March 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette
This cruise on the Silhouette was probably our tenth cruise but first with Celebrity. The ship was beautiful and well maintained, the crew was experienced and professional, food was good, and entertainment was excellent.
Celebrity is a little more sophisticated and upscale than the other cruises we've taken. For example, when there were long lines in ports to re-board other ships we had no line, it was easier to find available chairs on deck, and there was less bumping into people in the halls and buffet restaurant. Also fewer children and spring-break/partiers made it a more tranquil environment.
But most impressive was ChoiceAir. Celebrity guarantees you'll get to the ship if you book your flights with them. After our son's girlfriend's flight was delayed she arrived in Fort Lauderdale after the ship had departed. Celebrity flew both our son and his girlfriend to Cozumel to meet the ship and paid their hotel rooms. Very happy we booked our flights with Celebrity instead of directly with the airlines.
Overall Celebrity runs an amazingly smooth operation. We feel it's worth a difference in price.