This cruise on the Constellation was our first cruise and it will not be our last. We read member reviews on Cruise Critic to assist us in making a decision as to which line and which ship. We were not disappointed.
We booked this cruise through a travel agent 7 months prior to sailing. We found a good price for Concierge Class (CC) and decided to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in style.
We had read on the boards that several people had trouble checking in at the Bayonne port - if they were CC. We took the advice of the experienced cruisers and asked for the Concierge Class check in when we arrived at the port. The entire check in from arrival at the port to the arrival in our stateroom was approximately 15-20 minutes! We dropped our carry-on luggage in our stateroom and found the buffet where we had lunch. When we returned to our stateroom, our luggage was waiting for us. We also met Thomas, our attendant. Thomas was always smiling and ready to assist us with anything we needed. We unpacked and explored the ship.