Cruise Lines: Celebrity Cruises
We chose this cruise because it had an overnight in Bilbao to enable us to go to Pamplona for Running of the Bulls. The itinerary was excellent with some great stops along the way. There is so much to see in Spain that you could take this cruise again and see completely different things.
This ship is a great size to keep interactions personal without getting too big like some of the mega-liners. Staff would remember your drinks, ie cocktails, or specialty coffees.
We had originally booked on the cruise after this which was scheduled as a Chinese New Year Signature Sailing, but when Celebrity chartered the ship, we moved to this cruise as the itinerary was almost the same.
The service was generally what we had come to expect from Celebrity from previous cruises, but there were a couple of standouts such as Maria in Cafe al Bacio and Sever, one of the somelliers in the main dining room.
While most people go to the buffet for breakfast and lunch, give the main dining room a try, as the food there is as exceptional through the day as it is at night.
If you get the opportunity, try the progressive dinner (limited spaces available) which samples the food and experience in each of the specialty restaurants on the ship (one restaurant per course).
We did have a slight change to our itinerary (extra night in Hong Kong) as a result of bad weather. Even delaying our departure we experienced 18ft waves the day after Hong Kong. The ship was prepared, putting out extra paper bags around the ship for ill passengers affected by the high seas.
Overall a great cruise and some very interesting ports (particularly Vietnam).
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