This was our 5th cruise, first on Celebrity. We previously cruised on Regent, Oceania and Viking. Norway is an extremely expensive destination, hence our decision to give Celebrity a try since their prices are much lower and they were offering the 123 special. We stayed in Aqua Class, which we thought might give us a reprieve from crowding that we expected, since this ship is more than twice the size and occupancy of any ship we had ever cruised on.
Our perception of Constellation compared to smaller, luxury class ships:
Lots of overcrowding at buffet during lunch and dinner. We wish they would have had more restaurant choices during the day to relieve the seating issues (lack of adequate tables for everyone). It wasn't a problem at dinner.
The cabin itself was okay. A little run down looking. The bathroom was nice with a great shower. I did not like the toiletries, very perfumy and not good smelling. Aqua class is nice for the main reason of being able to duck crowds and eat in Blu restaurant. The balconies on the 9th level had the jogging track cantilevered out overhead, partially blocking sky view which was a little bit of a disappointment since we could not look up at the fjords from balcony and had to go up on main deck. I'd say go for 10th or 11th floor level for better views. We expected a better level of service from room attendant, but whenever we did have an issue, they would come quickly to resolve it.