This was our first time cruising with Celebrity so we were a little unsure what to expect but we needn't have worried as all the family have had a brilliant time onboard and in the ports.
Constellation isnt the biggest ship but is well laid out and has a great atmosphere. yes, as some other reviewers have mentioned it is showing it's age in places and is looking a little tired in some areas, some of the balconies are rusty and some of the carpets in the the public lounges are showing a lot of wear. However, the maintenance team seem to work around the clock painting etc and the ship overall is very clean.
Our cabin was of a good size, the balcony was not the largest and was showing signs of wear with rusting etc but perfectly adequate. Our cabin steward Yogis did a good job of looking after us and was always on hand to help with whatever we needed. As we were not allowed to take our own kettle we requested one from Yogis and it was brought to the cabin immediately.
We thought the food overall was of a high standard particularly in the Marco Polo Restaurant - we did not try any of the speciality restaurants as we are of the view that we have already paid for our meals therefore don't agree with having to pay again to eat in the other restaurants though this is just our opinion. The buffet restaurant got really busy, although we did go there on a few occasions the food was tasty enough but not always very hot. Also the drinks service in the buffet restaurant is VERY slow, often we had finished our meals before the waiter had brought our drinks - this is an area that needs to be improved on.
We usually managed to get a sun lounger even on sea days but as always seems to be the case there are a large number of selfish people who put towels on loungers to reserve them but never actually use them. Many occasions we saw loungers not being used for hours at a time when there were people walking up and down the decks trying to find one. Celebrity really need to sort this issue out and have the Pool Butlers monitoring this issue as this practice is unfair to other passengers.
Entertainment was mixed, some great nights, others not so obviously down to personal taste. The silent disco were our best nights, loads of fun and really great nights.
To summarise, we had a really great time, we liked the ship and thought the service on the whole was excellent with a friendly crew. We would definitely choose Celebrity again.