Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Just Fabulous

Sail Date: October 09, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The seven-day cruise onboard the Constellation at first seemed adequate to cover the six ports of call. Yet with each port the plethora of sights and experiences found our heads awash with delights. There is no practical means of exposure to any one of these cities. Each would take a lifetime of immersion. We arrived a day before the beginning of the cruise in Barcelona. From the airport, an arrangement for a guide to explore Barcelona began at pickup. The four-hour experience provided a significant insight into the delights of this lush, historic and large city. Although exhausted from the flight (30 hours total), we forced ourselves to get some great photos ending the day with dinner and flamenco dancing. The following day we toured the Gothic area on foot with a visit to Picassos museum. The Constellation, having recently undergone a complete overhaul, presented itself exquisitely. The staff was well versed in their duties to provide a welcome. We had chosen to upgrade to the Concierge Class stateroom found a bottle of Champagne, fruit and a nice balcony. Our every need was met ahead of the thought. We were awakened by a phone call announcing the arrival of coffee and fresh fruit (our breakfast order). Each moment of our experience found new wonders. The challenge is the length of the time for a historically rich environment. But if your time is limited, as was ours, the experience was more than exceptional.

Pros: The variety of experiences, Martini Bar, Wine bar, entertainment, and food choices.

Cons: Can't find one to mention

Recommends Celebrity Constellation? Yes!

Ship Quality
Exceptionally clean and friendly staff
Food and Dining
We chose the second dining which proved a bit late for our exhausted bodies, but the presentation and wait staff were delightful
Cabin / Stateroom
Arriving to champagne and hors d'oeuvres with fresh flowers was awesome
Service and Staff
Every encounter found them friendly. We had a slight issue acquiring ATM monies which the Guest Relations resolved with the use of their phone to call our banks.
Entertainment
Genoa, Italy
The hills were a challenge, but the experience was great. The aquarium was a must see.
Don't Miss: Aquarium of Genoa
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
How amazing to find Pisa to be an entire church. Florence with Michelangelos museum and David were wondrous.
Don't Miss: Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze
Naples, Italy
Visited Mt. Vesuvius first followed by a tour of Pompeii and then on to Naples.
Don't Miss: Pompeii
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Pre arrange a Vatican tour to visit the Sistine Chapel. A must.
Don't Miss: Sistine Chapel
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
Took the train to Nice.


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