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27 Celebrity Constellation Senior Cruise Reviews

We have have been traveling a fair bit for the past few decades. India and Sri Lanka have always been part of our to-go list but only wanted to do it on a cruise because we did not want to stay locally. Imagine our delight when we found ... Read More
We have have been traveling a fair bit for the past few decades. India and Sri Lanka have always been part of our to-go list but only wanted to do it on a cruise because we did not want to stay locally. Imagine our delight when we found this route. We have been to the other places included - Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman but we still joined a couple of the tours to revisit these wonderful places. Celebrity Constellation is a very tidy ship. The staff on board including our cabin steward made sure it was kept immaculate. Not once did I see plates or rubbish stacked anywhere. The ship is old but you will be surprised that we never saw any rust or dilapidated flooring, walls etc. Furniture - in the public and dining places were all in very good condition. The biggest downfall of this cruise were the shore excursions. The choices they gave were basically not interesting - just driving around the cities, having a few stops for pictures and a bit of shopping in the local filthy markets. The descriptions of the tours are not well prepared and often misleading. India is a place where people in their 50s visit. They let you walk and walk in the afternoon but they dont say that in the description of the tours. I was in two tours where guests complained to the guide why we have been walking for over 2 hours and worse, walking around in circles in those crowded streets. My husband and I thought it was just us having a whinge privately until we actually heard a couple of the other guests call the attention of the guides. Also, the places they chose to offer more often than not had no historical significance or mildly put, just useless and not interesting for the ordinary traveler. I have heard of other stories where they sent them to filthy plantation sites that did not even have any water. My husband and I think those who prepared and selected the tours on offer did not take their job seriously. I think they just came up with the list without even visiting or trying out these tours themselves. The experience we had with these tours have forced us to re-evaluate our future bookings with Celebrity. We compared the shore excursions being offered by other cruiseliners from the same port. Unfortunately, we found out that Celebrity does offer the poorest type of shore excursions for the other ports of our future cruises. People go on a cruise to see things and not just stay in the cabins. Hence, shore excursions are important. Another thing, we did not like in Celebrity Constellation is the limited number of places to dine. It was a 15 day cruise. Obviously, you cannot expect us to dine at the Blu ( for Aqua Class passengers) the whole time. They only had the main dining room ( San Marco), the Oceanview Buffet and the 3 specialty restaurants, the Tuscan Grill ( never changed its menu) , QSine ( food is truly horrible here) and the SUshi place. I have been used to ships with having at least 8 restaurants on offer. It is not the ship's fault but I think it is worth mentioning in order to avoid disappointment. The Oceanview buffet is were 90% of the passengers have their lunch. Choices are abundant but they seem to taste the same and are often cold. There were days when the food was actually great. The Entertainment is another disappointment. We thought the performers were auditioning for a job when the ship docked. The Cabin was okay except for the fact that the ship only had 5 movies on offer and was played on rotation. Hence by Day 6 you will have the video on Day 1 on offer again. You can opt to rent a movie. With Princess and Norwegian, if you are in this cabin class ( which is one step lower than the suites) you get a wide selection of movies. You can forget the TV unless you can stand 16 days of Fox News. In summary, you need to really do your research when joining a cruise of this type. It was not the worst cruise we ever were on BUT it could have been heaps better if our host pointed us to the right direction in order to see the better side of what India has to offer. The service we received from everyone from the cabin attendant, the restaurants, room service, stores, guest service, etc is one of the best we have experienced in a cruise liner. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We did this cruise because it included a land tour of the The Golden Triangle, which was fabulous. We have been on four celebrity cruises, so we felt confident in booking this one. Firstly the pros : Overall the staff were very ... Read More
We did this cruise because it included a land tour of the The Golden Triangle, which was fabulous. We have been on four celebrity cruises, so we felt confident in booking this one. Firstly the pros : Overall the staff were very friendly The ship was clean and tidy The entertainment was very good some nights When in port going ashore was run quite smoothly The pool area was kept clean and tidy Announcements were kept to a minimum Cons: The library was a disgrace, it is so minimal, nothing to read. Lack of meaningful activities, we are completely over trivia, bingo. Putting competitions ect. Several people complained to us that they were bored, it was time to go home they said. The upselling is tedious and cheapens the brand I ordered drinks at the pool bar, they were so awful I never repeated thay again. Drinks at the reflection bar were quite acceptable. We always look forward to the last night to enjoy the lobster tail. When it was served to us we were appalled, the majority of the shell contained some sort of filling which was inedible, no lobster flesh. We sent our meal back uneaten, shame on Celebrity, if you are cost cutting don't put lobster on the menu ! I think Celebrity have forgotten who their core market are, after many cruises I can see a large section is made up of baby boomers and older who would enjoy a lot more activities of enrichment than they are being offered. At certain times of the day tea, coffee and water were only available at the end of the Ocean view Cafe on level ten. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Service generally way off cekebrity standards except in Blu - food and service there was excellent. Wi-Fi improved but still intermittent. Excursions so so. Local providers much better and cheaper. Prices for everything on the ship ... Read More
Service generally way off cekebrity standards except in Blu - food and service there was excellent. Wi-Fi improved but still intermittent. Excursions so so. Local providers much better and cheaper. Prices for everything on the ship extortionate. Fitness facilities on the ship were very good and the Buffet selection on food was excellent The food and service in the Suite restaurant Luminae we're both terrible and certainly not worth the premium do you have to pay to be in a suite We took shore excursions run by the ship in five of the ports and again, they were very mediocre and not close to offering value for money. In one case for example, the excursion started at 1 pm and the first stop was a fish market which had just closed . In another port because only one exit to the dark from the ship was open it took over 20 minutes just a disembark All in all we were not impressed by the ship or the service and value we received Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
After a wonderful cruise to the Baltic on Silhouette we turned to Celebrity for Christmas and New Year and found the India and Emirates cruise, which we booked with great anticipation. What a disappointment, the ship, not the itinerary. ... Read More
