Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Weymouth man
- Sail Date: December 2016
- Destination: Middle East
- Cabin Type: Ocean View 4
Staff throughout the ship were brilliant, helpful, happy and delightful especially our main dining room server Daisy.
Food was generally very good in the main dining room and buffet both in quality and choice.
State room was very good although the bedding had seen better days, but was clean and changed regularly, again the steward was brilliant.
Excursions were great in India, not booked through the ship but by friends made on cruise critic roll call.
Met lovely people from all over the world, most were happy with their cruise although as always you get the perpetual moaners.
The Classic drinks package included in the cruise price was more that adequate, and included speciality coffee and soft drinks.
The ship although a bit on the old side was great, public rooms were really good and just the right size not too big or too small.
Now the not so good points.
Celebrity obviously keep the upfront costs of the cruise reasonable, but try to make up their money by on board sales.
If you don't play their game and buy extra it is fine, remember you are boarding a shopping mall!
We were approached six times on boarding to upgrade our drinks package which we found was totally unnecessary unless you enjoy Matinies, (only $10 + 18% per person per day!)
Speciality dining was pushed time and time again throughout the cruise and was relatively expensive $40 to $50, as I said food in the main dining rooms were very good.
Entertainment was very poor.
The cruise director was the worst I have ever encountered, never saw him around the ship only on stage in the evening or the usual TV program, his catch phrase of " Love You" was really cringe worthy. God knows what he did!
Again a lot of the entertainment was to make money, usual art auctions, casino competitions, tastings etc.etc.
Stage shows were predictable and visiting artists generally poor.
All said had a great time as we did not commit to extras and accepted the entertainment as it was and enjoyed the company of other guests.
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