Celebrity Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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108 Celebrity Istanbul Cruise Reviews
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mrrvcrazy30
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
129 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We booked this cruise a year and a half ago. What fun planning. There were 4 of us, all retired, but active. We picked this cruise because of the itinerary and our past experiences with Celebrity. The ship was originally to depart from ... Read more
volvof11
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
565 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the exciting ports we visited. We visited Israel and it was an amazing place. We stayed over night in Jerusalem and felt quite safe. The place is so full of history and is so powerful, just loved it. We ... Read more
clarabeee
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
We chose this cruise because of the wonderful itinerary. Malta, Cyprus and Israel were all new to us and having the chance to spend time in Rome after the cruise was a big factor in our decision. The Constellation is a very nice ship. ... Read more
Big Shed
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Spent 12 nights on the Celebrity Constellation in October 2016. For a 14 year old ship she is in very good condition. She was refurbed about 3-4 years ago but is well maintained. She does not have the glamour of some of the newer ships ... Read more
terrynovell
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Everyone we talked to suggested we try a Celebrity Cruise, having completed 30 other cruises with different companies we decided to give it a go, Largest ship we have ever been on, oozed luxury in most areas always sunbeds available, ... Read more
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KPMCH
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Hello! We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary, all across the Mediterranean, starting in Istanbul and finishing in Barcelona. However, this changed before departure, given the events in Turkey, Celebrity decided to skip ... Read more
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Charlotten
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Turkey and Greece, so losing Istanbul was a disappointment, although understandable. And this was our first Celebrity cruise which we wanted to try. the staff was excellent. All of them! ... Read more
febe08
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was very happy with the ship overall - its cleaniness and facilities were great, the syaff were happy and helpful but felt very let down by the quality, and choice of the food in the Oceanview Cafe (buffet).It was often cold and ... Read more
twilightrabbit
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I have taken three other cruises on two other lines. This was our first Celebrity cruise. We were told it was a notch above many other cruise lines, but we didn't see that really. We loved the Equinox, the food was ... Read more
jjrevtek
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We went on this cruise for our 40th anniversary. We had seen what we considered a really good deal on one of the websites which included prepaid gratuities, a classic drink package, and $450 on board credit. I would say that the ship was ... Read more
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WizGnome
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our first cruise experience, overall being excellent and we had a fantastic 25th Wedding anniversary. All the staff and crew were great and were always full of smiles and created a wonderful atmosphere and the ship ... Read more
buzz1954
Member Since 2015
1 review
61 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
First cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding, had an issue with guest relations which they couldn't resolve and not happy with their attitude. that being said we had fantastic service in Blu restaurant and the cabin staff. Don't like ... Read more
janewe
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
342 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The Crew made the difference on this Cruise. Hazel, August and Sundep in the MDR were terrific. This 13 night Cruise out of Athens was a blast. Sister and brother in law from the U.K. flew in and joined us and made it a fun time. The ... Read more
medcruisers2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first European Cruise and we loved it! All ports of call were beautiful and interesting. The Celebrity Equinox is a beautiful ship, great food, restaurants and amenities. Our cabin stewards Danisha & Sachin made us feel ... Read more
SouthernLadyinLA
Member Since 2015
1 review
43 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I chose the cruise because of a deal that came across my computer, and then kept adding so who knows if it was a deal or not. LOL. Departing from Istanbul added to the mystique of the cruise, and we loved Istanbul, the city was beautiful ... Read more
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mankypants
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
10 forum posts
6 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
16 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
5 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
417 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
124 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
2 helpful votes
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
4 reviews
921 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
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
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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