We traveled as a couple - ages late 50's. We have been on 5-6 cruises with no loyalty to any brand. This was our first with Celebrity. We pick cruises based on itinerary; however, this was the first time we selected based on the actual ship. We loved this cruise. If you like more of the traditional large main dining, follies type shows, water slides, rock climbing walls, etc. this ship is not for you. It is more modern, contemporary and so are the shows. There is not much for children to do on this ship.
Embarkation/disembark: Both on and off the ship was quick and smooth. We had little waiting getting on and off. We chose to self assist getting off and it went quickly. We walked right up to a shuttle van, $11/each and we were off to the airport.
Dining: We did select dining using the Celebrity App for reservations and had no problem getting in right away. We did stay away from the busy times of 6:30pm-8:00pm which works well for us anyway as we like to dine late. A few nights we showed up a little earlier or a little later and got right in. We ate in all 4 different "free" dining rooms and had lots of variety and never felt like we were eating the same thing. Service was excellent.