After a wonderful cruise to the Baltic on Silhouette we turned to Celebrity for Christmas and New Year and found the India and Emirates cruise, which we booked with great anticipation. What a disappointment, the ship, not the itinerary. Not enough storage space in cabin, cases would not fit under the bed, seal strips kept coming off the shower door, the balcony, deck nine had a massive overhang from deck ten which was the pool deck, so there was constant noise and running footsteps, even in the cabin we had youngsters running up and down the corridor, this is not something we expect in an Aqua Class cabin. There was no adult only area on the pool deck which meant we had constant loud music and shouting, the sunbeds were rammed so close together,(if an empty one could be found) one could have mistaken the deck for a Riviera beach. Celebrity advertise that they cater for low sugar, which l might add is a medical requirement, not a lifestyle choice, no evidence in the Oceanview restaurant of low sugar. infact the organisation in their was very poor on the whole. Afternoon tea consisted of Pizza or Pasta until the last day when miraculously sandwiches appeared and much to my husbands delight scones. We book Aqua class because we love the Blu restaurant, l was delighted to see a low sugar desert option which l ordered, what a mistake, there is certainly a lack of understanding with the chefs on what low sugar actually means, luckily for me our waiters and Maitre d were so concerned that the problem was soon corrected. I was asked for some examples and every night l was provided with a delicious desert. Special thanks to Avan for actually buying me some low sugar sweets when we were in India. The staff on board were always very helpful and polite, things are not always the fault of the actual staff. Sometimes l have mobility difficulty, l couldnt have wished for more help. Our excursions were a mixture, Mumbai was something we would not have missed, a unique experience. On the whole Christmas and New Year on the ship was disappointing, not the fault of the staff. Come on Celebrity stop resting on your laurels, we are looking at other cruise lines. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
My wife and I made this cruise to get rest, and this is what we got but we have some comments about the trip The crew and the overall situation was wat we expected for a 4 star cruise but the dining situation was not something for a 4 star ... Read More
My wife and I made this cruise to get rest, and this is what we got but we have some comments about the trip The crew and the overall situation was wat we expected for a 4 star cruise but the dining situation was not something for a 4 star cruise ship it look more a standard meal on a ferry for truckdrivers than for people who made a cruise for a lot of money. several times we ask wat is there on ore plate can you give me a magnifying glass almost no vis to get alone mead and a very little complements but overcook and toastless. This is for the ala carte restaurant and the buffet I have eat for 6 days steak so that I have the feeling that there was something in my stomach. A other point of cretic is that every time we want of the ship in a port we need to pay extra for this bus ore the tender something We want to know before we made the trip. This don’t mean that we don’t enjoy or trip in the Mediterranean zee We enjoy the ship, crew and the company of the rest of the passengers. All to all We missed the cherry on the cake and this for a 4 star cruise. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We chose this cruise as we liked the itinerary. Unfortunately, we didn't get to board the ship in Venice as our flight from Belfast was over 8 hours late! We flew, instead to Dubrovnik which would have been our first port of call, and ... Read More
We chose this cruise as we liked the itinerary. Unfortunately, we didn't get to board the ship in Venice as our flight from Belfast was over 8 hours late! We flew, instead to Dubrovnik which would have been our first port of call, and boarded the ship the following day. We were on a classic drinks package, but could not believe we were charged over $12 for 2 medium bottles of water in our cabin (apparently not included in package???) We were disappointed with a few things on the ship. Firstly, the staff in general were not very friendly, especially in the Oceanview Bar at the rear of the ship, the service was very slow, it seemed there wasn't enough staff on and they didn't seem to care! The exception to this was our cabin steward, he was very friendly and greeted us by name every time he saw us. We could not fault the main dining area The San Marco Restaurant, the food and service were excellent. Entertainment in the theatre was average to say the least. We went to a few shows but were not that impressed. We had pre-booked a couple of excursions, Santorini, and Amalfi Drive & Pompeii. Santorini was very good, the only comment I would make is that we didn't get enough time in Oia. The Amalfi drive was spectacular and the lunch was just ok. Pompeii was very interesting but again it was quite rushed. Disembarkation was very good and well organised. Overall we were expecting a 5* experience, I would give it no more than 4*. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We went on this cruise which sailed on 28th May which was the first sailing in the year. An earlier cruise before ithe weather got too hot would have been much better - every day the temperature hovered around 27 - 29 degrees. The heat ... Read More
We went on this cruise which sailed on 28th May which was the first sailing in the year. An earlier cruise before ithe weather got too hot would have been much better - every day the temperature hovered around 27 - 29 degrees. The heat was scorching and combined with the dry shadeless places the ship docked, we found ourselves often staying back on the ship. It looks like the cruise business has not caught on to the reality of global warming - cruises need to be scheduled to sail earlier in the year before the heat gets too intense, and need to have later autumn sailings for people who are not keen to get roasted in the sun for 10 days! Despite passengers having to do lots of pre cruise homework checking-in online and fixing their printed luggage tags which had to be downloaded online, embarkation was a nightmare with piles of people standing in line to ..... do the `real 'check-in?? Obviously there were just not enough counters despite getting passengers to check in at different time slots. However, disembarkation was a breeze. There is no wifi unless passengers buy the ship's expensive wifi package. Hello ... this is 2018...not 1918 !!!!!! Apart from the expensive wifi package, passengers have to pay for drinking water. The water from the cabin tap is a cocktail of clorine and chemicals and is undrinkable. No complimentary bottle of drinking water in the cabin; this is no fine hotel room!! The Oceanview Cafe had the most options in tems of food and dining times, but the staff manning the Cafe need training in handling passengers with more courtesy. Often we felt the service we got at a food counter was similar to that of a fast food outlet. The level of professionalism at the San Marco Restaurant,which was supposed to be more formal, was below what we observed on other cruises.. Perhaps since the ship has done away with the more formal dining the staff feel relaxed enough to cluster together to chit chat when they should be attentive to diners. The ship is well-maintained and the itinerary was good. Koper was beautiful, unspoilt and not mobbed with tourists like Dubrovnik or Naples. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Got a good price for this cruise, and a friend had never been to Singapore, Thailand, nor Vietnam, so we went for it! Embarkation was very quick and smooth, even though Celebrity sent mixed messages to passengers beforehand. We stayed in ... Read More
