The Traveling Steve's

Celebrity Constellation Valentine’s 2014

We have taken this 4 day Valentine’s cruise for years in a row on either the Constellation or Millennium, in Penthouse 6147.  The four ‘M’ Class Celebrity ships, named after the Millennium (‘M class’)  are identical in size, and each has two aft Penthouse Suites which are some of the largest, and most elegant at sea.  The suite itself (for two people, not like the new mega-ships that are larger but made for multiple families)  is 1,400 square feet, plus a 1,000 square foot balcony, which in my opinion makes it the best balcony of any Celebrity ship, if not other lines at sea.  The ‘M’ class debuted in 2,000 for the Millennium, and the four ‘M’ Class ships have been refurbished and updated over the years.  I consider the Constellation to be my favorite overall ship at 90,000 tons or so.  While considered small for today in the land of the mega-liners, it has a very good staff to passenger ratio, nice specialty dinning venues, and is not so big that you can actually meet people and see them throughout the cruise vs the mega-liners which are much more impersonal and mass-market in my opinion.

On this sailing, my neighbors Kenny and Mary, (who had never cruised before, and were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary), my brother and his partner (who live in Virginia), and my good friends Ed and Gladys (from Miami) were all sailing together with us, which made for a wonderful cruise.  My brother Andy and his partner Art had the adjoining Sky Suite 6145, while Kenny and Mary had an aft Concierge room right above us, and Ed and Gladys were towards the front of the ship.  Again, the smaller size of this ship makes it much easier and quicker to get around, so we all frequented our Penthouse frequently, as well as other friends we had met on previous Valentine’s cruises, who were also sailing this one.

We had a couple good sail-away parties, and an especially nice party on formal night.  My neighbors Kenny and Mary are now hooked on cruising and are anxious to go again soon!  Prior to cruising, Kenny was one of those guys that felt he would get ‘bored’ on a cruise, and Mary might get seasick.  No worries for either and they only wished they had cruised sooner in life!

Enjoy the album!

Valentine’s Gallery


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