The ship holds 2218 passengers and we had only 639 or 29% occupancy. It was so nice to move about the ship at ease, almost never had to wait for anything. We dined in Blu, MDR, Tuscan Grill, La Petite Chef, and Ocean View Café (the buffet). 75% of the food was outstanding, 15% was good, 5% ok and 5% bad. We really didn't care for La Petite Chef, the show was interesting, but if you see it once, you really don't need to see it again. Most of the dishes were good, but not up to the level it should be for a $45 upcharge. The steak did not seem like real meat, it had a strange texture. Tuscan Grill on the other hand, was amazing. The filet there was fantastic as was the lasagna. We used the Celebrity app to compare menus and chose where to go from that. The new bakery station and charcuterie station were very welcome additions to the buffet. Café al Bacio was always great as well. Servers in all restaurants were over the top attentive. Bars were the same. The guys manning the pool bar were less helpful, but still took care of us. Martini Bar was a treat as usual, except this time you always found a good seat.
We purchased our flights thru Celebrity and the airport transfers as well. The Celebrity/Royal Caribbean folks were easy to find in baggage claim and led us on a longish walk to the bus, then it was about a 25 minute drive to pier 66. Then it was a 30 minute walk up thru different halls and rooms of the terminal, stopping every so often to show vaccination cards, passports, and NEGATIVE Covid tests. We went straight to our room and found the keys on the door around 12:30.
We enjoyed the Entertainment. Nice mixture of shows in the theatre and very enjoyable acts around the ship. The naturalist Brent Nixon was especially entertaining. Don't miss him.
The cabin was port side, somewhat under the Pool Bar. For an Aqua Class cabin, it was disappointing. We were moved up to the cabin at no cost after a price reduction, so I hate to complain about it. But it was very noisy. The doors really popped and creaked especially during our 2 nights of rough seas. There was also a main support beam and a large overhang from the floor above that really blocked our views of the glacier and the mountain tops. Room was very clean and our steward was very attentive.