Japan is a great place to visit and did not disappoint us in any way, but sadly the cruise itself will be remembered for the changes to the itinerary and the many hours of senseless standing around and the time wasted with queuing. We accept typhoon Trami could not be avoided, but Celebrity must have known of it's existence, and that it would cause massive disruption, but they did not seem to be prepared or have any contingency plans. Hence the chaos, confusion and plans made 'on the hoof' plus the lack of any coherent communication to passengers exacerbated an already fraught situation. We had severe changes to the itinerary and did not visit 2 ports which we had wanted to see, instead going to one port twice. The waiting times to go ashore were sometimes very lengthy, for example Nagasaki (which we went to instead of Hiroshima) advertised as a full day ashore turned out to be half a day due to the wait at Japanese custom. There were no adequate warnings this would be as bad as it was, and there was scant sympathy when people became exasperated with hours of fruitless hanging around. If this is a common occurrence the expectation of a shorter time ashore should be explained. However on a positive note the arrangements made by Iglu went ahead without a hitch, the hotel we stayed in was excellent, and in a great location.