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We took our first cruise( ever) last month. 7 nights, eastern Caribbean in AQUA CLASS on Silhouette. Loved it. The room was huge and amazing, loved Blu, loved the personalized service. We spent a lot of time in the room as we're not drinkers and we don't stay up that late.

 

Now we're looking into another cruise on Celebrity. This time, a shorter 5 night from Ft. Laud to Key West and Cozumel. The cost is half of what it was on the Silhouette.

 

Would we like the Constellation. Its an older ship and a lot smaller. Any other downfalls?

 

I'm trying to book before the sale ends on Friday.

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Not a lot smaller and a wonderful ship. Cruised on her 4 times, most recently 12 night Baltic cruise last summer. Would go again tomorrow. Not a second's hesitation. Still majestic.

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I have been on numerous M and S class ships. Including a 20+ day b2b on the Constellation. While we like the M class ships, we prefer the S class better. Except for the elevator locations, we think the S class layout is better. My wife especially enjoys the indoor pool on the S class ships. But who can pass up a deal on a shorter M class cruise.

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Lucky to have done both of course the the Silhouette has the newer look and some extras but the Constellation is still a great ship . Take the Connie for what it is and enjoy it on it's on terms.

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Had lots of problems on the Constellation on our first Celebrity cruise last year from Amsterdam to Russia. Water pipe burst by state rooms and the passengers weren't handled well. Lots of other people issues too. None of us were happy with how the cruise line handled the issue at the time and afterwards.

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We sailed on the Equinox for our first ever cruise (to the Eastern Med) and loved it. Needless to say, it was a trip that would be hard to beat. We and our teens had two AQ cabins and loved Blu.

 

We decided to do a four night on Connie right before Christmas--also to Key West and Cozumel. But Connie (then) had not AQ so we went with CC. It was a big disappointment. Some of that had to do with the weather and getting stuck, literally, in Key West and missing Cozumel. But more had to do with the lack of Blu. The MDR wasn't great. But if you look on CC's Celebrity threads from December/January of this year, you will see that there was a service problem on Connie during that time that has been addressed.

 

If you can get AQ on the Connie, you will probably be fine.

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I also hate to badmouth the Constellation either, but on one previous cruise the A/C in our cabin was terrible. A whole group of cabins around us was bad. Even with the drapes closed up all day it barely got below 78 degrees. Most afternoons it was 80 degrees+. They did try to fix it sending a guy around several times. But nothing really worked. Now that was before the last ships refurbishment. Maybe they got things fixed by now.

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We sailed on the Equinox for our first ever cruise (to the Eastern Med) and loved it. Needless to say, it was a trip that would be hard to beat. We and our teens had two AQ cabins and loved Blu.

 

We decided to do a four night on Connie right before Christmas--also to Key West and Cozumel. But Connie (then) had not AQ so we went with CC. It was a big disappointment. Some of that had to do with the weather and getting stuck, literally, in Key West and missing Cozumel. But more had to do with the lack of Blu. The MDR wasn't great. But if you look on CC's Celebrity threads from December/January of this year, you will see that there was a service problem on Connie during that time that has been addressed.

 

If you can get AQ on the Connie, you will probably be fine.

 

We sailed on the Equinox as our first Celebrity sailing as well and it was a difficult ship to top in our opinion. We have sailed the Eclipse as well and recently sailed on the Constellation in Europe Nov 2012 and Feb 2013 in the Caribbean. Really to us we much preferred the S Class ships and the difference was most evident in the MDR. Although we were in aqua class on the Eclipse which was REALLY NICE!

 

You didn't mention when you're sailing the Constellation but if it's an option to go Aqua, that is what I would recommend!

 

We liked the Equinox so much we are sailing again in Europe this fall! Can't wait

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We sailed on the Equinox as our first Celebrity sailing as well and it was a difficult ship to top in our opinion. We have sailed the Eclipse as well and recently sailed on the Constellation in Europe Nov 2012 and Feb 2013 in the Caribbean. Really to us we much preferred the S Class ships and the difference was most evident in the MDR. Although we were in aqua class on the Eclipse which was REALLY NICE!

 

You didn't mention when you're sailing the Constellation but if it's an option to go Aqua, that is what I would recommend!

 

We liked the Equinox so much we are sailing again in Europe this fall! Can't wait

 

It would be a 5 night cruise from Ft. Laud to Cozumel and Key West on March 30th. It would also be an AQ cabin. I don't think after experiencing AQ on Silhouette, we would be happy with anything below AQ.

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