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Sail Date: October 2017
We have cruised with the American Cruise Line before and like the smaller size of their ships. We selected this ship, the Constellation, because it is their newest ship launched this and had some more modern features including sliding door ... Read More
We have cruised with the American Cruise Line before and like the smaller size of their ships. We selected this ship, the Constellation, because it is their newest ship launched this and had some more modern features including sliding door on to the balcony and two modern elevators. Service was great. The only negative is the loud engine noise experienced in the dining room when underway. The ship has very attentive and friendly American crew. The ship is ideal for older travelers because of the smaller size the short walking distance between the aft dinning room and the forward lounge area. The ship has Wi-Fi through out the ship and a small exercise room on the fourth deck. The cabins are large and have more than adequate storage space, There are two very comfortable and well lighted lounge areas with one forward on deck 3 and one aft on deck 4. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2012
I had my first cruise with NCL. 2 days to nowhere was a great way to start. Check-in was over an hour but departure was smooth sailing. I was a little scared as it appeared that there was an open casting call for the next filming of Big ... Read More
I had my first cruise with NCL. 2 days to nowhere was a great way to start. Check-in was over an hour but departure was smooth sailing. I was a little scared as it appeared that there was an open casting call for the next filming of Big Momma. Wife has 3 ROYAL cruises under her belt so I listened to her. Food was good. We took in 2 great shows. We viewed every bar/restaurant-plenty to do. We had dinner at Italian Rest for $25 cover to get away from the masses at the buffet. The Big Momma's were getting their money$ worth and we didnt want to get in their way. 2nd night we dined hibatchi style with some great people. Chefs were great. Had midnite snacks at the Garden Cafe. Limited food choices as the night wore on but it is a 48 hour cruise so you take what you can get. The 70's show and SNL Comedy Troup were awesome. Some brave souls brought kids and even infants. Very mixed crowds:bachelor/bachlorette parties, older folks, hard working stiffs like me, newly weds and a group of special needs folks. Mandatory safety drill was done within an hour aboard the ship. Finding the staging area was hardest part. Mixed drinks were around $10 and soda's (at cover charge restaruants) were $2 for a can of Pepsi(I hate coke). Parking was easy right off the West Side highway. We watched a great dodge ball game and rock climbing. Didnt know what time it was or think of our kids at all. Most moving was the Lee Greenberg song that played as we passed the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2012
The Queen Elizabeth is almost identical to her sister ship, the Queen Victoria. We booked the Britannia Club category that included it's own club like dining room. The dining staff helped to make the trip memorable. The stateroom was ... Read More
The Queen Elizabeth is almost identical to her sister ship, the Queen Victoria. We booked the Britannia Club category that included it's own club like dining room. The dining staff helped to make the trip memorable. The stateroom was on deck 8 and appointed nicely. The public rooms are wonderful to enjoy and sea days can be fun. I wish Cunard would cut back on the formal & semi-formal nights. I guess if you are cruising for the first time it can be fun. But most cruise lines have eliminated the formal dress code. We are now retired and enjoy cruising around the world. Formal nights are no longer fun for us. And just add extra weight to our luggage. Shore excursions are pricey and we have found that the Cunard tour officeadvertises each excursion as wonderful. But in reality the excursions are not as wonderful as they state in the daily programs and promos. We wonder who at Cunard has experienced the advertised excursions. Because some of them are nothing like their printed descriptions. Book your own tours on shore and have a wonderful time at a fraction of the cost. And just like the other Cunard ships, you get charged for everything. Water $2.00, 15% gratuity on everything, even that bottle of water. And the receipt that they ask you to sign even has a line for you to add Gratuity after their 15% automatic charge. Cunard should have an all inclusive price. They call themselves luxury, they should act like the truly luxury companies and have all-inclusive pricing. Read Less

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