Celebrity Mercury (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Panama Canal - A wonderful 14-day Cruise

Sail Date: March 01, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

While this is one of the older Celebrity Ships I have cruised on, our cruise through the Panama Canal could have not been better. The food was excellent, service was great both in the restaurants and staterooms. While there was a virus on the ship while we were there, the crew was working around the clock to clean all public and private areas and it was much appreicated. It would have been better if they would have shined the mirrors,etc. more often after using chlorox just to keep it looking like most cruise ships do. Clean and shiny!

The only negative thing I could say was leaving the ship. We were scheduled to be in the Pavillion Nightclub to wait to leave the ship. We had to stand in the hallway over an hour or so while Immigration was using the room. They should have used another area.

Everything else was great. The food, the staff and crew and of course, I loved the ports of call. I understand that the ship will be going through a remodel soon. Even at that, it was a great cruise. Loved it.

Pros: The length of the cruise. Days at sea between ports. Great weather.

Cons: Not staying in Aruba or Acapulco longer.

Recommends Celebrity Mercury (RETIRED)? Yes!

Ship Quality
Needs a little updating, but overall a good layout.
Shows in Theatre were good. Needed better movies shown in the Cinema each day. Should have a new movie each day.
Food and Dining
Daniel of Poland and Raffin of Indonesia were excellent waiters.
Cabin / Stateroom
Location was near elevator in the middle of the ship. Stateroom was clean and quiet. Plenty of storage space. Wished they had more on the televisions to watch.
Service and Staff
The staff seemed to be working around the clock cleaning the ship. They were friendly and always going above and beyond.

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