We have sailed Celebrity many times in the Caribbean but this was our first time sailing Celebrity in Europe. The cruise did not disappoint. The only main complaint was embarkation in Civitavecchia. If you did not take the Celebrity transfer they left you on your own. The port has no signs and people were wandering around trying to navigate the port to get to the ship. It should not be that hard to walk on the ship from the train station. But the cruise itself was well run and typical Celebrity style and elegance. The experience is not much different from a Carribean cruise as far as language, food, etc. The entertainment team was very good, although we were disappointed that they eliminated the Eden cast. Eden had music in the evening instead of the typical off-beat evening shows. Hopefully that will come back when Edge returns to the Caribbean. Food was consisently excellent. Celebrity seemed to make an extra effort in the buffet for lunch. Especially notable were the excellent vegan options at the lunch buffet. Celebrity has really stepped up their game here (see my separate post on that). Service across the ship was excellent, particulary in the dining room for dinner. Recent Celebrity cruises we have been on suffered from staff cut backs. That was not the case on this cruise. The fact that we had 2400 passengers (about 80% capacity) certainly helped. We had two tender ports (Cannes and Portofino) which was annoying, but Celebrity handled them well. It was nice to have long days in port. Only one sea day but this is an intensive port itinerary from Rome to Barcelona. The casino was pretty dead, which was a disappointment, and we did not spend as much time there as usual as a result. The theater shows also were not that well attended, so getting a seat was never a problem. The ship never felt crowded at all. Overall a great cruise and a winderful way to see this part of Europe (with extended time in Italy and Spain of course).