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We have been on the Constellation before and she is a nice ship. Very clean and well kept. Our cabin in Concierge was excellent as was our balcony. Transportation from Venice Airport: airports-shuttle-express.com. 50 euros for 4 people Celebrity was not really giving maps at the ports unless you went to the Guest Relations desk and asked. Koper, Slovenia Booked with Travel Slovenia which is Roundabout. 295 euros for half day to Ljubljana. 6 people. Guide was Martin. Very good guide. Did a walking tour and saw Cobblers Bridge, Dragon Bridge, the Market, St. Nicholas Cathedral which doors were created for Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1996; lots of cafes on riverside walkway. Ate a cream cake. Very very hot. Ravenna, Italy Took taxi from dock. Radio taxi Ravenna. 20 Euros. Too far to walk to town which was about 7 miles. Town is easy to navigate. We visited the mosaics and bought the combination ticket. Try to buy the ticket where the taxi drops you off. Much easier and no line up. We purchased combo ticket further into the city and was a big line. Also visited Dante’s tomb. Very very hot. Split, Croatia Did not tender as they thought. We walked to town which was about a 10-15 min. walk and we were able to use Euros to buy combo ticket to see Jupiter’s Temple, Cathedral & Crypt. Buy tickets at Cathedral and paid 3.5 euros pp. Town is difficult to navigate. Took us quite awhile to find Jupiter’s Temple, etc. Other people never found it. Map is difficult because of the way city is laid out. We did not want to climb the bell tower. Diocletian’s Palace is as they say with many shops now lining it. If you can find the Luxor Café, that is where the Cathedral, Jupiter’s Temple, etc. are. The café is nice and we had a beer there and it was air conditioned. And right across from the ruins. We also saw the portrayal of the emperor, etc. from that location. There is the Riva which is a waterfront pedestrian promenade. We walked that back to the ship. Recommendation: If we had it to do over, we would hire and do a walking tour. We wasted a lot of time trying to find the Cathedral, Jupiter’s Temple, etc. Very very hot. Dubrovnik, Croatia Took taxi from ship for one hour and driver took us all the way up to the cable car area. Was a great drive for an hour and cost 50 euros. There were 4 of us. He dropped us off at Old Town. Also, it is too far to walk to Old Town from the ship. If you want to walk the walls, would suggest buying your ticket at Pile Gate and going up. We didn’t walk walls. But also they only accept kunas or a credit card. No Euros to walk the wall. However, we did use Euros in restaurants and shops. This town is easy to navigate. To walk the Stradun (placa) promenade from one end to the other without stopping would only take about 10-15 min. However, there are offshoots from the Stradun. We only went in the free places which were Church of St. Blasé and Cathedral of Our Lady (funded by Richard the Lionhearted). Just nice to sit and soak up the ambience. Very very hot. Took a cab back to the ship. No problem getting one. Was 13 Euros to take taxi back to ship. Kotor, Montenegro Tender port. Took about 10 min or so. Lots of tenders. Just walk across the street and you are in the town. Ask for a map at the visitor’s center which is right across the street from the dock. Fairly easy to navigate although we did have difficulty finding the area to climb to the fortress. Kind of in the center. Small town. Our friend climbed to the fortress. She said it was difficult. And it was very very hot. We wandered around. And then ended up in a wine bar that was air conditioned. Tried local wine. Very very good. There were several different price ranges. My wine was 8.5 Euros and it was excellent. Make sure you see the sail in and sail out of the Fiords. Valletta, Malta In advance, hired Cabs + . Supposedly cheaper than cabs at pier. The man we had was outstanding. 25 Euros per hour. Took us to Mdina and gave us a walking tour. Also took us to Presidential Palace Gardens. And to archeological site Hagar Qim—very very old. A 4-hr. tour with him. Then he dropped us in Valletta. We walked around, had a beer at a restaurant, and then went to Upper Barakka Gardens to see view and take lift down to street level to walk back to ship. The lift was free going down. Still a little walk to get to ship—maybe 15 min. Catania, Sicily Booked with sicilyshoretours.com for 6 people. 8 hours for 450 euros. Driver took us to Taormina. Very picturesque. If you walk in Taormina to Roman theatre, there is a fee. I don’t remember what it is as we chose not to do it. In Taormina, we had a canoli at L’Specialty right where they drop you off. Ask for it to be made fresh. Excellent. I thought our tour would be guided in Taormina but it was not. He just dropped us off for an hour. Then I had arranged a tour of the vineyard, Passopisciaro at the foot of Mt Etna. Off the beaten path. Their wines consistently rate in the 90’s. We did a private tour for 6 and a wine tasting with a wonderful lunch. Absolutely excellent. Would highly recommend. The cost for the tour with light lunch which was wonderful was $72.11 per couple with exchange rate. Naples, Italy Hired seeamalficoast.com. 400 euros for 6 people. Driver’s name was Paulo. Very nice and very good. Went to Positano first. Then to Amalfi. Unbelievable trying to get into Amalfi. Sat in traffic for over ½ hour. Wish we could have spent more time there. Then on to Ravello. Ravello is small. Had local wine in Ravello and Amalfi. Amalfi is the biggest town. The drive along Amalfi Coast is curvy but didn’t find it that bad. Views are amazing. Paulo was excellent. Return from Rome Used romashuttle.com. 105 euros for 4 people. Have used many times.

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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by girls5

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We have been on the Constellation before and she is a nice ship. Very clean and well kept. Our cabin in Concierge was excellent as was our balcony.

