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90 Celebrity Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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mankypants
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Excellent ship and destinations and the arrangements all seemed to go smoothly. Our problem was service which was erratic and sometimes plain rude and unhelpful. Many staff were exceptional such as our waitress at dinner-but try getting ... Read more
Cheshiregal
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was my husbands first cruise and he was overwhelmed. Amazing cruise from beginning to end. Embarkation was very smooth, process completed in less than 15 mins. Our cabin was on the hump, deck 9. It was in a fabulous locationwith a ... Read more
WVU Cruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I really used to love Celebrity, the level of service from the personnel onboard was so overwhelmingly friendly and the food used to be phenomenal. However, this last cruise to the Med did not leave me with a feeling of being well looked ... Read more
greg898
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and aside from a few minor complaints, it was amazing. We booked a transfer from the airport directly with Celebrity and it went very smoothly with the Celebrity representatives at the airport extremely easy to ... Read more
Merrymom
Member Since 2006
1 review
411 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Although we had a wonderful time on board due to the great people we met from our Cruise Critic contacts, we felt the ship's atmosphere and entertainment were sorely lacking. Having travelled on the Infinity twice, we expected the same ... Read more

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fabric_fabric
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
118 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My 20th cruise and 5th with Celebrity - this was not nearly as good as the other Celebrity cruises. Some ways that Celebrity fell down: Embarkation was awful. We were dropped off by taxi and after going through initial security had to ... Read more
BKBKBK
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Well, Celebrity did it again - We were booked to Israel and unfortunately, due to security concerns, Celebrity needed to change the itinerary...well - they did so with panache. While we were still disappointed with the modification, we ... Read more
Harvey1939
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
852 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have traveled on over 30 cruises. This was our first experience on Celebrity. The good were the employees and their friendlieness. The lunch buffet was very good The entertainment was okay. Many of the entertainers came from England. ... Read more
Dlqt
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I really enjoyed the above cruise on the celebrity constellation in October 2015. The employees of the company go out of their way to make you feel great. It was very disappointing not to go into Israel . Instead we went to 4 Greek ... Read more
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ck001
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my third cruise on a big ship. Overall, I was impressed with all aspects of this cruise. Service was very good, staff was very friendly, and both the food and service in the main dining room was better than on my 2 prior NCL ... Read more
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lifeh2o4all
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
My wife and I traveled on the Constellation in October of 2015 from Istanbul to Rome. Although our original itinerary had us spending three days in Israel, the violence there caused a diversion to several stops in Greece. Having not ... Read more
ew101
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
69 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
After a brief visit to Turkey a few years back we wanted to go to Istanbul. The October Constellation trip was a good price performer in the off season. We even got the free tips package, which was also popular with the crew as these ... Read more
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normlipman
Member Since 2009
1 review
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
They have removed all the stylish features that made Celebrity so splendid in the past! No barber shop quartet No string quartet No harpist No pianist No card room No cinema Very poor speakers All that is left are ... Read more
alexdanbel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and it was perfect. Starting from the very first moment of embarkation and until the very last when leaving the ship. Everything is very well thougt and organized, just come and enjoy without any thoughts. Ship ... Read more
gibsonsgolfer
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
89 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I really wish I had paid more attention to Social Studies and History when I was in school. As well I wish my short term memory was better. This cruise through parts of Greece and Turkey was really something. We went on a good number of ... Read more

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andynlinds
Member Since 2009
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had booked this cruise mainly on the destinations with Istanbul being our number one priority to visit. Unfortunately a couple of weeks prior to sailing the overnight stay in Istanbul was cancelled due to the ongoing troubles in the ... Read more
jku2
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
1,365 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This cruise met all my expectations of a Celebrity cruise. Ship was very clean, had great staff and great entertainment. There are now four production shows that are new. I found out the dancers and singers had only came on ship two ... Read more
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Cruiseline Virgin
Member Since 2014
1 review
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and if we hadn't planned and paid a land trip for next year already we would have booked another cruise for 2016, never mind we are planning for 2017 now, so we clearly got bitten by the cruise bug. Since we have ... Read more
cburnett
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was our second cruise with Celebrity and our second in Aqua Class. We chose the cruise for the ports, especially to see Ephesus. We came in a couple of nights early and did some guided tours around Istanbul which was a pleasant ... Read more
Jchivers
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The good: Our cabin was comfortable. Not spacious, of course. Steward service was extraordinary. Service in the Silhouette restaurant was excellent. Wonderful itinerary. The not-so-good: The food -- both in ... Read more

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olly75
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We went on this cruise solely because of the itinery which proved to be the correct choice. The Greek Islands & Turkey were great. We arrived in Istanbul late due to the flight time, then over 1hr 20 to get to the ship by then it was ... Read more
susieq492
Member Since 2012
1 review
72 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed on the constellation, last september, and found so much lacking this time. Dining: service not as good, did not pay attention to what i ordered. the meat was always dry. one night we had lamb and everyone after said it was ... Read more
oksoon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Celebrity Constellation Cruise – Turkey, Greece, Croatia – 12 days This cruise was awful. The room was not up-to-date very old décor, most likely just repainted. No entertainment for cruise days, food was the same ... Read more
hkaya
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I want to give it a 3.5 if 3 is average and 4 is very good. After thorough researching I though I found a cruise ship with good food. I thought that with celebrity aligning themselves up with top chef and overall other friends of mine ... Read more
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Cruiser1868
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We cruised for two weeks from Istanbul to Barcelona on 24th August. We were surprised at how Celebrity standards had slipped since we last cruised with them. We had a novovirus outbreak for the entire cruise but communication was bad and ... Read more

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