Dear Celebrity Forum CruiseMates:
Pheelgood and I are eagerly awaiting our first experience with Celebrity on the Solstice in November 2008.
We have been cruising since 1983 and have cruised on NCL, Carnival (3), American Hawaii Cruises, The Big Red Boat, RCI (3) and Princess (2) ships. Each voyage was special and served a particular vacation purpose.
Our favorite diningroom experience was on the Grandeur of the Seas (RCI) in 2000. Dinner was an enjoyable event for us and our pre-teen children all due to the fabulous waiter. He also didn't clutter the table with extra plates when we ordered multiple entrees and desserts. (We were so spoiled by his service that we had a let-down the following year on the Grand Princess.)
In Feb 2008 aboard the Carnival Liberty, the food was outstanding, especially in Emile's multi-roomed buffet. We continue to rave about the food from our most recent cruise.
We felt more pampered on Princess and RCI than other cruise lines. We have very high expectations for Celebrity after reading all of your comments and praise.
Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts.