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39 Celebrity Middle East Cruise Reviews
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wuppis
Member Since 2005
9 reviews
683 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for a really good deal. Normally we do not like this shipsclass. And that did not change. We prefer the Solstice class on X. The condition of the ship is not as bad as some people were writing. She will go into ... Read more
Dolphinduo
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for some heat and winter sun - so we weren't disappointed in that respect. Hadn't been before so the itinerary was to look forward to. The embarkation process from Dubai to the ship was slow and not very well ... Read more
swiss60
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
43 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Our past experiences with Celebrity date back to the times of ships like Zenith, Galaxy und Century (1992-1999). We were quite disapponted with the present services. The ship ist old and our balcony rail was terribly rusty. The Food was ... Read more
burfies
Member Since 2009
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have been on Celebrity for years ( Elite member) but I am sorry this is out last cruise with them! We made our own, day flights out to Abu Dhabi on the 31st & rtn from Dubai with BA ( who have also gone down the pan in quality ... Read more
Ima Cruiser
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
205 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The constellation was an old ship that showed her age. The entertainment was close to nothing and when the house band cannot connect or pick up on what the passengers are wanting that is a serious problem. The bands and music type were ... Read more
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worldly wanderer
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
267 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and also because we had cruised with Celebrity on several occasions and on the Constellation. On this occasion we found that the standard has gone down, the food in the main dining room was ... Read more
Weymouth man
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First the good points. Staff throughout the ship were brilliant, helpful, happy and delightful especially our main dining room server Daisy. Food was generally very good in the main dining room and buffet both in quality and choice. ... Read more
Lthols
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted some sunshine, wanted to visit somewhere new, wanted a flight of less than 8 hours and wanted to try a Celebrity ship. Our flight arrived early morning and we were taken to a hotel for breakfast. ... Read more
loumarlabs
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I was looking forward to seeing other UAE islands and my husband paid for upgrades to Aqua Class,what a waste of money! The cabin was small dark and balcony enclosed so you had no sun on it during the day. In fact we asked if we had ... Read more
ipcawston
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We had chosen this itinerary - going to Abu Dhabi and Dubai - the 2 places didn't disappoint, what a lovely experience. This was our 2nd Celebrity Cruise, our 1st was on the Eclipse sailing from Southampton about 4 years ago. What a ... Read more
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poipie
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
the constellation is a "human size" ship, few years ago it would have been a large ship, today we can say medium with BTW a nice ratio of crew/passengers. we selected this cruise cuz the price which was unbelievable price we ... Read more
glenswatman
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
96 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We'd been looking forward to cruising with Celebrity as everyone told us how good it was and even better than HAL or RCI. We were not the only one disillusioned with Celebrity Constellation compared to other cruise lines or Celebrity ... Read more
Red II
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
53 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The Celebrity Constellation is a favourite of many and we were comfortable on the ship having sailed the Celebrity Millenium five years ago. Generally speaking the ship was in good repair although there were places that a coat of varnish ... Read more
d2jlr
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Second time we have used Celebrity and again booked a Sky suite as larger suites were all taken. The cruise was from Abu Dhabi to Dubai (overnight) to New Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai all India. The cruise was supposed to go into Oman but ... Read more
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Shiraleen
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
It is probably easier to state my one complaint, than to cover the very many aspects that I thought were great about the ship. My only complaint was that some of the entertainment on the second leg of our cruise was a repeat of our first ... Read more
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jackieneylon
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise as somewhere for a group of us to go to celebrate carious anniversaires and birthdays. The ship was fine the staff lovely and the food excellent but there it ended. The ship was very expensive 18% on everything - ... Read more
Happy traveller 2188
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise for the unusual ports and had a super cruise with Celebrity last year. The cruise was to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Joining the ship was smooth and easy. Dubai was the first stop and good to visit the ... Read more
teamflames
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
824 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We booked this cruise very late and got an amazing last minute deal . We had been on the Connie only 2 cruises (see other review) prior to this one and had a great time. This was a different cruise in that it was a re-positioning cruise ... Read more
DimiV
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
I am a very, very experienced cruise traveler. I enjoyed this cruise, had a good time. There are some big BUT's though which unnerved me. Here my opinions, which will most likely resonate more with fellow Europeans: + Ship beautiful, ... Read more
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Bryden
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I traveled from Hong Kong to Taiwan, Vietnam, and back to Hong Kong On Celebrity Millennium in March 2012. We had done a similar cruise some 5 years ago with Royal Caribbean, which we thoroughly enjoyed, and thought we could ... Read more
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aleeoop
Member Since 2006
1 review
I was very disappointed in the Holy Land cruise on November 17, 2012. We never reached Israel due to fighting there. This could be understandable except they repeatedly said there would be no problem 2 weeks before the cruise and while we ... Read more
diamondj
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
49 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
After a super whistle stop 2 days in Dubai we joined the ship via a chaotic and wearying hour and a half check in, due to a terminal malfunction. However, once on board we found our balcony cabin to be very nice, with a really decent sized ... Read more
sareldlh
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
74 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
Firstly, the boarding procedure in Dubai was pathetic. We arrived early on day of boarding and being in a Concierge cabin expected prompt handling. The check in took over two hours standing for the understaffed to process us on to the ... Read more
cliffnphil
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
This is my first review, and as I have only just returned home from the overnight flight from Singapore the memories should still be fresh, and hopefully be of some use if you are considering either this cruise, or this cabin. I know there ... Read more
dac50
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
88 forum posts
We looked forward to this cruise for several reasons but especially because it gave us the opportunity to cross off several "bucket list" items. The embarkation process in Rome was easy and quick. The ship, one of the newest in the fleet ... Read more
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