Celebrity's Constellation showing its age

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Celebrity Constellation

12 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 09, 2014

Ship: Celebrity Constellation

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 2133

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

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. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Most meals were good, but I never got the salt free diet I requested twice.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The usual, although the Cruise Director was actively trying to keep things lively

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Did not care for the production shows. Seemed highschoolish compared to shows we have seen on other ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Guest Services and Housekeeping were responsive. Some waiters were less than attentive.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
showing its age

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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

Ship Tip

Avoid cabin 2023

Ports Of Call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

3 out of 5
Ship offered no tour and cold weather and rain was a downer

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

3 out of 5
We did a private tour and were satisfied

Tallinn, Estonia

3 out of 5
Inteeresting, but nothing special if you have been to Europe before.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

3 out of 5
Catherine's Palace

Helsinki, Finland

3 out of 5
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

3 out of 5
Lovely city,

Copenhagen, Denmark

3 out of 5
At this point they all start to look alike
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