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Celebrity Constellation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Celebrity Constellation to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
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This was my 48th cruise, my husband's 46th. It was our 18th Celebrity. We've cruised on eight different ocean cruise lines (two are defunct) and three different river cruise lines. The first Celebrity we took was a 14-day on the Baltic on this same ship, the Connie, in 2008. Until we cruised on Crystal in 2015, Celebrity was our favorite line. Now it's our second favorite, behind Crystal. We feel as though we adjust our expectations well, when we shift between the two lines.

When we found out the Connie would be home-porting in Tampa for the winter, we were thrilled, and we planned to cruise from Barcelona to Tampa on October 31, 2020. Alas, a pandemic got in the way of those plans. We waited patiently and booked this cruise after cruising started up again. It did not disappoint!

We were in a Concierge veranda, as we had been three other times on the Connie. Afternoon snacks seem a bit better than we remember them. We didn't need to use any of the other perks of Concierge, which are not great, but are sometimes nice to have. On M class ships, I believe the concierge staterooms are a tad larger than a regular veranda category. We loved our location, right by a stairway. We find plenty of space for unpacking; we on occasion used the veranda; the robes came in handy; there were no negative issues in the bathroom. All was good in our stateroom! Our attendant was Joseph from St. Lucia and he did a fine job. We liked him very much

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San Juan

Puerto Rico is serious about controlling the spread of Covid! Masks are required, and there's a potential $100 fine for not wearing one indoors when required. We wore them outdoors, too, as did many tourists and all locals.

St. Thomas

Nice welcome at our port with costumed welcomers. A shared open-air taxi is $4 per person to go into downtown, where a little walk to something called the 99 Steps is easy and nice. Walking to Drake's Seat was silly but I'm married to a walking maniac, so I did it. It wasn't as bad as the walk from Fira to Oia in Santorini! Just walking to the 99 Steps gives you a nice view; walking all the way to Drake's Seat gives you many more, but isn't the safest thing you'll ever do in your lifetime. Cars drive on the left, so of course walk accordingly (no sidewalks!). A taxi tour to Drake's Seat makes much more sense!

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Nice big port area with shops and bars. This was our third time at St. Kitts and I'd always wanted to do the open air railroad. Took the ship's tour. Bus driver guide was really good and train ride was pleasant with nice views. Next time I might take a taxi to the higher viewpoint. Last visit, we took a tour to Nevis, which was great. First time, we visited the small but good museum right at the edge of the port area, and walked to a garden area.

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