Posted June 27th, 2011, 05:57 PM
is there much difference between the IE and the Celebration. bearing in mind this is our first cruise.
Well, they're both a bit long in the tooth, lol. We've been on both and when you hove into port alongside one of the new cruise ships they do look a bit puny. The plus side is that there are not thousands and thousands of passengers so they're a bit more intimate.
The Celebration does have a slight vibration all the time which some people notice more than others, we did, lol. The Spirit is basically the same ship and suffers from it too. The Celebration is a bit more formal with a Captains Gala Night where you can dress up for dinner on that night, it also has waiter service in the restaurant if you like that kind of thing. The IE has a buffet restaurant but it is still dressed with tablecloths and settings. The dress code is less formal on the IE but on both you can use the informal Lido and Beachcomber for dinner if you prefer.
We prefer the layout of the IE personally and we find is easier to get about the ship but that's just us as we like to get about when onboard. We also like the Cafe Brasil on the IE as we like a cappuccino.
Whatever! you'll have a great time on your cruise.