Sail Date: December 13, 2014
We are avid cruisers and have logged 23 cruises to date. I purchased this particular cruise as a surprise for my wife's 65th birthday. One reason we went on this cruise was that it was Celebrity and was visiting 2 places we have somehow missed in the past (St. Croix and Haiti) and was revisiting one island we have only experienced once (St. Barth). The Constellation was a perfect size at 965' and was not over crowded with a total of 2,300+ aboard. It had been nicely decorated for Christmas. We were always able to find a table immediately on the times we chose to eat at the buffet on deck 10. The staff in both the cabin and dining areas was outstanding--as it always seems to be on Celebrity. We were so pleased to be seated with a younger couple from Argentina that we had lots of fun with throughout the entire cruise. The captain of the ship deserves special mention as he was without a doubt the best, most personable, funniest and approachable of all the captains we have ever sailed with. While the ship was a little older than some of the newest and grandest out at sea it was nicely refurbished a couple of years ago and was in very good condition. The entertainment was also as good as any we have experienced at sea. All in all it is a great ship, great itinerary and great time to sail in the Christmas time frame.