Southern Caribbean Cruise: Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Issyalex

Celebrity Constellation 5
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Sail Date: December 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
after a long flight we arrived in Miami airport. after 30 mins we were through customs control and on our way to our Fort Lauderdale overnight hotel. we had the most amazing meal at a steakhouse with friends.

the next day we were in the hotel foyer at the allotted time but we did not board our bus for another 90mins due to a football team staying in the hotel. we had to wait until their buses left the hotel before our buses were allowed into the hotel forecoat. our bus driver was very funny and informative re Fort Lauderdale.

check in went smoothly. it took approx 30min from arriving to boarding the ship. our cabin was not ready so we had a wee wander around the ship after we had lunch in the buffet. our suitcases arrived at our cabin about 2 hours after embarking, the quickest yet.

our cabin was an inside on deck 8. the cabin was kept clean by our cabin steward and assistants. they carried out their duties quietly and efficiently. nothing was too much More bother.

all areas on the Constellation were kept spotless by the hard working staff who were always cheery no matter what time of day or night.

the food in the MDR was as usual very good. we were on anytime dining which we enjoyed. we shared our table with our friends, and sometimes with more people. everyone we shared our table with were so very nice. we ate in Ocean liners twice. the feed and service was excellent as usual. our friends ate in Ocean liners and Tuscan grill. they enjoyed both meals enormously

the entertainment was Celebrity's so. the singers and dancers shows were very good. the comedians were just OK. Sue Dennings, the entertainment director, one woman show was excellent, as was the staff and passengers talent show. some of the staff in the show were far better than the entertainers that Celebrity had booked and paid for. we had heard mixed reviews about Perry Grant who is based in Michaels club in Constellation. we did not go to see him in Michaels club but did go to his show in the theatre. we are glad that we did, yes he is not a great singer but he is a great showman and entertainer. he kept us entertained from the start to the end of his show. entertainment in the bars were not that great.

I enjoyed all of our port of calls but eventually all the islands blended into one. we took either a taxi or bus to take us on a tour of the islands who we shared with our friends. however if in Granada and wanting a taxi you can get one at the port but remember to ask for Ambrose. he was very informative and courteous taxi driver. Ambrose did not want payment for our island tour until the tour ended. we asked to be dropped off in the town instead of the dock but wish we hadn't as the town not very nice. we only spent 30mins in town. by the time we arrived in our last port, St Thomas, I was fed up looking at jewellery shops. ok, ok I know I am not a shopper. Barbados was our least favourite island. we did not take a taxi but just went into town which did not impress us too much. we took the ships tour of the rainforest in St. Lucia. what a great tour. it felt cool and very quiet in the rainforest. I also managed to have a bushwhacker cocktail in St. Marteen........loved it.

we did see some light rain in our first few days and very heavy in Barbados, but the average temp was still approx 85-90 degrees with high humidity. a wee bit too hot and humid for me.

the first leg of our BA flight home was delayed for about an hour. at the end of our flight we were asked to fill in a form informing us that we had been incontact with a dangerous infectious disease!! there were two people with the D&V bug ?noro virus. at least one of them had been on the Constellation. I feel that the infected people should not have been allowed on the flight as their illness put every pax at risk. poor show on both BA and the people with the illness. it showed little regard for everyone else on the flight.

all in all I loved my cruise but don't think I will be rushing back to the Caribbean in the near future. the only bad bit was the flight home fiasco. Less

Published 12/30/11

Cabin review: 098024 Inside Stateroom 9

quiet location. cabin average size. not enough drawers but enough wardrobe space.

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Port and Shore Excursions

we took a port taxi to see the island. once again a lovely island.
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we took a local bus tour for a tour of the island. we only decided to take this tour when the driver asked us at the port. it cost $20 each and well worth it. Aruba is a lovely island. our driver dropped us off in the town as requested. what a beautiful place. lovely colourful town with beautiful buildings.
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we just walked into town. not that great. would be better to do a tour.
Read 1226 Barbados Reviews

we just walked off the ship and wandered around the port. what a lovely port. you feel very safe walking about. the buildings are very colourful and beautiful. a not to be missed port.
Read 917 Curacao Reviews

the smell of spices were everywhere. we took a taxi to see the island. our taxi driver we called Ambrose. he was great guide. remember to ask for him at the port taxi rank. bought some great spices. a lovely island but town was not very nice.
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we took a ships tour to the rainforest. to see the rainforest from a a must do tour. it was nice an cool with no humidity in the rainforest, which suited me. we also saw some wildlife.
Read 1136 St. Lucia Reviews

an ok island without the humidity.......great. loads and loads of jewellery shops. a bit too many for me.............and husband.

we walked off the ship and just walked around the port. again so many jewellery shops. there is a great market. we took a local minibus later in the morning for a tour around this lovely island.
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