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Celebrity Cruise Line

MV Zenith

Your Rating:Three Stars
Reviewed by: Bill Thomas
# previous cruises: 6
Date of Trip: July 21, 1998
Itinerary: Transcanal

This was our third cruise; our first Celebrity Cruise. We had utilized Carnival previously. We found the Celebrity experience completely different - and not necessarily a better one. Though we enjoyed ourselves, we experienced none of the camaraderie of our previous cruises. There were an awful lot of passengers who seemed to be on the cruise in order to complain about everything! I can't explain how something like this happens - perhaps it was the age mix (or non-mix). Perhaps it is because Celebrity advertises as a "cut above" and people who were impressed with themselves definitely populated this ship. People were not friendly at all.

Public Areas
Public areas were comfortable. The Fleet Bar was our favorite stopping place - beautiful view from the top deck of the ship.

Food and Service
Food in the dining room was okay. Salads were horrible. Soup was questionable at best. Windsurf cafe buffets were our favorite.

Cabins were nice - although plain. Had plenty of space. Shower was a good size for full sized people.

Went to some shows.....nothing special. Entertainment in the Fleet Bar was nice.

We missed one port due to a major problem with the charter flight that Celebrity arranged with Continental Airlines out of Houston. 145 passengers (143 of them whose goal in life was to complain), arrived in Acapulco at 8:30 p.m.. Celebrity held the ship for us (as they should have). Ports were very interesting - the Canal passage was great.

Who Goes
This ship seemed to be filled with snobbish, unhappy, complaining people. There was even a fight on the 9th floor deck going through the Canal - a newlywed couple had left some belongings on two deck chairs at 6:30 a.m. and apparently went to the front of the ship until 11 a.m. When they arrived back, the chairs were occupied by other people (there is no reserving of chairs allows). This young couple proceeded to move the current occupant's of the chairs belongings and put the newlywed's belongings on the chairs where people were sitting. A fight broke out - and the newlywed couple went complaining to the crew. I don't know who this couple thought they were - but they acted like they owned the ship. That attitude was prevalent throughout the ship - people who were obviously very impressed by themselves and older people complaining, complaining, complaining. I don't know how this happens - but we won't sail this line again.

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