Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Mammasan
The ship itself seems a bit tired in some areas in spite of having been "Solsticized" not long ago. We heard that the ship is due for another remodel very soon, and it surely needs it. Part of the carpet trim near the floor in our cabin was missing and there was a layer of dust around the edges of the carpet that looked to have been there quite a while. There was black mold around the bottom of our shower, and several places where rust was clearly evident on the metal edges near doors, etc. While the crew seemed to be very helpful and friendly for the most part, the desk could have been a bit more responsive and friendly when we were asking about port options, etc. They acted a bit put upon. The concierge, on the other hand, was very helpful and understanding while still acting very friendly, even when we were complaining about the lack of port information. Our room steward seemed to be very overworked, and often gave us only one washcloth instead of two, but hurriedly came up with a second when asked. He also was quick to provide more hangars on our first day on board.
Food was fairly good for the most part, although a bit repetitive, especially in the buffet. On a couple of occasions, the food in the main dining room was outstanding, especially the fillet and the rack of lamb. Desserts all were excellent and service was impeccable. Our waiter, assistant waiter and wine steward were all tip top in every way. The brunch in the main dining room was a bit of a disappointment. We felt breakfast in the buffet was just as good, or even better in many ways.
The main pool on the ship is quite large and looked to be great for a lap swimmer like myself, but although I prefer colder water than others, it was way too cold for a swim. Was a huge disappointment for me, as swimming is my primary exercise and I was excited when I saw pictures of the pool online. The therapy pool indoors is too hot and not large enough for lap swimming.
While we enjoyed ourselves on this cruise and had a great time meeting and making new friends on board, we probably will never sail with Celebrity again, as this was our second cruise with this line, and both were a bit disappointing for one reason or another.
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