After many, many cruises with Princess, we tried Celebrity Silhouette last year, enjoyed it so much that we booked this cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. Okay, she's smaller and older but that's okay with us!
We stayed at the Sofitel Gatwick the night before -----great choice because it's a gentle stroll, under cover, into North Terminal. The Executive Suite we chose was fine, ticked all of the boxes.
Early next morning, we're flying off to Venice with BA.
Positioned in a bulge half way along the Connie.
Great size. Lounge area had a sofa, chair, dining table with 4 chairs, lots of cupboards, a large TV (hardly used), a coffee table, glasses, ice bucket, mini-bar (need to pay) and yet more cupboards! Oh, there was a docking port and also an ancient B & O CD/cassette (!) system.
The bedroom: comfortable bed, large TV (unused), lots of cupboards, walk in closet with doors and more cupboards. My wife was disappointed that she couldn't fill even half of the cupboards ----even though we'd brought 4 cases!
A double sized balcony was fine but the metallic furniture (table plus two recliners) was disappointing.
Lighting was good as was soundproofing.
We've been to Dubrovnik a couple of times before and so this time we wanted to just chill out by having some local food and drink in a street restaurant. Great!
Wandered ashore by tender but complications from a knee-operation stopped us from exploring. Looked great!
We travelled straight to the ship.
However, we stayed in Venice, at the Hilton Molino Stucky for 2 nights post-cruise.
We've been to Venice many times and always enjoy finding new places and experiences!