10 day cruise out of Tampa. Left a day early, stayed @ Ramada Wyndham (free shuttle from airport) For this cruise we choose Concierge class balcony, & Premium Beverage package. Embarkation was the smoothest we ever experienced, they had plenty of staff guidance. We had downloaded the Celebrity App beforehand, and completed the check-in process ( including uploading proof of vaccination & a facial photo). We boarded around 12:15, our SeaPass cards were already on our room door, and access to the room. (Luggage arrives a little later) 1st stop was refreshments (Martini bar on deck 4) It’s a full service bar, not just martini’s. Service outstanding. Most guests were age 40 and older, not many kids. (one of the reasons we sail Celebrity). We had open main dining, but usually ate around same time, and asked for the same waiter (we sailed with another couple). Head waiter (Limon), offered opinions every night, courses were delicious! Plenty of activities going on (activity director Marc, made you feel welcomed) Cruise director Mike Gibbons was a hoot. Pool area was busy, but could always find lounge chairs. We attended the theater show every night, excellent. Silent disco several times @ Martini bar. (My wife led a Congo line that grew to about everyone in the bar). We chose the buffet for breakfast, (main dining also serves breakfast) Selections were plentiful, and had no problem with their crew dishing up your plate. Getting off the ship for each island was a breeze. All crew wore masks, for guests it was optional. Disembarking was a breeze. Getting back to the airport, We had already prepaid $10 ea with shuttle operator from hotel, it was challenging to wait for boarding one of those coach buses. (next time we’re just getting a taxi). Overall great cruise, Great food, great crew !
Always cleaned up when we left for breakfast. Bed was always turned down each evening. They also delivered a free afternoon snack
Orient beach clubs are back. The WAI, Bikini beach, la Playa, KKO, KonTiki. We did the WAI. $30 for 2 lounge chairs & umbrella. $15 for a bucket of beer (6)
Finally did Magens Bay. Gotta be honest: Overrated! $10 lounge chair +$5 cash deposit, $15 for umbrella + $20 cash deposit. Then, you had to drag the lounge chair / umbrella to where you wanted to go on the beach. Trunk bay on St Johns much better.