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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by CeeJay11: Extremely disappointing cruise


CeeJay11
1 Review
Member Since 2002
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Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 1.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 2.0
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 2.0

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Extremely disappointing cruise

Sail Date: January 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

We decided to take a 2-day cruise to Nassau - mainly because the date was convenient for us as we were already in Florida and we had never been to Nassau although we had seen almost all of the Caribbean islands over the years.
From the beginning, things were annoying - the safe in our room didn't work and it took them hours to come and fix it. We went to dinner in the main dining room the first night with our friends travelling with us. The dining room was extremely loud (you could barely talk to each other over the noise) and the service very slow. We ordered a bottle of wine and it came when we were half way through dinner. The dinner was by far the worst we have had in 29 cruises - I ordered a steak - medium - and it was cold and tough and the vegetables on the plate were undercooked and cold. When I complained to the waiter that the steak was cold, he said - "Oh, that steak is often tough - its sirloin you know" - can you believe it? And then he walked away.
Nassau More was also disappointing. The private guide that took us on a 3 hour tour spent most of the time driving us through poverty-stricken areas - it was very depressing. This is not Celebrity's fault but definitely not a fun excursion. Paradise Island is pretty but if you aren't a guest at Atlantis you can't really tour the place - just the casino area.
The worst problem we had were the obnoxious people in our next suite - 3 or 4 young men who partied until 4 a.m. the first night and 5.30 a.m. the second night. The wall between our room and theirs was paper-thin - as there was an adjoining door in our suite to theirs - so we could hear the partying all night and got no sleep.
Our second night we ate at Ocean Liners for a $40 cover charge each and thought that at least we would get a good meal here. When we arrived for our reservation there was no one to greet us and when someone finally came to the door of the restaurant our table was not ready and we had to wait 15 minutes and then they gave us a table for 6 - for the 4 of us - right by the door. After this we waited a long time before even being able or order a drink. The dinner took almost 2-1/2 hours and we missed most of the show due to this.
So we were not impressed. The best part of the cruise was the breakfast in the dining room before we left - with prompt friendly service.
Don't ever go on this cruise .... its not worth the time or money (in our opinion). Less


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Cabin review: Celebrity Constellation Concierge Class Vista Deck (7) 8173

Our suite - 8173 - had an adjoining door in it and the noise from the next suite was terrible. Don't book this suite.

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