Originally Posted by cruznut6
I think your reasons for picking Celebrity are in "sync" with mine. Me and my DW enjoy the laid-back days at sea, reading a good book, nice cool drink, a dip in the pool or hot tub. Then, grab a variety of goodies for lunch (don't forget the desserts!). Take a stroll around the ship, collect a few interesting photos....yes, life is good!
Now, get "cleaned -up" for a fabulous dinner, complete with interesting conversations with people from different parts of the country and world, more good desserts (see the pattern here!
!). Now time for a nice cocktail, then on to a nice show!
Now time for some evening fun, either in a lounge, casino, dancing.... it's all good!!!! The great thing is whatever you enjoy, you'll get the chance to go it all over again the next day :-D
We've been blessed to cruise 18 times now, 9 with Celebrity. I can't say all of them were equal or great, but each one was enjoyed, and the small problems never stopped us from looking forward to another cruise!
Just about everything you have mentioned about cruising is exactly what I like.
I just dont get running all over the ship to do as much as you can...Some things they do on other cruise lines I would'nt give a second thought about doing if I was not on a cruise ship...
I use to cruise with a cruise line (Won't mention name) that had so many things to do while at sea that you needed a vacation from your vacation...Most had to do with how many ping pong ball you can stuff in your bathing suit, how much beer you can drink out of a huge long neck gallon glass. The cruise director always screaming into his microphone..there was a time I just wanted to get the heck off the ship and have some peace and quiet.
Like the old saying goes different strokes for different folkes...I prefer a relaxed setting...calmness, no screaming drunk people at the pool.
I understand that evening wear on the ship has many different forms...I prefer to be in a tux on formal nights and I prefer that other men not in tuxedo's at least are wearing a dark suit.
I also prefer nice slacks over jeans except on a out door tour or excursion. I love women to be in Gowns or at least a nice pants suit. I dont like any men to be wearing hats during any meal in the MDR.
Though my next cruise will be on Celebrity Summit to Bermuda, My wife and I are thinking about all future cruises on either Silver Sea or Crystal cruises...I just prefer a more calm relaxed quiet atmosphere.