This was the first Celebrity cruise for my wife and 18 yr old son. We`have previously cruised with NCL, HAL, Disney and Carnival. We thoroughly enjoyed our Constellation experience, so much so, that wife and I are in process of booking a 2006 Mediterranean cruise on the Constellation's sister ship, Millennium.
As most Celebrity veterans know, the Constellation is a very elegant ship, nicely appointed and well maintained. The public areas are very inviting with some really interesting art, soft lighting and furniture/fixtures that really make you feel lie you are on a premium experience. The cabin as well is nicely appointed and accommodated 3 adults pretty well. Closet/hanging/drawer space worked out just fine. You do need to have some kind of schedule for getting ready for dinner each night, but we've done this before and have our own system of letting each person own the bathroom/shower for a period of time. There is only one electrical outlet in the bathroom and it's suggested that electric razors only are used. There is a hair dryer mounted on the wall. There is another electrical outlet beside the desk in the cabin, but we never used it other than to recharge a laptop (wireless internet access is available on this ship @ $0.75 per minute).
The staff onboard were very friendly all the time. We `really enjoyed seeing our cabin stewards and restaurant wait staff everyday. They always had a pleasant smile and greeting and were very nice to talk to about their country, family and experiences on the ship or in the ports. Couple of the the ports on this itinerary weren't that great, but we anticipated this based on reviews from others. We are quite happy to spend a couple hrs walking around the ship then getting back on board to use the pool/spa/gym. We did participate in a couple shore excursions and had a great time on both. Swim with the Turtles in Barbados and BOB (Breathing Observation Bubble) in St. Thomas were both awesome. The gym on this ship is very good complete with about 10 treadmills, 6 bikes, 2 stairmasters and every piece of weight equipment including free weights. They also have bikes for spinning and a couple classes during the cruise.