Celebrity Istanbul Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Celebrity x
Istanbul x
Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Cruise Critic Overview
  • Millions spent to keep older ships feeling modern
  • High marks from Boomers, gay cruisers, seniors, honeymooners
  • Accommodations are among the most spacious at sea
  • Read full overview >>

91 Celebrity Istanbul Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
37
Very Good
18
Average
18
Poor
9
Terrible
8
See reviews for
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
10
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
8
Holiday Cruises
Holiday Cruises
6
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
6
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
Cruiser1868
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
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
Lesley104
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We've cruised with Celebrity before (on Eclipse) and loved it. Equinox is a fine ship, our restricted view balcony cabin was great (the view was only partially restricted) and the itinerary should have been fantastic. Unfortunately the ... Read more
Christhecruiser50plus
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was about my 50th cruise 3rd with Celebrity, what a total waste of time and money, all of the content is in my opinion and not aimed to be slanderous in any way, this review is factual and was what experienced by my wife and our three ... Read more
podo59
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have just finished reading several disappointing reviews of Celebrity Equinox European cruises. I must respectfully disagree! My family loved this cruise! My family recently took the seven night cruise from Istanbul to Rome and I must ... Read more
hvbaskey
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
980 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Overall the cruise was very good. It helped immensely getting to know Cruise Critic Roll Call guests and small group tours organized before the trip, as the lack of entertainment and activities were apparent on this sailing. Compared ... Read more

Compare Prices on Celebrity Cruises

churst
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have taken 25 cruises in my lifetime– about 1.5 a year since birth– and I had traveled with Celebrity about 10 years ago. I hated that cruise, and decided that I would try it again considering they have significantly ... Read more
efsweeney
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
Our cruise in the Mediterranean was interesting, fun, and relaxing. We were impressed with the sparkling cleanliness of the ship and our cabin. The departure was handled satisfactorily even though there are apparently inevitable waits in ... Read more
tmorr01
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I recently returned from a one week cruise from Istanbul to Rome on the Equinox. I have not been on Celebrity in awhile although this was my eleventh cruise on Celebrity. (BTW, I only have 330 Captain's Club points and am at Elite status ... Read more
tlan08
Member Since 2014
1 review
We sailed on the Celebrity Constellation 11-Day Holy Land cruise this last October. The boat was quite nice so no complaints on that end. However, the attention to their passenger's satisfaction was flippant at best, inexistant at worst. ... Read more
OK valley boy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed October 2014
After sailing on the Millenium fro Tokyo to Vancouver in May we were ready to give up on Celebrity but had previously booked the Constellation 2 Oct sailing and decided to give them one more chance and we are glad that we did. Everything ... Read more

Compare Prices on Celebrity Cruises

flowery
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
88 forum posts
Aqua Class was a big improvement over some recent sailings. We liked our cabin 1115- a little newer, fresher, no urine or sewer smells in the bathroom. Convenient elevator to Blu dining room. Also, enjoyed deck 11 in general. We had an ... Read more
Old Sea Dog
Member Since 2004
1 review
100 forum posts
Having sailed with Celebrity since the inaugural on Mercury,and reached elite status over the years,this was an eye opener as to what one can expect nowadays This,our second cruise on this ship where standards have fallen sharply,and in ... Read more
postrain
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
We have loved Celebrity for 14 years and would love to see it return to its former place as number one in our minds. The people are still the best, but the product is no long a good one. The itinerary for this cruise was perfect, until ... Read more
Call me Dave
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
27 forum posts
Sailed October 2014
Booked this cruise in January as we really wanted to see Yalta, Sevastopol, and Odessa, and the Putin invaded Crimea and the FO advised against travelling to the Ukraine. Despite this the itinerary remained unchanged in the adverts. I ... Read more
RonaldSole
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
We loved: the excursions and the quality of the guides that led them; the excellent speakers on topics linked to the region we were visiting; the range of activities and facilities on the ship; the friendly service from the helpful ... Read more

Compare Prices on Celebrity Cruises

aqrtprinter
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
121 forum posts
This was the twentieth cruise, eight with Celebrity, the second on Constellation and, because of advancing age and declining health, possibly the final sailaway. The decision, for what might be the last time in a lifetime, was to take a ... Read more
wack001
Member Since 2000
24 reviews
1,552 forum post
Sailed September 2014
Black Sea cruising is usually offered in a limited time period. Since cruise itinerary is my most important criteria for cruise selection and the Celebrity Constellation filled the bill, I booked myself and several good friends (a total of ... Read more
Dudeljo
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
73 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
Hi, I will write this review in my best English but it is not my mother language so I am sure I will make mistakes, I hope this won't bother the readers too much. We are from the Netherlands and we are 58 and 51 years old. This was our ... Read more
shandy1234
Member Since 2014
1 review
We visited Istanbul independently prior to the cruise and spent 3 wonderful days site seeing. we boarded the ship on the 20/9 and the process was quick from getting on board to the cabin being ready and our luggage arriving , we were in ... Read more
sareldlh
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
74 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
We just returned from the Sept. 20th 2014 cruise thru/around the Black Sea and what a disappointment.! We sailed about 18 months ago on the Solstice from Dubai to Singapore and expected a similar experience on the Solsticized ... Read more

Compare Prices on Celebrity Cruises

CaptainJF
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed July 2014
My wife and I did the 7 night Greek Odyssey cruise (Istanbul - Rome) July 19 - 26 on the Celebrity Equinox. We have only taken a cruise once before (Princess Caribbean Princess 10 years ago). We both agreed that we found the Celebrity ... Read more
groryjm
Member Since 2014
1 review
377 forum posts
2 helpful votes
With my wife and daughter (15) we tried our first cruise with Celebrity in the Eastern Med. We all had different objectives - I wanted to see ancient Greece and Italy, my daughter wanted to shop and my wife just wanted a quiet life. None ... Read more
Two UK Cruisers
Member Since 2006
1 review
213 forum posts
We booked direct with Celebrity and then organised our flights for London Heathrow and hotel stay in Istanbul ourselves. We had visited Istanbul before so returned to the same hotel, the Best Western Empire Palace. It is a small friendly ... Read more
percypig
Member Since 2014
1 review
We have just returned for our first ever cruise and i thought i would share a few points for the benefit of other first timers. Positives! The ship was fantastic , organisation good , food above average , ( not excellent) but I think if ... Read more
Pennstatedj
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
139 forum posts
We arrived in Istanbul airport on day of departure, something we never do. This time we did and were very lucky. No trouble and used Celebrity Choice Air and their transportation to ship. Check-in was a breeze. This trip we had originally ... Read more

Compare Prices on Celebrity Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?