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Celebrity Constellation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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The "Three Southern Ladies"

Review for Celebrity Constellation to the British Isles & Western Europe
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Beckaj
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2008
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My Mom's Christmas gift were these back to back Constellation cruises - first an 11 day trans Atlantic & the second a 9 day Ireland/Scotland cruise, Mom, a friend & I sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale on our first trans Atlantic venture in April. All of us had sailed with Celebrity many times, but never sooooo many days at sea in a row - there were 5. I have to say that we all enjoyed every day;infact, at the end of the 5th day at sea we all looked at each other & said "where did all the time go"? Check in went well & we were on board in time for lunch. Our Concierge Class cabin was great---even with three ladies, we had room for all of our clothes. The cabin stewart kept it clean, with fresh flowers & the usual chocolates ! A plus was we were assigned this cabin for both our trans Atlantic & Ireland/Scotland cruises. One of the reasons that we selected this TA cruise was the fact that there were ports in Bermuda,Ireland,France & England. Our two days in Bermuda were beautiful with a booked excursion one day & one day on our own. Next were the 5 days at sea with plenty of activities to keep us happy & entertained.One of the Enrichment Series Speaker was Walter Cunningham, astronaut did an excellent job ! Then it was Cork, Ireland & I have to saythat our excursion was wonderful. It was an overview walking tour including a traditional Irish Pub. A treat was waiting for us on board - The Traditional Irish Dancing team from Mary McCarthy's Dancing School. The French port of Le Havre allowed us to go on an excursion to Normandy & Bayeux. One half day was spent in the Normandy area & beaches with the other half including lunch in a 400 year old farm house and a viewing of the Tapisseries de Bayeux. Excellent!!! Cherboury, France was another excursion day full of new experiences in the Saire Valley area Ending this cruise in Harwich, England we decided to take an excursion to Cambridge for the day while most others were leaving & boarding our ship. It was horrible weather with rain all day, but Cambridge is worth a visit. We were given a Transit Pass before we left the ship so reboarding was easy. Time to sail out of Harwich for 9 more days ! After a day at sea we arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland one of my favorite places in the world. For our excursion selection, we booked the Royal Yacht "Britannia" & Panoramic Edinburgh.It included a tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It was all excellent with an excellent guide. Inverness, Scotland was a nice surprise to us. While the Loch Ness Monster area was just OK, the city of Inverness was such a pleasant beautiful place that I will return someday for at least a week. After another day at sea, the Constellation docked in Belfast, Ireland. I have say that our wonderful guide made us welcome & gave us a very informative tour of this war torn city. At last there is peace !I would say that Belfast is a must see while visiting Ireland. After a walking tour of Derry, the old walled city, we had "Fish & Chip" in the Badger Pub --- delicious ! Since we all had visited our next port, Dublin, we selected the excursion: "Panoramic Dublin, Irish Countyside & Glendalough." It certainly was a wise choice full of beautiful sights & interesting facts. Again, our guide was excellent !!! The last port before returning to Harwich, England was St Peter Port. This amazing city of Guernsey is worth a return visit & just how luckily were we to have the best guide ever ! She met us on the dock to start our 4 hour walking tour. The time flew by listening to her stories about past times & current life in this sea town. Castle Cornet was worth the long walk. As we dock back in Harwich to leave for London & our flight home, we are all very pleased with these cruises. Our transfer went well & before we knew it we were sitting at our flight gate already talking about all of our new memories & new friends that we made on board the Wonderful Constellation !

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This cabin was a good one on level 9 with a large overhang that shaded our balcony & protected us from rain. It was quiet & well located.

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