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When we booked two years prior we were told that Celebrity were top notch and at the very top of the various cruise operators. We therefore had high hopes of a truly memorable cruise as we packed our formal wear and shoes to match. Imagine our bitter disappointment when we found out on arriving on board in Venice that the formal nights had been replaced with ''evening chic'' nights. A misnomer if ever I heard one with people dressed in jeans and polo shirts. Part of the whole cruise experience is the dressing for dinner and all the pomp that goes with it. Not once prior to leaving home did Celebrity let us know of the change. What a difference that would of made to our packing and baggage allowance. No restaurant dining at lunch. Even the smaller cruise operators offer this. Food in the San Marco very poor for the first half of the cruise. It improved in the second half as I am sure there was lots of complaints. Poorly timed evening shows. We had the ''anytime dining'' and like to eat around 8 pm, the most popular time we were told, so had to begin getting ready for dinner at around 7 pm and was still eating at 9 pm. The very times each show began so although we would have liked to have seen the entertainment it meant eating at times not suited to us. As we paid a lot of money for our holiday we felt we should not compromise our enjoyment to fit in with the ships lousy time management. Most of Celebritys competitors schedule their main shows to begin at 8 pm and 10 pm a much more sensible arrangement. However the ports of call were excellent, we met some great people and the cabin was very nice. We ate in Ocean Liners and The Tuscan, two of the speciality restaurants, expensive but especially the Tuscan very very good.

Evening chic - I think not!

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by e.hutchins@sky.com

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2B
When we booked two years prior we were told that Celebrity were top notch and at the very top of the various cruise operators. We therefore had high hopes of a truly memorable cruise as we packed our formal wear and shoes to match. Imagine our bitter disappointment when we found out on arriving on board in Venice that the formal nights had been replaced with ''evening chic'' nights. A misnomer if ever I heard one with people dressed in jeans and polo shirts. Part of the whole cruise experience is the dressing for dinner and all the pomp that goes with it. Not once prior to leaving home did Celebrity let us know of the change. What a difference that would of made to our packing and baggage allowance. No restaurant dining at lunch. Even the smaller cruise operators offer this. Food in the San Marco very poor for the first half of the cruise. It improved in the second half as I am sure there was lots of complaints. Poorly timed evening shows. We had the ''anytime dining'' and like to eat around 8 pm, the most popular time we were told, so had to begin getting ready for dinner at around 7 pm and was still eating at 9 pm. The very times each show began so although we would have liked to have seen the entertainment it meant eating at times not suited to us. As we paid a lot of money for our holiday we felt we should not compromise our enjoyment to fit in with the ships lousy time management. Most of Celebritys competitors schedule their main shows to begin at 8 pm and 10 pm a much more sensible arrangement. However the ports of call were excellent, we met some great people and the cabin was very nice. We ate in Ocean Liners and The Tuscan, two of the speciality restaurants, expensive but especially the Tuscan very very good.
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Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2B
Cabin 2B 9041
As it should be. Nothing exceptional but nothing wrong. I do not see though why, if you have purchased a drinks package prior, one cannot drink from the stocked fridge.
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