My second cruise. I sailed with Grandeur of the Seas in the Med. in 2001 and was very impressed with RCI. Celebrity was better with embarkation and disembarkation--a breeze and not the "cattle-car" on the Grandeur. The food was slightly better on the Constellation, which was outstanding. I was very happy with the Grandeur's food as well. Overall entertainment wasn't as good as the Grandeur, but close. Cabin service was comparable. The Constellation's crew was proud of their ship and for good reason. It is magnificant! I question why on such a beautiful ship that Celebrity would choose to display artificial plants including inside their conservatory? I seem to remember that the Grandeur of the Seas had a mixture of real and silk plants.Celebrity seemed to push a little more after the almighty dollar with constant promos of their upcharge "Ocean Liners" restaurant and the ever present photographers. The bar stewards weren't as bad.The ports of call in the S. Caribbean were gorgeous but I was glad that the ship left at dark everynight.I was impressed with the cleanliness of the ship and their attention to the current Norwalk virus incidents. As far as I know, nobody got sick on my cruise.Overall, Celebrity pampers you with excellent cuisine, service and a beautiful ship. I recommend it highly.
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