Our second transatlantic cruise was, for the most part, enjoyable. Our cabin and cabin attendants were adequate and the Aqua class dining in the Blu was always pleasant. We made some new friends which is always a plus when you are ... Read More
Our second transatlantic cruise was, for the most part, enjoyable. Our cabin and cabin attendants were adequate and the Aqua class dining in the Blu was always pleasant. We made some new friends which is always a plus when you are traveling alone. We were especially pleased with our usual servers Felix Diaz and Marta Ilchyshyn (sp?) whose knowledge, service and ability to serve items not on the nightly menu to be much appreciated. Also, seating hostess Marie was delightful.
We did suspect that the coupons for free drinks came at a cost in that we felt, in retrospect, that the gin must have been watered down a bit since three martinis did not have the expected result (i.e. No Buzz at all). Bar service prompt and friendly in the Rendezvous Lounge with our favorite server, Red, always ready to take our order and keep our drinks replenished.
We had a number of rainy and/or rough sea days which made navigating the corridors an adventure and deck walking impossible some of the days. The solarium was always nice with the hot tubs ever ready to ease the tired muscles and joints. Although in Aqua Class we had free access to the Persian, we found that we did not use it. Also, the pool and the Persian on the Constellation were superior to that on the Eclipse, IMHO.
We were disappointed to learn that our favorite entertainer was making his last voyage across the pond and leaving Celebrity in the fall. The change of venue from Michael’s Club to Celebrity Central was not appreciated by us and, I presume, by him either. Well, Celebrity’s loss in Princess’s gain. Best of luck to a much appreciated entertainer. The quality of the other entertainment, overall, seems to have decreased over previous experiences. Enrichment experiences were also marginal at best.
Since we have lost Perry and have no great desire to move to Princess, we will probably transfer our credits to and cruise with Royal Caribbean going forward; we learned that this is an option.
All in all, this was a very good but not perfect cruise. Read Less