Got a good price for this cruise, and a friend had never been to Singapore, Thailand, nor Vietnam, so we went for it! Embarkation was very quick and smooth, even though Celebrity sent mixed messages to passengers beforehand. We stayed in a cabin on Deck 2 and were asked to embark at 6:30pm even though our Dining Room was scheduled for 6:15pm. Took forever for Celebrity to reply to my email asking how this could make any sense. When they did reply, they skirted the question and just advised to embark anytime we wanted. Huh??? Cabin was fine, food was decent, only went to Oceanview Cafe and San Marco Dining Room, and Cafe Al Bacio. Skipped Specialty Dining altogether. Breakfast choices were very boring, but lunches and dinners were fine. Hard to believe that a cruise ship these days could actually run out of bananas halfway through the trip, but it actually happened. Entertainment in Celebrity Theatre was so so. Enjoyed Jeff Luhn's Beyond The Podium lectures. Informative and mixed in with some dry humour, very good speaker indeed. Missed out on Nha Trang port of call due to rough waters in port. Not that I'm complaining when someone gives me money, but there was no explanation as to why I received $15.38 USD in additional onboard credit on Feb 6th, very strange. This was my fourth Celebrity cruise, so perhaps might be time to give some of my future cruise business to another company...Oceania, Holland America, Princess??? Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
I was forced to choose this cruise because Celebrity relocated Equinox to the Caribbean after I had booked a Greek Island Cruise on her, so in fairness this cruise was 'second choice'. I had cruised on Constellation many years ... Read More
I was forced to choose this cruise because Celebrity relocated Equinox to the Caribbean after I had booked a Greek Island Cruise on her, so in fairness this cruise was 'second choice'. I had cruised on Constellation many years ago before the launching of the Solstice Class ships which I have cruised on very happily for some years. Constellaion, is not in the same league as the Solstice class ships. Despite a recent visit to the dry dock she looks dated and lacks charisma.'Over painting ' may have looked good at first but rust is already breaking through. The sun beds had not been replaced just frame painted which was scratched and scuffed after a short time.Upholstery had been replaced in some ares and this brightened the interior a little.Loungers with cushions brightened and gave comfort on the sun deck, but all other loungers were without pads. Concierge Cabin was OK and well serviced but no Sparkling wine or flowers this trip. Restaurants:¨Ocean view, Lay out confusing at first food mediocre and often cool Main Restaurant, food of a good standard but noisey Tuscan excellent in every respect The biggest disappointment was the removal of The Murano to be replaced by Sushi on 5, what a let down! The loss of this restaurant would definitely stop me booking Constellation again, Generally Officers were seen and polite, on social occasions friendly. Many staff were cheerful and accommodating but some,appeared to lack interest. There was a general lack of atmosphere in most of the bars except the Martini Bar which as always generated a good atmosphere. Finally I enjoyed the cruise partly down to the good weather and The Tuscan Grill which served superior food. Would I book again, unlikely on Constellation Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Here is my review of the August 28th 10 day cruise to Greece and the Greek Islands. The cruise left from the Veice cruise port. Check in was fast; I was on the ship in 15 minutes. I had an inside cabin that was located at the far end of ... Read More
Here is my review of the August 28th 10 day cruise to Greece and the Greek Islands. The cruise left from the Veice cruise port. Check in was fast; I was on the ship in 15 minutes. I had an inside cabin that was located at the far end of the front of the ship. Disadvantage was walking to the main dinning room located at the back of the ship. Afte 13 RCCL cruises this was my first time on Celebrity. The ship was an older model but still was well maintained. It had lots of wood touches and updated bars and service areas. We left Venice on the first day for a day at sea. Everyone settled in for a easy day to explore the ship. The ship has three pools; one being the covered solarium with the thesso type pool. The pools were next crowded. There were very few children on board because being a 10 day cruise and the ship had very little to offer children. Off to dinner at 8:45 the first night. My tablemates included two couples from the UK, a pair of ladies from Canada and a couple from Houston, Texas. Being a solo cruiser I felt I would be the outsider. The other couples welcomed me that first night and turns out to have been a great table for conversation. The table service left something to be desired with very slow service all the time of the cruise. We would get our desert at around 10:30 and it left little time to finish and catch the 10:30 show in the main theater. I saw 4 out of the 9 shows this cruise. Mostly singer and dancers. The one great show was a gentleman from the UK that played the saxaphone that was amazing. Because of the the diners finishing late the theater was about half empty every night. First port of call was Olympia, Greece; the site of the first olympics. The site had a museum and an outdoor area. Cost for the site was 12 euros. The town within walking distance of the ruins was small but it did have free WiFi. Next port of call was Santorini. The island was amazing but we had very litle time to really enjoy all it offers. I took a ships excursion that brought you to the top of the volcano to the town of Oia. Because of the number of ships in port the town which is one of the picture postcard places in the Greek islands was very crowded. The small winding streets were packed with tourists. I had lunch at one of themany restaurants that was overpriced but still worth the view. The excursion took us again by bus to a Greek winery for some samples and cheese. Last stop was the town of Fira for the cable car ride down to the ship. There was a long line for getting on the cabke car but considering the views and the town itself it was worth the wait. Some chose to walk the 600 steps down. Our next port was an overnight in Athens. Two days gave everyone to go into the city. I opted for the HoponHopoff bus from the port city of Piraeus. For 20 euros fortwo days it was worth the money. Athens is a very large city with the old and the new all packed into a very small area. The parthenon was my first stop but the crowds prevented me from waiting for a ticket to go to the top. I had lunch in the area of Monastiraki a beautiful section of Athens with outdoor cafes and flea market stands. Back on the bus I headed back to the ship. Second day in Athens I opted to stay on the ship. Next port was Mykonos. It has the look of what ervyone expects a greek island should look like. White and blue small homes and churches dotted the coastline. Again WiFi was available in the local restaurants for free. Next port was Corfu. Being a very large island with the main city of Corfutown; the island had a very different look than the two previous stops. The narrow streets and lots of shops made it iteresting people watching. I had lunch at an outdoor cafe that had the best moussaka dish I have ever had there. If you eat there it is called Aegli; claims to be the oldest restaurant in Corfu. Back on the ship for the final day at sea before returning to Venice I had a chance to photograph the interior of the ship. The ship is beautiful with the old style wood and classic looking decor. I was disapointed in the entertainment available compared to the RCCL Oasis class ships but the cruise director reminded me of how old the ship was and does not have the ability of do all the things an Oasis class ship can do. Ther was no piano bar to sit around; one thing I have enjoyed on RCCL ships. The entertainment consisted of soft rock bands playing in various locations around the ship, trivia games and other cruiser participation games. One thing Celebrity does is have guest speakers come on board. One gentleman gave three talks on the history of Greece and the islands. The second gentleman Ed Buckbee spoke three times on the history of NASA. Ed was around for all of the maned space shots from the Mercury to the Space Shuttles. As a big fan of the space program I had a chance to have breakfast with Ed. He was an amazing speaker telling us all the things about the original seven astronauts that most people never have known. If you are looking for agreat way of visiting Greece and the Greek islands this cruise is for you. The is a lot of walking in the ports and sometimes the cobblestone and marble walkways can be very slippery. Best not to wear flip flops off the ship. