Constellation Not Particularly Stellar

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 28, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8098
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We did the 5-night Western Caribbean cruise over Easter week.  I traveled with my 10-year old daughter, who enjoyed the Fun Factory very much.  I noticed some definite deficiencies when compared to a December 2015 cruise on sister ship the Summit.  Food quality seems to have fallen, especially in the Ocean view Cafe, where we food breakfast and lunch to be boring and lacking any creativity.  Dinner in Ocean Liners was very good, but the price was staggering.  The Tuscan Grille was a huge disappointment for the price.  The food quality was not that good.  The staff, while pleasant and helpful, did not give off the aura of happiness that we experienced on the Summit.  The Summit captain, Captain Kate, seemed to set a high standard for friendliness that we did not experience on the Constellation.  The ship seems somewhat tired and in need of freshening.  The decor is bland.  We generally are fans of Celebrity, so maybe it was just an old ship on its last Caribbean cruise before heading to Europe and the Middle East that made the experience less than we expected.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not up to what we have come to expect from Celebrity.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My daughter was very happy with the program. I think that the facilities could be better, but the Constellation is an older ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Generally very pleasant. The Captain's Club host was especially helpful to us.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is clean and maintained well for its age, but the decor is bland. Overall, the ship appears to be tired.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Lots of overhead noise, especially scraping chairs. It was not clear if this noise came from the cabin above or the public deck two decks above. Storage space was a little tight, but we managed. Not sure how three people in the cabin would have managed. The cabin was clean but the decor was very plain.
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