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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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3.7 out of 5
Celebrity Constellation

15 Night Best Of India & Sri Lanka (Abu Dhabi To Singapore)

Sail date: January 05, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Constellation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The hard sell, frequent art auctions spa treatments on board shop offers etc under title activities did little to entertain on sea days. The Indian ports of call were let's say interesting to say the least. Evening entertainment was good. Food in the main restaurant was OK but the menus were not to our taste they want to serve mash with almost everything. In the buffet restaurant the food wasn't kept very hot and the bar service very slow. We were angered by charges to our credit card after we had settled the account after we had left the ship for items we didn't purchase. So check your bill.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Very poor

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Uninspiring menus mash with everything in main dining room. Poor temperature of food in the buffet restaurant.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools OK nothing much else to do on sea days

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Evening shows very good. Daytime entertainment poor, guest speaker boring same subject ( Buddhism) every time. Seems the rest of the daytime entertainment consisted of the hard sell, art auctions, spa r treatments, shop promotions etc.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
On the whole good but very slow bar service in buffet restaurant invariably finished our meal before the drinks arrived.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Although a slightly older ship, it was clean and well maintained. P

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Size was adequate with a large window. Reasonably clean.

Ship tip

Check the bill. We settled our account and had a zero balance upon leaving the ship. Whilst waiting at the airport we received an email informing us of extra charges had been added on our credit card for drinks from the mini bar. We were absolutely furious as we hadn't had anything from the minibar the whole voyage.

Ports of call

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

3 out of 5
The port was OK didn't do an excursion as we had visited before

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
Lots of things to see and do. We did a city tour with a visit to the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Muscat, Oman

3 out of 5
Stayed on the ship as we have been before, nice sail in though.

Mumbai (Bombay), India

4 out of 5
An eye opening experience. We did the two day tour which covers most of the sights it included a train journey.

Mormugao (Goa), India

3 out of 5
We visited a spice plantation, not what we expected and not worth 1.5 hour drive.

Cochin, India

4 out of 5
We did a very nice boat trip around the islands saw the Chinese fishing nets and went to a cultural show.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

4 out of 5
What a difference, much cleaner than the Indian ports of call. Visited a tea plantation, saw the tea pickers and saw how the tea was processed in the factory.

Phuket, Thailand

4 out of 5
The ship arrived too late in the day to fit in the excursions before it went dark. On our excursion the last stop was a temple which by that time in darkness and we couldn't see much.

Singapore

5 out of 5
Lots of things to see and do. No trip except to the airport to go home

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Made to leave the ship too early for the airport and a 13 hour wait for our flight.
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