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We chose this cruise because of its itinerary. It was our first time on Celebrity. We had some great adventures in Oman and Petra. A lot of sea days but we knew this going in. The Suez Canal was interesting and very different from the ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of its itinerary. It was our first time on Celebrity. We had some great adventures in Oman and Petra. A lot of sea days but we knew this going in. The Suez Canal was interesting and very different from the Panama Canal. The cruise staff was very friendly and outgoing. The entertainment was the best we have had onboard a ship in a long time. A very pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed the silent disco nights. What a fun idea! We were disappointed in the food. Not much fruit selection and they ran out of lettuce four days before the cruise ended. All salads were made with spinach. I must say that a Caesar salad made with spinach is not my idea of a Caesar. As the cruise progressed the food got worse, some bing quite stale upon serving. Not good advertising for future cruising with this cruise line. Overall we had a good time, but were disappointed with the food but not the service. The service was great! We are going on another Celebrity cruise in a few days, we hope the food is better. Only time will tell! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
I was hopeful that I would be able to give a favourable review of this cruise, as it was to mark a 'special' birthday. Although a seasoned cruise traveller for the last 25 years, I hadn't used Celebrity before and expected ... Read More
I was hopeful that I would be able to give a favourable review of this cruise, as it was to mark a 'special' birthday. Although a seasoned cruise traveller for the last 25 years, I hadn't used Celebrity before and expected it to be at the high end of cruise companies - in reality it was a huge disappointment. Taking the good points first - • The decor was tasteful - I particularly liked the art deco features and the majority of carpets were stylish, unlike the garish ones on some other ships. Having said that, the vessel is due for refit, so it would be a great pity to 'Americanize' it. • The staff [workers as opposed to officers] were obliging and although a whopping 18% service charge was imposed, at least all the staff benefit, although Celebrity should pay their staff more and not expect travellers to pay their wages. Taking the bad points - • Once onboard and a captive audience, passengers are faced with extra 'packages', due to inflated prices [e.g. a bottle of wine to be consumed in cabin only was $20], so it quickly became apparent that if wine was to be taken with meals outside the cabin it was necessary to fork out on a drinks package, at a huge cost. I misguidedly thought that I could order a dry martini from the Martini Bar, but was told that my Classic Package didn't entitle me to, but that I could get a martini from one of the other bars. [This actually wasn't too disappointing, because the disco music blaring out was deafening.] Internet packages were also expensive and unrealistic and hourly or daily options were not offered. Events which are free on other cruise ships [e.g. tours of the ship, cookery and IT demonstrations etc] all attracted an extra cost. This certainly left me with the feeling that 'the punter was being well and truly stuffed'. • The quality of the food in San Marco 4 left a lot to be desired. It was a concern that seafood was served that had clearly been under a heat lamp until all moisture had disappeared; my 'green lipped mussels' resembled a husk and were inedible. There was also a limited variety of food on offer in San Marco, compared to other cruise ships. And why any chef uses dried peas resembling bullets amazes me! We chose to share a table at dinner and - to a man - everyone said that they would not travel on this ship again. • the ports used were so far away from the tour excursion destinations, the cost was not only inflated, but the journey arduous and exhausting, particularly in Bangkok [ship to Bangkok 2hrs, + excursion time on top] and from Da Nang 3 hours. This also removed the option of the traveller to risk arranging their own tours, at a much cheaper price, for fear of not getting back onboard on time. A tour for 1 person to the floating markets was $148. In conclusion, it is sad that the huge American consortium that has taken over so many cruise lines has dumbed-down and downsized the cruising experience, in pursuit of the 'almighty $'. Whatever happened to formal nights, cocktails with officers, high tea, fine china, flower arrangements, port descriptions - oh, and celebrations? My travelling companion went to a lot of trouble to ensure my 'special' birthday would be recognised and celebrated; Customer Relations assured her that it would and the usual trappings of cake and singing would happen - she waited all evening in vain and we were both very disappointed when nothing happened. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Our past experiences with Celebrity date back to the times of ships like Zenith, Galaxy und Century (1992-1999). We were quite disapponted with the present services. The ship ist old and our balcony rail was terribly rusty. The Food was ... Read More
Our past experiences with Celebrity date back to the times of ships like Zenith, Galaxy und Century (1992-1999). We were quite disapponted with the present services. The ship ist old and our balcony rail was terribly rusty. The Food was ok but not more (the Tuscan Grille food was great, but considering the surcharge of 45.- $ per Person also very expensive). The portions served are either very big or very small (so that we had to ask for a 2nd serving). All Special Happenings Need to be paid extra (Tapas and Sangria, sushi). The self Service cafe was ok but we were missing the Food served in the passt (in 10 days found twice some shrimps, but plenty of US junk food). The drink packages at 55.- or 65$ are more than double compared to Oceania!!! The Service was in General good. We had opena seating and tried to get a table near our favourite head waiter and Sommelier. The Music Shows were good to excellent, but the life Music around the pool very loud so that we were hardly able to talk to each other (do they consider all cruise Pax to be deaf?). The staff in general was very friendly and helpful, considering the long duty times on board. Excursions: Since the offered excursions were very expensive we (Group of 6 persons) organsied all our excursions via Internet and had a great time in Muscat, Khasab, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Cruise critic Party: Celebrity manged to host the Party in the morning where plenty of People were out on excursions in Abu Dhabi, insted of the afternoon when everybody was on board since we had left Abu Dhabi at 12noon. Admirals Club: still fighting with Celebrity to honour our first 4 Cruises.... Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We chose this cruise for some heat and winter sun - so we weren't disappointed in that respect. Hadn't been before so the itinerary was to look forward to. The embarkation process from Dubai to the ship was slow and not very well ... Read More
