Great Cruise - An absolute must: Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by shamuti

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Great Cruise - An absolute must

Sail Date: January 2010
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: San Diego
We choose this specific cruise as a way to see some new sights and also to relax.

Spent the night before the cruise at the Westin San Diego, an outstanding hotel, and around noon were picked by Celebrity and in half an hour were in our suite. We had a Concierge Class suite with a nice veranda, good size suite. We think that we took to much stuff with us and still we were able to arrange everything in the closet and put our luggage under the bed for the entire cruise. Very convenient.

We found the ship well maintained, elegant and with a very good service. Our attendant accommodated all our needs without any problems. The food selection was very good. We used for breakfast and lunches the Spa Cafe, a terrific place where you can eat healthy food in moderate quantities.Ivo and Christian provided very good service and advice. For dinner we had the flexible option, we had dinner every night at a different time, most of the time we shared a table with other guests and More this was a very good opportunity to meet a lot of nice people. We used the Ocean Liners restaurant twice and found the food and service outstanding, especially Christian and Nicoleta provided very good advice on food and wine selection. We booked shore excursions on the web before we started the cruise for all ports except Acapulco.In Acapulco we booked a tour with Rudy from Tour by Van tours of Acapulco. This was by far the best tour. Rudy fulfilled his agreed upon obligations and more. I strongly recommend him. The Celebrity organized shore excursions were good to very good except the one in Huatulco, Mexico.

The ship had a large variety of entertainment events, some better than others, but in general, we enjoyed most of them very much, especially the dance band which provided good live dance music almost daily.

As our flight was very late we took a tour in Miami. We disembark quickly but had to wait more than an hour for another guest which apparently had her suitcase misplaced.

All in all a very enjoyable vacation and we will definitely use Celebrity again. Less

Published 02/14/10

Cabin review: CC8059

Great closet, quiet location, good size balcony.

Port and Shore Excursions

Very good private tour with Rudy from Tour by Van tours of Acapulco.

On time, sticked to the agreed upon itinerary, provided a lot of information and stopped for lunch in a nice location.Rudy is really a must when in Acapulco.

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Took the tour to San Jose de Cabo, very good and knowledgeable guide. Good organization.

It was very hot and humid, but it was a very nice revelation.An outstanding organization, good guides with good English and knowledge.

The city in general is very, very nice. We took the Deluxe Cartagena Tour. Surprised by the level of reconstruction of the old city and the new city developments.

We took the tour to the Miraflores Locks and Colonial Panama. Very informative tour. Good guide. It requires some travel but it worth to see the Old Panama City.

Took the Forest Aerial tour combined with the river boat tour. Again, very good guides, very good organized. It may not be the perfect tour but first timers is very informative.

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