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Sail Date: November 2018
The food in the restaurant was very good. The creme brulee was fantastic. The cheesecake was also way above average. Our waiter Rommel was fantastic as was his assistant waiter Michael . The service was excellent throughout the ship. The ... Read More
The food in the restaurant was very good. The creme brulee was fantastic. The cheesecake was also way above average. Our waiter Rommel was fantastic as was his assistant waiter Michael . The service was excellent throughout the ship. The only really draw back on this Cruise was the entertainment. The two comedians were very good. But that was it the Broadway shows were not that good and the singer was fair. The entertainment on the boat was good at all of the bars. The highlight of the cruise was the silent Disco. Everyone got headphones the DJ played music from today from the 70s and 80s and from the 50s on the three different bands you were able to switch between the bands you knew what people were listening to because the music was in different colors . If your headphones were blue you were listening to today's music if the headphones were red you were listening to the 70s and 80s if the headphones were green you were listening to the 50s. DJ's did a great job having the beat of all three songs be basically the same. The boat showed its age but was clean. The casino was small but adequate. They had the usual slot machines + Texas Hold'em Blackjack roulette. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We booked this cruise relatively late. We would have preferred Aqua Class or a Suite, but ended up in Concierge Class. The room was extremely worn but very well maintained. The room was overly small, but acceptable given the balcony. ... Read More
We booked this cruise relatively late. We would have preferred Aqua Class or a Suite, but ended up in Concierge Class. The room was extremely worn but very well maintained. The room was overly small, but acceptable given the balcony. Restaurant service was notoriously slow, but polite and the specialty restaurant not worth the money. We were pleased with the entertainment and the spa. The ports of call were generic and acceptable since we booked our excursions elsewhere. Embarkation was very good due to our class of service, but the disembarkation was a mess. Overall, we were pleased we went, but it was the worst or second worst of the 7 cruises we have taken. Embarkation and Disembarking Being in the Concierge Class allowed a smooth check-in experience, but departure was a mess since the ship was moved to a ONE DOOR port. Ouch, it was crowded getting off. As always, guest services is a long wait. The concierge class lunch was fantastic and I was able to spend our departure day at the pool since I brought my suit in my carryon. The bags were barely delivered prior to dinner. Disembarkation bags were well marked and easy to find. The departure lounge for Concierge class was nice. Food Thanksgiving was a nice meal. The rest was rather average. Luckily, my expectations were low. The preparation was good, but the selection and quality poor. The maitre’d was outstanding and got us our same table every night, as we did select dining. That is a nice perk in our room class. We missed Blu, as we dined on it frequently when on Celebrity Reflection. The Tuscan Grille was a huge waste of money. The service nice, but my ribeye steak was so thin I was embarrassed for the waiter who delivered it. In fact, I did not know they could cut steaks that thin. We only did the café for a snack, but it seemed to have a decent selection and excellent service. Dining room service was slow, but very good, polite and responded to all requests, albeit slow. Spa & Gym Since our cruise had lots of kids and seniors, the gym was never crowded and the spa was easy to get in. But, much of the equipment was broken. We did a total of 3 massages and my wife said hers was the best ever. Mine was one of the best. We are going to Thailand soon and asked for the two Thai therapists. They were wonderful. The Persian Garden is a joke and not nearly as good as the Solstice Class ships. Entertainment We never go for the entertainment, but were amazed at the quality. The two comedians were perfect. Each was first class. The Broadway tunes show the last night was fantastic and the aerial dancers blew us away. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the string duet during our days at sea. Truly beautiful is the way to describe their music. Excursions I have learned to NEVER book these via the ship. Looking for vendors on Cruise Critic or TripAdvisor once again paid on and we had some wonderful excursions. As usual, overhearing the complaints from fellow passengers about ship managed excursions reminds me of my good decision. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We were a group of 8 including three of the group cruising for the first time. Weather was great but a little cool in Key West.. Food was delicious, service was fantastic and drinks were great. We dined one specialty restaurant - Qsine. ... Read More
