Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by claudred: Wine Immersive Cruise

Celebrity Constellation 4
claudred
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Wine Immersive Cruise

Sail Date: October 2012
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Southampton

Upon arrival to the ship, all went like clockwork until we got to the buffet line. Then, it was like 1000 people hadn't eaten for a month! There was pushing, almost shoving to get to the buffet line. Welcome to your cruise!

Having a walking disability, made it difficult to maneuver. Why Celebrity didn't have the restaurant open, when they knew the number of passengers boarding (at the same time)?

Le Havre, Bordeaux, Bilbao our first three port's were interesting, most chose tours due to these being primarily shipping ports. (Except Bilbao)
Tours were very expensive.

More definition is needed for tours! Many tours were marked "moderate" were more strenuous!
Who defines these? Obviously NOT a disabled person!

Vigo Spain: Enjoyable tour of town.
Fatima Portugal: Best deal of our cruise (although 5 hour bus ride to Fatima and back). Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, although our guide was lost for lunch.

Had dinner at the Tuscan Grille More (awesome). I wish I could say the same for the food at the San Marco dining room. Average at best. Loved the Poolside grill.

This was a "Wine Immmersive" Cruise in yet the corkage charge was applied. Why?
We purchased wine during our vineyard tours then had to open our bottle in our cabin as to not incur this obscene charge! Why wouldn't Celebrity have given a discount on corkage fee? Especially when you pay up to $199 for a wine tour.
Seems like a small thing, but a liquor bill can add up very quickly.

Room Steward (Matt) was terrific! I only wish maintenance would have waited to work on the hand rail on the deck. They decided to paint and stain our deck rail and left a terrible mess, but Matt was on-the-spot cleaning up their mess.

This was our 3rd Celebrity Cruise was somewhat disappointed with this ship and personnel. This ship (although somewhat refurbed) is in dire need of a thorough updating (not just painting here and there, during a cruise). Personnel not very helpful with tours/handicap accessibility. Considering the average age of this cruise had to be mid to high 60's!

Tried to go to one of the shows, unfortunately there were no places to sit. Spent days at sea (at night) in the casino. Casino very fun (during sea nights).

Loved "Happy Hour" specials.

Overall, loved this itinerary, tours cost much more than anticipated, but this trip was terrific. Glad we came in early and did Paris before the cruise.
Wouldn't have had time to see Paris AND Normandy. Less


Published 10/30/12


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Cabin review: C2 Concierge Class 2

Our cabin was in nice location, close (but not too close) to the elevator. I loved the binoculars in the cabin and the robe was really nice! TV stations were pathetic! Glad to have FOX (to watch debates). Could you have better movie selections?? Kid movies seem inappropriate on a "Wine Cruise". We were in the cabin so rarely wanted R&R and good movies, not cartoons. Thank you for not bombarding us for cruise pictures! Although, I missed not getting ANY! It's like Celebrity went just opposite (from camera-people EVERYWHERE to No Camera people).

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