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Thanks for the info. This will be our 1st cruise with Celebrity. Have done RCI in the past.
Compared to Royal Caribbean International (RCI), you will notice a few differences.
>> 1. There is no skating rink, rock climbing wall, etc. There are, however, plenty of varied activities for everybody. In particular, Celebrity's enrichment lectures tend to be very popular.
>> 2. There's usually only one announcement per day over the ship's intercom. If the ship is at sea, it's the noontime navigational announcement (after which the cruise director will say a few words about the afternoon program). If the ship is in port, it's the "you may now go ashore" announcment when the port authorities clear the ship.
>> 3. The cruise staff do not try to recruit people to join in activities. If you want to go to an activity, you have to show up for it on your own. If you prefer to lay out on deck, nobody will bother you.
>> 4. On Celebrity, nearly all passengers follow the published standards of dress and expect their shipmates to do likewise. If you don't, you probably will feel very self-conscious.
>> 5. At night, Celebrity's discos tend not to be packed to the gills, so there's actually room on the dance floor.
Have a great cruise!