This cruise was selected for the itinerary. It went to all the South Pacific islands that we wanted to visit.
We mostly dined at the main dining room. The waiters and food were excellent - could not fault the service.
We dined at the Oceanview Café, which is a buffet style, at times and while the selection and quality of food was also excellent, we found it to be far too busy for us and we did not enjoy competing for a table amongst hundreds of others.
We had a verandah (or balcony) stateroom on Deck 9. Very comfortable king size bed and comfortable pillows.
Bathroom was adequate. House keeping was excellent.
On arrival into Apia the local youth group performed an amazing welcome which we appreciated.
We did not use Celebrity excursions but did our own. The Cathedral in Apia is well worth a visit - it is amazing.
Also, the Robert Louis Stevenson museum is worth a visit - very interesting place with a lovely building and grounds.
The local youth group here also performed a lovely welcome.
Again, we did our own onshore excursion. American Samoa is very small and there is not a great deal to see here. There is also very little shopping apart from the market stalls.
We hired a taxi and the driver took us right round Tongatapu. It was excellent. There is quite a lot to see on this small Tongan island.
We chose not to go with a Celebrity excursion so just took the Cruise ship bus into the town. Lautoka is not big and there is very little to see. There are not many shops so shopping is very limited.
Central Suva is not at all inviting and it is not good to walk around as it is very busy and not particularly friendly. Again the shopping is minimal.