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Recently returned from this much anticipated cruise from Abu Dhabi. Found the ship to be tired with internal & external maintenance required, especially in some of the public toilets. There was a sewage smell at various areas throughout the ship during most of our cruise. On the last night there was a sudden potent smell of sewage appeared in the theatre mid show & approximately 100 people walked out, including ourselves. Then engineering staff that appeared at the theatre denied any problem, despite the smell!! Food was hit & miss in quality - in the main dining room some meals were very good, however several arrived look warm. Food choice & information - little/poor labelling in Oceanview Cafe with crew unable to confirm allergens. Again crew were the same - some excellent, interested, knowledgeable & attentive, with others with little knowledge, apparently little training or interest. Next to no visibility of the senior officers - when on Millennium last year all senior officers were seen regularly throughout the ship, but not the case this cruise. Smoking area talking more than 50% of open decks & regularly moved between sides on deck 4 - making it hard to avoid smoke at times. Itinerary was good, with India being especially interesting. Like the class of ship having cruises on Millennium last Christmas- crew night & day between the two ships. Would definitely try similar itinerary but not on this ship! The ship dancers & singers were excellent, but the other entertainment was very poor. Rated shore excursions as average as we did our own excursions.

Great itinerary, mixed food & limited facilities

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by neilwhi

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View 6
Recently returned from this much anticipated cruise from Abu Dhabi. Found the ship to be tired with internal & external maintenance required, especially in some of the public toilets.

There was a sewage smell at various areas throughout the ship during most of our cruise. On the last night there was a sudden potent smell of sewage appeared in the theatre mid show & approximately 100 people walked out, including ourselves. Then engineering staff that appeared at the theatre denied any problem, despite the smell!!

Food was hit & miss in quality - in the main dining room some meals were very good, however several arrived look warm. Food choice & information - little/poor labelling in Oceanview Cafe with crew unable to confirm allergens.

Again crew were the same - some excellent, interested, knowledgeable & attentive, with others with little knowledge, apparently little training or interest.

Next to no visibility of the senior officers - when on Millennium last year all senior officers were seen regularly throughout the ship, but not the case this cruise.

Smoking area talking more than 50% of open decks & regularly moved between sides on deck 4 - making it hard to avoid smoke at times.

Itinerary was good, with India being especially interesting. Like the class of ship having cruises on Millennium last Christmas- crew night & day between the two ships. Would definitely try similar itinerary but not on this ship!

The ship dancers & singers were excellent, but the other entertainment was very poor.

Rated shore excursions as average as we did our own excursions.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View 6
Cabin 06 3048
Couldn't fault the cabin, everything worked, other than the temperamental toilet flush & the sink tap that literally fell apart in my hand - both issues quickly repaired by ship staff. Good shower, good pressure & hot or cold as required. 2 x US & 2 x euro plug sockets. No PA announcements in cabin.
Deck 3 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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