We were a group of 8 including three of the group cruising for the first time. Weather was great but a little cool in Key West.. Food was delicious, service was fantastic and drinks were great. We dined one specialty restaurant - Qsine. Food was excellent.and the show that they have was a hoot We didn't see any shows so I can't comment on them. We especially enjoyed the Martini Bar. The drinks were great and the bar staff were very entertaining. I really loved having the premium beverage package as I love coffee and really enjoyed the coffee bar! The pastries and cakes were very good there as well. We met a lot of friendly people and really enjoyed ouselves. This was my 3rd Celebrity cruise and can't wait to book another. All three first time cruisers said they are definitely cruising again! We are thinking of making this an annual trip. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Embarkation was very slow, we were at the Port at 10am and the doors opened up shortly after, however, the screen staff were not there so we lined up for 30 minutes before any staff that could screen you arrived. Once we did start ... Read More
Embarkation was very slow, we were at the Port at 10am and the doors opened up shortly after, however, the screen staff were not there so we lined up for 30 minutes before any staff that could screen you arrived. Once we did start boarding ship, we were stuck on the gangway for another 15 minutes as they staff on board were not ready to scan our cards. We were travelling with 8 friends, 6 of which had never cruised on Celebrity before. We became Elite status on our last cruise, however, our cards stated Select. This took trips to Guest Services to change, were we produced our paperwork to prove our status, however, our status was not confirmed until later on the cruise. Cabins were ready by 1pm. Our cabin 9056 and our friend's 9058 were opposite a crew door that constantly banged shut every few minutes, day and night. We complained, they adjusted the door but we could still hear the door, avoid 9056 & 9058. Food in the Blu restaurant was amazing, we were also allowed to order from main dining menu, so we did not miss our prime rib the first night and beef wellington and lobster tail on the last night. Our waiter, Imayan, Somalia Ricardo and bar waitress Jenny were wonderful. Stopped at Key West, which is always a great day. Cozumel, we opted for a private snorkeling trip that all 8 enjoyed, however, we did not enjoy the boat. The boat was very small and old, too small for 15 adults, we were promised our own boat but this was not the case, only room to sit, no room to move, no facilities, we would not recommend it, no ladder to get into the water, you had to sit on the side and jump in, they hooked on a ladder over the side to get back onto the boat from snorkeling but very hard to get back onto boat. We do not recommend Cozumel Cruise Excursions.Net; El Cielo Cozumel snorkeling tour. It was only $50, guess you get what you pay for. We all had the Classic drink package and most of us up graded to Premium as we wanted martinis. Noticed a lack of bar staff, we all had to go to the bars to get our drinks, not like on other cruises were there were staff walking around offering to get you drinks. We all did enjoy the food, drink and entertainment overall. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
This was our 20th cruise, but first with Celebrity. I imagined Celebrity as similar to Princess (our favorite line) and HAL. Celebrity did not meet those expectations on this cruise. The ship itself is a nice, smaller ship. Not ... Read More
This was our 20th cruise, but first with Celebrity. I imagined Celebrity as similar to Princess (our favorite line) and HAL. Celebrity did not meet those expectations on this cruise. The ship itself is a nice, smaller ship. Not elegant, and certainly no bells and whistles. Our oceanview cabin was similarly undistinguished and fairly small. The food was consistently very good, but portions were small and the main problem was little variety and no imagination. We never had a "wow" meal. There was not much emphasis on healthy food, nor a lot of high-end ingredients (lobster, crab, real chocolate, pine nuts, premium fruits like strawberries, blueberries, mango, etc.) It seemed like there were bean-counters consciously trying to keep food costs down. The sides were consistently potatoes and string beans. I mean just about every night. I was surprised that there was little ethnic food, other than regular Indian food (which was good) and Mexican food at the buffet while in Cozumel (which was bad). Not a single Chinese stir fry or Thai, Greek, Middle Eastern, Italian, etc. The breakfast was the same thing every day. The lunch was also very similar day to day. Dinners were uninspired. The service was generally good, but not really attentive, and certainly not the premium service I expected. For example, it was rare to see someone coming around in the buffet with drinks. It was often hard to find someone to ask a question to. If I needed silverware (not provided on the tables in the buffet) and someone was stacking the rolled up napkins and silverware, I had to reach over them to get a set. Never did anyone acknowledge me or stop to hand me a set. On Princess I would have been handed that silverware, and someone would have brought me a drink, probably someone who recognized me and knew what I liked to drink. That is premium service and that was sorely