I am close to booking this 11-day trip to New England/Canada and have some concerns regarding room /weather/quality. It is quite pricey and I am considering a balcony room on penthouse deck port side near front of ship.
I would prefer a quiet room with a balcony as private as possible with unobstructed viewing. My travel agent has been pretty useless and just yells 'midship' is the place to be. But i have noticed that many midship balconys have an extended roof line due to the larger resort deck above it. Is this a cause for concern ?
Also , I have heard complaints about loud noise aft of this ship in early morning docking hours, but have also read complaints from people in the front balcony rooms that were awakened by loud noises from the overhead gym area in the morning. I hate to sound so picky...but at $2600 a pop I want to do the best I can! Any suggestions?
Furthermore, does anyone know what to expect weatherwise on this trip north in late May early June. What good is a balcony if its too cold outside? Will they put water in the outdoor pools and jacuzzis?
Finally....the cuisine. I have heard good things about celebrity dining, but have heard that post Sept 11 quality is way down (amongst all lines for that matter) but especially with celebrity's due to a dwindling demand and greater competition.
Any related remarks from those experienced with this destination, the Galaxy ship or sister ship, Mercury would be much appreciated .