We booked the cruise on a previous trip on Eclipse. We found out a couple of months before the trip, via a Newspaper that we could get the trip for Â£500 per person cheaper! no one from Celebrity or RCI had contacted us about this, despite the fact that we are Elite members. Not impressed! Anyway, we got onto our Travel Agents and they contacted Celebrity who agreed to the lower price, so that was nice.
We have been on Constellation twice before and always been impressed with the ship and the crew, but this time both seemed below their usual high standard. The ship looks tired in places, but it is due a refit in April next year which I trust will perk it up a bit.
The crew were OK but not as perky as usual, I got he feeling that something was going on behind the scenes, especially when I witnessed two of the ships Officers fawning over a Senior VP who had flown into Bilbao from Miami to join the ship.
Overall we enjoyed ours elves as it was our Wedding Anniversary trip, but still got off a little disappointed which is not usually the case with Celebrity. The ports where we docked for Bordeaux and Paris are too far away, although we were there for two days so you had plenty of time.
We can't believe that they are turning Michael's Club into a Sports bar. Where are the hundreds of generally older patrons going to go to listen to performers like Perry Grant who packed them into the club every night, (despite the 'show' being the same format every evening. Standards have dropped, as we witnessed on the formal nights, dress codes not being enforced. Seems Celebrity are looking to cater to a younger clientele, so we will be off checking out P&O.