Transportation from Venice Airport: airports-shuttle-express.com. 50 euros for 4 people

Celebrity was not really giving maps at the ports unless you went to the Guest Relations desk and asked.

Koper, Slovenia

Booked with Travel Slovenia which is Roundabout. 295 euros for half day to Ljubljana. 6 people. Guide was Martin. Very good guide. Did a walking tour and saw Cobblers Bridge, Dragon Bridge, the Market, St. Nicholas Cathedral which doors were created for Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1996; lots of cafes on riverside walkway. Ate a cream cake. Very very hot.

Ravenna, Italy

Took taxi from dock. Radio taxi Ravenna. 20 Euros. Too far to walk to town which was about 7 miles. Town is easy to navigate. We visited the mosaics and bought the combination ticket. Try to buy the ticket where the taxi drops you off. Much easier and no line up. We purchased combo ticket further into the city and was a big line. Also visited Dante’s tomb. Very very hot.

Split, Croatia

Did not tender as they thought. We walked to town which was about a 10-15 min. walk and we were able to use Euros to buy combo ticket to see Jupiter’s Temple, Cathedral & Crypt. Buy tickets at Cathedral and paid 3.5 euros pp. Town is difficult to navigate. Took us quite awhile to find Jupiter’s Temple, etc. Other people never found it. Map is difficult because of the way city is laid out. We did not want to climb the bell tower. Diocletian’s Palace is as they say with many shops now lining it. If you can find the Luxor Café, that is where the Cathedral, Jupiter’s Temple, etc. are. The café is nice and we had a beer there and it was air conditioned. And right across from the ruins. We also saw the portrayal of the emperor, etc. from that location. There is the Riva which is a waterfront pedestrian promenade. We walked that back to the ship.

Recommendation: If we had it to do over, we would hire and do a walking tour. We wasted a lot of time trying to find the Cathedral, Jupiter’s Temple, etc.

Very very hot.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Took taxi from ship for one hour and driver took us all the way up to the cable car area. Was a great drive for an hour and cost 50 euros. There were 4 of us. He dropped us off at Old Town. Also, it is too far to walk to Old Town from the ship. If you want to walk the walls, would suggest buying your ticket at Pile Gate and going up. We didn’t walk walls. But also they only accept kunas or a credit card. No Euros to walk the wall. However, we did use Euros in restaurants and shops.

This town is easy to navigate. To walk the Stradun (placa) promenade from one end to the other without stopping would only take about 10-15 min. However, there are offshoots from the Stradun. We only went in the free places which were Church of St. Blasé and Cathedral of Our Lady (funded by Richard the Lionhearted). Just nice to sit and soak up the ambience. Very very hot. Took a cab back to the ship. No problem getting one. Was 13 Euros to take taxi back to ship.

Kotor, Montenegro

Tender port. Took about 10 min or so. Lots of tenders. Just walk across the street and you are in the town. Ask for a map at the visitor’s center which is right across the street from the dock. Fairly easy to navigate although we did have difficulty finding the area to climb to the fortress. Kind of in the center. Small town. Our friend climbed to the fortress. She said it was difficult. And it was very very hot. We wandered around. And then ended up in a wine bar that was air conditioned. Tried local wine. Very very good. There were several different price ranges. My wine was 8.5 Euros and it was excellent. Make sure you see the sail in and sail out of the Fiords.

Valletta, Malta

In advance, hired Cabs + . Supposedly cheaper than cabs at pier. The man we had was outstanding. 25 Euros per hour. Took us to Mdina and gave us a walking tour. Also took us to Presidential Palace Gardens. And to archeological site Hagar Qim—very very old. A 4-hr. tour with him. Then he dropped us in Valletta. We walked around, had a beer at a restaurant, and then went to Upper Barakka Gardens to see view and take lift down to street level to walk back to ship. The lift was free going down. Still a little walk to get to ship—maybe 15 min.

Catania, Sicily

Booked with sicilyshoretours.com for 6 people. 8 hours for 450 euros.

Driver took us to Taormina. Very picturesque. If you walk in Taormina to Roman theatre, there is a fee. I don’t remember what it is as we chose not to do it. In Taormina, we had a canoli at L’Specialty right where they drop you off. Ask for it to be made fresh. Excellent. I thought our tour would be guided in Taormina but it was not. He just dropped us off for an hour. Then I had arranged a tour of the vineyard, Passopisciaro at the foot of Mt Etna. Off the beaten path. Their wines consistently rate in the 90’s. We did a private tour for 6 and a wine tasting with a wonderful lunch. Absolutely excellent. Would highly recommend. The cost for the tour with light lunch which was wonderful was $72.11 per couple with exchange rate.

Naples, Italy

Hired seeamalficoast.com. 400 euros for 6 people. Driver’s name was Paulo. Very nice and very good. Went to Positano first. Then to Amalfi. Unbelievable trying to get into Amalfi. Sat in traffic for over ½ hour. Wish we could have spent more time there. Then on to Ravello. Ravello is small. Had local wine in Ravello and Amalfi. Amalfi is the biggest town. The drive along Amalfi Coast is curvy but didn’t find it that bad. Views are amazing. Paulo was excellent.

Return from Rome

Used romashuttle.com. 105 euros for 4 people. Have used many times.
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Concierge Class 1
Cabin C1 8071
Our cabin was wonderful. Centrally located. Very nice as was the balcony.
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