furniss - Answered a Question by Lodge (04 Feb 09 18:52)

Hi I went on a 10 night carribbean cruise on the Connie at the end of November . It was our 1st time with Celebrity, having sailed with RCL and P and O and I thought the ship was wonderful. OK there were signs of wear and tear but nothing significant and this certainly didn't detract from the cruise. The staff couldn't do enough and the food was good and sometimes excellent. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask Pat.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Lodge (04 Feb 09 19:48)

We love Constellation and have always enjoyed sailing on her. The staff and food are excellent. It could be that Constellation might need of a little restoration but there is an ongoing maintenance programme as with all ships and when the time comes she will have a full refit but until then I wouldn’t let that aspect worry you. The Baltic cruise has been well worked for some time by Constellation and the people in charge will be aware of any peculiarities they may come across. Sometimes the American humour is a little different to ours but if you want a good laugh and enjoyment go and see Perry in Michael’s Club, he’s a laugh a minute. ( Having said that I hope he’s not on leave). Reread some of the reviews and the complaints seem to be about personal disappointments like there being no Golf Pro or a door that kept slamming for a day until fixed although there was one particular report that I found awful and quite unaccountable. Read the good ones as well because most of us love Constellation and I am sure that you will and that itinerary too. …….Neil .

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Fotheringham - Answered a Question by Lodge (04 Feb 09 20:42)

I've been on Constellation a couple of times and it really is a lovely ship. Celebrity is a cut above P&O in both service and food. The itinerary on your cruise is wonderful. The sail into Stockholm is truly wonderful - do get up early to sit on your balcony and take in the sights. When I was on this cruise there was a 50/50 split of British & Americans and it made for a super time - loads of interesting people to meet and talk to. Celebrity is the best line I've been with so far (others - P&O mainly; NCL once - maybe do it again, Costa once and never again; and the QE2 [weekend only] - plus Celebrity several times) I may change my mind later this year after a trip on the QM2. I really can't fault Celebrity and I'm sure you'll enjoy your cruise. Andy ps I also went this cruise in June and the weather can be changeable - take some warm clothes just in case!

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Watts - Answered a Question by Lodge (05 Feb 09 15:57)

Went on exactly the same cruise on Constellation in August 2007. Fabulous ship, wonderful food, shows were first class. Had a wonderful time, would recommend it to anyone. Went on Independence of the Seas in 2008 that was also fabulous but of the two I preferred Constellation. Only one thing I missed, in 2007 there were no tea making facilities in the cabin, but our cabin steward brought us a tea tray every morning. Things may have changed since then, I hope they have. Have a great holiday.

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