Hot tubs were warmer under the enclosed area and the pool there was great-very relaxing. We enjoyed sitting at the level 10 bar watching the sunset.
Splurge for dinner at The Olympic.
Get the Eggs Benedict, Shrimp Cocktail, and Cheesecake. Don't rely on the ship's computers; they're over-priced and unreliable. LIVE as much as you can on your balcony and soak up that scenery.
The waffles and dinner are the best parts of the day while the fitness center has a gorgeous view.
Bistro on Five is a little specialtyplace that had wonderful Paninis. Well worth the 7.00 pp. Only two other people in there for lunch and the food was great. If you buy anything made of plants ie (fireweed jelly) or animal products (ox hair scarves) etc or salmon - pack it in your checked luggage
ask for early seating for dinner so you can go to show and still make it to hot tub and pool. Also, get the beverage package because charging every drink is expensive
The Aqua Cafe serves very good lean-cusine lunch :-) The Sauna at the Men's changing room is great (have been told that the one at the Women's changing room is also great) with a very nice oecanview :-) Try the "Olympic" restaurant, it is definitely worth the extra charge!!
I would recommend the dining room for dinner every night. It had wonderful food and was the perfect ending to a busy day. The service was superb and the atmosphere was relaxing. There was a new menu each night with great dishes and marvelous desserts!
Take advantage of the first night discount at Tuscan Grille and eat there instead of the main dining room which had a 30 minute wait to get a pager to wait another 30 minutes to get in for a 9:00 dinner! Second night just as bad, then it eased up. Also, take the Inside Access tour of the ship!
If you go on this Alaskan cruise, make sure you go to the Cosmos lounge on deck 11. The views from there are spectacular.
The Martini Bar is the hot venue of an evening, while Cafe al Bacio is very popular through the day. If you can't find a deck chair immediately beside the pool, go up one level where it is easy to find many that still overlook the pool.
Not the nice and upscale Cruise Line you had gone on in the past. Celebrity has fallen victim to corporate greed and a "rest on your laurels" philosophy. Pass on Celebrity if you know what is good for you!
For example: Go to the Lido deck for breakfast. They had the shortest lines!
The buffet was best for breakfast but we loved the service and food for dinner in the dining room.
Book your own tours
The Internet is very slow and was down for a day. Sometimes it was very hard to connect the iPhone with the Wi Fi. The notebook once and a while had a connection problem. There is no washing machine on the ship. The ship does provide laundry service at a fee.
If the weather allows, have breakfast at the rear of the ship. Best way to start your day.
The Captain of the vessel, Leo, was one of the nicest, friendliest, most visible captains we have ever had the pleasure of knowing in over 25 years of cruising. His leadership and example was evident throughout his crew as they were happy, friendly and always excited about their jobs and loyalty to Celebrity.
Felt like a staff training ship ,where staff did non seem to know what there posision was ,,, not enough to info about the ports we visited ,,,,ie local map ,how far a walk to the shops ,,,, after our first tour we cancelled all but two trips ,,,,,
piece of advise, caters to older crowd, not a lot to do, but relaxing
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