Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by florence11
- Sail Date: February 2018
- Destination: Asia
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2A
We had 1 night in a hotel in Singapore before boarding which was very nice. We arrived at the port fairly early and were soon on board no waiting around and decided to make use of our drinks package as our rooms were not ready. The ship is looking abit old and tired with quite alot of rust around but it was being painted. It is not a bad sized ship and we never had any problems getting sunbeds even on sea days.
We had a balcony cabin on deck 7 which was spotless, there is not alot of storage but we managed we had also requested a kettle in the room and we had one. There was quite abit of rust on the balcony and it was difficult at times to open the balcony door.
We used the buffet for breakfast and lunch and there was always a good choice, we did use it once in the evening but were disappointed with what was on offer. We had Select dining which as very good as we were a group of 7 and we only had the pager once which was great.
The food in the MDR was very good it could have been a little warmer. The only thing we found was that there did not seem to be many staff as we often had to wait quite a while just to order food, we also had to wait quite a while for the wine waiter. We were in the MDR on one occasion and we waited so long we left before dessert as we got fed up, but we found that most evening we had to wait quite a while.
We did use Sushi on 5 and Quisine which were very good.
The entertainment was a little bit of hit and miss, we found that if there was a show on there wasn't alot else going on at the same time which would have been good as the shows were not always to our taste. There were a couple of good singers on the Sunset bar.
The service from around the ship was very good and the staff always seemed to be working very hard and from what we could gather there have been cut backs and it did show.
Ho chi Minh
We normally do our own thing when we get to the ports but as we docked so far away from the city that we booked a trip to the Mekong Delta, that was a big mistake. We did not realise until the night before when we got the tickets out that the trip started with a 3hr bus ride as this was not stated in the description of the tour. When we arrived at the Mekong Delta we were rushed onto a ferry, then we had tea, then fruit and singing and a sweet factory then straight down to a packed river to get onto a 4 man boat back to the ferry and back on the bus for our 3hr journey back to the port. There were stalls which we did not get to look at as everything was rushed.
We docked here there was a shuttle bus provided to take you into Hong Kong and there was also an MRT station nearby. We had our tour booked here. We went up the Peak in a taxi which was quite reasonable as the queue for the tram was a 2hr wait. We were overnight here but as it was Chinese New Year alot of places were closed.
We were docked here and are within walking distance of the town. We had our own tour booked here which was good. There is not alot in the port.
We had to get a tender here to the jetty, we had a tuk-tuk for a dollar to Station 2, then a sunbed and parasol for $5 and a drink from a local bar for $2 so for less than $10 we had a lovely day. The beach is spotless and the sea is beautiful it was paradise. The ride in the tuk-tuk is priceless.
We docked here and there is not alot around, you can walk down to Jesselton Point which is quite nice. We had our own tour booked.
We would not sail on Constellation again I think it is too old a ship and there does not seem to be enough to do.
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