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London (Harwich), England

A circular fort commanding the eastern side of Harwich port. It was built between 1807 and 1809 to support Landguard Fort on the opposite shore near Felixstowe and to form part of the chain of Martello Tower defences. It is 200 feet in diameter, is surrounded by a deep ditch and can only be entered by one removable drawbridge. It was originally armed with 10 cannon but these were upgraded in the 1860's and 1870's and by 1872 three 9 inch RML guns were in place. One still remains although it is thought the other two are buried in the moat. In the 1920's it was abandoned and the surrounding housing built. It was taken over by the Harwich Society in 1969, by which time it was completely overgrown, but it has now been fully restored.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is a lively city with storybook charm. Tourists will want to view the Little Mermaid statue, inspired by the fairy tale; visit Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous amusement park; and witness the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the members of Europe's oldest royal dynasty. The best excursions feature these major attractions, as well as the Kronborg Castle in nearby Elsinore, the setting of Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany

Passengers are usually taken by train from the port city of Warnemunde to Berlin. In Berlin, step back into the city's turbulent past at the Brandenburg Gate, once closed between East and West Berlin, then reopened in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down. View the famous sculpture of Queen Nefertiti at the Egyptian Museum, or wander among the shops and cafes of the Kurfurstendamm and Unter den Linden, two of the city's historic boulevards. Tourists staying at port can stroll past the fishermen's cottages on the old Alter Strom harbor.

Tallinn, Estonia

In this Hanseatic city founded in the 13th century, nearly every building is a sight to see. Its medieval spirit is reflected in the main square, towering spires, cobblestone streets and the stone walls that encompass the city. Explore the gothic Church of St. Olai, handicraft shops and the 13th-century Danish Toompea Castle.

St. Petersburg, Russia

This city along the Neva River embodies some of Russia's greatest treasures, and some ships stay in port overnight to allow passengers time to see the myriad sites. A few of the major attractions include the famous masterpieces at the Hermitage Museum, the baroque-style Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral with its 300-foot gilt cupola and the Bronze Horseman, a monument to Peter the Great.

Helsinki, Finland

Finland's national capital is a lively, neoclassical city. The most obligatory site here is the tremendous Temppeliaukio Church, carved from solid stone. Popular excursions cover the Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, Finlandia Concert Hall, market square and Esplanadi Park.

Stockholm, Sweden

This immaculate city sprawls across more than a dozen islands connected by bridges. The best half-day shore excursions tour Gamla Stan, or old town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and buildings that date to the 17th and 18th centuries. Stops typically include Stortorget Square and its historic stock exchange; the hall where Nobel Laureates are honored; the great warship Vasa; and the Royal Palace to watch the changing of the guard. A trip to Drottningholm Palace, which houses a splendid working 18th-century theater, also is popular.

ITINERARY

 
DAY DATE PORT ARRIVE   DEPART
Sat Aug 16 London (Harwich), England   5:00pm
Sun Aug 17 At Sea    
Mon Aug 18 Copenhagen, Denmark 7:00am 5:00pm
Tue Aug 19 Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany 7:00am 9:30pm
Wed Aug 20 At Sea    
Thu Aug 21 Tallinn, Estonia 7:00am 6:00pm
Fri Aug 22 St. Petersburg, Russia 7:00am  
Sat Aug 23 St. Petersburg, Russia   6:00pm
Sun Aug 24 Helsinki, Finland 7:00am 6:00pm
Mon Aug 25 Stockholm, Sweden 9:00am 5:00pm
Tue Aug 26 Riga, Latvia Noon 6:00pm
Wed Aug 27 Klaipeda, Lithuania 9:00am 7:00pm
Thu Aug 28 At Sea    
Fri Aug 29 At Sea    
Sat Aug 30 London (Harwich), England 4:00am  

 

 

 

Constellation


The Constellation has all the luxurious features of a floating resort. Whether you dine at the casual Waterfall Cafe, main dining room or the specialty restaurant, you will enjoy Celebrity's carefully prepared, award-winning cuisine. For visual entertainment, see a film at the cinema or a show in the tri-level Celebrity Theater. Depending on your mood, you can lounge in the Italian coffee house, champagne bar, martini bar or Michael's Club. Kids flock to Ship Mates Fun Factory and the video arcade. One of the ship's unique features is Magnolia Garden, a floral boutique that offers flower-arranging classes; it's a refreshing spot to enjoy a garden-like atmosphere. Unwind in the two-story library or at Notes, where you can pick your favorite tunes from a large music library and settle into a listening station. The AquaSpa offers the ultimate way to relax, with its wide range of traditional and exotic body treatments. Staterooms include interactive television (use it to order room service, shop or play casino video games), VCR, direct-dial telephone and voice mail, safe, hair dryer, minibar and complimentary room service.

 

 

 Ship Statistics 

 

Year Built

2002

 

 

Tonnage

91,000 tons

 

 

Registry

Bahamas

 

 

Length

965 feet

 

 

Beam

105 feet

 

 

Passenger Capacity

1,950

 

 

Crew Size

999

 

 

Total Inside Cabins

206

 

 

Total Outside Cabins

813

 

 

Cabins & Suites w/ verandas

578

 

 

Suites

50

 

 

Maximum Occupancy per room

5

 

 

Age Restrictions

One person must be 21 or older

 

 

Dinner Seatings

2

 

 

Seating Assignments

Assigned

 

 

Dining Hours

6:15 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Dining Room Dress Code

7-night cruise: 2 formal nights, 2 informal nights, 3 casual nights. No shorts or jeans at night.

 

 

Tipping Recommended?

Yes

 

 

Tipping Guidelines

Cabin Steward/Butler, $3.50 per person/day. Chief Housekeeper, $0.50 per person/day. Waiter, $3.50 per person/day. Asst. Waiter, $2 per person/day. Maitre 'd, $0.75 per person/day.

 

 

   

 Services & Amenities 

 Bars/Lounges 

  7  

 Beauty Salon/Barber Shop 

  Yes  

 Casino 

  Yes  

 Chapel 

  No  

 Disco/Dancing 

  Yes  

 Elevators 

  Yes  

 Hot Tub 

  6  

 Internet Access 

  Yes  

 Laundry/Dry Cleaning 

  Yes  

 Shops 

  Yes  

 Showroom 

  Yes  

 Spa 

  Yes  

 Library 

  Yes  

 Movie Theatre 

  Yes  

 Onboard Weddings 

  Yes  

 Self Serve Laundromats 

  No  

 Video Arcade 

  Yes  

 Fitness & Sports Facilities 

 Basketball Court 

  Yes  

 Fitness Center 

  Yes  

 Golf Simulator 

  Yes  

 Ice Skating Rink 

  No  

 Jogging Track 

  Yes  

 Mini-Golf Course 

  No  

 Rock Climbing Wall 

  No  

 Swimming Pool 

  2  

 Tennis Court 

  No  

 Water Sports Platform 

  No  

 Cabin Features & Amenities 

 24-Hour Room Service 

  Yes  

 Hair Dryer 

  Yes  

 Safe 

  Yes  

 Telephone 

  Yes  

 Television 

  Yes  

 Kids Facilities 

 Babysitting 

  Yes  

 Children's Playroom 

  Yes  

 Kiddie Pool 

  No  

 Supervised Youth Program 

  Yes  

 Teen Center 

  Yes  

 Special Needs & Requests 

 Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors) 

  80  

 Kosher Meals 

  Yes  

 Single Occupancy Cabins 

  No  

 Single Share Program 

  No  

 Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins 

  26