This was probably the best ocean cruise we have ever taken. Just about everything went like clockwork from boarding to disembarkation. We had Concierge stateroom for the first time and found it to be well worth the extra money and the extra space ( 20 sq.ft. bigger than Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah) was an amazing improvement. Also the amenities were excellent (see below) and the bigger table on balcony allowed us to eat most breakfasts there watching the ocean flow by. Electric outlets were better located, lighting was better, new fixtures in bathroom and bedding/linens were top quality. Service is always excellent on Celebrity cruises but somehow staff seemed truly happy to be of service on this ship. Food in the main didning room was a bit "spotty" at times...cool temperature of food and not-so-tender meat but food at buffets (and variety was outstanding and evening casual dining was very good also. We would like to add one comment re concierge staterooms with obstructed views: some are listed in the brochure for Constellation but be aware that Concierge staterooms on Sky Deck ABOVE the ones listed on Panorama deck als have somewhat obstructed views. The "obstruction" is metal scaffolding used to clean/paint the exterior and it runs along a rail when in use. When the ship is underway it is parked between 2 staterooms effectively blocking their views to the right or left. There is one of these contraptions on both sides of the ship and they are 2 decks high. So be forewarned if your view is important. We have nothing but the highest praise for Constellation from Captain down ..in fact we're booked on it again next year!
An outstanding experience.
Sail Date: January 01, 2008
Pros: Breakfast on our balcony!
Cons: The evening dinner times.
Recommends Celebrity Constellation? Yes!