Great Cruise for Running of the Bulls

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe


Contributor Level: Captain
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
13 Night Iberian Peninsula (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 01, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 7001
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We chose this cruise because it had an overnight in Bilbao to enable us to go to Pamplona for Running of the Bulls.  The itinerary was excellent with some great stops along the way.  There is so much to see in Spain that you could take this cruise again and see completely different things.

This ship is a great size to keep interactions personal without getting too big like some of the mega-liners.  Staff would remember your drinks, ie cocktails, or specialty coffees.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Compared to previous cruises with Celebrity the food was not as good. Inconsistent is probably the best description. I think a refresh of the menus would be beneficial

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Production cast was good, but guest entertainers were far better than previously experienced on Celebrity

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This ship has been well-maintained considering its age, and the flow of passengers is very good except passing through the casino (maybe this is intentional)

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great spacious cabin at the front of the ship with views over the helipad
5 out of 5
Make sure you visit La Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi buildings. It is recommended to pre-book a tour for the cathedral.
5 out of 5
Take a trip to Seville even though its a 2 hour drive. Don't miss Plaza de Espana or the Real Alcazar
5 out of 5
If you've been to Lisbon previously, take a trip to Sintra and the Pena Palace
5 out of 5
If you are Bilbao in early July, take a trip to Pamplona for Running of the Bulls
3 out of 5
We took a trip to Santiago de Compostella but it was not worth the drive. We should have stayed and spent more time in La Coruna
5 out of 5
Take a trip to the Duoro Valley (wine region). Beautiful scenery and great wine. Cruise terminal is very cool.
5 out of 5
Gibraltar is small, so easy to do a tour of the Rock in the morning with time to explore the town in the afternoon.
5 out of 5
If you have time, take a tour to Granada to visit the Alhambra. Be sure to allow some time to explore the town of Malaga on your return
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