1. Home
  2. Cruise Lines
  3. Celebrity Cruises
  4. Celebrity Cruises Cruise Reviews

690 Celebrity Barcelona Cruise Reviews

This is my second ocean crossing with Celebrity Reflection. We love ocean crossing and we love Celebrity cruises, so why not 5 stars,,,, No rock & roll live bands, it is a bit boaring evening time, Celebrity abandonned some thematic ... Read More
This is my second ocean crossing with Celebrity Reflection. We love ocean crossing and we love Celebrity cruises, so why not 5 stars,,,, No rock & roll live bands, it is a bit boaring evening time, Celebrity abandonned some thematic lunches at the buffet, they falsly charged us 2 glasses of wine at the Tuscan grill for 22$ even if we havnt ordered anything and it took 4-5 calls at the desks plus a talk with the wine manager to get it removed, more than half of the treadmill machines at the gym got the TV not working and some that works havnt any news channels,,, Finish for the bad sides now the good,,, Excellent food at the MDR, the Tuscan grill and the Murano, the buffet is very good also above competition Exceptional service staff Very clean, comfortable and beautiful ship I already booked another cruise on the Reflection for January Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This was part of a package deal along with 6 days before of tours, 4 days in Morocco , then 2 in Barcelona before boarding this beautiful ship. Loved the welcome aboard with a glass of Champagne. Nice extra touches along the way as we were ... Read More
This was part of a package deal along with 6 days before of tours, 4 days in Morocco , then 2 in Barcelona before boarding this beautiful ship. Loved the welcome aboard with a glass of Champagne. Nice extra touches along the way as we were in Concierge class. We enjoyed that we got some status as we had done several Royal Caribbean cruises over the years. The itinerary was good for us as we had never been to any of these ports, other than Ft Lauderdale. Felt like the staff was very adequate for the size of ship. We had really nice tablemates for dinner. The bar staff very nice and attentive! We did Chef's table, food was very good felt it was a little pricey compared to others we have done on other ships. It was nice to have 2 officers sit & talk with us during the dinner. We will definitely do another Celebrity cruise. It was nice to have different things to do & see. The buffet was nice on here & we ate there for lunch a number of times. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We cruised on Celebrity in the early 90 from FTL to Bermuda. It was first class and the food a gourmet’s dream. We developed a love for so many new foods on that cruise. We always wanted to try X again to see if corporate had cut quality ... Read More
We cruised on Celebrity in the early 90 from FTL to Bermuda. It was first class and the food a gourmet’s dream. We developed a love for so many new foods on that cruise. We always wanted to try X again to see if corporate had cut quality of food and services as they had on other cruise companies we’ve tried recently. We have just in the last two years returned to cruising after a twenty year absence. In thirteen days we were not disappointed. The MDR food was diverse enough to prevent boredom and plentiful with excellent seasonings. Our experience is that other cruise companies are afraid to season their food for fear of passenger complaints. Our waiter would very often bring an appetizer or entree for table tasting. Our group of seasoned cruisers agreed that this was the first cruise where we looked forward each night to dinner in the MDR. We did enjoy the specialty restaurants, Qzine (well worth the animated show), Sushi on Five (at lunch with our drink package was excellent value for two at $39) and The Tuscan Restaurant (food was good but we all agreed that it was no better than MDR, best part was the charcuterie plate starter). Hint is that your MDR waiter can make these dining reservations for you and save you time doing it yourself. Table #431 at open seating has an expert crew that spoiled us for any other cruises. They were obviously well trained, organized, humorous, and had attention to details so dinner flowed seamlessly. Exactly the fine dining we were expecting on X. MDR open seating breakfast could be a challenge if in a hurry. It didn’t bother us. Lunch time was a little more problematic. One out of the two times at lunch there were multiple mix ups for our group of six. However, this company has well trained managers that jump in when needed so guests get needs met promptly. Ocean View Buffet lunch dining was used 6 of 13 days for the two of us. Hustle and bustle at peak times were the norm with difficulty finding a table. However the food quality and variety was exceptionally good. Our favorite was the Asian stir fry to order station. Hint is to get there right as they open cause it can take the one cook working at least seven to ten minutes per order. They could use more staff at that station. Finding a table outside to admire the beautiful ocean view was impossible in the Aft area without a wait. Our group at times would start game playing around 11:00 to hold the table for lunch and gaming. Although this ship had more than enough sun loungers there was a lack of tables to play games together in the outside areas. Mast Grill for lunch hotdogs and hamburgers was okay in a pinch. Hubs liked it. Hotdogs not anything special. Hint is the deliciousness of the Celebrity Burger with their grilled onions and mushrooms without the buns. Hint is the Aqua Spa Restaurant for breakfast alternative. Uncrowded, healthy choices, great views. Al Bacio Cafe for specialty coffees and teas with complimentary pastries and cookies was always full. Hint that the macadamia cookies are delicious and go fast. So obviously from these food experiences we would book with Celebrity again for the right destinations and price value. Barcelona Embarkation was slowed down by the necessary local port authority security but after passing their screening we flowed right thru Celebrity check in and boarding. Disembarkation with 3200 passengers at Port Everglades was a cluster. Our group leaving to drive home to Orlando was #20. By the time customs and immigration got finished with those groups ahead of us our group #20 was called an hour and half later than Celebrity had anticipated. And then the line out took fifteen minutes more. Hint is to self carry your luggage off with the first group of the morning. Our friends did and breezed thru all in ten minutes. You will never find a cleaner ship any where. The staff is assigned to keep you free of viruses and it showed every where thru out the ship. However, that staff needed for attention to details of cleaning makes other areas understaffed in our opinion. We noticed understaffing for the bars and lounges. This decision by corporate is logical for revenue because most of us prepay for drink packages which means they have your money already. No need to make getting drinks easier. Cabin #8304 was perfect. Nothing broken or needing cleaning. AC had lowest setting at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Very comfortable sleeping at night. Yes I travel with a room thermometer. Women always get told that being hot is in our heads. Lucky for me that the temperatures outside was not Caribbean hot. The verandah had room for two lounge chairs with table big enough for meals for two. The frig was shallow in depth but having the steward empty it on our first day provided more room. And with X having well trained staff our cabin steward was the best of all our recent cruises. Any thing you ask and it’s done. The furnishings are plush, comfy, modern. Beautiful in MHO. The modern art work is superior to the other lines we’ve been on recently. The ships design optimizes the use of every space for activities and events. The activities staff works harder than on other cruise lines. Our Transatlantic cruise had lots of activities to fill six sea days. Our favorites were the cooking demonstrations. Catch the Tuscan’s demonstration because they bites of their different steaks. The only ship provided excursion that we chose was in Tenerife. TP92 Canadas del Teide Panorama journey to Tenerife National Park. Hint get on coach early to avoid getting a seat with a large emergency panel blocking your window. Our tour was excellently and humorously narrated by a local guide who shared her extensive knowledge and love for her second home. It was a four hour tour with a large group, I’m guessing fifty on our coach. This means it took 3 to 5 minutes to unload and reload at each stop. And stops were short to enable us to return to port on time. The stops were crowded with other tours so if using the facilities was required then most of the time was used up. If we go to Tenerife again we would prior arrange for a rental car so we could stop at the uncrowded hotel for lunch and we could spend more time exploring the volcano fields. Lots of rental cars were available at the port. Laundry was expensive for $6 to wash pants. It took two days unless you pay