Crossing the Atlantic to the Island of the Flowers

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
15 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Miami To Amsterdam)
Sail Date: May 05, 2013
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Don' t know.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
I'd prefer Ft. Lauderdale
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Needed more time.
5 out of 5
Even the 9 hour day was not enough; an overnight here would be better.
5 out of 5
Needed more time, or skip this port to allow more time at another.
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