This was a quick 2-night weekend cruise meant to re-adjust Celebrity's schedule after a "rock and romance" charter. We took advantage of the low rates offered, but it seems Celebrity adjusted their service accordingly (more on the cons in a bit).
Overall Pros: As others have stated, check in was a breeze. Passengers consisted mostly of couples and some friend groups, spanning all ages making for a lively crowd. Not too many kids onboard, but as another reviewer stated, the sailing seemed to have some of the friendliest passengers around...an overall pleasure to cruise with. In addition, service was good by some staff members, ranging from stateroom attendant to pool/bar attendants.
Cons: Take Home Message = Morale is low among employees, communication is sorely lacking as is effective management.
Room 8002 is adjacent to a crew area, possibly the officers quarters. As a result the entire hallway constantly reeked of cigarette smoke. The smell permeated the air in the room as it was closest. Avoid the entire hallway if you are sensitive to smoke. They really need an air purifier!
The room size itself was AWESOME. Imagine a balcony room enclosed by a large window. Too bad it was next to the chain-smokers club.