more for express. My jeans and shirt arrived just fine. But it is at your own risk. Two thirds of our passengers were repeat Celebrity customers. And most of them Elite status or it seemed to us. As non- elite we were disappointed that the best lounge, the Sky Lounge, where we could have a 180 view of sail aways or the passing thru the Straights of Gibraltar was closed for their private parties every day from 5 to 7pm. Three times the six of us were asked to leave at five so we didn’t go back. I even asked guest services for a day when it would be open at those times and there were none. This decision by corporate made us reevaluate whether we would return to Celebrity. Good thing that their dedicated staff and excellent food preparation is in their favor. I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Reflection was a happy, fun ship. From the Captain, to the very visible senior management in every department to the facilities maintenance staff, you saw all working together as “a family” as one crew member told me. I saw head chefs of specialty restaurants clearing tables. This staff worked hard to please you and never told you no to any request or question. Entertainment is there for every genre. Production shows were small but were engaging. You may need to work finding entertainment by keeping up with hourly events. Move around the ship and find your zen for a relaxing cruise. BTW there is a marvelous zen garden. See if you can find it. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
My wife and I did this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. On the ship there was definitely an older crowd. It was had to find anyone younger than us without a name tag. It made us feel young, but I am sure my kids would have felt ... Read More
My wife and I did this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. On the ship there was definitely an older crowd. It was had to find anyone younger than us without a name tag. It made us feel young, but I am sure my kids would have felt out of place. Overall, we had a great time meeting people. Crew The best think about celebrity is the crew. Before we left, I read some CC reviews about the service slipping on this ship. We did not see that at all. The service was excellent, many of the crew members went out of their way to make sure we were attended to. Most of the crew were very pleasant and fun to interact with. Entertainment The entertainment was good. The production shows by the Celebrity team were outstanding. My favorite part of the entertainment was the live music in the lounges. They had five separate groups, all were very good. We also enjoyed the lectures as sea, Italian lessons (more of a comedy show), and the normal events such as trivia. Dining I found dinning to be a big problem. As hard as I tried...I still gained 7 lbs. We primarily ate in Blue, we tried the main dining room one night had found the food and service very comparable. We tried each of the specialty restaurants. Murano was our favorite the food was top notch. The lawn club was a fun experience (I recommend cooking yourself). Qusine is a fun experience. The Porch is good for sea food lovers, make sure you go in hungry. The sea food tower Tuscan Grill had a very nice great environment. The anti pasta plate was our favorite. CONS The disembarkation time could have be managed better. It was too long and we spent over an hour in line. Celebrity could have done a few things better. 1. They called you out too early to sit in the huge customs lines. 2. Their practice of moving suite guests and wheelchairs to the the front made your time in line much longer. 3 They did not set any expectations of a long delay. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This was our third transatlantic crossing, our tenth cruise in our five years of cruising together and our fifth cruise on Celebrity and it was, perhaps, the best yet. Just about everyone seemed at the top of their game. Everything cannot ... Read More
This was our third transatlantic crossing, our tenth cruise in our five years of cruising together and our fifth cruise on Celebrity and it was, perhaps, the best yet. Just about everyone seemed at the top of their game. Everything cannot be perfect but almost all of this was with a couple of exceptions and they are noted below. Some people complained about embarkation and I suspect those are the folk who are likely to complain about everything but for us it was a breeze. It took less than an hour from our taxi drop off to being in our cabin - very efficient and very easy. Unlike the miserable disembarkation in Ft Lauderdale which seemed to take forever with long walks, long lines and lots of congestion creating some tense situations - not the way you'd like to end a wonderful trip. This was perhaps not Celebrity's fault - the ground staff in Terminal 25 seemed very unprepared, unlike the Reflection's own staff - but it was a bummer nevertheless. I suspect you'd be hard pressed to find a prettier or cleaner ship in this category than the Reflection. I also suspect you'd find it difficult to find a nicer or more accommodating crew. Staff went out of their way to be kind and helpful. Our cabin steward on Deck 7, Merilee, was especially sweet and hardworking. She anticipated all of our needs and kept our well appointed stateroom glistening. You'll be fortunate to get her. Storage space in the staterooms is well thought out and generous. One of the areas in which the Reflection really excels is in the dining rooms. The food in the MDR is very, very good. The menu is varied and imaginative, the food always comes out quickly and is always hot and cooked to order. How they manage escapes me. Sokie, one of the hosts who deftly sat the independent diners, was charming and superb. Unfortunately, she was ill for several days and replaced by someone lacking in patience and good humor who seemed brittle and genuinely unhappy in her job, the only surly staff member we've ever encountered on Celebrity. Among those who must be singled out for fine service in the dining room staff: Ida, our frequent sommelier, Orville and Pavel. Seek them out if you can. Of the specialty restaurants we dined in two: Murano, which was superlative. Exquisite food beautifully prepared and served. Oswaldo, our waiter, was great. Get your reservations early as Murano tends to be full every evening. Not on the same level was Tuscan Grill; the food was very good but not exceptional and the servers were a bit over attentive, being a little too present and hovering over the table and the conversation. Other dining venues were perfectly pleasant. We never had an excessive crowding issue at the Oceanview Cafe and often snagged a table outside. The cafe in the Solarium is delightful. And the Mast Bar is always a treat when you crave a good hot dog with all the trimmings and lots of fries. The staff in the bars were always cheerful. While we much enjoyed many of the small acts that performed in the intimate spaces such as the Ensemble Lounge, we, once again, found the shows in the theatre underwhelming and at best mediocre. Our recommendation: stick to the smaller venues. There was a lecture series on board on, of all things, the Titanic (!) which was excellent and very well attended. Educational, spellbinding and very well worthwhile. Other facilities such as the outdoor deck space, pool areas and the gym were all very good to excellent. Alas, the running/walking track weaves its way through congested areas and a smoking section which is not a plus. Last, but far from least, a special shout out to the Captain who could often be seen around the ship, was always approachable and full of good cheer. We did not participate on any of the shore excursions, preferring to head out on our own, so are unable to comment on them. All in all, this was an excellent cruise. Celebrity has now become out cruise line of choice. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We were interested in seeing the ports on this cruise Combining with the relaxing sea days at the end. Everything about this cruise was fabulous. The ports included Ibiza, Cartagena, Gibraltar and Tenerife. We went five days early since ... Read More
We were interested in seeing the ports on this cruise Combining with the relaxing sea days at the end. Everything about this cruise was fabulous. The ports included Ibiza, Cartagena, Gibraltar and Tenerife. We went five days early since there is so much to see in Barcelona. The Reflection is a great ship and the staff could not have been more accommodating. We went Aqua Class and I highly recommend it. The Blu dining room was an absolute dining pleasure and the staff just wonderful. I cannot say enough about the food on this ship. It was the best of any cruise we have been on. People were actually photographing the desserts on the buffet! They looked too good to eat. The entertainment was equally good and we loved Giuseppe the activities director. In conclusion, transatlantic will always be my first choice for cruising. And I hope to go on the Reflection again in the future. But Celebrity has become my cruise line of choice. Happy sailing! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Thi was our 3rd Celebrity cruise and the 1st on the Reflection. We had noticed that with some cruise lines we have travelled with in past two years the standards of food and service had been lowered but everything about this cruise and ... Read More
