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108 Celebrity Istanbul Cruise Reviews
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lifeh2o4all
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 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
74 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
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
7 reviews
133 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
2 reviews
22 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
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
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
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
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
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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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
1,178 forum post
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
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
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efsweeney
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
flowery
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
94 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
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