Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Contributor Level: Third Mate

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7+ cruises

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5 out of 5

Crossing the Atlantic to the Island of the Flowers

Sail Date: May 05, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We had a very relaxing and interesting cruise, with plenty of activities on board during the ten days at sea. My wife, who always says she has no artistic ability, took up watercolor painting with the help of several workshops and some advice from fellow artist-passengers. The island of Madiera was a beautiful port of call. We could have happily spent two or three days there. The service and amenities aboard ship were top-notch, just as we've found with Celebrity in the past.
Unfortunately, the bow and stern areas of the boat deck were closed off, so you could only walk the boat deck by staying on one side or passing back and forth through the elevator lounges. There seems to be a general trend in the industry toward minimizing public spaces, which I regret. I want to travel on a ship, not a stack of balcony cabins.

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Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Late seating was unpopular; after a couple of days, the dining room was very empty at the 8:30 seating, most everyone who could had switched to "anytime" seating. Shifting the times to 30 minutes earlier might be better.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Children's Programs Don' t know.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Even long days in port are not long enough for sightseeing; short days are a waste. The short stop at Dover could have been eliminated to give more time in le Havre / Paris.
Miami, Florida
I'd prefer Ft. Lauderdale
Funchal, Madeira
Lisbon, Portugal
Needed more time.
Le Havre (Paris), France
Even the 9 hour day was not enough; an overnight here would be better.
Dover (London), England
Needed more time, or skip this port to allow more time at another.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tip

If late seating is still 8:30, take the early seating or "anytime" instead.



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