Thi was our 3rd Celebrity cruise and the 1st on the Reflection. We had noticed that with some cruise lines we have travelled with in past two years the standards of food and service had been lowered but everything about this cruise and ship was excellent! We dined in the main dining room each of our 12 nights and had amazing choices of quality food beautifully presented. The ship is immaculate throughout. The Captain gave informative updates and was regularly seen around the ship. Entertainment in the theatre was better than we have experienced previously on Celebrity and the variety of shows was good. The Production Cast were the best we have seen on a ship! Staff throughout the ship were friendly, helpful and worked incredibly hard. We opted to try a guaranteed cabin and with the saving we updated the drinks package to premium which worked perfectly. Cabins are spacious and well equipped throughout the ship. We enjoyed nightly pre/post theatre top class drinks in the comfortable Cellar masters Bar. The only minor disappointment for us was the selection of films shown in the cinema. Although there were very few children aboard virtually all the films were rated PG e.g Aladdin, Wizard of Oz. Looking forward to booking the next celebrity cruise!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
This was our first time in Europe and it won't be our last!! This was our second time sailing in this ship! We did the Mardis Gras cruise this year which again was outstanding! The meals were of 5 Star quality in the main dining room. ... Read More
This was our first time in Europe and it won't be our last!! This was our second time sailing in this ship! We did the Mardis Gras cruise this year which again was outstanding! The meals were of 5 Star quality in the main dining room. We did go to the Lawn Club one evening and although the meal was delicious the meals in the main dining room are just as good . The service is over the top in all areas of the ship. We enjoyed all the ports of call. We took a mixture of ship and private excursions. The ship excursions were crowded and time is wasted with bathroom breaks as often there was limited facilities. They are overpriced. We took private tours with ItalyTours.eu and they were TOP NOTCH!! Eight people plus a driver compared to 60 plus on the ships excursions!! We ALWAYS were back to the ship in plenty of time which was one of my worries! Our guides spoke great English and they all did everything possible to make our excursion the best ever!! We sent two days in Barcelona after the cruise. We were concerned about the civil unrest and did witness one protest march that went by our hotel but the demonstration was controlled. We booked two excursions with Barcelona Tours which we really enjoyed. We did the Barcelona Highlights Tour and took in a Flamenco Dinner and Dance Show at Tables de Cordoba which is a MUST SEE!! Truly, for me, the Flamenco show was the highlight of our trip. The meal is buffet with free wine and the selection of food was terrific even for fussy eaters like myself. After the meal we were ushered in to a small area for the dance show. I was lucky enough to get a front row seat and I could have reached over and touched the dancers!! They put on an unbelievable show !!!!! My only suggestion about our trip is that I would travel in late September when the weather would be a bit warmer. We did book three beach excursions and two were cancelled due to the lack of participation. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
My husband and I recently took a Celebrity cruise to the Greek isles on the Reflection. It was out of Barcelona to the Greek Isles, September 30,2019- October12,2019. This was our third cruise with Celebrity and we had really enjoyed our ... Read More
My husband and I recently took a Celebrity cruise to the Greek isles on the Reflection. It was out of Barcelona to the Greek Isles, September 30,2019- October12,2019. This was our third cruise with Celebrity and we had really enjoyed our past cruising experience with your line. We did get a very good deal with all 4 perks. On this cruise, things were not up to the same level of customer service as previously experienced. There were a somethings that were great. Our main dining room team and room attendant were excellent. The ship itself is up to date and was extremely clean.(The exception being a poor quality TV in our cabin and some broken ellipticals). Internet was very fast. The ship’s officers were very friendly. Qusine was the best dining that we had on board. Even if it didn't have the movie, the food was worth it. The dining room food overall was pretty good. The Cafe/buffet was good for breakfast. We were impressed that Celebrity had endorsed a lovely, small shop in Athens that sold items made only in Greece. The subdued lighting in the bathroom was a very welcome feature. Disembarkation was very smooth and easy. The musical group ANCORA was fabulous!!! Other productions like Elysium and the magician were very good. The hypnotist wasn't so great. Other things were not so great. Our priority check-in as Concierge passengers was non-existent. Passengers in the general boarding area were processed much faster and ahead of us. So no benefit there. Luggage drop off was chaotic. Also no health form was offered? No champagne was offered once we were on board. I saw it sitting on trays, but not being offered??? Once on board, the muster drill was way too long. It was at least a half hour of standing. Not a comfortable situation and the mini-action film shown was really, really unnecessary. Our premium drink package was not what we expected. The wine listings offered had very limited choices, with hardly any for chardonnay. The wines available were not up to the standard that Celebrity offered on our past two cruises. Many wines were not available as the cruise progressed. Very disappointing. One thing we found concerning was that while the Hand Wash Lady ( people walked right by) was very warm and welcoming, the overall staff demeanor in the Oceanview Cafe was quite sullen. The wonderful service experienced on other Celebrity Ships (Caribbean cruises), in the Cafe area, was not present here. So we wondered what was happening in that venue. ( I think (only my opinion) that possibly since the majority of guests on this cruise were from Europe and that many frown upon the added daily gratuity policy, and in some cases don't want to pay it or leave any additional monies, that this may have set the tone of the staff. A whole season of perhaps substandard tips could make people disinterested? (Maybe the E.U. pricing should be structured differently, so tip is included in price and never mentioned again to that clientele.) Our only time in main dining room for breakfast and I wound up next to a woman who told the person next to her that she came on board with a bad head cold and gave it to her traveling partner who was unable to join her for breakfast. I heard a lot of serious coughing going on. And saw not a lot of hygiene from the clientele. Excellent service in Murano and Tuscan Grille. Tuscan Grille has been better in the past, so we changed a second reservation there to Qusine. My husband experienced broken gym equipment: 4 elliptical machines were not working properly. (Screens not working) Hair dryer in room isn't that strong. My husband had requested a cake for my birthday, I asked him to cancel it which was fine because it appears I wouldn’t have gotten the cake since no record of request his could be found. FYI: This also happened to friends of ours who cruised with Celebrity recently. The constant selling was really quite ramped up from our past experience to beyond an annoying level. Especially the first few days. We pre-planned and booked all our tours through Celebrity. First remember to bring a roll of 50 cent euro coins for bathrooms. Attendants don't/won't in most cases make change. The ship doesn't have coin available only bills. Some of our tours with the ship were great others were not so wonderful. I would recommend doing Mykonos on your own. It is a small village and you don't need 50 people in tow. The tender drops you right on the dock. You can take the same public ferry our tour took to Delos right from the dock (ticket booth right there). Ferry constantly going back and forth. We had to tender, but "The Edge" had to take a shuttle, so our spot was actually better. The lunch included on our tour was just okay. Our guide got a little short tempered when 2 woman asked about bathroom facilities. 