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Celebrity Constellation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Constellation - Southern Caribbean

Review for Celebrity Constellation to the Southern Caribbean
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Cruiser101
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

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Sail Date: Mar 2006
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Traveled with children

This is my second time going on a Celebrity Cruise and I have to say that this was also the best Celebrity Cruise out of the two. Constellation is great for families, I can tell. The 'Fun Factory', Pools, Ports, Dining, and even the Staterooms were created so that both the couples and singles could have their world, while the larger families and kids enjoyed theirs. I boarded Constellation belonging to a family of 5 and everything ran smoothly from boarding to leaving. I've been on 3 cruises, also using Royal Caribbean (Mariner of the Seas) and this is probably the easiest cruise I've been on, as everything seemed to glide by without being stopped with any problems. The only things I didn't like was the LifeBoat drill at 10:30 PM and how the ship took off at 11:00 PM! It was stupid because we couldn't see anything. But besides that, here is my review for CONSTELLATION...

TRAVEL -- To get to the docks where we would be boarding Constellation we took a taxi. Unlike in Toronto, where I live, the taxi's are little vans, so they can actually hold my whole family of 5. There were enough seatbelts to go around as well, although we didn't use them. If your from somewhere like me, you'll probably agree that if you have a big family it can be hard to fit everybody in one cab. We used United Airlines to get to San Juan. See, we took a 1 1/2 hour flight to get from Toronto to Chicago. Then we took about a 4 - 4 1/2 hour flight to get to San Juan, where we would stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites for one night. I believe that it's a good idea to either get A) An early, early flight OR B) Book a night at any cheap hotel close to where you'll be starting your cruise. You see, if you book a flight that's only an hour before your ship leaves, then your in trouble if it's delayed. So stay at a hotel or book a flight that's at about 3:00 am, because then if anything happens you'll still have tons of time to get to your ship. We did both A and B, our first flight took off at 6:30 in the morning I think, and so we got at San Juan at a good 1:00 PM. (Were very far, if you didn't notice). We were very prepared.

HOTEL -- The Hampton Inn was small but we got free breakfast and the largest type of suite in the place which had 2 double beds and a pull-out couch which made another double. It easily fit all 5 of us and we had a view of the pool. It wasn't really expensive, either. Although the Embassy Suites, El San Juan, and InterContinental looked nice, it was only for one night. Plus, it was not too far from the ship, yet it was only 5 minutes from the airport.

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