lacking on this ship. The entertainment staff (cruise director Luigi et al) I thought did a good job but there just were not a lot of activities on board. It was more like HAL with not much to do during the sea days. The musicians were generally good, but there were not a lot of them, and it was hard to find live music. The Passion Duo (guitar and singer) were particularly good, The orchestra was excellent but should have had more opportunities to play. The production staff (singers and dancers) were also excellent, but only did one show: iBroadway, which was very entertaining. They did iBroadway on the last night of the cruise, leaving everyone wondering where these people were hiding the whole cruise. There were two comedians who did the typical cruise ship routines. They had a singer/impressionist, Travis Turpin, who I thought did a really entertaining and somewhat unique show. But again there was just not enough entertainment. Everything just felt really low end, like a budget cruise line with budget food and budget entertainment. On the last day the toilets stopped working. It was a fitting end to a pretty crappy cruise. We will be sticking with Princess, and to a lesser extent HAL and RCL, unless we get a great deal on Celebrity that is priced like the low-end line Celebrity has apparently become. Then we will set our expectations really low. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
I booked this cruise just to try out a 2nd Celebrity ship, however had I known this ship is not for kids or a young crowd I would of never booked it. This ship is definitely not for children my kids were bored the entire time. The arcade ... Read More
I booked this cruise just to try out a 2nd Celebrity ship, however had I known this ship is not for kids or a young crowd I would of never booked it. This ship is definitely not for children my kids were bored the entire time. The arcade has about 4 games that are from the 80's. The teen camp was dead, as a matter of fact I dropped off my daughter to hang out with another girl and the camp associate left them alone and told them that she had an emergency and that as long as they didn't burn the room or kill themselves that they would be fine...really!!!???. They had 0 comedy shows on board like what cruise ship does that???? All the shows except for one were horrible. The only one that was okay and the performer actually made me laugh was an impressionist. We only went to the main dining room one. Our table was in the middle of everything and we just felt more comfortable eating at a more private table so we decided not to go back and just enjoy the buffet for all of our meals. The buffet is good the problem is they served the same food every night with the exception of maybe a few stations that had kabobs, empanadas,and cuban sandwiches but every night you had an Asian station, pizza of course which the lady at the station was so rude!. You also had the grill in the back that always had chicken and steaks. Our room steward was amazing! Not only did she replace towels, the garbage and made beds but she actually organized everything like shoes, hairbrushes, clothes....I've never had anyone do that in any of our cruises. The director Luigi seems like a fun guy but my goodness I wanted to have the chance to tell him they need to change the entertainment on that ship. They only had 2 shows a night! That's it nothing else! I will definitely not recommend for any of my family or friends to go on this ship with a younger crowd this ship caters to a very much older crowd. This is a great ship for anyone who just wants to get away and relax and not have any fun! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise because it was 5 nights and fitted in with our plans perfectly. Also Celebrity had been recommended to us by neighbours as being a little more "upscale" than Royal Caribbean, NCL, MSC and P&O, and ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was 5 nights and fitted in with our plans perfectly. Also Celebrity had been recommended to us by neighbours as being a little more "upscale" than Royal Caribbean, NCL, MSC and P&O, and probably similar to Cunard. After 27 cruises mostly on MSC, NCL and RC this was the 1st time on Celebrity and we were excited about getting on the ship, particularly as we had purchased the premium drinks package! Embarkation was smooth and relaxed; we'd flown in from London a couple of days before and had had a great time in Fort Lauderdale so we were chilled anyway. We walked around the ship and were very impressed generally with the state of the ship - some of the previous reviews I'd read gave the impression that it was practically rusting away with just flaky paint and faded wood holding it together! Not true at all, the odd sign here and there that it is a sea going vessel and has been for many years! The deck areas were clean and the inside areas were fresh and the ship looked well maintained. We then went to the buffet for a snack and a drink, and that was fine - clearly a bit hectic as it was embarkation day but we managed to find a table without any problem. After the announcement that staterooms were ready we went to ours (9000) and were greeted by Jan, our cabin attendant. He was very friendly and proved to be an excellent attendant for the whole