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This was our first 7 day cruise aboard Celebrity. We found that half way into the cruise it was all about how to get off the ship. It made our vacation feel shorter. Embarking at Civitavecchia was not as smooth as I had experienced at other ports. Felt disorganized and there really was no advantage given to Concierge Class guests. The rooms were typical cabins. Older furniture inside but newer chairs on the veranda. Our beds were not comfortable at all and we woke with back aches each morning. The carpet looked like it could have used s good cleaning. Our cabin steward was good but he was clearly overworked and had many cabins to tend to. We are at two specialty restaurants; Sushi on 5 and QSine. We didn’t expect the Sushi restaurant to charge a la carte but that wasn’t a big issue. The sushi was ok but not great by any means. Service was average. The dinner at QSine was the seafood menu. Big disappointment here. We were seated near the front of the restaurant and the noise coming from the kitchen was very loud. So loud in fact that the maitre d had to tell them twice to keep their voices down. There’s also a door to the right as you enter the restaurant that banged closed every 30 seconds and drove me nuts. The food was good. The service rushed. The food in the Oceanfront (buffet) was pretty much the same - every night. There also weren’t enough bar stewards. By the time we got our drinks we were done with dinner. We ate in the main dining room only twice. The service was slow but the food was good here. The others at the table started talking politics so we decided not to return. The Martini bar on 4 was awesome. Highly recommend this area. As for onboard activities, there really weren’t many options. Steer clear from the bingo (very expensive and only 4 games!!). The casino has a few newer slots but most were very old. Overall this was a disappointing 5th cruise for us. The ship is too old, there isn’t enough staff and the food was not good. We will try Azamara next.

Old Ship, Sub Par Experience

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by TwoPuttGal

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This was our first 7 day cruise aboard Celebrity. We found that half way into the cruise it was all about how to get off the ship. It made our vacation feel shorter.

Embarking at Civitavecchia was not as smooth as I had experienced at other ports. Felt disorganized and there really was no advantage given to Concierge Class guests.

The rooms were typical cabins. Older furniture inside but newer chairs on the veranda. Our beds were not comfortable at all and we woke with back aches each morning. The carpet looked like it could have used s good cleaning. Our cabin steward was good but he was clearly overworked and had many cabins to tend to.

We are at two specialty restaurants; Sushi on 5 and QSine. We didn’t expect the Sushi restaurant to charge a la carte but that wasn’t a big issue. The sushi was ok but not great by any means. Service was average. The dinner at QSine was the seafood menu. Big disappointment here. We were seated near the front of the restaurant and the noise coming from the kitchen was very loud. So loud in fact that the maitre d had to tell them twice to keep their voices down. There’s also a door to the right as you enter the restaurant that banged closed every 30 seconds and drove me nuts. The food was good. The service rushed.

The food in the Oceanfront (buffet) was pretty much the same - every night. There also weren’t enough bar stewards. By the time we got our drinks we were done with dinner.

We ate in the main dining room only twice. The service was slow but the food was good here. The others at the table started talking politics so we decided not to return.

The Martini bar on 4 was awesome. Highly recommend this area.

As for onboard activities, there really weren’t many options. Steer clear from the bingo (very expensive and only 4 games!!).

The casino has a few newer slots but most were very old.

Overall this was a disappointing 5th cruise for us. The ship is too old, there isn’t enough staff and the food was not good. We will try Azamara next.
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