Boring entertainment; Tasteless food; Poor service from waiters; Excellent Service from stateroom attendant

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 30, 2015
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9061
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

My family and I have cruised with Royal Carribean Cruises Lines many times with excellent service, food, and accomodations.  This cruise had no music around the pool area until day 3. When the band did play, they were pitiful.   I never saw the cruise director unless it was for a special show. The Fairy Tale type production was "R" rated and NOT for children. The food was plentiful but bland and tasteless.  The roast was so tough it could not be cut even with the knives they provided. It took alot of work to make that much food undesirable. The staff cleaning the cabin were very friendly and did a good job. The bar staff and other servers were not engaged in their work or the passengers satisfaction.  I know this sounds negative but it is honest.  Keep in mind I'm comparing Royal Carribean to their sister company.  I would not take this ship again.  The destinations were excellent.  The excursions offered were good.  There were very few children which is appealing to some adult only travelers even though it was spring break for schools. 

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Inappropriate for children ( R rated Fairy Tale musical prod); others boring

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Nothing really scheduled for teens. They list activities but never really do any of them

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Great cabin steward and cleaning staff Cabin- 9061 and 9057 Deck 9 balcony

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved our cabin steward- great job! We had two cabins 9061 & 9057 balcony

Ship Tip

Self-carry baggage departure was relatively fast. The announcements from captain are not audible from rooms and you have to open door, even though there is a volume button in the room. No Coca Cola machines like on RCCL. You have to ask at bar for soft drinks. No announcements prior to shows

3 out of 5
Not well organized and not nearly as friendly as Port Canaveral
5 out of 5
You can rent a car for $50 and take entire family on tour of island then go for free to beaches, shopping, etc.
5 out of 5
Loved the on-off trolley and guided tours. Not a great price but worth it to see it all
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