Very cheap (4eu) public transport available from inside the dock to the Parthenon and ticket allows for unlimited travel within the city. New shuttle service form port to Rome. Almost as cheap (15eu) as the train and so much more convenient. Leaves at 9:30 and takes about 1 hour.
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I would suggest paying your gratuities up front to get the 'select dining'. Otherwise you will be seated at 6p or 8p and have to share a table. If you do get the select dining, there will be a short wait for a table between 7-8p. Be sure to make reservations for all formal nights.
Carry on bags for less waiting on and off. Book excursions through the cruise line. Make sure to get a room with a balcony. Try to get Andrew as your steward, he's fantastic!
If boarding the ship in Rome, pre-book a car to and from the port. Taxis will rip you off. Avoid the elevators the morning of de-embarkation. They are pretty much impossible to catch and you might have to go up just so that you can be on the elevator when it goes down.
always fun to request coffee room service in am as you wake up sitting on your balcony. don't forget to tip.
Carry on and off luggage we will do on our next cruise. It certainly is less waiting.
The meals were terrific in the dining room, but we, also, enjoyed the Bistro on Five.
Be sure to get a room with a balcony.
Indulge yourself and have breakfast and lunch as well as dinner in the dining room
Be prepared for sales pitches for anything from watches to jewelry to alcohol and everything in between. My wife likes to shop but I do not. If you need access to internet that is not cheap nor is it a fast connection. I paid about $13 to update my fantasy football lineup.
Best to make prior dinner time for each night if choosing select dining.
Carry on one bag onto the ship esp with essentials because sometimes they get lost or come to your stateroom later due to long inspections.
For a great meal in the evening try the salmon and/or the ribeye steaks cooked to order on the back deck (deck 10).
No complaints from us. We've only ever cruised Disney with the kids, but we enjoyed it. Restaurant staff is really good.
Earlier dinner reservations seemed to result in better service. Include sunscreen and a bathing suit in your carry on. We got our bags quickly but my parents were later getting to their cabins.
Make sure to contact guest relations if there are any concerns. Their actions are effective in settling the concerns.
Overall.......OK, boarding and disembarking went well........ship was beautiful, never felt crowded even though it was sold out......except for sea day........crowded pools, as expected. Crew rarely monitored seating........people left towels for hours limiting available seats.....
Go in the solarium pool each night before bed, it will really relax you.
Don't go in March or any other college breaks
I like the size of the Constellation---easy to get around on.