Celebrity Constellation

3.8 out of 5
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About Celebrity Constellation

Celebrity Constellation is a medium ship, carrying 2034 passengers and 999 crew, and sails from Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

worst of 6 cruises, let down by Celebrity poor management

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My wife and I were celebrating my 70th, and we enjoyed our holiday despite some serious issues which we had not experienced on 5 previous cruises including a cruise with Constellation. The Luminae Restaurant service is outstanding, food excellent. Our suite same as we have had before was excellent. We particularly wanted to dock at Kota Kinabalu where we had been twice before, and this was a highlight with private trip to Kinabalu national park.  

Our disappointments were over missed transfer from airport in Singapore, poor return transfer; very poor service in specialty restaurants; worse Muster ever had; truncated times in ports so less sightseeing time; poor internet connection.

We were pleased to have visited Vietnam but would not wish to return, Manila is a nightmare; we like Hong Kong and Singapore but had been before.

 

If one did not stay in  a suite I think this itinerary would be poor. We organised our own private trips , I heard many complaints about Celebrity excursions.       

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Second time on Constellation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This is our second sailing on the Constellation, in comparison, this sailing the crew appeared less experienced and it was a new itinerary for most of the crew.

 

Our favorite part of this cruise was the Entertainment and Bar Staff/Sommeliers by far.  All of the shows provided top-notch entertainment, the singers were excellent, as well as the small venue entertainment (soloists, duos, bands, DJ) were also excellent.  The Bar Staff/Sommeliers were very friendly, of course the drink package helped! Yummy

 

The ship needs to go through a serious dry-dock maintenance, as many areas showed rust and wear including sagging floors in our shower and the Ocean View Café.

Itinerary-wise, they could overnight in Hong Kong since there is so much to see and do and not enough time to see 25% of it.  They could skip Manila all together.  Unfortunately due to extreme winds at the tender port of Boracay, we had to skip that port and Kota Kinabalu is still a destination port "in-progress", so maybe wait a few more years before stopping there.

 

The Shore excursions department really needs to expand their information available to cruisers regardless of whether or not they are on a tour or not.  We did 2 "self guided" tours with the ships transfers, but the maps of the locations were awful and there really wasn't any additional information to help out those not on an organized, escorted tour.

 

"Traffic Management"

Tour disembarkation - Celebrity still has yet to figure out the best way to distribute the tour bus number stickers to passengers.  This time they had the line wrap through the photo gallery and around, whilst passengers were arriving in the middle of the line via elevators and stairs. 

 

Philippine Health Inspection - this was ridiculous, people merging and converging into the line from 5 different access points.  All to walk through and hand a piece of paper to the Philippine immigration officers.  No one really say the point of this exercise.

 

Passport Pick up - DEBACLE, worst location on the entire ship for mass pick up of passports for 2034 passengers, in the Art Gallery!!!

 

The Art Auction was generally routine, as expected, but the advertised auction for no work over $750 immediately started with many works that were over $3000, all under the guise of "requested art".  This cleared out the room of about 30% within the first 15 minutes of the auction.  During the normal auctions, they were auctioning the high cost art that didn't seem to resonant with anyone, but they kept putting those pieces on the auction block.  Piece of advise for the auctioneer "Read your audience".

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Southeast Asia trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The trip was good but changes in dinning made it difficult to do activities the way we wanted to.  Shore excursion staff continually gave us bad info on steps on each tour.  Wine service at dinner was poor always trying to substitute other wines rather than what we ordered and we were on the premium package.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Wonderful cruise around the Persian Golf

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Nice Aqua Class cabin with balkony. The BLU restaurant is a lovely addition to the ship. Excellent service at the restaurant. Our waitress from Indonesia, Novalia was the most pleasant, thoughtful and helpful person.

 

We really missed Michael,s bar. It is only for Members and nobody was there....

We were really unsatisfied with the entertainment. Not even one piano player in one of the bars. Instead 2 violin player girls were playing in a bar every afternoon. Very boring!!! They don,t have  many activities during the day comparing with other cruiselines. No country line dancing classes!!!!! Basicly, yes it was a boring cruise. Of course the places we were visiting were fantastic!!!

ABu Dhabi, Muscat, Oman, Khasab, Oman and Dubai!!!

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Disappointment!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

I would like to attach a copy of a letter to Celebrity claiming a full refund of all our costs! But I can't find a means to do so!

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

perfect vacation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

we loved the ship,all the ports,and great service on the ship.

thanks to our agent Paris McVICKAR

enjoyed the two pools,next to the indoor pool was an energy drink bar

was helpful for our diets in the mornings.

we had detox,energy boost....etc drinks to curb our appetite.

the selection in the oceanview buffet was enough that we did not eat in a real

restaurant.LoveLove

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Was far from impressed

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I thought the ship was very plain and there was not enough to do.   The ship had a heavy fuel smell on two occasions and no one would give us an answer as to why.  Very disappointed.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent Experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

This was our 8th cruise and 1st on Celebrity. We found the food, entertainment and ship above expectations. The dining staff was especially memorable.  Alister, Jailani and Carmen were knowledgeable, entertaining and professional and made our dinners very enjoyable. The ship was clean and we loved the therapy pool. We chose this cruise because of the ports and were very pleased with them. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Tired

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We are not at all displeased with our cruise experience. The staff, and in particular the butler Wilfred and Sineed, were terrific. 

The food @ the restaurants was especially good and again the staff and service was impeccable. Vladimir @ ocean liners could not have been more accommodating and Elmer in the Tuscan grille was very knowledgeable and could not do enough for us.

 The condition of the ship was the only drawback that we were not pleased about.

The boards beneath the sliders was ready to fall off, there were paint chips all around the hot tub, and the counter in the bathroom had a large piece broken off it. As I understand it you're planning an upgrade for the ship, that's good. Six of us had dinner with the Captain and he was a most charming and interesting gentleman.

Thanx

George Kelly and Diane Whitten.

 

 

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The Resort Deck features the Seaside Pool, Seaside Cafe, Seaside Grill, AquaSpa, fitness area, spa cafe, Persian Garden, and hair salon.

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Promenade Deck

The Promenade Deck features the Celebrity Theater, the San Marco Restaurant, Fortune's Casino, Martinia Bar, Crush, Michael's Club, Rendez-Vous Lounge,...

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The Entertainment Deck features the Celebrity Theater, the San Marco Restaurant, Cafe al Bacio, Gelateria, Cellar Masters, Cards, specialty boutiques,...

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peterevans43342
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Very cheap (4eu) public transport available from inside the dock to the Parthenon and ticket allows for unlimited travel within the city. New shuttle service form port to Rome. Almost as cheap (15eu) as the train and so much more convenient. Leaves at 9:30 and takes about 1 hour.

KaraLenae
Contributor Level: Third Mate

I would suggest paying your gratuities up front to get the 'select dining'. Otherwise you will be seated at 6p or 8p and have to share a table. If you do get the select dining, there will be a short wait for a table between 7-8p. Be sure to make reservations for all formal nights.

joeym
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Carry on bags for less waiting on and off. Book excursions through the cruise line. Make sure to get a room with a balcony. Try to get Andrew as your steward, he's fantastic!

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Price

M

Size

May 2002

Built

7 yrs ago

Refurbished

2034

Total Passengers

2.04

Crew to Passenger Ratio

12

Number of Decks

1079

Total Cabins

29

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