of the cruise, always keeping our stateroom immaculate. A big thank you to him. The cabin itself was impressive - an ocean view but with a sofa and an additional table and two comfortable chairs. Beds were great too. Food in the buffet was generally good however the choice was more limited than we are used to, particularly on the second day - that was a sea day. Food in the evenings in the MDR, Trellis, ranged from good to excellent - the last 2 meals we had were outstanding - more about that later! Pool area was fun, liked the music and there were always plenty of beds, even on sea days, if not on the pool deck then overlooking the pool on deck 11. Gym was great too for a ship of this size - all the equipment worked, pity no dumbbells but the machines were fine. Nice changing facilities with a window overlooking the sea - even a sauna cabin with a window out to the ocean too! Although there were more older people on this cruise than we are used to, entertainment at night was surprisingly good - silent disco, dancing to recent and current hits and great atmosphere at the Martini bar, sometimes with DJ playing great club tunes! Probably stop short of saying it was a party ship (like MSC, NCL and RC can be) but great fun nevertheless and much livelier than we expected. We didn't go to any of the shows as they seemed unexciting - nothing on the description in the newsletter interested us - indeed most people we spoke to said they were poor. No major production-type shows that the other cruise lines offer. So why the 3 stars? Actually I would give 3 and a half if available - better than average but not very good. The main reasons for this was service, disappointment with the drinks package and the casino. Service was hit and miss throughout the ship, and apart from a few outstanding staff (I've already mentioned Jan, our cabin attendant) we were generally underwhelmed by service levels - the poorest of all the 28 cruises we have done. To get a drink you had to go to the bar as there seemed to be a lack of table servers, and no servers by the pool apart from the occasional mobile bar coming around. At the bars there were normally only 1 or 2 and rarely 3 servers, and service was generally not particularly welcoming, particularly when you have to stop their flow to ask what drinks are available as drinks menus are scarce! One main exception was at the Martini bar, where service was good - efficient and friendly. I don't particularly like Martinis but this was the best place to hang because of the ambience, service and music. Drinks service at the buffet was mostly functional at best and rude at worst, with one exception. Her name was Joselyn from the Dominican Republic - she was friendly and engaging, more like what we've come to expect on cruises, and very professional (she brought out the bottle of wine to show us what she was pouring) 1st class for a buffet. Thank you! Management at Celebrity should promote her to Service standards trainer! At dinner, the 1st 3 evenings were unremarkable (more on that next) however the 4th and 5th evenings were amazing - service was top notch and even the meals seemed to taste better - more like we were expecting from Celebrity. This was thanks to a brilliant team who served us (tables 214 and 215). Diogo, Yurii and Mercy - outstanding! A big thank you to them. For us the premium drinks package was a waste of money as the classic package would have served us well on this cruise and probably saved us a lot of frustration and disappointment. The 1st night at dinner I asked for a sparkling water (Perrier or San Pelegrino is included in the premium package) - we were told it was unavailable and just got plain water. Getting a glass of wine was then an ordeal, and not sure we got what we wanted. The main reason for upgrading the drinks package ($14 a day extra, per person) was because we enjoy quality wines - good luck with finding those! We were particularly looking forward to the Cellar Masters bar - that was a huge disappointment. First of all it was largely empty, zero atmosphere and with no resemblance at all to anything to do with fine wines - we expected to see décor with wine bottles, barrels etc to give it a bit of atmosphere. Again, finding a wine list was a task, and there were only 3 varieties of the wine we like on it. One was not available "Wente", we didn't like the other 2 much, although not sure they were what we asked for. The only other 2 customers had to wait whilst the barman disappeared to get us a suitable wine as it was not available in the "speciality" wine bar. What capped it all was that in such a prestigious sounding venue apart from once the wine was served in plastic "glasses"! One lady we met even brought a glass in from another bar because they only had plastic! We didn't spend long here, preferring the Martini bar. At least there we felt we were being served quality drinks even though we're not particularly keen on Martinis, and the service and atmosphere was fun. We are not big beer drinkers either, but at least we thought we could get Peronis or Coronas as we had the Premium package. However those brands were only available a couple of times so we decided to have water instead! The casino could have been fun, however the only low bet blackjack table was $10, a solitary