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Old October 25th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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We are thinking of booking an 11 day cruise on the Constellation in Feb 07. As this is our 25th we are thinking of splurging on Concierge Class. Can anyone advise if this is worth the extra money? Also, any thoughts on this ship - we have been on the Grand Princess, Voyager of the Seas and the Enchantment - always with a balcony room. Thanks for any help you can offer!
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Hi,

Excellent choice. You'll be one up on everything else you've sailed on before, although you've sailed very good ships and lines so far.
Concierge class is also one up, way up, from regular balconies you've enjoyed so far. Do NOT book deck #9...go to # 8, same specs, amenities, service, etc... better location IMO, specially if you pick mid-ship. Deck #9, besides being under #10, the pool 'n' buffet zone, also has a pronounced overhang and pillars which obstruct the views slightly and the sun a lot more. Deck # 8 has nothing but staterooms on top and below you.

One thing however; do not expect Concierge class to be more spacious than your standard balconies on this and other lines;; it is not;; its value is in the '' extras'' as explained in the brochures and, hopefully, your TA.

Book it now while you still ave a good choice of staterooms....you still don't have to payout the balance before a whole year from now. Also, these longer itineraries on premium lines like Celebrity sell out way better than the standard '' 7 days Carribean '' parade of voyages.

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Thank you so much for your advice!!! It is very much appreciated.
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We just sailed Concierge Class on the Mercury and enjoyed it very much. One of the best perks of Concierge Class is priority tender tickets on "Tender Port" days.

As for the Constellation, it's a wonderful ship. We have been in midship balcony cabins on both decks 8 & 9, once on Connie, and once on her sister ship Summit, and both are good locations. I never experienced any problems from the pool deck (deck 10), and in the sunny carribbean actually enjoyed the shade provided by the overhand on deck 9. The one thing I would mention is to avoid the cabin directly in front of "The Hump" It has a very small pie shaped balcony which can only accomodate 1 chair. Additionally, you wind up looking into the windows of the suite directly next to you which forms "The Hump",
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I have sailed 3 times CClass with Celeb (9th deck), will be back on the Connie in Dec. of '05. I opted for CC this time as well as I was able to book an aft cabin. However, I strongly believe that the perks are not worth the extra $$, in my opinion and don't believe I will book this class again. My DH enjoys the priority embarkation/debarkation, nothing else really impresses me. I'm good with a balcony, mid ship and a clean room.

Just returned from the Enchantment after her refurbishment and stretching, a magnificent vessel.
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loved CC class--worth it for priority luggage, priority tender tix, fresh fruit & canapes each day, flowers, champagne & great cabin service--& on M class I believe you have to take it to get the bigger cabins...if I could afford it & it was not alot more that regular cabin I would always take it--service was excellent!
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There is alot of controversy about the CC level, but when we reached the port and found long lines waiiting to sign in... we were immediately escorted to a special line..that in itself was worthwhiole..The little things in the room for a two week cruise like flowers,, fruit, champagne not to mention appetizers i the afternoon.. A few times I had a problem getting through to the Spa and I just picked up the phone and told the Conceirge to do it for us...
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Actually concierge class cabins are a bit larger by 20 square feet. Laid out differently and more spacious in my opinion than the other balcony cabins.
The amenities are worth the extra dollars.

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curious about the Enchantment- mentioned by dalia's mom---how was it? did you stay in a new cabin we are booked in a Junior suite & wonder how that will compare to cc cabins & service
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We've been booking CC on our last three bookings, and find the amenities 'nice' but book for the slightly larger room (M class) and on the last few cruises, the difference has been as small as $50.00 pp for CC, so I'd say definitely worth it in that case.

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When you stated: 'The one thing I would mention is to avoid the cabin directly in front of "The Hump" It has a very small pie shaped balcony which can only accomodate 1 chair. Additionally, you wind up looking into the windows of the suite directly next to you which forms "The Hump",

where is this located? We are booked on Infinity in cabin 8046. In the picture of the ship, this balcony looks bigger than the others. But now we are wondering if this might be the cabin you are refering to.

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curious about the Enchantment- mentioned by dalia's mom---how was it? did you stay in a new cabin we are booked in a Junior suite & wonder how that will compare to cc cabins & service
I would say the service was almost on par with Celeb. The crew on the Enchantment is younger and eager to please. The captain is a hoot!
Not a new room, but clean and comfy (small balcony for a D1)

I've not been impressed with concierge class; if it were a $50 difference, then go for it. I had to pay a bit more for that aft cabin, let's see if it's worth it.

Enjoy your cruise, happy sailing to all!
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curious about the Enchantment- mentioned by dalia's mom---how was it? did you stay in a new cabin we are booked in a Junior suite & wonder how that will compare to cc cabins & service
I would say the service was almost on par with Celeb. The crew on the Enchantment is younger and eager to please. The captain is a hoot!
Not a new room, but clean and comfy (small balcony for a D1)

I've not been impressed with concierge class; if it were a $50 difference, then go for it. I had to pay a bit more for that aft cabin, let's see if it's worth it.

Enjoy your cruise, happy sailing to all!
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where is this located? We are booked on Infinity in cabin 8046. In the picture of the ship, this balcony looks bigger than the others. But now we are wondering if this might be the cabin you are refering to.

Jim
8046 is very nice. We had it in the Baltics this past May on the Constellation. The larger balcony is very nice and you have a great view looking back.

We also had 6048 on the Infinity in 2004 two decks below 8046 with a similar oversize balcony, but not Concierge Class.
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Hi Just got off of Connie 10/29 and had CC on 6th floor. I loved it alot. The butler service was really great. I would do it again.
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Ok, this might be a stupid question...

You all seem to know the floor. Does it work the same as hotels. The first number of your room number is your floor? EX if I'm in 8117, I am on 8th floor? Does anyone know if this location is good on the Century?

Also I booked this through Nancy B. She didn't even give me an option of cc class or different letters, (what ever that means) I asked if there were better balconies and she just said, not worth the money. Guess I have more research to do.

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Cabin #8117 on the Century is an INSIDE cabin. Not only does it not have a balcony, it doesn't even have a window. I too once had a travel agent tell me that a balcony cabin wasn't worth the extra money. That is the biggest load of crap! It is your money, and you are the one to determine what it is worth you spending it on. I only cruise if I can have a balcony because to me it is worth every extra dollar, but that is my opinion. Do not allow an agent to tell you how to spend your money. It is YOUR cruise and you should travel in the category cabin that you want to.
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Opps! My mistake. I gave you my kids number across from us. We are in 8115. It will be a balcony once they redo it. Sorry. Dumb me. Now back to my question....
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No No No....Just back from connie 12 nite western. Lets see...pink towels rather than white, small fruit basket (5 pieces), 1 champane, nicer robes and full menu for room service all this for $1300 extra!! Humm thats alot of fruit!
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