Celebrity Cruises reviews

About Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity, the first to grow real grass and build a serious art collection, has long been one of the most innovative lines. These cruises draw couples, families, and groups who want style and comfort without luxury-line fares. The wide scope of daytime activities ranges from the educational (think technology classes) to the playful, such as water volleyball matches with ship officers. Impressive specialty restaurants include small-plate-style Qsine — which serves sushi "lollipops" — and the Lawn Club Grill, where you can sear your own meat.

Top 5 Celebrity Cruises Destinations:

Europe - Mediterranean

(46 cruises)

Caribbean - Southern

(46 cruises)

Caribbean - Western

(37 cruises)

Europe - Western Mediterranean

(37 cruises)

Transatlantic

(28 cruises)

Top 5 Celebrity Cruises Departure Ports:

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

(96 cruises)

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

(45 cruises)

Southampton (London), England

(32 cruises)

Barcelona, Spain

(30 cruises)

Sydney, Australia

(25 cruises)

Celebrity Cruises rankings

Cruiseline.com awards

2020 winner

Best Line for Ship Quality

Best Line for Dining

Best Line for Service

Best Line for Singles

Best Line for Couples

Best Overall Cabins

Best Interior Cabins

Best Balcony Cabins

Best Suites

Expert review of Celebrity Cruises

Best for

Couples, families, and groups who want an elegant cruise experience without paying luxury-line fares.

Not for

People who prefer, say, hairy chest contests to iPad tours of the line’s art collection.

We love

  • Celebrity's upscale innovations include an acre of real gras at the Lawn Club, and watch risque Sin City productions that combine burlesque with comedy.
  • The wide scope of daytime activities includes the educational (think Chinese herbal medicine courses and Apple classes) and the playful, such as water volleyball matches with ship officers.
  • Specialty restaurants on Celebrity, including small-plate-style Qsine (which serves sushi “lollipops” and hot crab served on steaming lava rocks) and the Lawn Club Grill (where you can sear your own meat) are truly creative.
  • The fabulous bars include the Brat Pack-style Martini Bar to Michael’s Club, which serves dozens of craft beers and an extensive bourbon menu.
  • The AquaSpa services include some of the best steam rooms at sea, complete with heated, tiled lounge chairs.
  • Celebrity's Concierge-class cabins fill the gap between standards and suites, with perks such as pillow menus and priority restaurant bookings; spa cabins offer fancy showers, nicer bath products, and complimentary access to those fancy steam rooms (which otherwise incur a charge).
  • Parents of small children will appreciate the in-cabin babysitting ($19 an hour for up to three kids), which few lines offer.

We could live without

  • There are lots of extra charges, from specialty restaurants ($5 to $45 per person) to the Lawn Club cabanas and some classes.
  • Celebrity’s stage shows pale in comparison to competitors’ productions.

 

Celebrity Cruises cruiser reviews

Service and Staff

4.6

Average rating

Ship Quality

4.5

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Cabin / Stateroom

4.5

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Food and Dining

4.3

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Destinations and Excursions

4.3

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Entertainment

4.0

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Onboard Activities

4.0

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Children's Programs

3.6

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Embarkation and Debarkation

4.6

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What cruisers say

  • jhnbelland22 says ...

    Would love to have taken most of the staff home. From the cleaners to the waiters, room attendant and on and on all were very helpful and pleasant at all times. Read full review
  • leeannkemp08 says ...

    clean, spacious, great signage! you always know where you are and how to get where you are going Read full review
  • porkwerks says ...

    The Solstice class as the best staterooms we've ever had. The half-moon shaped shower door alone is worth the price of admission - no more wet shower curtain clamping itself to your body. Thank you Celebrity! Otherwise the cabin was spacious,... Read full review

16 Celebrity Cruises ships

Celebrity Apex

Price: $$$$
Ship size: XL
4.6

Celebrity Apex takes the premium cruise industry to new heights. The luxury liner features out-of-th...

Sails to:

Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Western Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Northern Europe

Sails from:

Amsterdam, Netherlands Barcelona, Spain Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Celebrity Beyond

Price: $$$$
Ship size: L
0
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The third ship in the revolutionary Edge® Series, Celebrity Beyond takes an innovative outward-facin...

Sails to:

Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Southern Caribbean - Western Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Western Europe

Sails from:

Barcelona, Spain Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Southampton (London), England

Celebrity Constellation

Price: $$
Ship size: M
3.9

Celebrity Constellation is a Millenium-class ship that strikes an ethereal balance between luxury an...

Sails to:

Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Southern Caribbean - Western Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean

Sails from:

Barcelona, Spain Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Piraeus (Athens), Greece Ravenna, Italy Tampa, Florida Venice, Italy

Ship size:

  • XL: 4,000 + passengers
  • L: 2,000 to 4,000 passengers
  • M: 500 to 2,000 passengers
  • S: Less than 500 passengers

Price:

  • $$$$: $1500 and up
  • $$$: Up to $1500
  • $$: Up to $1000
  • $: Up to $500

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