single deck game! The other tables started at $15! Not sure who Celebrity think they have on board but we didn't see any serious gamblers, just fellow passengers wanting to have a bit of fun with the tables. The atmosphere in the casino was dull because these higher bet tables were nearly always empty! I do not see the logic of adhering to such a policy on a cruise, when surely if they had tables for $5, more passengers would play, there would be more of an atmosphere and the Casino would make more money than having empty $15 and $25 tables? Poor staff looked bored senseless too! In fact, the last 2 days they dropped the limit to $10 on one of the multi-deck tables and the table was full - even had to wait for a seat. Wake up Celebrity! Overall we did enjoy the cruise, weather was great, good 5 day itinerary and ship was nice, but not sure whether we will sail Celebrity again. I have written separately to Celebrity regarding my disappointment and frustration with the Premium package and am hoping for a positive response. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
For the past 8 years or so, Celebrity has been our go-to cruise line. While we have tried other lines, we always come back to Celebrity. Now we have a child and feel like our time with Celebrity may be over for a while. But since he is ... Read More
For the past 8 years or so, Celebrity has been our go-to cruise line. While we have tried other lines, we always come back to Celebrity. Now we have a child and feel like our time with Celebrity may be over for a while. But since he is only 2 and can't participate in the children's programming yet, we decided to do one (possibly) final Celebrity cruise. I selected the Infinity due to the 5 day length and the room. The five days worked great for a first time cruise with our child. I wasn't sure how he would react to time on the ship. The second factor was the room. We booked room 7199 Family Verandah. This is a corner aft cabin with an extra large verandah. We loved the room. Pros: Staff - The staff throughout the ship were great. Most greeted us with smiles and many by name every time we saw them. Our son was greeted by name by many on the cruise. He really enjoyed the interaction with the crew. Food - We ate in the main dining room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For dinner we had Select dining. The food in the main dining room was good. Not over the top, but certainly better than we have experienced on other lines and consistent with our past experiences on Celebrity. They offered lobster on the formal night. The steak offered was a thin cut strip steak. Not my favorite. So if you want good steak, you should try Tuscan Grille. Breakfast service was good. The food was similar to what is offered in the buffet. But it was nice to have table service rather than fighting the lines at the buffet. Lunch was also acceptable. The service always seemed a bit chaotic at lunch, but certainly better than the buffet. Disembarkation - Although we had a car seat, three pieces of luggage, two back packs and a two year old in tow, we did walk off. And due to doing immigration the day before in Key West, walk off was literally walk off. No wait at all. Just a flash of our passports and the room keys and we were done. Other passengers - The clientele on this cruise skewed to the older. We have cruised HAL several times and found the fellow passengers on this cruise in the same age range. While my wife and I are both 50, we certainly felt like the young ones. And having our two year old with us, we were concerned about how the older crowd may react. Other than an occasional snarky look, the interactions were great. Most of the older people seemed to enjoy having a well-behaved small child on-board. There were only 25 children on the cruise. And our son is too young to participate in the kids programming, so he hung out with mom and dad the entire cruise. Which meant he joined us for evening music before dinner in the Cellar Masters and the occasional pre-dinner martini at the Ice Bar. Cons: The negatives are few. The ship is showing some age. The sofas in our room seemed a bit worn. The shower was not as clean as I have experienced in the past on Celebrity. While this may be our last Celebrity cruise for a while, it's not due to the cruise line. It's just not tailored for children. But that's intentional and we understand. We will shift to Royal Caribbean and reserve Celebrity for the occasional child-free cruises we may do over the years. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
I (late 30s) took my parents (70s) on their 1st cruise to celebrate mom's 70th birthday & their 40th anniversary. I am a "almost 1st timer" myself, since my last cruise was over a decade ago on Carnival. This is our 1st ... Read More
