We joined the ship at Southampton, having travelled down from lancashire, on the cruise connections coach. this was a very good start to the cruise, because it is so much easier than flying to a cruise port.
We arrived about one o'clock, and embarkation was smooth. soon we were in our cabin, met Colin our stateroom assistant, who was most welcoming. the cabin was spotless, as usual with celebrity ships.
We then had lunch, wandered arround the deck, and then got ready for emergency
lifeboat drill. The drill took place in the theatre, which i think is OK, but i also think that we should go onto the actual deck, so that the experience of an actual emergency can be felt. people were talking and not taking much notice of instructions. a list of peoples room numbers were read out, there were a few, how foolish can they be. We have been on a few cruises, but there were people who have never been on a ship before, and i think that for these people alone, to stand and think and try on life-jackets is more educational than sitting in a warm theatre, with people laughing and not listening is not good.
Dinner was as usual great, with a lovely table of eight. We soon became friends, and shared our daily experiences with them each evening. The service was great.
good choices on the menu.
During the cruise we ate in the cafe, for breakfast and lunch, and there again the food was good and service excellent.
We sometimes had a burger of kebab on the outside deck, at lunch, while sitting in the sun. On this ship there are always plenty of sunbeds, and with plenty of space unlike the larger ships, when the beds are all squeezed together, and you are touching the person next to you. The pool towels were always taken care of by the pool butlers, and were lovely also there were blankets, the previous trip had been to the Balkans, but we had a couple of days, when they were most welcome.
The entertainment on Constellation was very good, it had something for everyone, and the costumes were lovely. the entertainment manager Steve Gayda was very friendly and was always about the ship, and happy to say hello, which is so nice, and pleasant.
All the Staff and Officers were extremely friendly and approachable, the Officers, were to be seen all over the ship, taking part in various competitions, all good fun the
crews Celebrity's got talent show was very good as well.
We are members of the Captains Club and the host Graeme Kelleher was the best. He was so wellcoming, and friendly with everybody. The events, were all very well organised. Thank you Graeme.
This was the first wine trip, we ourselves are not wine drinkers, but went along fot the wonderful itinery. We didnt go on any organised excursions, but had a great time, adventuring in the wonderful ports of call.
So all in all lovely ship, great crew, very relaxing what more could you ask for.Thank You Celebrity .