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“Live” trip report with pics, Celebrity Constellation, Venice-Barcelona, 8/25-9/03

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This is wonderful!

We board October 1st at Civitavecchia and end in Venice. With a lot of the same stops.  

Thanks for being so descriptive!

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Also following along, so thank you.  Constellation out of Venice was our first ever Celebrity ship and Alejandro was the CD then too.  I'm sure you will have a wonderful cruise.

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We just got off the Connie when you boarded. I love the ship and the service from the crew is exceptional. Have a great time. Loved the CD Alejandro,

 

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We're doing the opposite from Barcelona to Venice from 3rd September with many of the same stops. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

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Got some internet time, so here come some photos. First are the some from Venice, starting with the Grand Canal

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Venice, more Grand Canal, this time going from St. Mark’s square back to Piazzale Roma

 

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Venice. Lunch at Tratorria alle Burchielle, near the people mover

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Venice. Approaching the People Mover.  I love this moment of a cruise as the excitement builds with the final approach to greeting the ship and boarding it!  That said, the People Mover seems not very worthwhile to me. It goes a very short distance after which there is a long walk to the pier. If I had to do it again, I’d skip it and use a (land) cab (which you can get from Piazzale Roma). The taxis take you right to the point where you drop luggage and enter the terminal; much more convenient. 

 

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First glimpse of the Constellation! This is my ship!  It’s here for me!  

 

Special feeling, that first glimpse. 

 

These are such amazing places. The engineering, clever use of space, attention to human details. I really appreciate how much is done for me, before I ever take a cruise, to make the whole thing really likely to work well. It is the mode of travel that best focuses on the “being taken care of” feeling for a traveler. Connie was the only M class ship I’ve yet to sail. I have loved the others. Here we come!

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The bar area aft, behind the buffet. My favorite public area for hanging out. Our first drink of the cruise, armed with the upgraded premium beverage package. DW and me on left, with my cousin and her husband. 

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First night dinner, discounts at specialty restaurant, went to Tuscan Grill. I deliberately ordered pasta to compare to the superb pasta we’d had in Venice. It was pretty good (I’d still take Venice though). 

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Zadar. Roman relics, in park like setting, in old city. 

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Ooooh, Zadar question... do you moor up alongside the sea organ, or at the new port to the east of town? Not quite been able to work it out, and seen conflicting information... The first picture kind of looks like it might be at the port out of town a little way?

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Old city of Zadar, Church of St. Donat, and bell tower. The church is from around 900 AD.  It’s one of the most iconic of its kind in Europe. 

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Old city of Zadar, Cathedral of Anastasia. Largest on Dalmatian coast. 

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Zadar windows. Note the mix of old and also the occasional Tito / communist era influence, also seen a few times above. 

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Beer and squid lunch at restaurant Zadar-Jadera, in the old city of Zadar

- Joel

 

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22 hours ago, holdon216 said:

Following! Have a wonderful trip!

Thanks!

-Joel

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Enjoying your review and photos!  Quick question - we are sailing on the Connie next Sept out of Venice.  did you feel your hotel was too far from the center?  Thanks.

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21 hours ago, LIMPIT said:

Following 

I’ll try to taken good care of her for you!

- Joel 

 

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21 hours ago, LIMPIT said:

Following 

Thanks! 

-Joel

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