The terrible experience for us was the boarding. Coming from Europe we needed the Esta Permit which we got online. While we had no problem getting into the USA we had problems to get onto the ship. Nowhere does Celebrity state that you have to bring the Esta in print or show it on your handy. As ours was applied for quite a while ago I had problems retrieving ours, took 45 minutes and was a very unpleasant experience.
Once on board we started to enjoy our cruise. Nice cabin with the bed next to the balcony. Gym and indoor pool just steps away. If you want a proper swim do it at 8:00 am or a little before. The solarium was the place for us. It is not our idea of a vacation to lie like sardines with other travelers next to the pools outside, the solarium was less crowded and had much better deck chairs. Also the sports cafe was there for a light breakfast with super Italian coffee.
The shows were ok, we liked the magician and the Neal Diamond singer.