We chose this cruise for some heat and winter sun - so we weren't disappointed in that respect. Hadn't been before so the itinerary was to look forward to. The embarkation process from Dubai to the ship was slow and not very well coordinated. It took 1 hour at Abu Dhabi in the queue before we embarked the boat. It seemed odd to have the Cruise Critic gathering when most were away on a excursion although for some reason we did not appear on their lists and did not get an invite anyway! The ship was quite large in respect to what we have been on before and we felt that it was a little " tired " and could do with some TLC. Our Ocean View cabin on deck 3 was fine and close to the stairs and elevators and didn't suffer from noise being close to the atrium. Our open dining experiences on deck 4 were on the whole very good meeting a wide spectrum of people. The menus gave good choices for all our tastes. The waiter service was always very attentive and good. We went to some of the on board entertainment. Whilst it was not to our taste we acknowledge the effort and professionalism that was on show. The staff around the ship we found to be pleasant and courteous. The ports were interesting, but if you didn't do an excursion at Khasab there was nothing to see or do. We did some ship excursions (for ease) but also did our own. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
First the good ,inside cabin ,fine and kept lovely by our steward,ship very clean ,staff friendly and helpful .entertainment good ,the queen tribute trio were excellent .we ate in the metropole restaurant every night same vegetables ... Read More
First the good ,inside cabin ,fine and kept lovely by our steward,ship very clean ,staff friendly and helpful .entertainment good ,the queen tribute trio were excellent .we ate in the metropole restaurant every night same vegetables 1scoop mashed potato,2 sticks of carrots and a golf ball rock hard floret of cauliflower , portions were fit for a 5 yr old so small ,we asked for extra veg every night no prob but got a bowl of the above veg .pool bar staff non existent ( didn't want drinks package people using their package ) spa outrageously expensive $60 to have shellac polish off and ordinary polish on and the girl was doing two of us at the same time ,18% tax added to everything as well as gratuities added to your bill ( ours inc in package thank good ness ) on board shops v poor every night watch sale ! No choc buffet no ice carving on deck ,lots of extra charges for things i.e. Galley tours fitness classes .we sailed on the solstice 2 years ago no comparison I doubt if we will sail celebrity again ,much better value with Thompson last year . Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
This was our 5th cruise with Celebrity and we chose this cruise for the itinerary. Unfortunately their standards have dropped dramatically and from the minute you step on board you are constantly bombarded with upgrading your drinks ... Read More
This was our 5th cruise with Celebrity and we chose this cruise for the itinerary. Unfortunately their standards have dropped dramatically and from the minute you step on board you are constantly bombarded with upgrading your drinks passage, booking speciality dining and booking another cruise. Anything to get your money! Embarkation went smoothly and our balcony stateroom was very clean but definitely the worse for wear. Torn valance sheet, shabby curtains and cracked tiles in shower room. The wear and tear was evident throughout the ship but it is all very clean. The staff never seem to stop cleaning from morning until night and they are always so cheerful and pleasant. The food in the ocean view self service was okay but nothing was ever hot . We used the burger bar once and have to say that it was delicious. The real problem was the main dining room. Oh my goodness it was not good! Beef so tough it was inedible. Our table attendants were superb and so attentive and I did feel embarrassed at continually returning food but I was certainly not the only one. Again the food wasn't hot enough, Overall it was very poor. We didn't go on any of the ship's excursions as they are very overpriced, preferring to do our own thing. I do feel it is wrong that Celebrity are now charging for taking you from the ship into the town - $12 or $15 each depending on length of journey. The entertainment was very good and we went each evening to the theatre then enjoyed listening to whichever group was playing in the lounge. My friend and I had a game of bingo - $31!! Total rip-off! Overall I was disappointed in the cruise. We travelled with friends and had told them that the sai away from Venice would be spectacular with lovely music as the ship sails down the Grand Canal. What did we get? Absolutely nothing. Lots of people remarked on this and had been looking forward to the big sail away. The cruise was not worth the money we paid and I would not recommend Celebrity to anyone. They are certainly not 5*! I think it's time to try another cruise line and, after speaking to others on the ship, I don't think I will be the only one. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
We (wife and I) are Celebrity loyalists - elite in Captain's club. This cruise - Adriatic and Italy - was our tenth on Celebrity after a break of four years. Our first was in 1972 on Galaxy. Celebrity had a well-deserved ... Read More
We (wife and I) are Celebrity loyalists - elite in Captain's club. This cruise - Adriatic and Italy - was our tenth on Celebrity after a break of four years. Our first was in 1972 on Galaxy. Celebrity had a well-deserved reputation of offering medium price cruises but well above average in dining and service. No longer. The menu in the main dining room has been reduced from five to three courses, the first labeled as 'starters'! The menu was rarely better than downtown hotel standard. The quality was variable - they are certainly no longer buying the best meat. The main dining room should be 'fine dining': steak and chips might be found in a road side diner but not appropriate here Deserts down to a choice of two very non-descript items - I fully expected to see carrot cake and brownies one night. Celebrity seems to have reduced its staffing. Our dining room staff were as good as ever but elsewhere the strain of overwork showed. Gloomy, non-conversational. In the lounges too few staff at peak times. Concierge cabins - as good as ever. Our attendant could not do enough to please. Embarkation and debarkation superlative. If Celebrity has chosen to compete on price with Fred Olsen or Saga, then good luck to them. But we expect better. And our views are not unique - chance conversations with other Celebrity 'old hands' - never again! Good bye! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
We have cruised with Celebrity for over 15 years. We chose the Iberian Peninsula cruise as we had not been to the Ports on this cruise earlier. The Check-in took ages in spite being Elite Members. They had the bookings messed up - we ... Read More
We have cruised with Celebrity for over 15 years. We chose the Iberian Peninsula cruise as we had not been to the Ports on this cruise earlier. The Check-in took ages in spite being Elite Members. They had the bookings messed up - we had two cabins allotted to us. They took time to resolve the issue. Disembarkation was a breeze. Constellation is an old ship. With the refit and adding extra cabins it is a mess at Common areas of Swimming Pool/Jacuzzis, Oceanview Cafe & the Gym. The Cabin was normal Balcony Cabin.\ The Dinning Restaurant - Dinner was crowded with tables close to each other. Not so earlier. Food in the Dinning Hall was good. In the Oceanview Cafe it was a challenge to find a place to sit and then to get food. The Crockery & Cutlery cleanliness was pathetic. They kept WET plates, unwashed plates & mugs. Plates with black marks. They had an excuse for everything, but set things right. Very disappointing from this point of view. The some Shows were good rest average. Celebrity Life did a good job of their activities We wanted to book two tickets for the "Under Siege" shore excursion at Gibraltar. Only one was confirmed, second waitlisted. Next day the status did not change. On asking to cancel the confirmed one. They immediately confirmed the second one. We had some friends who we met on board and advised of this excursion. They went to book the same. Got their reservation without a hassle. Never understood this game. The Guides at Shore excursions had no regards to people with difficulties, continued on at their own pace. Most Ports we visited were fantastic. Since we were at Bilbao - overnight, on arrival we picked up a rental car (AVIS) at the Port area and drove (4Hours one way) to Lourdes in France. It was the High Point of the Vacation. We cruise every year - have done 15 cruises with Celebrity. This one was amongst the last favourable. