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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review
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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by SKYLAI

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom 10

This is the 2nd cruise we sailed with Celebrity, we were impressed with Eclipse last year and decide to join another cruise with Celebrity. This is a slightly smaller and older ship than the Eclipse, but we still had a lot of fun in this 9 nights cruise trip.

First of all, we love the shows at night, the performances, singer and dancers did a fantastic jobs, we caught the show every evenings and make sure we don't miss it.

The onboard activities were Okay, a lot of them are the same as what we played last year, so it is a bit lack of surprise for us, but the games are still fun to watch. We still had a great time.

We did not go to the specialty dinning, so we stayed at St-Marco Dinning room for your dinner. They updated the menu everyday with plenty of choices. We tried a lot of different food everyday and they had Lobster Tail and Scallops which are my favorite! We also had our breakfast and sometimes lunch and snacks at OceanCafe, honestly the food are getting a bit boring. They did change their Chef Specials everyday, but other than that, the other food in the buffet was very similar everyday. With a cruise of 9 nights, you may get bored.

My wife went to their morning sketch a couple of times early in the morning, but other dance or yoga class has to pay, so we skipped that. The gym was clean and the machines were fairly new. They have a basketball court, which is often forgotten by a lot of guests. I spent a good 45 minutes there while at the sea. The basketball are a bit old and some of time are not pumped.

Service was great, there were officers teaching us to use the new App on Board, which is very useful to see the daily activities and communicate with your cruise mates and family on board. Most of the staff are very friendly and had smile with them at all time.

However, my steward's job was really bad. First, she never come greet us or come talk to us during the 9 nights of the cruise. Second, she always forgot stuff in our room. For example, we had no agenda for a couple day, toiletries not refilled, no clean towels. Dirty cups are not taking away, etc. It was horrible, and we decide to talk to the guest relation after 1 week. They sent a steward supervisor to talk to us and apologized, and they gave us a follow call the days after to make sure our room and supplies are Okay.

I would say that it could be just a bad individual who didn't properly do her job and not Celebrity's standard.

Overall, the ship is clean and easy to navigate. We like Celebrity and have great experience at the ship, but we like to see Celebrity creating more new activities, providing more and different foods in OceanCafe daily, so it keep their guest impressed with this Premium Cruiseline.


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Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom 10

It is an inside cabin near the Grand Foyer just behind the Guest Relation desk. At first, we were worrying about the noise since we are so close to the public area and grand foyer, but surprisingly there aren't much noise coming in to our cabin.

The cabin is small but functional. Many big and small drawers to put our stuff. We couldn't put our luggage under the bed, it would be great if we can fit underneath the bed so it save us some space in a small cabin.

However, my steward's job was really bad. First, she never come greet us or come talk to us during the 9 nights of the cruise. Second, she always forgot stuff in our room. For example, we had no agenda for a couple day, toiletries not refilled, no clean towels. Dirty cups are not taking away, etc. It was horrible, and we decide to talk to the guest relation after 1 week. They sent a steward supervisor to talk to us and apologized, and they gave us a follow call the days after to make sure our room and supplies are Okay.

I would say that it could be just a bad individual who didn't properly do her job and not Celebrity's standard.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Seville

We stayed at Cadiz and did not go to Seville since we already visited Seville earlier this year on a different trip. We walked around this town, visited the Jardin Botanico, the Cathedral and walk around the shoreline near the port. We also enjoyed the Tapas for our lunch before heading back to our ship. Cadiz is not a big town, very easy to navigate with a map.

Rock of Gibraltar

We walked 20 minutes to the Main street from the cruise port, a lot of shops and restaurant there. We took a semi private tour for Rock of Gibraltar to visit St-Michael's Cave, Europa and Ape's Den. The tour is short with just 1 hour 45 minutes, we wish we could stay at each attractions a bit longer, but since we joined a tour, we had to move on with the van. This port accept pounds but not Euro, so be sure to spare some pounds with you.

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Sete

Sete is a quiet port, with a small town and market with 2 canals.

Unless you are going on an excursion to visit other cities, you can take it easy at the port. Plenty of time for your to walk around, have a French petit dejeuner and shop a little bit. The town is about 15 min walk from the port terminal, then they have bus to bring to close to your ship.

This port required a tender to bring you to the port of Villefranche sur Mer.

We booked a semi private tour to bring us to Nice, Eze and Monaco.

Nice is a very relaxing city, you can walk along the beach, or visit the market or enjoy a breakfast.

Monaco is very busy and packed with tourist in front of the Casino and the Castle. Very beautiful view from the top to look at the Yachts at the port. A lot of souvenirs shop and restaurant in town.

Eze is very famous with their perfume shop, there are also some soap, lotion and other body care that you can purchase at the shop. Some walk and hiking require to get to the top. They charge 6e to gain you access to the top of the mountain to get pictures and have a terrific view from the top.

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Florence & Pisa Tour

Florence is about 1.5 hour away from the port of Livorno. It is a busy city of Italy with a lot of old architectures, statue of David, Michael Angelo, etc. A lot of big name shops in there, and that means a lot of tourist and visitors. You have to spare a lot of time if you want to shop and may have to give up eating depending on much time you decide to stay in Florence.

We also visit Pisa's leaning tower after leaving Florence. There aren't much to do in Pisa, the Leaning tower will sure make you take tons of photo, but not an attraction with tons to see, but a must go if you arriving the port of Livorno.

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Corsica (Ajaccio)

Ajaccio is a port with a small town and few beaches. Best thing to do is swim at the beaches, otherwise you can walk about the town or take a bus tour to go around the town and look at the scenery from the second deck of the bus.


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