I (late 30s) took my parents (70s) on their 1st cruise to celebrate mom's 70th birthday & their 40th anniversary. I am a "almost 1st timer" myself, since my last cruise was over a decade ago on Carnival. This is our 1st Celebrity experience. I picked this particular cruise because 1) it was the best deal I could find - actually cheaper than Carnival, 2) I thought small ship size and a simple itinerary staggering sea day and port day would be good for elder 1st time cruisers. Overall: The cruise was perfect for my vacation purpose. I don't think my parents felt overwhelmed or lost. It was not too long or too short. We didn't feel like we had to do all kind of things and rush around. It was relaxing. Services were great everywhere and the MDR food was good, much better than I expected. The crowd: As expected, it's an older crowd. There are some younger people (late 20s to 30s is my guess), but no one was too crazy/obnoxious that I have encountered (there're one or two super intoxicated ones stumbling around). There weren't many young children either (I don't mind kids but it's also nice to not have to hear baby screaming, crying, or being ran over by strollers). Mood is causal - no one was really dressing up too formally. I do kind of like a formal night but understandably cruiselines are all moving away from it. The ship: It is an older ship but I thought it was well maintained. There were some signs of age such as blistering wood handrails or damaged elevator buttons were. But otherwise it's still a very elegant ship. Embarkation: 1st time sailing out of Fort Lauderdale. I drove down (1-way rental thru Avis) and took the free shuttle to pier. (TIP #1: if you are renting a 1-way, keep checking the prices because my rental went from almost $100 to $10 the week of. They needed cars badly and I guess I was their free transporter.) The port traffic was madhouse so plan ahead (unless you stay the night before nearby). There wasn't much of a line for CC guests. My only complaint is that I thought the special CC lunch was until 1:30pm. We were at the counter checking in at 12:50pm and was told it's over. Bummer. First impression of ship: definitely not as "wow" as the big ships. Entry through Deck 3 into the "lobby" which was a cramped space. They served bubbles, which was a nice touch. Room access: Immediate as of 1pm when we got on, which was great to drop off our carry-on bags before going to lunch at Oceanview Grille. Room attendant: Adonis was excellent & sweet. He made a point of introducing himself in the hallway and he knew us by names already. He did everything we requested - cannot say enough good things about our room attendant. Food/Restaurant: All things considered, it was excellent. We did not do any specialty dining, only ate at MDR & Oceanview Grille. Breakfast buffet in Oceanview Grille is the same daily, which can be boring for longer cruise. There were days we walked around longer to look for a good table for 3 but never felt too crowded in OG (FYI, temp. varied in that large space - we wanted a decent view without the heat of being baked in the sun). We only had "formal" lunch in MDR once but we ate there for dinner daily. Everything we had was great. Food services: We had Select Dining daily for dinner. I prebooked 6:30pm/6:45pm time slot daily but we ate later on several days. Never too much of a wait (15 minutes max) for table. We had 3 sets of waitstaff, but mostly dined with Nelson & his team. Very attentive & friendly services. Of course they also work at OG for causal dining, and they would wave and say hi and greet us by name. The lady at the omelet station remembered my name by Day 3. It's amazing how good they are at customer service. Drink services: I have the Premium Drink Package (given Classic for free, upgraded to Premium for $67), which I highly recommend for anyone who remotely drinks. I never had to worry about paying for extra. I had the chance to try different cocktails. I have unlimited access to water & nicer coffee. I never waited long for a drink. I didn't order from the same bar much, but for those who did, they would remember your drink choice. (TIP #2: Infusion is a small "bar" tucked away with the gelato spot. Great craft cocktails during limited time period, but perfect for showtime!) Activities/Entertainment: I have heard more than once on the ship where people complained they were bored (both elderly ladies). I was curious as to what would be considered not boring. In my opinion, cruise is for relaxation. I booked a room with balcony so I wouldn't mind hanging out in my room to chill/read/do nothing. Every day there were live music in all the lounges. The guitar solo with vocal, the string duo, and piano with vocal duo were all great - piano solo act was... a little off vocally. Every night we went to the show - they were all minor productions but were entertaining (magic, impersonation, comedian, female vocalist Savannah Smith, and an original musical production). We did silent disco once (offered twice), karaoke twice, bingo once and observed the newly wed game. We sat through an art auction just to check it out. We attended the complimentary galley kitchen tour which was fun. We stopped by the Officer Soiree and took picture with the Captain. There were also pool deck activities during the day but we didn't attend. There're DJ parties we skipped out on as well. So all the standard cruise activities were there but in a smaller scale. I do have to say this is not a late night party type cruise. Most days we retired back to the room by 11:30pm. There's little to do after midnight. Even casino was pretty dead by then, which is odd. Cruise Director Luigi did his job in my opinion. I guess some people just don't get his sense of humor. Casino: Small and did not stay open late. The busiest