My family (7 of us) took the Celebrity Constellation in the suites category on the Baltic Cruise from Amsterdam. Ship though "refurbished" seemed to show some age as other cruisers have noted. However employees really made an effort to deal with any issues and provided a memorable experience. Especially would single out Frederico "Rickki" Tinampay as Head Butler and Primo and Igusti from housekeeping. Outstanding!!! Compliments to the main dining room staff for considerable attention and the manager Ms. Dorota.
We took the Celebrity Solstice last year in the Mediterranean and really enjoyed the quality of the ship and the ports of call. This year the excursions seemed somewhat lackluster which may be partly related to the area itself. Food in the main dining room was average and about the same as on the Solstice. This ship does not yet have the Bleu dining room which we found to be a wonderful experience on the Solstice class of ship. The speciality restaurants were good but not exceptional. Again Solstice had a better experience in speciality dining and room service quality.
Celebrity provides a big ship experience and not for people who want a small intimate cruise where you know all your fellow passengers and small excursion groups. However if you are a person who wants space and some privacy, felt very comfortable.
Embarkation seemed somewhat disorderly compared to Barcelona last year however disembarkation was exceptionally well done while Barcelona was chaotic last year.