50 people are too many as a group, especially here. In Messina Italy we went to Taromina. About an hour away. It is worth it. Beautiful town, great tour guide. Santorini was nice to see, but our guide was unprofessional in a few ways. One was arguing with 2 women on our bus back from Fira. This tour is the one to do, since you don't have to wait on the cable car line to tender back. Those that took that option did at their own additional time and expense. The bus took us to Oia, the Santos Winery and Fira. Plenty of free time in the towns. Winery had free bathrooms, some snacks and wine to sample, so this was a great stop in the middle. Our original Blue Grotto was not available due to weather. We tried the Hop on Hop off in Malta with tickets purchased through ship (30.00 each U.S.) It wasn't great since the bus (old) had non-working headphones. Island is stunning as you enter/leave port. Can't tell you more than that since we didn't get any info. Rhodes was another walled city and ancient ruin trip that was really very good. Guide was very pleasant and informative. Athens you should go on a tour or get a guide to get into and around and the acropolis. It is extremely crowded, but worth it since it was our first and only time. Our guide was very nice and professional. We also stopped at a small store that Celebrity recommended, which I was pleased to find the shopkeepers very friendly and all the items were made in Greece with low prices. We did see the 2 ladies with the large white poodle another reviewer wrote about. The dog seemed well-behaved, but I still wouldn't want to eat adjacent to it or sit near it on a tour. There was a large group of people with disabilities on this cruise, who amazed me with how well they were able to tackle some of the difficult terrain. Also we used private car service SUN TRANSFERS to and from pier/airport. They were there early and had clean cars with pleasant drivers. Taxis are limited when you disembark, so get off early if you want to get a taxi. They thin out, I would guess, until guests start arriving for afternoon embarkation. The ship did offer bus service to the airport for around $60.00 per person. We pre-paid $100.00 round trip with tip included. We gave a few euros extra, each way as well. Not sure I would recommend Celebrity or go on again. Certainly not as Concierge. Not worth extra. Our Princess and other cruise line experiences have been so much better. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Chose this for the Eastern Mediterranean itinerary. The itinerary did NOT disappoint and it was everything we had hoped it would be. LIKES: *The Captain and crew *Dining - Food in the MDR ranged from very good to excellent on a ... Read More
Chose this for the Eastern Mediterranean itinerary. The itinerary did NOT disappoint and it was everything we had hoped it would be. LIKES: *The Captain and crew *Dining - Food in the MDR ranged from very good to excellent on a few nights. *Service - Excellent service from our Cabin Steward, Richard. Best steward we have had so far. Dining servers at Table 144 each evening pretty good. The assistant server got rather lax on getting coffee served WITH dessert and it started coming well after desserts had been eaten. Mentioned to the head server, Suraj on the last night and coffee arrived WITH desserts. *Entertainment - Very good with one exception for us. *Celebrity does a marvelous job of matching dinner companions. We have met some of the best people and thank Celebrity for that. DISLIKES: *Embarkation in Barcelona was a nightmare for us. We stood in line an hour to board the ship. WHY? We had done the X-Press Pass check-in online and had read CC reviews where they just breezed on board and their Sea Pass cards were waiting on them in their cabins. We had to do a complete RE-Check-in. Ridiculous. *Boarded the ship on Deck 5 and they were already out of Welcome Bubbly at 11:45am. Headed to the bank of elevators to go down to Deck 3 for Sail Away lunch, That bank of elevators was OUT OF ORDER so back to the forward bank. Ridiculous. *Sail Away luncheon: We were pleased to see the Morrocan Braised Short Ribs on the menu as we had enjoyed them so much last year on the Silhouette. YUK. These ribs seemed to grow more stringy with every bite. One of our companions said the salmon was very good though. *Reflection Symphony (band): TOO LOUD!!!! They played so loudly it was hard to understand the words of the guest singers. Take it down a notch, Reflection. Louder is not always better. This was a complaint voiced by MANY passengers, not just me. *Dress Code: WHAT DRESS CODE? Why tell people what to wear for dinner in the MDR and just let them breeze right in wearing the wrong type clothing? Drop the dress code requirements if you won't enforce them; it would make packing a lot easier! *Health Code Violation in the OV? There were two women on this cruise who had brought their ENORMOUS POODLE with them. I am talking, big poodle! I saw that dog several times in the OV Cafe at lunch. Really? Couldn't you leave the dog in the cabin long enough to eat a meal? In the state where I live only Guide Dogs for the legally blind are allowed in restaurants. *Hygiene: Virtually non-existent on the Reflection. On other Celebrity cruises the employees would literally chase people down to squirt the Purell on their hands before they entered the dining areas. Not so on the Reflection. It was hit and miss. *General Appearance of the ship's interior: Tired and DATED. There was a huge chunk of 'wood' missing from the back of the seat in front of us in the Reflection Theatre. Tacky furniture in the common areas and in the Sky Lounge. *If you have thick hair, bring your own hair dryer or you will spend an hour drying your hair. It is not fun holding the button in for length of time. We were pleased with the itinerary and smooth sailing thanks to Capt. Nicholas. However, we would not sail the Reflection again. I think the ventilation system in the cabins is not really good. I heard to many people coughing......including myself. Think we will stick to the Silhouette. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I love Celebrity especially the Reflection but I opted in for what I thought was an upgrade and ended up in a noisy,clanging,rumbling,vibrating room! Room 7107- family veranda. And insult to injury-I paid for the upgrade! Every docking ... Read More
I love Celebrity especially the Reflection but I opted in for what I thought was an upgrade and ended up in a noisy,clanging,rumbling,vibrating room! Room 7107- family veranda. And insult to injury-I paid for the upgrade! Every docking and departure created this other worldly ungodly racket. It was the anchor and every other contraption used to secure the ship to its spot. The first time I heard it it woke me from a sound sleep- scared me to death! I would never let a family use this room- babies would scream, children will have nightmares and Moms and Dad will run to stand in line for a half hour at guest services to get them selves moved! That's exactly what I did but it took 3 times to get a new room. 7 days of this - every time we docked or left port.Yikes why would any one consider this room for a vacation? In the end I was moved to a nice quiet room and yes I slept through the next docking- oh sweet sleepy dreams after a week of clang, clang,clang,bang,bang,rumble,tumble,screeching noise.Do I still love Reflection - yes oh yes. Why ? The food of course, the state room attendants, all the staff- maybe not so much guest relations because they looked at me like I had 2 heads when i complained about the noise- They actually said no one had ever complained before- laughable. But I will go back .Just take my advice, when they offer the family veranda upgrade don't take 7107! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Most of our 15 (or so) cruises have been in mini-suites. Club Continent Suite on Azamara, Sky Suite on Celebrity, Concierge level on Oceania, but a full suite on Holland America and a basic verandah on Norwegian. The typical review of ... Read More
Most of our 15 (or so) cruises have been in mini-suites. Club Continent Suite on Azamara, Sky Suite on Celebrity, Concierge level on Oceania, but a full suite on Holland America and a basic verandah on Norwegian. The typical review of a suite versus a verandah cabin focuses on cabin size and perks compared to cost. In our experience and that of similar travelers that we have met, this misses the mark. If you want to know why we are mini-suite-regulars on Celebrity Reflection and others, just look at the crowds outside the main dining room before it opens, or at the coffee bar at late morning. Then compare to the relaxed environment and superb service at Michael’s Club in the hour before dinner (thank you to “singing” bartender” Cranston) and at Luminae restaurant (thank you to waiter Sony who was a perfect match for us). It’s inherently a matter of personal preference, but we like small ships, and travelling in a suite on Celebrity is like being in a small ship within a big ship. A couple of other reflections: Some bright young minds have found a way to improve the wi-fi service speed (hurray). Now they should ask the same geniuses to try synchronizing the elevators., Travelers looking for “mild” shore excursions (like a first-timers bus tour of the island) will be disappointed by the selection. 90% of excursions were “strenuous” or “moderate with cautions”. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We were not really looking for a cruise to celebrate our 4oth Wedding Anniversary but when my wife received an online ad for a 12 day Greek Island cruise for under $2100C we couldn't pass it up. It was our first cruise so we had no ... Read More
