Rock & Role Fun: Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by rayhum

Celebrity Constellation 5
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Rock & Role Fun

Sail Date: September 2009
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Harwich
We flew from San Diego to DC and then to London. Two hour bus ride to the ship. Checkin was very smooth, took only minutes. We were on the Sky Deck, category CC. Room was very nice and the cabin service during the total cruise was excellent. We asked for extra wash clothes and tissue and every day we had the addition wash clothes and we also received enough tissues for the entire cruise. Everytime we left the room it was made up when we returned.

The location of our room was very good, midship and on deck 9. We only had to walk up one level to be in the cafe. The food in both the cafe and main dining room was very good with a good variety to choose from. The service in the main dining for dinner was also very good. The ship had a nice wine selection and we had wine almost every night.

The cruise was port intensive the first week and most of the second week was at sea, which was very rough. The North Atlantic can be rough and was during our crossing. More There were a few nights with many empty seats in the dining room and show room. The main shows had to be cancelled on a couple of occasions do to the rough seas. The onboard ship activities were a little weak during the days at sea. Because of the weather it was impossible to have any outside activities. Spent time playing Bingo, with an entertaining lead that was name 'Captain Bingo' (Alfredo from Argentina).

Most of the tours were well organized and we enjoyed the tours that we took. The weather for most of the first week was very nice fall weather, sunny but cool. We had only 1 day of rain the first week. The tours in St. John's, Newfoundland were cancelled because we were almost 5 hours late arriving due to the storms at sea.

We chose this cruise for two reasons, the ports of call and Celebrity Cruise Lines. The ports for the most part were very interesting and we enjoyed the tours we took in the ports. Celebrity did not disappoint. This was our fifth cruise with them and we have always enjoyed our experience with them. Less

Published 09/29/09

Cabin review: CON9104

Great location, great service, exactly what we expected.

Port and Shore Excursions

Before Dublin, we stopped at Cork, Ireland. This is the home of the Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone. We chose not to go to Blarney Castle although are travel companions did and enjoyed it. We did a scienic drive and went to Blarney Village, which is within walking distance of the castle and could have gone to the castle. We enjoyed the day but we did have poor weather, rain & cool.

The next day in Dublin the weather was very nice and we a walking tour and a visit to a pub. The tour included Trinity College, founded in 1592, Merrion Square which is Dublin's largest Georgian Square. The walk of about two hours concluded at a pub where we a a pint of Guinness. Our traveling companions went on a tour of Guinness and were very disappointed.

Read 179 Dublin Reviews

We decided to take a tour of Honfleur, France. We have been to Paris and did not want to spend 4hours on a bus for 4 hours in Paris. Honfleur is a beautiful little fishing port that dates back to the 14th century. We did a walking tour and the had a few hours on our own to explore the village.. We were not disappointed.

The next port in France was Cherbourg. This is south of Le Havre on the other side of Normandy. We took a tour that included Ste Mere L'Eglise, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery at Coleville. This is a must visit.

Read 227 Le Havre Reviews

Beautiful coastline, friendly people, not much there.

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