We departed May 22nd from Amsterdam on the Celebrity Constellation with 8 in our group.Our cruise was the Baltic states including St. Petersburg, RU.
When we first entered our cabin we noticed the Walmart cheap plastic stained chairs on the balcony. The balcony itself was filthy and included dried paint drippings all around. The railing was in bad need of a refinish job. The varnish on the railing was peeling off. Rust was everywhere. The mattress was sagging and in need of replacement. In the dining room, our party sadly found that the kitchen did not know how to cook beef. It was overcooked and tough!
Our first stop was Rostock, Germany. Celebrity told us we were at Wernemunde, Germany. We weren’t! We were in Rostock.
No problems for Stockholm or Helsinki.
We arrived early at St. Petersburg, RU. We were excited about this stop as we hired Tailored Tours of St, Petersburg for our 2 days of touring. Our guide and General Director of this company did not disappoint us. His name is Timofey. He was patient and answered every question we had.
Web address http://www.tour-petersburg.com/
Because of his knowledge of the history of St. Petersburg and of all the paintings we saw, these two days became the highlight of our cruise and so much better than a ship purchased excursion.
We talked of it for days after leaving.
No problems for Tallin. At Copenhagen, Celebrity said there would be maps outside. There were no maps to be had anywhere. When we returned in the afternoon there were hundreds of maps.
On disembarkation, Celebrity told early departure guests to be in the Celebrity theatre on deck 4. The only people there were the passengers. The theatre was closed and locked. After searching around, we found the disembarkation point on deck 3 by Guest Relations.
This ship is a tired old ship and needs to be retired. Doubt if we'll ever book Celebrity again!