We were not really looking for a cruise to celebrate our 4oth Wedding Anniversary but when my wife received an online ad for a 12 day Greek Island cruise for under $2100C we couldn't pass it up. It was our first cruise so we had no preconceived notion on what to expect. We had input from many experienced cruisers who made us aware of all the intricacies of cruising including the ship, the cabin, the dinning facilities and shore excursions. Over all , we were very pleased with our first cruise. The staff on celebrity were amazing especially our cabin steward. If i had to give one hint for a perfect cruise, it would be make friends with your cabin steward . They can make your cruise even more enjoyable. The ports and islands we visited were amazing . We just wished we had more time in them especially Malta. Our cabin was an interior one in the bow. We need feel a bit more of the rough seas , which there was only one night of, in that location on the ship. The lack of a window was not a problem for us . We ended up dining mostly in the Oceanview Cafe, Refelction's buffet. We did try Opus , the formal dining room , but our assigned table for the cruise was at the entrance to the restaurant on the main floor near the kitchen. With a capacity of 1400 people in was a bit noisey where we were, So we decided to check the dinner menu every day and if there wasn't anything worth getting dressed up for, we ended up eating at the buffet. We ate 10 out of our 12 dinners in the Oceanview . It gave us the flexibility of food choices as well as the flexibility of eating times and you didn't have to get dressed up. The food and staff were superb. We looked forward to dinner time every night. Overall it was a very pleasant first time experience and Celebrity will be a very hard cruise line to beat. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This is the 2nd cruise we sailed with Celebrity, we were impressed with Eclipse last year and decide to join another cruise with Celebrity. This is a slightly smaller and older ship than the Eclipse, but we still had a lot of fun in this 9 ... Read More
This is the 2nd cruise we sailed with Celebrity, we were impressed with Eclipse last year and decide to join another cruise with Celebrity. This is a slightly smaller and older ship than the Eclipse, but we still had a lot of fun in this 9 nights cruise trip. First of all, we love the shows at night, the performances, singer and dancers did a fantastic jobs, we caught the show every evenings and make sure we don't miss it. The onboard activities were Okay, a lot of them are the same as what we played last year, so it is a bit lack of surprise for us, but the games are still fun to watch. We still had a great time. We did not go to the specialty dinning, so we stayed at St-Marco Dinning room for your dinner. They updated the menu everyday with plenty of choices. We tried a lot of different food everyday and they had Lobster Tail and Scallops which are my favorite! We also had our breakfast and sometimes lunch and snacks at OceanCafe, honestly the food are getting a bit boring. They did change their Chef Specials everyday, but other than that, the other food in the buffet was very similar everyday. With a cruise of 9 nights, you may get bored. My wife went to their morning sketch a couple of times early in the morning, but other dance or yoga class has to pay, so we skipped that. The gym was clean and the machines were fairly new. They have a basketball court, which is often forgotten by a lot of guests. I spent a good 45 minutes there while at the sea. The basketball are a bit old and some of time are not pumped. Service was great, there were officers teaching us to use the new App on Board, which is very useful to see the daily activities and communicate with your cruise mates and family on board. Most of the staff are very friendly and had smile with them at all time. However, my steward's job was really bad. First, she never come greet us or come talk to us during the 9 nights of the cruise. Second, she always forgot stuff in our room. For example, we had no agenda for a couple day, toiletries not refilled, no clean towels. Dirty cups are not taking away, etc. It was horrible, and we decide to talk to the guest relation after 1 week. They sent a steward supervisor to talk to us and apologized, and they gave us a follow call the days after to make sure our room and supplies are Okay. I would say that it could be just a bad individual who didn't properly do her job and not Celebrity's standard. Overall, the ship is clean and easy to navigate. We like Celebrity and have great experience at the ship, but we like to see Celebrity creating more new activities, providing more and different foods in OceanCafe daily, so it keep their guest impressed with this Premium Cruiseline. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We boarded in Barcelona Spain with ports of call in Gibraltar, Sete, Nice, Florence and Corsica for a 9 day cruise. The ship could use a refresh, but everything was clean and well cared for. We had a Royal Suite which was phenomenal. I ... Read More
We boarded in Barcelona Spain with ports of call in Gibraltar, Sete, Nice, Florence and Corsica for a 9 day cruise. The ship could use a refresh, but everything was clean and well cared for. We had a Royal Suite which was phenomenal. I think we only saw our room attendant, Natasha, twice during the whole cruise, but the cabin was always spotless. Our butler, Ellie, was the best! He couldn't do enough even though I don't think we asked much. He came every morning with cappuccino and mimosas. Even thought we only had 2 sea days, we did enjoy the large balcony and private hot tub. The bed was comfortable. We had 1 minor maintenance issue which was very quickly rectified. The service thought the cruise was outstanding. We did find the food to be not as good as on previous cruises, particularly in Luminae. Not that it was bad, just not excellent. We ordered off the main dining menu most evenings because there simply wasn't much of interest on the Luminae menu. Luckily, you can still do this on the M class ships. You can't on the new Edge class! We had one mediocre meal in Tuscan and one good one. Our dinner in Quisine was great. I would note that while we generally don't dine in the buffett, we did have lunch once and the selection was very good as was the food. We didn't go to a lot of shows because we were so busy, but the few we did go to were pretty good. We are sailing on the Summit in February which has already been refit. We are looking forward to seeing the improvements. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I was travelling with my mum in a Sky Suite and we were both not expecting the cruise to be as wonderful as it was. We embarked in Barcelona and were on a 9 day Spain, France and Italy cruise. From the moment we got on the ship to ... Read More
I was travelling with my mum in a Sky Suite and we were both not expecting the cruise to be as wonderful as it was. We embarked in Barcelona and were on a 9 day Spain, France and Italy cruise. From the moment we got on the ship to disembarking we were made to feel extra special. I was eyeing up the free welcome drink when Vinay (who we soon found out worked in the fine jewellery store) asked if he could escort us to Michaels Club to have a drink there. He walked us through the ship giving us a tour and stayed with us until Jess the concierge was free. She was so welcoming and it became apparent that pretty much everyone working on this ship loves it and is proud to be there. People remembered our names and managed to get that balance right of being professional but also friendly at the same time. I saw no evidence of wear and tear on the ship and the twilight lounge where they showed the films seemed quite new. We didn't choose our state room and were given an accessible one and it was quite small compared to the other sky suites but it did the job. We went to all the shows and they were all very good and high quality. We dined in Luminae most nights and all the people in there worked so hard and nothing was too much trouble. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We have sailed on Celebrity Cruises before and as Captain Club members, we were not given any extra consideration, dining table were in hidden corners behind walls, we requested a move but, no one was interested. We enjoyed our ... Read More