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the price. The price was great, and we loved the places we went, although we had been to all of them before. One of the first thing we noticed on this ship, as opposed to all the other ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the price. The price was great, and we loved the places we went, although we had been to all of them before. One of the first thing we noticed on this ship, as opposed to all the other cruises we have taken, was that many of the crew were not friendly or helpful. They would walk right past you and many murmur "hi", but were not particularly friendly. Although most of the cabin crew were very friendly, as were most of the waiters and servers. The people in the buffet, and the seating staff in the dining room, and many of the staff in the shop areas were not very accommodating or friendly, but very eager for you to buy. We also noticed that the ship was VERY dated, and was not at all well kept up. This was also a first for us. We had a balcony, and the whole 12 days, there was a dirty area right in the middle of the glass the size of a basketball that you couldn't see through at all. I ran a cloth through it just to see if it was scratched, but it was just dirt, and no one ever cleaned it. And there were four or five dried drips of paint down the glass as well. Also there was dirt in the gutter of the balcony near the railing that was always filled with black dirt and sludge. The floor by the wall was rusty and the paint was coming off the white rail beneath the bottom of the balcony. The rug was also coming up in front of the balcony door. There was black mold in the caulking at the bottom of our shower, and the hooks that held the shower curtain were rusty. The faucet was corroded. In the buffet, some of the cushions were torn and the seats had wear lines where people had sat that the lining was showing through. Most all of the railings on the decks were rusty and had big areas where the paint had been scraped off, so there were both rust and black areas wherever you looked. The lounge chairs were scraped and worn, and looked old. Also, the staff on the ship - especially at the excursion desk often didn't know things that they should have known, and gave us wrong information quite often. For instance, the last two days we were in Venice, and we could see busses in the distance that said "free port shuttle" on them, but no one could tell us if those were for our use, or if they came down to where out ship was. We were told by the desk that there was no free shuttle, but that we could pay 22 euro for the ships shuttle boat that would take us to St Marks Square. Then when we got off the ship there WAS a free shuttle to the end of the port. So after we saw that there was a free shuttle, we asked if it would be available the next day, the day of disembarkation, and we were told that it would not be available, which seemed very odd to me. While we were on the free shuttle, there were a few people who had paid for the ships shuttle to St Marks Square, but they never found where it was they were supposed to go, so missed it even though they paid for it. Also on the way back to the ship, there were quite a few different people who also never found where to get the ships shuttle, so never used it, having paid for it. AND we asked the bus personnel about the free shuttle the next day, and they said that yes, the free shuttle would be available for us to use. It seemed as though the ships personnel had no interest in anything that was not part of the ships excursion packages, which was also not how it had been on other ships. Usually we are told in the nightly newsletter basic things as to how to get around in the different ports if you were going on your own, and other tips about the ports that would help those of us who were not on the ships excursions. There was very little of that kind of information, although there was a little. It seems like the ships staff should have a basic knowledge of transportation and customs and so on for us as well as the ships tours, but they seemed very lacking in even basic questions about the ports. That being said, we still enjoyed the cruise, and would do it again. None of this was a deal breaker for us, since the price was so good, it was just not like anything we have experienced before. We could overlook that kind of thing, but we would be very discouraged and angry had we paid top dollar for this shabby ship. We enjoyed the food, and the people who were nice, and just ignored the bad stuff, but I would be very careful if that kind of thing is important to you. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
I really enjoyed the above cruise on the celebrity constellation in October 2015. The employees of the company go out of their way to make you feel great. It was very disappointing not to go into Israel . Instead we went to 4 Greek ... Read More
I really enjoyed the above cruise on the celebrity constellation in October 2015. The employees of the company go out of their way to make you feel great. It was very disappointing not to go into Israel . Instead we went to 4 Greek islands. A shame there wasn't something else to break of all the old churches and look alike places, even tho they were interesting. Other cruises had many informative lectures, but the celebrity did not. That was not good. Their crew of actors for their production numbers were phenomenal .! This was not a cruise for children as about 90% of people were 60 and older. That was a plus for some of us! Naturally shore excursions are high, as they are on any ship. I found the hop on/hop off busses in a number of cities to be great. Besides giving a bit of info as u pass a point of interest, you pay one nominal fee for a 24 hour pass and you can get on and off the bus whenever it stops! These are run by the port you are in and big competition for the shore excursions sold! Our stateroom was very small, but I heard that other ones in the same area were a bit bigger. But I never plan on staying in it for too long anyway! There was a big fitness area, spa, and beauty area. For what we got, where we went, saw, and duration, this was a great deal! Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Sailed on the constellation, last september, and found so much lacking this time. Dining: service not as good, did not pay attention to what i ordered. the meat was always dry. one night we had lamb and everyone after said it was ... Read More
Sailed on the constellation, last september, and found so much lacking this time. Dining: service not as good, did not pay attention to what i ordered. the meat was always dry. one night we had lamb and everyone after said it was chewy and hard to eat at all. Worst ever entertainment, only one show was really worth watching that was goronwy thom., the rest we saw last year nothing changed. What really was the worst was nothing to do on sea days, we only saw a get together one day (dancing) last year the staff all jumped in the pool, even the entertainment director and played vollyball. There was lot's going on.,this time sad to say we were bored. I have never been on a cruise ship (done 12) where the last formal night, did not do something with the staff, introducing them all, one by one and we clapped, and the napkin waving, silly as it is, it is fun to watch everyone doing it., this time nothing. We finished our meal, and we all left. This entertainment director needs to put some effort into doing his job, we had better entertainment on the century and that is a much older ship., but i was impressed and told them so, as it was so good. Cabin service, constantly had to ask for shampoo., we brought shower get, etc., but not shampoo, expecting to get in our cabin. i would leave the empty one on the floor in the shower, he must have seen it was empty. Last year, and previous years, celebrity including the constellaton used cloth towels in the public washrooms, must be cutting back, as there was non this year, just the paper towels. I will continue sailing with celebrity to get our level up, but was greatly dissapointed this time., constellation standards have greatly declined. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
