My partner and I, part of an organized group (Voyage Louise Drouin) of 20 travelers, really enjoyed our first cruise aboard a Celebrity ship. Everything was perfect: excellent and abundant food, varied and clean common areas. Top-of-the-line service. Note that nothing is offered in French on board (unilingual English in all communications and activities), which can certainly constitute a handicap for some French speakers. As for us, being part of a group of Quebecers, with all our excursions privatized, that did not prevent us from taking full advantage of each stopover. Our daily excursions being quite busy, we rarely attended the various shows given in the evening. We had chosen the first service in the dining room for dinner (6 p.m.) and sometimes felt a little eager to make us leave the table for the second service (8:30 p.m.), even though we had barely received our desserts. . Great experience at the specialty restaurant "Le petit chef", with animated presentation of dishes on our plates. The two outdoor swimming pools are relatively small for the size of the boat, which sometimes made one of them a "standing bath" for all the bathers who crowded there. The second outdoor swimming pool does not offer footing due to its depth, being mainly dedicated to swimmers wishing to do laps. Ample lounge chairs available everywhere on the upper decks, even on a day at sea when all passengers are on board at the same time. Note that the end of the cruise is located in Ravenna, south of Venice, the journey to reach Venice airport took 3 hours in a huge traffic jam on the highway in Venice. To take into consideration when choosing this route...
We had cabin with ample storage space. Shower of adequate size. Unfortunately, we were located almost opposite the door giving access to the interior cabins intended for crew members. They let this door "slam" constantly, which can be a nuisance for those who, like me, are light sleepers. It should be noted that the presence of this door is not indicated on the plans of the boat.
Nous avions la cabine avec amplement d'espaces de rangements. Douche de format adéquat. Malheureusement, nous étions situés presque en face de la porte donnant accès aux cabines intérieures destinées aux membres d'équipage. Ceux-ci laissaient "claquer" cette porte sans arrêt, ce qui peut être une nuisance pour ceux qui, comme moi, ont le sommeil léger. Il faut noter que la présence de cette porte n'est pas indiquée sur les plans du bateau.