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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by pvkscruiser: Great Cruise to Baltic

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Great Cruise to Baltic

Sail Date: July 2012
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Amsterdam

Our cruise of the Baltic was fantastic in almost every way. Celebrity still does a very good job compared to other cruise lines. The itinerary was perfect with 4 relaxing sea days. Departing out of Amsterdam was a breeze as we stayed at the Doubletree right next to the port and we had express check-in with C Class.

Constellation is really in pretty good shape and we love this size ship. Could use a little attention to carpeting and paint in a few areas but overall still nice. We were in Concierge Class C1 with huge balcony and a bit of extra space so that was nice. Not sure if C Class was worth the extra $ as we tired of the evening canapes and could have lived without a couple of the other perks. Cabin was in good shape and our cabin staff was the best, probably helped by the fact that we were located in "suite land". Balconies could use a bit of attention including the furniture.

Food on board was very good. We found the variety just about right for a 12 day cruise More and we really enjoyed Bistro on 5. Staff was great, including in the Spa. The hot spa pool was great as well on this cool itinerary. (Showing a bit of wear though) We use select dining and were so pleased that they seated us immediately each time we went to the dining room. We didn't sample much of the entertainment on board but the Russian string trio and acapella group were both very good.

We booked our own excursions including a private van in St Petersburg with 4 others from the ship. WELL WORTH the extra $. St Petersburg was the highlight of the trip.

One down side was the laundry service. We had to send some clothes back to be pressed a second time and some whites came back pink. Not great for the price you pay for this convenience.

Overall I'd recommend the Constellation to anyone and would do the same for Celebrity overall. Less

Published 08/23/12

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