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Old April 4th, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Default I was on a Celebrity cruise last week

Originally Posted by buttons16 View Post
Missed my point on a few issues.
First I believe that the specialty restarants should be things of the past. Celebrity use to be know for some of the best quality of food at sea...Not anymore, many will tell you the food has declined. So to get the quality of food that use to be served in the main dinning room now cost you between $30.00 and $40.00 per person.

Its not a matter of being able to afford it or not nor is it about representing value or not....Its about what used to be standard on Celebrity.

I would rather them raise the cruise price by a few hundred dollars and give everyone a higher quality of food in the MDR.

I am not one of those people that choose a item because it is cheaper...In most cases the cheaper item will cost you more in the long run. Look at a prime example...

A Rio sedan costing 11,000 or a Toyota Corolla costing 17,000....I chose the Corolla because it will cost me less in the long run...I own two autos...A Toyota Tundra and that Corolla...I use the Corolla to commute to and from work and have 380,000 miles on it....It still runs great...That Rio I doubt would last half the time.

back to cruises...They now not only charge you to eat a quality food that used to be standard but they took away the midnight buffets (for some time now) just to save on cost.

Remember word of mouth travels fast..if a cruise line is skimping and is being cheap word will spread...Can Celebrity afford any bad mouthing ?

I have also heard that there is more and more of those annoying messages announcing art auctions and bingo games...something I loath...nothing makes a cruise feel cheap like listening to messages announcing art games and the horse races.

My Wife and I have not been on a cruise for about 5 years we do however have a dozen or so under our belt and we always loved Celebrity. But like I said I have been getting feed back that the little things are being eliminated..remember when you first boarded a crew member wearing white gloves escorted you to your room...I hear now they give you a map or just point you in the direction...its the little things that make a cruise seem like they really care about you.

We were going to book a cruise on Summit but My wife suggested not too long ago that maybe we should give either Silver Sea or Crystal a shot...I am giving it a serious consideration.
No maps when we boarded ,just champagne,why would anyone ever need a map?
There were no announcements for Bingo or art auctions.
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