by Sue Peavey
August 1, 2001
This ship is 10 years old and in pristine condition.
The on board personnel are among the best at sea, always willing to please with a smile.
Ship Highlights: The Martini Bar was a nightly stop for us, sampling various types Martini's was fun. Michaels Club, their cigar bar, was also wonderful. It offered great cocktails in an elegant atmosphere which was quite nice. They had a great ventilation system there and the smoke never bothered me. The Cova Cafe served espresso and cappuccino as well as various teas and delicious chocolates. The Fleet Bar was a wonderful meeting place, its blue and white nautical decor was nicely done. The various shops offered the standard Celebrity apparel and the designer shop showcased lovely jewels, clothing, and perfumes. The Dining Room was elegant, the food great. The Matre D and wait staff could not do enough to please. High tea was offered one day in the main dining room and is not to be missed, the waiters with their white glove service added to this special trip. The Windsurf Cafe offered nice lunches as well as daily pizza at 3 pm and tea at 4 pm. The Pool Bar was jumping particularly on sea days. I had a massage one day in the Spa, which is quite small. That massage was among the best I had at sea.
We played golf twice while on Bermuda, had the Zenith pro set it up for us. It cost a bit more, but we felt it was worth it. We carried on our clubs, he arranged for transportation to and from the course as well as played a few holes with us offering his golf suggestions.
Down town Hamilton is, as usual, beautiful. Loved St. Georges, it is so very quaint. We did not do any of the Celebrity shore excursions as we did not plan our days except for the golf.
We are Captains Club members, and in our opinion, it's the best $35 we have spent. We walked to the front of a 300 person line for advance check in and were the first group off the ship. There were also various cocktail parties for club members.