December 12, 2003
We went down a day early and finally arrived at the terminal around 11:30am. Things were really backed up and there was mass confusion. The only people allowed to board were Captain's Club members. Finally once through security we breezed through check in and were on board in minutes.
The ship is beautiful, well layed out and practical.
I had previously sailed on Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean and I would say that Celebrity was perhaps a tad lower in my opinion than Princess.
We had the most wonderful service, so it comes down to personal opinion. Food was just as great as on the other ships. Service was great, Entertainment was fine.
Shore excursions we took we Beach Break in St.Maartin, Land & Sea in St. Lucia and the 5Star Catarmaran in Barbadoes and they were all great.
Age group on this ship was extremely senior. I mean 70-80 years old. We always walked extremely solo on board because people were in wheel chairs and walkers etc. That was the only downfall and a lot of the time these people were extremely rude to fellow passengers and staff.
The cruise director was a bit bland, but like I say after cruising on RC and Carnival, what would one expect.
All in all, a pleasant cruise and a nice way to spend 10 days before Xmas.