We have sailed on Celebrity Cruises before and as Captain Club members, we were not given any extra consideration, dining table were in hidden corners behind walls, we requested a move but, no one was interested. We enjoyed our Silhouette cruise and couldn't wait for this one,however, this cruise was a disappointment. Some food items and beverage types ran out days before the end of the cruise, this should never happen. If you pay for top packages the food and drinks should not run out. Our Spa treatments were all rushed and shortened in time with ongoing apologies regarding being overbooked. We were in formal dining areas with people wearing shorts and T-Shirts- this is not a high standard of quality, we respected the Dress Code but, staff did not follow them through with other passengers. This should not be the style of clothing. We look forward to sailing again, but enjoy high quality services. This was a disappointment. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
A group of 14 friends (between the ages of 66 and 78) who travel together wanted to see Spain. This cruise visited multiple Spain Ports plus two in France and three in Italy. Embarkation and disembarkation were both very good. This ... Read More
A group of 14 friends (between the ages of 66 and 78) who travel together wanted to see Spain. This cruise visited multiple Spain Ports plus two in France and three in Italy. Embarkation and disembarkation were both very good. This ship had the best food and service that we've experienced in all our years of traveling. The entertainment on this ship was OK in my opinion. We enjoyed the shows with the entire groups performing. I do not care for comedians or solo vocalists so didn't attend those shows. Did enjoy the band's performance. The ship's shore excursions were OK but the ones we booked privately through Spain Day Tours were much better. The shore excursions through the ship had about 50 people per excursion and most of the guides were not in control of that many people. They did not use individual headsets so it was difficult to hear and/or understand the guide. The ship's shore excursion to Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii was excellent. Our guide was great. The ship's shore excursion at the Livorno Port "Cinque Terre Drive & Lunch" was also a good one. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Me and my wife we decided to book with capricruisexcursion,highly reccomended by our friends.Our stay in the Naples area was fantastic as the tour we had with them Capri,Sorrento and Pompei,Vincenzo was a great guide and we really enjoyed ... Read More
Me and my wife we decided to book with capricruisexcursion,highly reccomended by our friends.Our stay in the Naples area was fantastic as the tour we had with them Capri,Sorrento and Pompei,Vincenzo was a great guide and we really enjoyed our time with him we defenitly will suggest to all our friends.Our ship had all the comfort,good food ,excellent enterttainment and activities.our cabin was having a wonderful view.We think celebrity has been probabily the best ship we have been travelled with,sensational ,helpful,my wife for the first time she loved so much the food and all the different activities on board.I'm pretty sure that our next cruise on the mediterranean or somewhere else will be with celebrity definitely the best we had.I want to thank you all the staff,the recepation,,waiters,and all the tour guide that they made our days unforgettable.Unfortunately in this moment the situation all over the world is not very good,but cruising,travelling is the best thing in the world and soon we will came back to do that for sure Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Went on a cruise and upgraded (for a small fortune) to the premium liquor - they ran out of the wine very early and many other beverages daily. We complained and they provided the basic package. When we left they said we’d get a survey - ... Read More
Went on a cruise and upgraded (for a small fortune) to the premium liquor - they ran out of the wine very early and many other beverages daily. We complained and they provided the basic package. When we left they said we’d get a survey - big surprise never received one. Very, very disappointed. When we arrived asked for the fees to be in our currency. They processed incorrectly and if we hadn’t noticed would have cost of several hundred in fees. The entertainment was mediocre- at times the expected entertainment did not arrive. The service in the dining room (other than not having the premium liquor which we paid for)was really amazing. Escalation to bar manager was disappointing. Crew cleaning of cabin was great. Staff also helped us a lot. We felt we had value for money on two excursions we took but discovered afterwards we could have made local arrangements for much less. Having said that we enjoyed both. Value for money was questionable overall. Not sure if we would cruise with Celebrity again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Cruising Background: I’ve been cruising with Celebrity since 2003 and this was my 18th/19th cruise (Tony, a few cruises less than me); and second time on the Constellation. This was our first back-to-back cruise, 3 September and ... Read More
Cruising Background: I’ve been cruising with Celebrity since 2003 and this was my 18th/19th cruise (Tony, a few cruises less than me); and second time on the Constellation. This was our first back-to-back cruise, 3 September and 12 September 2019, with our friends. It was a very port-intensive cruise with fabulous ports of call. I would love to do another one but with more sea days. On Board: The Constellation is a smaller ship (I love the S-Class ships) and does show her age, especially in the chairs around the various lounges, but overall in good condition The Martini bar was always crowded and very noisy, especially on the first day of embarkation. Music shouldn’t be so loud that you have to yell to talk to someone. We spent a lot of our happy hour time in the Reflection lounge; sometimes at the sunset bar at sail-away; and the Rendezvous lounge (depending on who was performing before dinner). The Reflection lounge was never filled. I believe there were only about 100-125 elite passengers. This cruise seemed more low-keyed than the second cruise, which had around 200 elite passengers. The appetizers during the happy hour were very good. The house band was The Cardinals. They were awesome!!! We enjoyed Kyle Tracy (guitar/vocals) and Duo Asai (Acoustic Duo). We didn’t care for the Sea Beats - terrible female singer that could put a person to sleep. The Rendezvous was a popular spot for trivia and evening entertainment. Cellar Masters was pretty quiet. Great staff on board! Some of my favorites were John (cabin attendant); Alejandro (CD and funny as ever; had the pleasure of meeting him on our March 2019 South America cruise); Clint (hotel director first cruise), Milana (hotel director second cruise); Luana (guest relations director), Vlada (Captains club hostess on our first cruise). In the dining room: Wannipa, Dusan, and Gede at table 233; in the Reflection lounge Sushant and Sabitri. Irlinda at guest relations tried to help me with me on an issue with my cabin. Isabela (event coordinator) sent us an invitation to the helipad for our departure from Valletta. Suzanna (sommelier). And of course, the Master of the ship Michael Karatzas, Staff Captain Lefteris Koumasidis, and Chief Engineer Nikolaos Politsis. Cabin 3142. I booked an ocean view cabin since the back-to-back was pretty expensive. Normally I book aqua or concierge. This cabin has an extra-large port hole. My room was VERY warm. Two engineers came by twice but couldn’t do anything to fix the problem. I ended up getting a fan for the room and kept the drapes closed all the time. The window should be better tinted to help from the heat of the sun. The fan helped a little but was still pretty warm. The a/c was running but there wasn’t enough air flow to cool the room; and the air didn’t flow downward, as there was a large square plate that blocked the air flow. Poor system design that I hope is improved when the Constellation gets a facelift. I'm rating this cabin as POOR due to the a/c issue. John was our cabin attendant and he was attentive, friendly, and helpful. Our room was made up early. He gets and EXCELLENT for my rating. The closet hangers need to be updated. Some of the wooden hangers kept coming off their hooks. Dear Celebrity Cruises, please add to your Celebrity Today a comment to all passengers asking them to be respectful of their neighbors not let their cabin doors slam shut. This is very annoying and disturbing when one is trying to sleep. I found many guests just walking in or out of their cabin without attempting to close the door gently. We enjoyed Silent Disco a few times on both cruises. The Captain’s Club Celebration and Senior Officer’s Parties were fun but not fully attended. It was actually nice to be able to attend an event and not feel so crowded. Food on board: We had select dining and really enjoyed all of our meals in the main dining room (except for one lamb entrée). We never waited long for our table. We went to the dining room anywhere from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. One night several of us went to Sushi on Five for a special Indian dinner. It was excellent with a good variety