Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by cabmanherts
just returned from 14 day cruise on constellation to panama canal.on the whole,was quite pleased with our 1st cruise.staff were excellent,food good,apart from the buffet,which was spoilt sometimes by a lack of hot plates.the food was not as hot as it could be,which meant that food was cold by the time you sat down. entertainment was pretty good,especially perry grant,who always put on a good evenings entertainment.the theatre shows were very professional,even though they are not my cup of tea.i found the poolside groups very loud,and have seen better on x factor.i found very little to my taste apart from the music,but was not to bothered,as this was meant to be a relaxing cruise.the shore excursions,i thought,were quite expensive.i think you would be far better off organising your own trips before you go.for eg,in cabo,we organised our own taxi,and did a tour covering the same places as other passengers.ours cost $35 dollars for 4 pax,celebrity charged $45 per pax.i thought the stop at cabo san lucas was badly timed,by the time we disembarked(by tender)we only had 4 hours on shore.this is a place i would have liked to stop overnight.my worst gripe is reserved for the embarkation and disembarkation procedure.at miami it was bad enough,at san diego even worse,there we docked at 7am,even though we had a connecting flight to catch at san diego airport at 11.30am,we did not get off the ship until 10.30am.this meant we didnt get to the airport until 11.00am,luckily,thanks to efficient american airlines staff we made our flight.surely cruise lines can make this run a lot smoother.finally i have to say i would choose celebrity again,especially after seeing the type of cruiser i could have been on.we were in port,in cabo,the same time as carnival splendor.hundreds of passengers waiting for the tender,virtually all with a beer in their hands.ok if you fancy a club 18-30 cruise,otherwise best to avoid. looking frward to my next cruise,any suggestions?
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