In most cases our Celebrity Cruise ‘met expectations’ and so I have given it an ‘average rating, but, unfortunately, Celebrity fell short on every level – perhaps with the exception of the hotel and restaurant staff. One ... Read More
In most cases our Celebrity Cruise ‘met expectations’ and so I have given it an ‘average rating, but, unfortunately, Celebrity fell short on every level – perhaps with the exception of the hotel and restaurant staff. One aspect in which Celebrity catastrophically failed to meet expectations was in the itinerary and name of the cruise. Listed as a cruise of the ‘Eastern Roman Empire’ – it actually managed to schedule port stops at two of the most important sites on the day they were closed. We booked this cruise because of the promise of visiting ancient roman ruins – as stated in the on-line promotion. For the Constellation to dock at Athens on a Monday - when normally the Acropolis Museum is closed - and Santorini on Tuesday when the Museum of Ancient Thira was closed is bordering on miss-selling. In general, the time allowed for on-shore excursions was insufficient. Because of time constraints, visiting Akrotiri (the predominant Roman site on Santorini) was problematical but, having read that due to restoration, most of the important artefacts had been moved to the Museum of Ancient Thira anyway, this was an absolute must visit. However, this museum is closed on Tuesdays – and Celebrity cruise of the Eastern Roman Empire, chose to dock at Santorini on Tuesday. The story would have been the same in Athens as the Acropolis Museum is normally closed on Monday, but, because of the unusual political/financial situation in Greece – the museum was especially opened for a limited time during September . When booking this cruise, we said that it was to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary - we were assured of an upgrade and looked forward to this with excitement. We were given a very nice stateroom, portside in Concierge class – which was not actually an upgrade but simply what we had paid for. Not a problem. Our actual anniversary was on the 11th September – which we had mentioned when booking the excursion tour to Herculaneum from Sorrento. However – no acknowledgement of this was made either by way of a bottle of champagne or flowers in our room – or anything – we were just two more passengers. On other cruises we have been on, a small acknowledgement of a birthday or anniversary has been made in the dining room. This is often little more than the presentation of a cup cake with a candle and brief chorus of ‘Congratulations’ or ‘happy birthday’. We are naturally (British) a little shy at such attention – but accept it with pleased embarrassment – it is something to mark the day. Our table partners told our waiter that this was a special occasion for us - and he smiled, but that was it – nothing else – and we were left thinking that fifty years of marriage was perhaps not something worthy of celebration after all – at least not with a cruise on Celebrity. In fact, that was it – Celebrity regards its passengers as simply cargo – a revenue source that should be milked at every opportunity. They do not go that extra footstep (let alone mile) to make the cruise special –you get what you pay for – and pay for – and pay for. Concierge class incurred a high rate of ‘gratuity’ boasting ‘fresh fruit every day’ Well, the fruit was so hard that it remained inedible until the day of departure – so there was no need to replace it every day – cynics might suggest that this was intentional. We bought a bottle of wine in Sorrento to celebrate our Anniversary in our stateroom - but this was confiscated on return to the ship and given back to us on departure. So even that little celebration was taken away from us. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
my wife and i have been on many cruises (30+) over the last 30 years. we have been on many different lines. never on the super premium e.g.: crystal), but on the ones right below. we have sailed in celebrity before a few times. we ... Read More
my wife and i have been on many cruises (30+) over the last 30 years. we have been on many different lines. never on the super premium e.g.: crystal), but on the ones right below. we have sailed in celebrity before a few times. we really enjoyed the line. the last time was about 5 years ago. we selected this cruise because of the ports. we had been to italy several times. never to the dalmatian coast.(croatia, montenegro, etc.). ports were wonderful. the trip to venice was very nice. our travel agent (virtuoso in sherman oaks ca) was extremely helpful. she suggested we upgrade for the over the water portion on alitalia to a comfort cabin class. it was well worth the extra few hundred dollars. we went to florence for a few days, then took the train to venice for embarkation. embarkation was a nightmare! not enough agents. total disorganization! took us 2 hours to get through. the club classes had no lines. we had 500-700 in line and another 500-700 on seats. we are capt. club members, but not a high enough classification. a real cattle call. the capt. and crew including the cruise director were wonderful as was the cabin stewardess (jennifer) whom we gave an extra tip. entertainment was good. the dining room personnel were ok, just doing their jobs. breakfast servers were very nice. breakfast ok. typical cruise food. dinners were TERRIBLE!. pork and beans just one example. from an upscale line. unacceptable. premium restaurants were good. the ship was geared to the suite customers. 2 prvate premium restaurants for them. private clubs. roped off seating in the theater. all perks for those customers. that's fine. but, we were made to feel there were 2 separate classes on what was supposed to be a classless ship. will think twice before spending our $5000+ with this line again Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
We left Port Everglade on December 14, 2013 in route to Key West and then on to Cozumel...or so we thought. We reached Key West on Sunday morning and went into the city for a trolley tour which was really informational and a lot of fun. It ... Read More
We left Port Everglade on December 14, 2013 in route to Key West and then on to Cozumel...or so we thought. We reached Key West on Sunday morning and went into the city for a trolley tour which was really informational and a lot of fun. It was quite hot, so I was glad for the water from our ship and the free bottled water from the trolley tour. Went back on board around 2:00 p.m. and showered, and waited for our departure from Key West at 5:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. we were still in port and waiting to hear the engines reeve up to be on our way. At 7:00 p.m. the captain came over the loud speaker system to inform us of the "good news, bad news & really good news!" Which was we were still in Key West...really, I didn't know that...one of the turbine engines had broken down, & the really good news was that we were moving over the Naval base dock for the repairs that needed to be done on the ship. Then he stated that we would be underway by 10:00 p.m. that evening. If you wish to go back into Key West for the evening, we could be tendered there and needed to return to the ship by 9:30 p.m. so we could leave at 10 p.m. At 10:30 p.m. the Captain came over the loud speaker again and stated the repair was taking longer then anticipated and we would be in port until 9:30 a.m. the next day. We got up the next morning and waited for our time to leave the port. At 10:45 a.m. the captain came over the