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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great Cruise!!

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Thor17

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2017
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View 8

This was our second cruise on the Constellation and as with our first cruise - it did not disappoint.

We selected this cruise for its itinerary (as all of the stops were new with the exception of Livorno - but we did something different than the first time we were there), the price, and because it is Celebrity!

Embarkation was as smooth as silk. We were a little early (1030am) but were allowed to board and it only took 10 minutes.

Our cabin was an oceanview (lowest category available - 08) right at the front of the ship (2001), but the cabin was of good size, quiet and very "stable" - no rocking! We chose this cabin because of the incredible price/value (as it included drinks, tips and $200 obc) - for less than $1000 per person!!

We ate all of our evening meals in the Main Dining Room and the service and quality was great. I liked the variety and quantity!!

Entertainment on the ship was ok. The main performers were average with the exception of the magician. His act was pretty amazing. The games and other activities on the ship were really good and plentiful.

What made this cruise was the crew - Celebrity seems to hire the friendliest and most helpful people. The itinerary (and luckily the weather) was amazing. The cruise was absolutely awesome with the places we got to see.

I don't really have too much negative to say (yes...I could nit pick like most people like to do), but overall, I had a great time on the cruise, had plenty to eat and drink, and the ports were interesting.

Celebrity did not disappoint and I will continue to book with them in the future.


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Cabin Review

Ocean View 8
Cabin 08 2001

Standard cabin with a large porthole to view the outside. The location was great - as there was no noise from elevators, people talking, public areas, or theatre. I was a little worried as it was far forward - but there was very, very little rocking from the waves. I am quite happy that we saved a ton of cash with this room and it worked out perfectly!


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Barcelona

Great city - we did not spend much time here (as we have been in Barcelona before). Basically walked Las Ramblas.

Alicante

This port was a big (positive) surprise for us. We did a free walking tour, followed by a hike up to Santa Barbara Castle, then a walk along the beach. Next time we will spend the day at the beach as the sand and water was perfect!

Seville

We had originally booked a free tour of Cadiz, but upon arrival noticed how small the city was and walked it ourselves. The Caleta beach was a bit of a disappointment, but the walk along the seafront was amazing. A nice place to spend a couple of hours.

Ape's Den

This was one of our favourite stops. We walked from the ship to the Cable Car (we booked tickets on the internet) and went immediately to the top of the rock. The apes and views were wonderful. We walked around to the other attractions (Ape's den, caves etc) and decided to walk back (vice taking the cable car). We walked through town for duty free shopping (mostly alcohol) and returned to the ship. A great excursion and port.

View All 21 Ape's Den Reviews
Rock of Gibraltar

One of the best excursions. Go up to the top and meet the apes and see the incredible views.

View All 103 Rock of Gibraltar Reviews
St. Michael's Cave

Really big cave with cool rock formations. Definitely worth a look.

View All 33 St. Michael's Cave Reviews
Aix-en-Provence

We did a private tour with Provence Connection. We went to Notre Dame de la Garde Basillica, Aix-en-Provence, Cap Canaille and Cassis. Was a fantastic excursion. Get out of Marseille and see the French countryside - you will not be disappointed.

View All 115 Aix-en-Provence Reviews
Cinque Terre

Great tour of Cinque Terre and Pisa. We beat all the crowds by booking our own private (group of 8) excursion. Definitely two places that you want to see while you are in Livorno)

View All 99 Cinque Terre Reviews
Corsica (Ajaccio)

This was another pleasantly surprising port. An easy walk from the ship, we went for a swim at the beautiful beach. The sand and water were incredible. Afterwards we walked through town to get a feel and back to the ship. Was a great relaxing end to a fabulous cruise.


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