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We had a great cruise and found no problems with Celebrity Constellation, despite comments we had read about it in earlier reviews. It wasn't tired or in need of a complete refurbishment (although we were advised that is to happen on 2020). We arrived late due to weather problems at Barcelona Airport. It meant we were almost last on the ship and didn't receive any Celebrity Welcome Aboard from any staff member and that was disappointing. The Cabin (8133) was Midship and port side. It was excellent and clean and Kevin kept it that way throughout the cruise. Was close to the Library and easy access to the lifts. Breakfast - we tried the Restaurant, OceanView, Solarium and then room service (for both sea days to avoid the crowds). We preferred OceanView. Lunch - we tried Master Grill, restaurant and OceanView. Oceanview was again our favourite even although it was very busy on occasions. Dinner - used two Speciality Restaurants and the main dining room. Tuscan Grille - was good with excellent service from the staff. Qsine - the food was absolutely excellent, although the portions were bigger than we had expected. The service did not add the the dining experience. We had to ask three times for a further glass of wine before we got it. The overall service was not warm or sincere and managed to get the coffee delivered ten minutes before the dessert arrived. Some improvements needed in this area. Main Dining Room - food was wonderful and could not be bettered. Service was inconsistent, cold, disinterested on occasions and yet on other times absolutely fine. Entertainment - we enjoyed it all - we missed Steve Womack which was annoying. Izzy and Moe were simply wonderful and had their own following throughout the cruise. What talent they have. We watched two films/movies on the outdoor deck. Great area to watch films/movies but their choice was awful. We watched McQueen and Ready Player One. Excursions - we enjoyed Mount Etna (except the bus journey and busyness) and Taormina, Sicily. The Walking Tour to Kotor, Montenegro was awful (we paid $88 for 45 mins inside churches) . It visited three churches and that was about it. The Waking Tour to Split was excellent. The Tenders to and from Kotor were entertaining due to the wind and spray. The Ship's Captain helpfully agreed that we could go ashore despite the local authorities saying it was not recommended. Good decision as wasn't all that rough or dangerous. We loved the cruise, the weather was superb, the ship was good with more than enough to do. So much of our disappointments were around the very inconsistent service from the staff. Some excellent and some quite simply dis-interested. Our biggest frustration was having to get a bus from the Post of Venice early in the morning to the airport and getting to the airport before 8.30am for a 12.50pm flight (which was delayed by an hour). Over 4 and a half hours (which ended up being five and a half hours) at the airport for a two and a half hour flight home! Just to get us off the ship early to allow them get it cleaned for the next cruise. We met passengers would arrived at the airport after 10.30pm for a 1.00pm flight. Very frustrating.

Excellent cruise, great weather but some points to be considered by Celebrity.

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Mulguy Boy

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We had a great cruise and found no problems with Celebrity Constellation, despite comments we had read about it in earlier reviews. It wasn't tired or in need of a complete refurbishment (although we were advised that is to happen on 2020).

We arrived late due to weather problems at Barcelona Airport. It meant we were almost last on the ship and didn't receive any Celebrity Welcome Aboard from any staff member and that was disappointing.

The Cabin (8133) was Midship and port side. It was excellent and clean and Kevin kept it that way throughout the cruise. Was close to the Library and easy access to the lifts.

Breakfast - we tried the Restaurant, OceanView, Solarium and then room service (for both sea days to avoid the crowds). We preferred OceanView.

Lunch - we tried Master Grill, restaurant and OceanView. Oceanview was again our favourite even although it was very busy on occasions.

Dinner - used two Speciality Restaurants and the main dining room.

Tuscan Grille - was good with excellent service from the staff.

Qsine - the food was absolutely excellent, although the portions were bigger than we had expected. The service did not add the the dining experience. We had to ask three times for a further glass of wine before we got it. The overall service was not warm or sincere and managed to get the coffee delivered ten minutes before the dessert arrived. Some improvements needed in this area.

Main Dining Room - food was wonderful and could not be bettered. Service was inconsistent, cold, disinterested on occasions and yet on other times absolutely fine.

Entertainment - we enjoyed it all - we missed Steve Womack which was annoying. Izzy and Moe were simply wonderful and had their own following throughout the cruise. What talent they have.

We watched two films/movies on the outdoor deck. Great area to watch films/movies but their choice was awful. We watched McQueen and Ready Player One.

Excursions - we enjoyed Mount Etna (except the bus journey and busyness) and Taormina, Sicily. The Walking Tour to Kotor, Montenegro was awful (we paid $88 for 45 mins inside churches) . It visited three churches and that was about it.

The Waking Tour to Split was excellent.

The Tenders to and from Kotor were entertaining due to the wind and spray. The Ship's Captain helpfully agreed that we could go ashore despite the local authorities saying it was not recommended. Good decision as wasn't all that rough or dangerous.

We loved the cruise, the weather was superb, the ship was good with more than enough to do. So much of our disappointments were around the very inconsistent service from the staff. Some excellent and some quite simply dis-interested.

Our biggest frustration was having to get a bus from the Post of Venice early in the morning to the airport and getting to the airport before 8.30am for a 12.50pm flight (which was delayed by an hour). Over 4 and a half hours (which ended up being five and a half hours) at the airport for a two and a half hour flight home! Just to get us off the ship early to allow them get it cleaned for the next cruise. We met passengers would arrived at the airport after 10.30pm for a 1.00pm flight. Very frustrating.
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Cabin Review

Concierge Class 2
Cabin C2 8133
Cabin (8133) - was Midship and port side. It was excellent and clean and Kevin kept it that way throughout the cruise. Was close to the Library and easy access to the lifts.
No concerns or complaints and would ask for it again.
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Walking Tour
    The Walking Tour to Kotor, Montenegro was awful (we paid $88 for 45 mins inside churches) . It visited three churches and that was about it. Tour Guide was good and informative, but .....
    The Tenders to and from Kotor were entertaining due to the wind and spray. The Ship's Captain helpfully agreed that we could go ashore despite the local authorities saying it was not recommended. Good decision as wasn’t all that rough or dangerous.
    Went up the thousand odd steps to Fortress John after the Tour. Loved it.
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