Our sail-away ended up being the 5 of us, a couple from Ohio we had met at the LGBT Happy Hour, and 2 couples from Wales that we had sat next to at dinner almost every night. In case you are wondering, I’d say 11-12 is probably the maximum that can fit comfortably on a Celebrity Suite balcony - so it worked out perfectly. We could not have asked for a more perfect day, it was 100% the best sail-away we had had the entire cruise, and we were situated on the best side! It worked out so amazingly, we were all quite happy.We all had a fabulous time, spending most of it out on the balcony until the sun went down. The pictures really don’t do it justice, it was really great. We ended up having more than enough food, as you’ve probably guessed, and just enough sparkling wine and Champagne.I’m sure those of you following along are aware that Captain Kate is somewhat instagram-famous. If you don’t you can check her out at, @captainkatemccue. I’d link you, but you know the rules . We had been following along with her throughout the sailing, and would comment on things - like “oh we saw that too!, etc.” Well, the afternoon of our sail- away, Jeff commented that he knew she was busy steering the ship away, but we were having a sail-away party in our room and she should stop-by. By this point, for better or worse, she knew who we were - aka those obnoxious Millennials who won’t stop talking to me - haha.Well, sometime before sunset, Captain Kate commented back - “of course! What room?!” We all laughed and thought Jeff was completely making it up, we’ll sure enough about 20 minutes later there is a knock at the door. I kid you not when I tell you that I was speechless - I honestly had no idea what to say. Captain Kate was at our door with a bottle of Champagne in her hand! She came right in, and I think everyone was just as surprised to see her as I was. She immediately pointed out that we had a bottle of Fre sparkling “wine” (non-alcoholic) and told us that’s what she drinks aboard, if necessary. We poured her a glass of the Fre, chatted for a bit, and took some pictures. It was amazing, as I type this I’m still getting goosebumps thinking about it. A bit after she arrived, Pavel showed up with a lovely tray with two glasses of ice, both with limes, and a can each of club soda and ginger ale - clearly he had been notified!Captain Kate asked us how we were enjoying ourselves, we of course went on and on about the amazing staff on the Summit (which is 100% true) and we chatted a bit about our time at the Park Hyatt. This was the first cruise for the 2 Welsh couples, so they we’re really impressed and shocked - haha! She mentioned that on New Year’s Eve she had been walking along our deck and someone was coming out of our room and invited her in to celebrate a bit before midnight - so clearly our room was the party suite. I suggested to her that perhaps we write Lisa Lutoff-Perlo **** and suggest that this particular Celebrity Suite be named in honor of Captain Kate, now she she’s leaving the ship. They could even hang her picture. (I think she thought I was insane, which I sort of am!)Captain Kate also took the time to specifically mention this review, and call out a few specific things. I’m still not sure how she found it, but it shows that the staff of the ship really is listening when we write these things - so be HONEST and positive! (I suppose if I was running a ship, I’d be following along with live reviews as well.) After she said that she had read the live review, I basically lost all ability to create full sentences. We took some pictures — I still can not believe the Captain was in our stateroom, what?! Maya showed up after about 15 minutes to escort Captain Kate out. We were sure to point out to Captain Kate what an amazing job Maya and her team had done from the second we walked on the ship.