Celebrity Mercury (RETIRED) 56 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Floating nursing home?

Sail Date: March 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship itself is nice, but it was obviously designed in the 1990s. The rooms need some style updates, and so do the public areas. The service is excellent, the food is quite good, and the shows were also very impressive.

Pros: excellent shows, good food

Cons: an overwhelming majority of the clientele was over 60, so nightlife was very boring on the sip

Recommends Celebrity Mercury (RETIRED) 56? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
of course very small, but this one seemed even smaller than usual for a ship. we had an ocean view stateroom. it can be pretty crowded for two people. again the decor needs updating. while everything is clean, it is clear that is has been used for quite some time (some stains and things on the sink, etc).
Ship Quality
they really need to update the decor.
however the ship was very clean.
the layout seemed convenient; all of the stuff you'd want to get to was in the same vicinity.
The stage shows were very impressive!

However, the other late night options left much to be desired, probably because the ship was catering more to the elderly crowd with sit-down music and drinks. we would have loved to do more dancing, but it just wasn't happening.
Food and Dining
lots of great food choices. the dining ambiance was good, and the wait staff was good. we did not try the specialty options, but we heard it was worth the extra price.
Service and Staff
very good staff. they were helpful and kind.

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