time is from 8pm to 10pm, probably because of the foot traffic to/from the show. Basic games were all there. Gym/Spa: took a quick look but didn't use it. Gym area was nice and big at the front of the ship. Not a bad spot to run on a treadmill if I must. Spa looked small and the prices were high for services. There were fitness classes on schedule but most required extra charges. Pool: I only used the main ones on Deck 10 on port days (4 hot tubs, 1 bigger/deeper salt water pool, 1 smaller/shallower "pool" for standing around), I didn't feel like fighting the crowd during sea days. I was able to really enjoy it the morning of Cozumel day. I was in the deep pool swimming laps by myself. Key West day we got back on ship earlier and I was able to get a lounger and chilled/napped and hopped into hot tub. They played music but I didn't find them to be too loud - who wants a silent pool anyhow? Port #1 - Cozumel: I booked a private taxi before the trip online on my own. I recommend Tours Plaza as it's a good price for 3 of us ($142 for 11:30am to 4pm). The best part is we had our own car, we could do whatever we wanted at the pace we wanted. I enjoyed the tour around the island, I think it's worth doing at least once. We tasted chocolate & tequila. We ate lunch at Punta Moreno. We stopped and took pictures on the Wild Side. Port #2 - Key West: I opted out of Conch Train Tour/Trolley Tour, but it's cheaper to book those onboard/through cruiseline if you want to do them. Instead we took the free Duval Loop shuttle provided by the city transit (TIP #3 - use the free shuttle, they have real time schedule on their website via your cellphone). It was a hot day in Key West, we did the standard Mile 0, Southern Most Point, Sloppy Joe's, Conch Fritters in a loop slowly. We go off boat at 11am and got back at around 3pm. Immigration interview: We had to pay a visit with the immigration officers when we arrived in Key West. The process started before 8am, and I was surprised the intercom blasted inside the stateroom that early. We were in Group 24, meaning I really could have slept for another 45 minutes to an hour if they kept the announcement in public areas only (which was supposed to be the case per the newsletter). The process was quick even though it looked horrible with the long line wrapped around half the length of the boat. Disembarkation: Because the cruise already stopped in Key West the day before & we did the immigration interview already, it was an easy peasy process when we got back to Fort Lauderdale. We woke up at 6ish, got breakfast, and the moment they said we could leave the ship, we grabbed our bags and left. No line. We breezed right through to the taxi line. Taxi was $14 (no traffic). We got to airport and were at the gate in less than an hour of disembarkation. I don't know if we were just lucky or if I was that efficient. Last words: The cruise was a success. For what I paid and what I got in return, it was a great value. My parents enjoyed themselves, and that's what I care most. I think there are people who just never happy about anything - seriously it's a cruise vacation, why would anyone complain about eggs/being bored/what the cruise director was wearing etc? Give this older/smaller ship a try - it is a good starter cruise especially for a 5-nighter. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
This was my second cruise with Celebrity and I can honestly say that this cruise line is intended for those who simply want to relax on their cruise. Extremely limited entertainment (and the shows were below average, at best). Having to ... Read More
This was my second cruise with Celebrity and I can honestly say that this cruise line is intended for those who simply want to relax on their cruise. Extremely limited entertainment (and the shows were below average, at best). Having to change into Casual Attire for evening dining got old real quick and we opted to only eat in the main dining room three times because of this. The shopping on board was the typical shopping on board. Nothing outstanding when compared to other cruise lines. The prizes given as a result of a raffle or other enticement were the least value I have ever seen. The casino provided the most entertainment with slot and table tournaments frequently. The lounge entertainers were average, with off key performances frequently exhibited. As for shore excursions, we always book our own before we travel. No exception here, as both excursions were fantastic. The overall menus for main dining were seemingly limited and nothing to write home about. The main dining service team was great, but the food didn't really meet the standards. We found the burgers on deck to be better than the main dining room meals. BEWARE: the coffee will not only grow hair on your chest but also remove the lining from your stomach. Maybe the worst coffee I have ever had (but I needed my coffee and someone shared a secret... add a pinch of salt and the bitterness almost disappears) Read Less
Celebrity Infinity Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 5.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 3.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.8
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.1

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