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Celebrity Constellation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1753 reviews
5 Awards

Good ship staff but the tour vendors should be changed.

Review for Celebrity Constellation to Asia
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Ocean View 4

For the Suez Canal passage and other tour stops. The price was a great value as well.

The tours really varied, it was either a great experience with the tour guide or not. The guides for the Celebrity arranged tours in Athens and Petra were great. In Abu Dhabi, the guide was so scattered going through the mosque, the group basically took matters into our own hands to make the most of the outing. We knew where the bus was and what time to meet , so we just ventured on our own.

I understand Celebrity isn't doing the Suez anymore but RCCL still is, so please be aware of the rip-off gift shop stop all the buses do on the way to Petra. While there I found a lacquered box and negotiated a fair price. While at the counter the sales person quickly bubble wrapped my purchase knowing it would travel by plane back home, so I likely would not unwrap it. Boy, did I learn my lesson. When I got back to the U.S. and AFTER I submitted my Celebrity review, I unwrapped the box and found my choice had been switched out for an inferior version that hadn't been fully lacquered. How am I so sure? Because I saw it, noticed the poor quality and looked for a better version of the same design, and took that one instead to the the register. I was approached by a staff member, who after some negotiation, took it from me, had a chat with I guess a manager, and then came back to the counter and very quickly wrapped it. I naively assumed it was because our bus needed to leave before the next wave of Celebrity guests on the next buses arrived.

Cabin Review

Ocean View 4

Cabin steward was great. The bathroom really needs a redo but that's scheduled for this ship pretty soon.

Port Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Guide was English, was very knowledgeable, and spoke very clearly.

Aqaba (Petra)

As mentioned in review, guide was great but the tour stop at first shop was highly unreputable. Just use their bathroom and get on your way.

Abu Dhabi

Guide was disorganized and wasted our time. Most requested a refund upon return to the ship.

Athens (Piraeus)

The guide was great. The lunch included had poor quality of meats. With the hotel brand used, it was clearly a different standard of ingredients than used for ite guests.

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