loud speaker again and stated we still could not leave port and we would be able to go into Key West again if we wanted to. We did not get off the ship again, as we really didn't have anything else to do in Key West. He stated we would leave port at 10 p.m. that night. Again, we did not leave and were told we would leave at 6 a.m. the next day and head to Nassau, Bahamas. Now, I have been to Nassau 6 times already. I mostly go on this cruise to enjoy my time on the boat. I find the Bahamas a good first time cruise, but don't really like getting off there anymore. I was definitely disappointed with this news. We did finally get on our way at about 7:30 a.m. on Wed. 12/18. I went down to the purser's desk to see if there would be any kind of compensation for this change. I was told there would not be anything for our inconvience but I could try to contact the Headquarters when I returned home. I did that just a few moments ago and got no satisfaction of any kind. Just sincere apologies and that she would certainly let her superiors know of my dissatisfaction. It wouldn't have taken much to make me happy really...I mean the fact that the engine was that broken down is not something that they didn't know wasn't going to happen anytime too soon. When my car is acting up, I know by certain sounds that it makes that I need to get it checked out soon...I believe it is the same with a cruise ship. You have been working with this vessel long enough to know when something major is about to happen. Ignoring that and your passengers is not how to do business. Other issues with the ship was our wait staff. Our sub-waiter was a sweet young man who had been working there for 2 months. He was not very attentive because he didn't seem to know what to do next. Our first night he spilled coffee on one of our dining mates. She was wearing white (coffee stained) pants now. Our waiter was fast. Too fast as he made many mistakes on whose order he was serving to whom. Twice I received our vegan dining mates food and they received mine. Several times I told him to slow down and take the time to be right instead of being too fast. He, however, saw the slowness of our sub-waiter and did alot of the jobs he should be doing for us. Thus the reason for such overly excessive mistakes. The entertainment was really good. The comic was outstanding, the singers at the bars were really enjoyable and there was a string trio that played spectacular. The Celebrity Shows of dancers, singers and aerialist was fantastic. The Art Auction was fun and entertaining as well. Our cabin stewards were prompt and friendly. We enjoyed there presence and dedication to perfection. There were other staff that really made this cruise stand out to us as well. The young girl who waited on us for our gelato in the evenings was refreshing along with one waitress who brought our drinks in the same area on deck 5. And then there was Taylor (with the cruise director dept.) who really helped make our last day (at Nassau) fun and entertaining. These few things made our time being STRANDED bearable. However, I would never cruise with Celebrity again. The attitude that things happen with no regard for the price I spent for a cruise that just didn't deliver doesn't meet with my standards. As you know when in port, the casino and shops are all shut down due to the rules and deals that the lines have with each port they go into. That meant, while stuck in Key West for 2 1/2 days, we couldn't shop or play the slots while there. I just wish that Celebrity would have said, "Book with us again and we will comp your drink package or give you an onboard credit of $100 per stateroom or something like that." I wasn't looking for a free cruise back to Cozumel (although, I would have welcomed it), I was looking for something that showed me that they took seriously my disappointment with the way this trip turned out. Even if they had offered 1/4 to 1/2 off my next cruise, I would have been happy. But they sheer "so sad, too bad" attitude makes me say I'll never cruise with them again. As they are part of Royal Caribbean as well, I am beginning to feel the same way as the Crown & Anchor lines too. The same corporation would treat me the same if something happened on their line as well.   Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
My wife and I have been on over 50 cruises on many different lines. We had heard great things about Celebrity and decided to try a 5 day cruise on the Constellation. The cruise departed from Miami and called at Roatan and Cozumel. ... Read More
My wife and I have been on over 50 cruises on many different lines. We had heard great things about Celebrity and decided to try a 5 day cruise on the Constellation. The cruise departed from Miami and called at Roatan and Cozumel. Arrival We had made parking arrangements with Premier Parking after reading some good reviews on line. What a terrible mistake. We arrived at their lot at 12:45 pm, the time on our reservationn and were told to leave and come back in a couple of hours. That they had no room for any more cars. Well, where do you go in Miami for an hour or two when waiting to park your car? We looked around for another lot and finally called the home office and got them to intervene and have the lot start valet parking. Of course, then we had to wait over 45 minutes for a shuttle to get to the port! Called a cab, but they never showed. So we finally arrived at the port at about 2:45 pm. There was no line to check in, but some how the lady took about 10 minutes to get us checked in and did not swipe the credit card for my wife ( we found out later). Once on the ship, we were greeted by free drinks, but no directions. We found out room and it was made up and ready for occupancy. We went up to the Sea View and had lunch. The lifeboat drill was painless and over fairly quickly and we set sail for Roatan. Room: Our room was a standard inside and was very nice. Had a great shower, much bigger than most ships, but poorly arranged closets. You could not open the bathroom door if someone was trying to get in the closet. Otherwise the room was fine. The biggest complaint we had about the Constellation was that it should have been refurbished a year ago, not 2013. There were torn duvet covers, stained blankets, stained towels and mildew in the bathrooms. This is not what one expects from a top drawer cruise line. Food: Dining room food was very good. Best French Onion Soup I have ever had. All dishes were served hot and had good taste. Found very little that was not good. Service in the dining room was excellent, again among the best I have had. We had Early Dining. The food on the Buffet was bland and never changed. I thought they could do much better. The Pizza was just average. The Buffet set up was confusing and people seemed to have a lot of trouble figuring out where to go to get what. Entertainment: Excellent. Of the five acts 4 were among the best I have seen. Only the juggler was not very good. The Cruise Director was good and very approachable. Ship Condition: Needs refurbishment. Threadbare and dirty in places. Also, was told by a number of Celebrity fans, don't judge the line by this ship. I hope they are correct. Corners were cut because it was a five day cruise-- no lobster, no prawns, etc. Seems to me they would go all out to impress you so that you would do a longer cruise with them. We had 10 in our group and none were excited about going on another Celebrity Cruise. They said this one was just OK. Disembarkation-- Very quick and very smooth-- no complaints at all. Overall: Would try Celebrity again if the itinerary was one I wanted and the price was good. But if I have to choose, everything else being equal, I would said with Princess or Holland America before Celebrity. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Celebrity Constellation Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 5.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.5
Enrichment 4.0 3.4
Service 5.0 4.3
Value For Money 5.0 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.1

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