Sail Date: August 26, 2012 Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Family (older children) Reviewed: 4 years ago
The ship is smaller and older with less facilities to explore. When the ship is on port, there is not too much to do unless going for shore excursions. The Persian Garden in the spa is so small in compare to other cruise ship's paid spa. It's not worth paying money for it.
Food and Dining
1 out of 5
The quality of food in the Cosmopolitan Restaurant (main dining room) is good with the exception of soup (too salty)\, fish (over-cooked)\, and prime rib (tough to chew). I am so surprised that the buffet restaurant did not serve dinner buffet. It only has Sushi\, stir fry\, grilled meat/fish\, pasta and pizza. Almost most of the passengers need to eat in the main dining room. The service in the main dining room is very slow. It took 2+ hours to finish dinner spending most of time waiting for foods to be served. The buffet restaurant's breakfast and lunch almost have the same things every day. The burgers stand closed at 6:30 pm. It is quite a surprise too. Breakfast in the buffet restaurant closed at 8:30 am on the last day of cruise. Main dining room breakfast closed at 8 am. In compare to other cruise line's restaurant hours\, Celebrity is much worse than I expected. You can get up a bit late due to disembarking time is later and can't find any food to eat.
5 out of 5
The comedian is excellent. Other production shows and musicals are good. Other variety shows are good too.
5 out of 5
The kids program are good with different variety of activities. My younger child enjoys the program so much that he spent more of the time in the kid's room.
Service and Staff
1 out of 5
Ship staffs are not that friendly at all. Some of them won't even greet you when they meet you face-to-face. Since we have select dining\, we have different waiter/waitress every night. Some of the waiter/waitress even ignore or forgot your request. I had cruise with 12 other cruise ships with different cruise line. This is the first time that I have crew staffs with such services.
3 out of 5
Ship size is smaller and condition of the public areas are well maintained even though the ship is older and built in 2001. The ship is clean and decor are adequate.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
Overall\, the stateroom is OK with the exception of the bathroom. It is almost no storage space. You can only put your tooth brushes and paste in the bathroom. Other stuffs have to be store outside of the bathroom.
Pros: The quality of food in the main dining room is good
Cons: Dining room service is very slow; No dinner buffet served; Lunch time is very short; Last day's breakfast closed at 8:30 am
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