of foods. Another night Tony and I ate at the Tuscan Grill. I would say the Captain’s Club Elite breakfast in the Tuscan grill is pretty slow in its service. Nothing is cooked (only breads are toasted if asked), so why does it take so long to get our food? We went to the ocean view café for most of our breakfasts. Also, Dear Celebrity, please get rid of those awful knives. They are hard to hold! The Ports: We had a great time in Barcelona (three days pre-cruise). We stayed at H10 Montcada Boutique Hotel. Nice hotel, comfortable beds, and a great roof-top terrace. We visited Park Guell the first afternoon of our arrival. I finally got to visit Girona (via train). Lovely city and doable in a day. Also, we had a great lunch at La Grotte & L’Olivier. On the last day we did a Gaudi walking tour and an afternoon visit to Sagrada Familia (buy tickets in advance). Embarkation in Barcelona was a breeze!! We arrived about 10:45am by taxi and there were only a dozen others in the terminal! We couldn’t believe how empty it was compared to our other cruises. Our first night was the Cruise Critic Connections Party. Only a handful showed up, as it was at 8:15pm. I originally booked a tour for Monte Carlo but decided to go on our own. It's a tendered port. We LOVED the oceanographic museum (https://www.visitmonaco.com/us/place/monuments-museums/76/oceanographic-museum-of-monaco)!! We spent at least two hours there. We purchased a combo ticket that included the Palace. Had lunch at Restaurant Chez Tony; visited the old town church just before it closed for the day. We had a private tour for 8 people in Villefranche with Sylvie Di Cristo. We visited three hill towns. We stayed in Civitavecchia and did a cooking class (my second time). Tons of fun. We made several dishes and enjoyed the fruits of our labor afterwards with wine, water, and some lemoncello. Too much food! Frederico is the chef and owner of Aqua Pizzeria Ristorante (aquacivitavecchia@hotmail.it). If you book it, tell Frederico I recommended his class and, “Ciao from Monica!”. We had one sea day on this cruise. We had a 10am meeting about the procedures of our turn-around day in Venice. Lucky for us we wouldn’t have to pack our belongings since we had the same cabin. On the morning of our arrival, we just had to go to guest relations to pick up our new card. We did this around 7:30am. We wanted to be off the ship as early as possible since the departure was at 4pm. We were given a Transit Pass so that we didn’t have to go through the normal check-in process. We had to carry our original passports with us for the day. We used the old card to get off the ship; new card to get back on the ship (your photo is taken when you get back on the ship). The old card is taken away, but you can get it the next day. We were told we would need to update our credit card details for our on-board expenses but when I went a couple of days later, they didn’t need to adjust our account. We were told to be back on the ship by 3:45pm. All other guests had to be back on board by 3:15pm. When we arrived back to the terminal, we didn’t see any Celebrity staff members and we sort of got mixed up with the terminal and which area to enter. I had to ask a local worker where to go. W finally made it back on board by 3:25pm. The boat drill was at 3:45pm. Friends and I attended the Captain’s Club wine tasting at 11:15am. Suzanna, the sommelier, was sweet and very patient with late-comers (arriving 15-25 minutes after the start time) setting up more glasses for them. When the last person strolled in, half of the guests booed and hissed. At the Elegant Tea, two couples showed up in shorts and t-shirts. This was a ‘smart casual’ event, not a pool-side event. In Messina, we had a private tour for 8 to Mt. Etna, a specialty food shop (Oro d’ Etna), the Gambino winery (great visit with lunch and wine tasting), and then a short visit to Castiglione di Sicilia. We did a private tour in Corfu around the island for four of us. This was the only port where we had rain for about an hour. Beautiful island. We toured the Achillion Palace Museum. In Kotor, we did a private tour for 8 people about 4.5 hours and visited Perast, Budva, and Sv.Stefan (just views from the road). The views of Kotor from the top was spectacular! We had time back in Kotor for lunch at Konoba Scala Santa before getting back on the ship. In Zadar, we did a walking tour. We were disappointed because the guide showed up 1/2 hour late. He talked too much at the beginning, so it cut into our afternoon. I didn't have time to see a couple of places and I wanted to climb the town tower. We did see some interesting things. We had a good lunch at Porporela before the tour started. In Venice, we walked around town and went up the Campanile tower. The lines were very long to get into Basilica. We should have purchased tickets in advance. Venice is a great place to just wander and explore the many streets and bridges. Lunch at Taverna San Trovaso, one of my favorite restaurants in town. We were lucky to get a table. Gelato for dessert at Nico’s and a walk back to the people mover and terminal. Second cruise, 12 September 2019: In Split, we toured on our own. I should have done a private tour and visited another place. Tony and I were here before and saw the same things this time. It’s a shame that Diocletian’s palace is such a tourist trap with all the shops. For lunch we had traditional prawns, but it was difficult to get the meat out. Very messy too. In Dubrovnik, four of us took the local bus to Cavtat, a beautiful small seaside town. No crowds like in Dubrovnik. It was a relaxing day walking around along with a wonderful lunch at Posejdon Cavtat. I made reservations a few weeks in advance and asked for a table overlooking the water. Afterwards, we took a boat back to Dubrovnik, which was about a 45-minute ride. We were dropped off outside the town walls where we walked around a bit and had gelato (got rid of the rest of the local currency). In Catania, we had a private tour. We had a nice short visit to the fish market in town and the Cathedral. We went to Syracuse to visit the ancient ruins. We were supposed to get a guide for the site but somehow that fell through. Our guide/driver said there were plenty of signs to read. Not true. Fortunately, I had printed out a document on what we would be seeing, so that helped. Definitely get a guide. Nearby, we had lunch in Ortigia, which is a small island just south of the central area of Syracuse. We requested a place for lunch that served typical/regional dishes, so our guide made reservations for us at Trattoria “la Foglia”. We were treated to limoncello after our meal. Our last stop of the day was to Spinella, a wonderful small pastry shop in Catania. Lucca, our guide, said they serve the best pistachio cannoli. I have to agree. It was huge so the server cut each one in half for each couple to share. In Valletta, Tony and I went out on our own and visited some of the sites in town (Palace Armoury and State Rooms at the Grand Master’s Palace). One must-see is the Saint John's Co-Cathedral. The Baroque art, architecture, and Caravaggio’s paintings are a site to see! I went in alone, so I didn’t have to que in the long group line. We used Palma de Mallorca as a “sea day” with the exception of a short walk for an hour near the port in the morning. It was our third visit to this port. We were docked pretty far away from the center of town. Speaking of docking, the following ports we had to buy shuttle tickets: Zadar, Dubrovnik, Palma, and Ibiza. They ranged from 10 to 15 euros. In a few ports you could take local buses. In Valencia, we were told we could get a taxi, but none were around when we got off the ship. There was a local shuttle bus to the main terminal; again no taxi’s. We took bus #4 to town, which was about a 25-minute ride. As we used Palma as a sea day, we had no problem getting deck chairs near the pool. On the sea days, they were all taken. We saw a lot of deck chairs with towels but no one sitting on them. One time I did manage to get a chair and my husband came by and sat on the end of it. Five minutes later, a man across from us offered one of the chairs next to him. He had kept a towel on it but wasn’t using it!! Later a woman came to her chair (next to me) to collect her belongings. From the time I sat down and her arrival was about 45 minutes. As she started to walk away (leaving her towels on the chair), I grabbed her towels and politely said, “Take your towels to the bin.” Had I not said that, the towels would be on the chairs. Makes me wonder how many other people left their towels. The times I couldn’t find a chair I ended up on deck 5. I think there were only 10-12 chairs. There should have been more. Ibiza is a pretty town. We did a walking tour for about 2.5 hours and later had lunch at Locals Only. This was a long port day, 7am to 11pm. There are a lot of shops and restaurants/bars. It’s a party town; and there are beaches in the area to enjoy. Valencia: As I mentioned previously, we took the bus to town. There is a metro/tram but would have taken a lot longer. We