Often when anyone does someone a lot, the hype and excitement goes away. I found myself doing that with cruising. New ships came out and while they had new features, it was hard for me to get that excitement back that I felt when I first started cruising.
Then came the Celebrity Solstice, and the return of the excitement. Big time!
First biggie--the crew. The captain is the funniest I have ever heard. He should be a comedian. The executive chef, same thing. I saw him on the LIDO deck tasting food several times. The cruise director, Lisa Richard,is the best in the business for several reasons. One, you see her all over the ship...all the time..interacting with guest. And when she sings...WOW! She spent four years in Mama Mia...so you get the picture.