by Susan Warren
March 24, 2003
This was one of the best vacations ever.
First, we flew Jet Blue, which was absolutely fantastic....I just hope they keep growing and branching out, as I would surely fly that airline anywhere, anytime.....they are the best.....personnel so friendly, plane so comfortable, tons of snacks to select from....and on time.
The cruise was all we thought it would be, my mom (her 80th birthday celebration cruise- this tradition started on her 75th),
The cabin staff was so gracious and anxious to please. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
We were especially fortunate to have a fantastic wait staff in the dining room, where we ate dinner each evening, and also had wonderful tablemates, who I know we will keep in touch with. (Our first dinner we were at a table with 5 other elderly women, making a table of 8 females.....my mother, who is extremely young spirited asked to move to a table that was mixed ages and couples and it was perfect!)
The food was good to very good, not excellent, but we enjoyed all our meals.
As I rarely leave the ship....I go simply to rest...my mom and sis check out every port. Many people were not too thrilled with the ports in Panama and Costa Rica.
I did find the silver shops that were recommended in this newsgroup and picked up a couple of great pieces, so thanks to all who suggested Cinco Soles.
One funny thing....the first newsletter for the first day out listed topless sunbathing..
I only made it to one show, and the cast was really quite good. Mom and sis went to every show.....while i was in the gym working off all the food i was eating....
The ship was lovely, as all the Celebrity ships seem to be...now we can start planning the next cruise....eleven nights seems to be just enough time to relax and make the most of a vacation. We may never go back to a 7 day cruise....who knows.....I don't mind sailing around the Caribbean every year....the weather was divine....even too hot at times....
Well, I can only say that Celebrity is still our favorite cruise line......
It's always good to come home too....