were supposed to meet up with one of the free walking tours by 10:30am but missed it. We got off the ship about 20 minutes later than planned. Valencia is beautiful and it’s a place I could see visiting for a few days. Loved the Spanish architecture. The town squares are gorgeous. Four of us climbed the Valencia Cathedral Bell tower (207 steps up a spiral staircase, which the steps get smaller about the last two floors). The views from the top are nice when you look out, but you can’t photograph straight down to the plazas, as the walls are thick. My legs were wobbly for a couple of days. That staircase was hard on my legs. After lunch at Cordellats, we visited the central market in town; got there about 40 minutes before it closed (3pm). I loved the display of foods. Disembarkation in Barcelona: We had one night in Barcelona before flying home. We went to Sushi on Five for our disembarkation location; got off the ship around 9am. We should have stayed on the ship longer. The taxi line was very long!! I couldn’t imagine flying home that morning. There were four ships in port, so the taxi drivers were very busy. Overall, we had a great time on our first back-to-back cruise with the Celebrity Constellation. The ports were great, as well as the staff on the ship. Looking forward to another Celebrity cruise in a couple of years. Compass Rose Monica https://mycruisetravels.shutterfly.com/2019constellation Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The Celebrity Edge is a new ship, other than that nothing special. Kind of disappointing when you book the AquaClass so you can have unlimited use of the spa and all you get is 2 steam rooms, one "salt room" which is not to par ... Read More
The Celebrity Edge is a new ship, other than that nothing special. Kind of disappointing when you book the AquaClass so you can have unlimited use of the spa and all you get is 2 steam rooms, one "salt room" which is not to par with today's "salt rooms", no cold showers or rinse for after the steam room, only hot showers, and a sauna that doesn't get hot. We cruised on August 3rd on a 7 day to Europe. Golden statutes by the spa's balcony were still been installed and some still sitting on wooden crates.The staff reprimanded guests for speaking loudly at the spa however they made no apologies for the drilling outside and the installation of the statues. The buffet would close at the most inconvenient times...like at the end of the day when you just got back from the port hungry and thirsty and not ready to go up to dinner. The entertainment was horrible! For the exception of Ms Amber Lynn Hines with her tribute to Whitney Houston. Wait staff was a hit and miss...some very nice and some scolding my husband for drinking too much water from his water package. We will not be booking our next European cruise with Celebrity. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Chosen to experience the new concept of design, dates and ports also met our requirements. Overall we loved the ship, the cabin felt spacious, well designed bathroom with plenty of storage but a mouldy smell in shower a little strange. ... Read More
Chosen to experience the new concept of design, dates and ports also met our requirements. Overall we loved the ship, the cabin felt spacious, well designed bathroom with plenty of storage but a mouldy smell in shower a little strange. Cabin itself again well designed had a gripe with the location of the wardrobe as so close to the side of bed made access a little tight. The infinity balcony, gave us more space, however to us felt like an open window rather than a balcony and was quite a slow process to open blind and window. Also blind has to be fully open to open balcony. The location of 7295 I would not recommend, when the balcony was open we could smell cigarettes wafting up from the smoking area outside Eden, also become a gathering area for smokers with load voices late into the night. We had to pass 27 cabins to reach lift/stairs - no good if an item was forgotten great for getting 10000 steps in each day! Enjoyed all meals ate in all four main restaurants plus buffet. Service good in main restaurants but hit or miss when sitting outside of the buffet. Enjoyed some entertainment the guitarist was great, the theatre productions, not as good as seen on other ships. Ports because of size of ship tended to be commercial so a view of containers most mornings something we will certainly take into account when deciding on future cruises. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We just returned form a Med cruise on the Celebrity Edge. It was absolutely wonderful. The ship is brand new, clean, beautiful. Everything went smoothly from embarkation to disembarking. Our cabin was the Celebrity Suite. We had Rhona our ... Read More
We just returned form a Med cruise on the Celebrity Edge. It was absolutely wonderful. The ship is brand new, clean, beautiful. Everything went smoothly from embarkation to disembarking. Our cabin was the Celebrity Suite. We had Rhona our wonderful butler. The space was perfect. The entire staff we had interaction with on a daily basis were friendly and helpful. Pricilla Schmitt who oversees the Retreat Lounge is exceptional. We loved all the ports with the exception of Ibiza. I am unsure why that stop is on the itinerary. I feel Majorca would have been better. We traveled with our 13 and 16 year olds. Along with friends they had a super time. That for the kids was key - to travel with a group. I am not sure the ship would have been enough for them without their buddies. The restaurants were fine. I would Say Luminae had the best food. Next time we won’t shop around the dining rooms and we will have our dinners at Luminae. Kumar, our waiter, made the dinners at Luminae very enjoyable. As well as the breakfast. In addition to dining, I would say skip Le Petit chef. Food was not great and the “show” was on par with a Disney experience. Overall I give the Celebrity Edge a 10! My only wish is that it was longer! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
This was our first time cruising, it was a gift for my 50th BD. Our family of four did 7 days from Barcelona to Rome. We chose Celebrity Edge because we liked the itinerary and found a really good deal with Costco.ca where our 12 and ... Read More
This was our first time cruising, it was a gift for my 50th BD. Our family of four did 7 days from Barcelona to Rome. We chose Celebrity Edge because we liked the itinerary and found a really good deal with Costco.ca where our 12 and 16year old cruised for free. Wow, we had such an amazing experience where do I even begin. First, me and my husband are both worried about sea sickness, we had everything on hand just in case but at the end we didn't need any of the meds, patches and wrisrbands, the ship was so smooth we didn't felt any of it. embarkation was smooth, same as disembarkation. Ship- like I said we had nothing to compare as this was our first experience. We like what we saw, everything new and clean. Cabin- when we did our booking, we went with Guarantee Concierge Class, we ended up with a beautiful room on deck 12. our room was roomy, with a king size bed and a pulled out trundle, more than enough room for our tall 16yrs old and 12 year. We love the Infinite veranda for extra room, we kept the windows closed for AC. used the chairs to hang cloths to dry when I hand washed them(they charge $3 to wash a sock). Celebrity knows how to design the space, they literally have every inch in mind. We especially like the charge station. Dining- Food was amazing!! Our designated restaurant was Cosmopolitan. They kept some items same but menu does change every night. Food was so good that we didn't feel the need to spend $55+/person on specialty restaurants. We tried Normandy one night, food was great, but had to wait a long time to get our meal. When we mentioned this to our waiter Johnathan at Cosmo the next night, he said we shouldn't have to wait and provided us with menus from Tuscan, Cyprus and Normandy, ordered what we wanted from other restaurants and he brings the food to us. Talk about service! After that, we dined at Cosmo every night. Oceanview cafe is also excellent! not your normal all you can eat buffets. They have everything, you name it. We didn't purchase any drink packages, we just traveled with our reusable stainless steel bottle and filled up with ice water for our excursions, handy in +30C temp. We would never get our moneys worth with any package. Entertainment and activities- Shows are excellent! Our 16yrs old liked the teen club. We went to silent disco, Acrobatic show, Beatles, Makcus Terall was really good. Service- Our cabin attendant Teodora was excellent, she is like a ninja, knows exactly when to come and leave. she kept our cabin spotless, always friendly and asked about your day. Our Waiter Johnathan goes above and beyond. We had a wonderful experience and would love to do it again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Already Booked?

Get to know who you’ll be sailing with

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click