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Celebrity Mercury Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Ship: Celebrity Mercury
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very good staff. they were helpful and kind.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
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).

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? No.

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