Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Keltycruiser
- Sail Date: September 2017
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Concierge Class 2
Positives first - ship is in good shape considering her age, food in Oceanview and Marco Polo were above average, actually a lot better than the food we had on a previous Celebrity cruise last November through the Panama Canal. Any staff we encountered went above and beyond service expectations even though there are noticeable staff cutbacks. Entertainment overall was great. The ships entertainment crew and band were excellent. One of the better groups we have encountered on Celebrity cruises. Singers and dancers went above and beyond considering it was their last week on this ship/contract.
Not so goods....Disappointing that Celebrity keeps changing their drink packages, i.e. last November on our Panama Cruise we could have Bailies but not this cruise as you had to have the Premium Package....most of the time I went to the bar to get our drinks as drink waiters were hard to find in the lounges and pool area. In the main dining room we were hardly asked if we wanted a 2nd glass of wine with our meal. First Evening Chic night was a disaster...front area was crazy, not sure what happened as I have never encountered this on any other Celebrity Cruises. When we finally got a table we waited more than 20 minutes to even get a menu, not sure what happened, maybe new staff or too many diners at the same time. 2nd Evening Chic night was 100% better. Café Bacio was excellent as usual and we enjoyed many afternoons there.
We are loyal Celebrity cruisers but if they keep making these cutbacks we may have to start comparing other cruise lines.
Venice, - We were their prior to cruise and walked around on our own.
Ravenna - ship excursion RV23 Ravenna City Sights, we still had to pay for entrance to monuments/churches and didn't have enough time to see all that we paid for in the 5 monument pass. Very disappointing
Dubrovnik - first day ship excursion DU06 Dalmatian Coastline and Wine Tasting, I have to say this is the best excursion/tour I have ever been on, well worth the money.
Dubrovnik - ship excursion 2nd day walked around on our own, picked up some wonderful locally made jewellery
Kotor - ship excursion KV17 Montenegro Highlights, this tour took us up through 25 hairpin turns by bus and into the country side, very good tour.
Catania - ship excursion to Taormina CQ22 - Lovely Taormina, this was very good just wished for more free time there.
Mallorca - ship excursion PJA5 Flamenco Show at Son Amar, EXCELLENT SHOW, only our bus was there, it was like a private show with tapas and sangreia. The dancers, singer, guitar player were AMAZING. Got to see a lot of the country side on our way there and back.
Ibiza - Walked around on our own to the old city and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A lot of history to take in.
Valencia - ship excursion VN25 - Panoramic Valencia tour, o.k. but needed more free time to walk around.
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