This was our third Celebrity cruise and we also have done Princess and Carnival in the past for an overall 10 cruises.
embarkation: Celebrity always does this the best! They let us on the ship at 11:30 even though they tell you after 1:00. They don't let you in your room so they need to develop a plan for carry on luggage. We went to our room and tried to drop off our carry on and the stewart was stressed (of course he let us do it anyway). They have common rooms open.
Ship: The ship is beautiful, but we were on the Summit in November which is similar so we expected as much. Martini bar was our favorite spot and the staff there from the bartender to waiters to bar manager never let us feel ordinary! Even if you don't like martinis this is the place to be before dinner. Covo the coffee bar is another great spot to go in the afternoon for that caffeine pick me up. We find they put the most interesting people there as it takes awhile to make the coffees so they need to make conversation. The dining room on all these class ships is breathtaking. The bar on deck 10 aft offers a relaxing place to have lunch, breakfast, or just sit and watch where we've been. The pool was the only disappointment, they had a big tile issue where they were falling off frequently, which created sharp spots on the floor of the pool.