Celebrity Cruise Lines - Cruisemates Reader's Cruise Reviews
Celebrity Cruises

by Jill Gunter
Eastern Caribbean
April 17, 2004

We were booked in a CC room, on the Penthouse deck.

We arrived at about 1:30, the lines were not to long. We were suppose
To have priority embarkation for the CC room. We seen no signs for CC,
Got in the line for Captains Club. She checked us out, but told us there was
No line for CC passengers.

Getting on Ship:
They had champayne as you boarded, we weren't sure how to get to our room
So we were taken to our room.

The Room:
The room was very nice, they had the beds together for us already. We had some
Nice little extras since we were in a Concierge class room. The bathroom was nice
Size. Lots of closet space. Also there was a vanity area with lots of drawers and space
Behind the mirror for things. Two nightstands, one on each side of the bed. We had
Fresh fruit in our room every day as part of the CC. Also had a bottle of champayne in
Our room the first day, also part of CC.

The Ship:
The ship is nice, although some areas show a little age. Buttons in elevators sometimes
Could not be pushed. You would just have to go to a different floor. Two of the hot tubs
Also didn't work. They had four total. Half way though the cruise they covered them up.
The ship is decorated nice, not real glitzy. Its very easy to make your way around ship.

The food was very good. I would like to see a little more choices in the Dining room. The entrees were always fine, but they didn't always have a appetizer and soup that looked good. Desserts were very good. They normally had pretty good choices on the

The service was very good. Although I wouldn't say it was any better than any other cruise line we have sailed. Our waiters at dinner didn't really talk to us much other than to take your order and clear away your plates. Maybe that's just how Celebrity is. We are use to the dining staff talking to us more and being a little more personal. We did have our wine steward that came around every night to ask us how are day was, we never ordered any wine. She was very nice, and we tipped her even though she never got us any wine.

Entertainment and Activitys:
The entertainment was ok, it could be better. We weren't real impressed with the shows.
We have seen a lot better on other lines. We did really enjoy Michael James, he is a funny guy. He gets up on top of 10 foot latters and juggles stuff. Very good show.
The activities we were very disappointed with. There were days where we were very bored. We are in our late 20's and early 30's, and they didn't seem to offer much for our age group. Most of the passangers were much older than us. I hate to be bored on a cruise, we actually watched DVD's in our room on two occasions.

The Ports:
We went to the eastern, Nassua, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Saun Juan. We enjoyed the ports mostly. We had rough seas first part of cruise and got in late to Suan Juan, so
Our tour was cancelled so didn't really enjoy that port much. It was kind of dirty and homeless people sleeping on sidewalks. We got in a 6 pm. But the rest were great.

Was very smooth and we were off by 9:30 am. They called you by your luggage tag colors.

We enjoyed our cruise, didn't think that the extra money we paid for the CC room was worth it. We wont sail Celebrity again because of our age, and the activities they offered.
Maybe when we are older.