We went on this cruise as part of a Seminar at Sea for Travel Agents. The seminar was hosted by Royal Caribbean/Celebrity and Jeff Geston our local representative. During the cruise we had two 3 and a half hour sessions. Both of these sessions turned out to be very informative and interesting. A very nice presentation by Jeff.
As usual there are always good and not so good things about every cruise. So here are our impressions of this cruise.
- A machine broke down during ship boarding and the boarding process was very long
- There were no large open areas of the ship. It sometimes gave the impression of being confined.
- Prices for items seemed too high. Beer 4.50, Martini 7.00, Normandie Restaurant $25.00
- Food selection after 2pm was limited. You could have hot dogs/hamburgers/fries until 3pm and then pizza til 7pm. Finger sandwiches and yogurt 4pm til 6pm. It would have been nice to have some lower fat options between 2 and 4pm.
- Biggest pro of every great cruise are the people you meet. So here's to Al, Myrna, Joe, Joy, Vicky, Paul, Alice, Shirley, Renee, Myrtle, Diana, Jeff and everyone else I didn't mention for making this cruise special.
- Celebrity designed this ship for "intimate cruising". The small spaces ended up making the ship never seem crowded even though this was a full sailing.
- Normandie Restaurant - What a meal, Chateaubriand, and the service was incredible.
- Alex, our waiter, and Alesandra, our sommelier, were both absolutely fantastic.
- The disembarkation process was as fast as I have ever seen it. They called our exit group about 8:55am. We were getting out of the taxi at the airport at 9:20am.