Celebrity Cruises reviews

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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:

South Pacific - Australia

(23 cruises)

Caribbean - Western

(18 cruises)

Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

(18 cruises)

Transatlantic

(14 cruises)

Caribbean - Southern

(14 cruises)

Top 5 Celebrity Cruises Departure Ports:

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

(41 cruises)

Sydney, Australia

(21 cruises)

Southampton (London), England

(12 cruises)

Barcelona, Spain

(11 cruises)

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

(10 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

Average rating

Children's Programs

3.6

Average rating

Embarkation and Debarkation

4.5

Average rating

What cruisers say

  • porkwerks says ...

    Dining room staff in the Moonlight Sonata main dining room really exemplified why we choose Celebrity so often - they were wonderful. Friendly, welcoming, got everything right and paid attention to what we ate more or less of, they figured out... 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
  • NicholsonA says ...

    You never spent much time in the cabin for fear of missing something! Read full review

15 Celebrity Cruises ships

Celebrity Apex

Price: $$$$
Ship size: XL
0
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Launching in April 2020, Celebrity Apex will take the premium cruise industry to new heights. The lu...

Sails to:

Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Western Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Western Mediterranean Transatlantic

Sails from:

Barcelona, Spain Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

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 Tampa, Florida Venice, Italy

Celebrity Eclipse

Price: $$
Ship size: L
4.3

Celebrity Eclipse is third ship in the Celebrity Cruises innovativ...

Sails to:

Alaska - Inside Passage Hawaii Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) South Pacific South Pacific - Australia

Sails from:

Auckland, New Zealand Honolulu, Oahu Melbourne, Australia Singapore Sydney, Australia Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

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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