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Celebrity Mercury Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night Pacific Northwest (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 15, 2007
Ship: Celebrity Mercury
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
We have sailed twice on Celebrity line and found this the best of the two. This was a short 4 day cruise through the NW coastal area. This trip was on the Mercury, previously we had been on the Century. The Mercury is scheduled to be refurbed in 2009 and boy could it use it. Missing tiles in the pool area, worn and used carpet, tired color scheme all indications of lots of use. Although the ship is tired looking, the service was top notch! Previously on Century, the service was ho hum. This time the line showed us why we came to Celebrity to begin with. The waitstaff remembered what we liked to drink and our particular likes and dislikes. The rrom staff was impeccable and nothing was ever amiss. The posrts of call were Victoria and Nananimo. Vistoria was as she always is, a lovely tourist city with lots of attractions to interest anyone, theaters, museums, shops, food. Nanaimo however, is a very small working town and not quite up to a cruisers interest just yet. Very small, not lots to see or do and stretched out, the old quarter is many many blocks away, pretty far for the older crowd of Celebrity. In the long run, Celebrity is a terrific cruise line and we booked 2 more cruise for next year while on board this trip! We are cruise crazy!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent, great selection and easy to get to

Entertainment

5 out of 5
shows are a little tired, saw same show 8 months ago and the juggler almost walked off stage with his own disappointment. The magician was funnier than he was entertaining.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We didn't pass an employee who didn't acknowledge us, mmade us feel so welcome.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Needs a refurb but clean otherwise

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had concierge service in our room, balcony stateroom, fresh flowers daily, canapes delivered nightly, fresh fruit every morning. can you imagine any better service??
1 out of 5
Nothing to visit or see. A very small working town
Don't Miss: stay on the ship, take a class, visit the spa
5 out of 5
So much and only one day...take a walk along the waterfront from the ship to downtown, use shuttle to come back to ship. See the downtown core, chinatown with it's interesting shops and fabulous resturants, the BC Museum, the wax museum, Empress Hotel for high tea, the Bay Co. store, rent a moped to go to the other side of the island for whale watching.
Don't Miss: walk the waterfront to see the local artisans and their wares

Pros: best service and attention

Cons: ship needs to be refurbished

Recommends Celebrity Mercury? Yes!

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