Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

A very senior cruise

Sail Date: September 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

About 95% of the cruisers were over 65 - would not recommend this cruise for young couples or families. The ship is in need of refurbishment. Carpeting and furniture showed signs of wear and the decor was pretty uninteresting. Have traveled on Holland America and Princess lines and would rate both higher than this Celebrity ship in overall satisfaction.
Food was hit and miss -- some meals were excellent while some were only "fair". Most of the seafood was "fishy" tasting, overcooked, dry and tough.
Our stateroom attendant and wait-staff at the restaurant were excellent. The nightly shows were good and the excursions were very good which saved this cruise from a "poor" rating.

Pros: shows and excursions

Cons: lack of interesting activities on board the ship

Recommends Celebrity Constellation? No.

Ship Quality
In need of refurbishing.
Food and Dining
Inconsistent quality of meals in dining room.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was small and cramped--not even room for two people to sit on an uncomfortable "oversized" chair. Furnishings and carpet showed wear and were unattractive in design and color -- almost a 70's look.
Nightly entertainment was very good but daytime activities on sea days lacked challenge or excitement unless you wanted to gamble. Movies (and TV programs) were old and movies were offered at times that overlapped with dining times making them impossible to view and still eat in the dining room.
Service and Staff
Quality of the staff made this an OK instead of awful cruise.
Children's Programs
Only saw 3 children on the ship and the very small arcade type room was empty each time we were up there. Since we did not have children accompanying us we didn't pay much attention but did not see any children's activities listed in the daily news release.

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