for another dish and the issue did not appear to go further.
Our server was friendly and on successive nights, he described dishes as “the Celebrity version” and steered us to the filet minion and onion soup and shrimp cocktail. If that was what we were happy eating, I guess we would have never had a bad meal but I did not go on a cruise ship to eat the same meal every night.
Our cabin showed it’s age. The edges of the carpet were gray where they had not been vacuumed well. I found bobby pins on the floor from previous guests. The gasket around the door was falling off and dangled in the doorway. The grout in the tiled bathroom was discolored.
The tour prices were high when compared to other tour options that were available off the ship. We chose not to use Celebrity tours and did it on our own.
We joined the ship in Civitavecchia after 30 days in Europe. We went to Tarquinia on our own before joining the ship and enjoyed that.