Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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3 out of 5

Celebrity's Constellation showing its age

Sail Date: May 09, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The cruise itinerary was exactly as advertised, no complaints other than many of us would have like 2 nights in more ports.

The ship itself is showing its age. We had an outside cabin and there was visible rust on the window framing.  The bathroom tile was wiped clean but had not been deep scrubbed in a long time.  One day I took a rag,soaped it up and applied some muscle to cleaning the tile and sure enough, I was able to remove the "gray area".

We find the layout of the theatre area to be cumbersome.  Entering on the lower deck you must still walk down steps to the main seating area.  There are handrails, but they do not extend as far as they should.

Stay away from cabin 2023.  There is a wierd whistling noise at night that kept me awake for hours.  The room steward said it was the sound of the stabelizers.  Other cabin residents said they did not hear these noises.

 

One last word about Celebrity service.  We were bothered by fruit flies in our cabin and reported this.  Housekeeping sent a crew to more thoroughly clean the cabin.  Our steward left us a bottle of wine to apologize.  The next day another fruit fly landed in a drink as we entered the cabin.  The following day Guest Services called to ask if our cabin was now satisfactory.  We related the latest fruit fly story and said it appeared to be the final fly.  Guest Services treated us to a specialty dining dinner of our choiceto make up for our bad experience.  That was taking responsibility and we appreciated it. 

Food and Dining
Most meals were good, but I never got the salt free diet I requested twice.
Ship Quality
showing its age
Service and Staff
Guest Services and Housekeeping were responsive. Some waiters were less than attentive.
Entertainment
Did not care for the production shows. Seemed highschoolish compared to shows we have seen on other ships.
Onboard Activities
The usual, although the Cruise Director was actively trying to keep things lively
Destinations and Excursions
Pretty good
Cabin / Stateroom
Was unpleasantly surprised at the small size and lack of storage space. You can't sit on the "couch" and have someone at the desk at the same time because of the table. The above picture is not at all representative of our cabin
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ship offered no tour and cold weather and rain was a downer
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
We did a private tour and were satisfied
Tallinn, Estonia
Inteeresting, but nothing special if you have been to Europe before.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Catherine's Palace
Helsinki, Finland
The outdoor museum was a different adventure, would recommend it. Our guide was George of SPB Tours and he was a great guide.
Stockholm, Sweden
Lovely city,
Copenhagen, Denmark
At this point they all start to look alike

Tip

Avoid cabin 2023



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