You may have noticed this tweet from me last week:
It’s true, we did book another cruise. We’re only 76 days out from our Canada & New England cruise on Ruby Princess, so it seemed to be a good time to get another on the books. Makes sense, right? A great promotional offer didn’t hurt either.
In 2015, we’re planning more short trips to bank vacation days for a probable trip to Hawaii in 2016. This new cruise keeps to that plan and is a short, five-day Western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Constellation. Here is our route:
This sailing will be our second time on Celebrity and out first time on the Constellation (a.k.a. “Connie”). She is a Millennium class ship that entered service in 2002, and received a $40 million facelift (dubbed “Solsticization”) in 2010. Solsticization is the term coined for the upgrade program to bring some of the more popular features and upgraded cabins of the Solstice class ships to older ships in the Celebrity fleet. In addition to improvements to existing cabins, the upgrade included the addition of 66 new cabins. We’ll be staying in one of those new cabins, an Aqua Class stateroom on deck 11 (Sunrise Deck).
Aqua Class staterooms offer some upgraded amenities over other cabin types, the most important one of which for us is exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant. Blu offers what they call “clean cuisine” and is consistently reviewed well by guests. Blu serves both breakfast and dinner, so we’ll be spending most of our meals there I expect. Aqua Class cabins also earn more points towards tiers in the Captain’s Club loyalty program. Since we’re still fairly new to Celebrity, booking Concierge and Aqua Class staterooms help us “catch up” and work towards higher levels and the perks they bring.
It should be fun and relaxing, and I’m looking forward to a new destination (Key West) and another chance to enjoy the Celebrity Cruises experience. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you onboard! There are plenty of cabins available(we are 500+ days out after all), so why not take a break and enjoy the Western Caribbean?
If you’d like to learn more about Celebrity Constellation, check out these links:
Celebrity Constellation photo credit: Kees Torn (Flickr), CC BY-SA 2.0 license