Constellation Western Caribbean: Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Wlangjr21

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Constellation Western Caribbean

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
This was our second cruise, and our second on The X. We had excellent weather and we were just able to escape the Northeast during Winter Storm Nemo. I'm new to cruise reviews so I will do this "bullet point style."

Miami (embarkation day)

We arrived via shuttle to Port of Miami. Embarkation was a breeze. We had booked Concierge Class so the line was significantly shorter for us, although all lines seemed to be moving quickly. From door to deck was probably less than 20 minutes. We had our mimosas in hand and made our way to the pool deck. The first day was spent unpacking, relaxing and eating. I'd say the food was of excellent quality throughout the cruise but our first night was my favorite at San Marco.

Day at Sea
We had very windy conditions which caused pretty rough seas. Probably 7-10 foot rollers. We spent most of the day around the pool. For dinner I decided that due to the San Marcos location aft that it might be a good time to try the Tuscan More Grill. In retrospect that was a good move as we heard a couple of guests got sea sick while eating. Food at Tuscan was excellent and the service was superb. Well worth the cover charge. We highly recommend the chocolate fondue!

The port area constructed by RCCL was very nice. Outside of the walls of the port...very third world. Still a very developing area. We did Red Stripe Beach. It was a beautiful beach but the facilities were 4 sheds. Bathrooms were clean and the staff at the beach was very friendly.

Grand Cayman
Tendering is inconvenient compared to all other ports we have been at but it was worth it. Georgetown is very modern, clean and felt safe. We did the Stingray Swim. Well worth the money, was an awesome experience.

Day 2 at Sea
The seas were as calm as glass. At times I would say "are we even moving." Lots of time around the pool and visiting the shops. Again the food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

The iHollywood production felt of a "high school" production. They made up for it with the next nights production which was fantastic. Comedian was OK, magician was entertaining.

Excellent quality and taste. Service was impeccable at the restaurants.

Concierge Class stateroom did not feel any more "upgraded" than a veranda suite. We did get special pillows from our stateroom attendant, which was great. The afternoon savor its we're interesting. We haven't opened the complimentary bottle of champagne yet, but that was also a nice touch. Overall the stateroom was of a high quality with plenty of room for 2 guests.

Overall a great experience. The cruise director and captain were very outgoing and present at most of the events. The activities manager did not seem interested or engaged in most events, if he was even present. Less

Published 02/22/13

Cabin review: C18082 Concierge Class 1

Concierge Class did not feel much different than a Veranda stateroom. The extra pillows and "afternoon savories" were a nice touch. Bed felt more comfortable than our previous cruise on Celebrity Millennium. Overall decently sized cabin that was more than sufficient for what little time we spent in it.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Port facilities built by RCCL were fantastic, 5+. Once you got outside of the port walls the actual City of Falmouth needs some serious investment. It appears that they are working on a number of facilities but it is still poor and felt "3rd world." Red Stripe Beach was not anything like Playa Mia (Cozumel) but felt very secluded which was nice. Small swimming area, nice bar, other facilities met the minimum expectations. Staff at the beach was incredibly friendly and outgoing which was a nice touch.
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Stingray Swim

We weren't aware how long the boat ride out to the sandbar was going to be so we were surprised when we were told another 25 minutes. The boat ride itself was great, very relaxing, friendly staff on board the boat. Stingray City itself is very crowded with other boats but they do a good job keeping all passengers separated. This was a great experience that we highly recommend.

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