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86 Celebrity Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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churst
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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flowery
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
70 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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

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aqrtprinter
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
116 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1,532 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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CaptainJF
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
314 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
201 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
6 reviews
132 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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lovetosailwithfamily
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Although, I was a little concerned about spending a few days in Istanbul prior to the cruise. I was pleasantly surprised I never felt concerns for safety in this very magical and warm city just the opposite I traveled around like I was ... Read more
marlin333
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
We sailed on the Constellation in November on their Greek Islands cruise., not our happiest. Travelling to istanbul was as usual for us easy as not that long a flight from U.K. and train and tram from Attaturk airport is so so simple. we ... Read more
Mcdil44
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I recently enjoyed a 12 night cruise on the Constellation and then stayed on for a 15-night transatlantic back to Fort Lauderdale for a total of 27 nights and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We found the crew to be especially ... Read more
Medeba
Member Since 2007
1 review
186 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having just read a review for the Constellation’s Turkey and Greek Isles cruise I felt compelled to put pen to paper (so to speak) as I think I must have been on a different cruise. We came away from the cruise thinking it was one ... Read more
deb c
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
My daughter and I recently returned from our wonderful holiday which incorporated a 12 night cruise on the Celebrity 'Constellation' from Istanbul to Rome. We thought Constellation was beautiful. We found all the crew, from cleaners to ... Read more
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