Need to start this review by saying we had a great holiday, we travelled with friends, the literary was great and the weather fantastic. In our opinion there are lots of positives and we can only speak about our own experiences.
We travelled using the Jet Sail offer - this we found to be excellent - we rocked up at Stansted parked the car and within no time we were sitting in a very comfortable lounge drinking wine, coffee, tea or juice along with nibbles. Breakfast on the flight was really nice and in no time at all we were landing at an old airbase. Coach was waiting, off to the ship and next thing we knew we were on the ship enjoying our first G & T.
The return journey is slightly different - no private lounge and we were delayed by two hours due to the weather. Still a good flight home and from landing to driving off from the airport it took no more than 20 minutes!!!!!
We booked Aqa class as we always do - this ensures we get to eat in the Blu restaurant which we particularly enjoy. I have to say the food, service and attention to detail was absolutely fantastic and made our breakfast and particularly our evening dining experience one of the highlights of our holiday. The sommelier was brilliant and we never once had an empty glass.
Our cabin was clean and well kept by our attendant who made sure we had everything we needed. Overall we thought the ship was kept very clean although some times the public toilets might have been better.
The Officers on the ship including the Captain were almost invisible - on all our other Celebrity cruises the Captain, his cruise director and other top officers have always been very engaging. Never once saw the Captain, would no know who the cruise director was and never once was asked by any senior member of staff about our holiday.
The entertainment on the ship was frankly very poor. There was a duo Izzy & Mo who were excellent but apart from them it was awful. We did the Silent Disco one night an that was brilliant and we looked forward to going again when they repeated the evening on deck but the music was awful, very few people dancing and gradually everyone left which was very disappointing.
We found all the staff to be very helpful and everyone was working hard to ensure we had a good holiday. The bar staff were very busy at times so just be patient and all is good in the end. The days at sea were again busy and finding a lounger with a bit of room is almost impossible. We do not like being cramped around the pool so we are happy to sit on our balcony and read etc - but that was a problem.
We were on this ship two years ago and I am sure this is a new thing that has been introduced - on the top deck is now an outside cinema that shows fits five times a day - no problem with that except if your stateroom (like ours was) is at the back of the ship then the noise from the film is a big issue. We, and others complained and to be fair they did turn down the volume but it was still loud and was not good. Why can they not simply give headphones to the people who want to watch the film?
The ports were great and we enjoyed each and every one of them, we always sort our own trips so unable to comment on the Celebrity excursions but lots of people said to us they found them very expensive.
We really like the Celebrity brand, you know you will get a good holiday, we feel tat although they are not cheap you do get good value for money. But we would not sail on the Constellation again . . . as many other posters have mentioned the ship is now showing its age and Celebrity need to sort this out sooner than later.
For instance on the Eclipse you can sit in some of the bars and enjoy music and watch people dancing on the auditorium - this cannot happen on this ship and the rooms where music and dancing take place have no atmosphere and are dark and dingy.
We were considering a cruise to Asia later this year on this ship but have decided to put that on hold as 14 days with several sea days on the ship is unfortunately not for us.
Private taxi to beach - had a great day.
Beautiful place - took water taxi to three places and had lunch. Great value for money.
Train to Monaco then open top bus - train great value for money.
Bus to cable car - cheap as chips. Lunch at the top.
Not the best but nice place to wander around and enjoy the weather
Old town really nice - steep walk to the top!
Palma is a great place - just walked around and took in the views.