Ports too far from cities

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

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Celebrity Constellation

14 Night China/Vietnam/Thailand (Shanghai To Singapore)

Sail date: February 03, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Constellation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3089

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I feel stupid for not investigating this cruise more closely. 3 cities were difficult to visit due to distance from the port. It turned out all right because guides answered questions and taught us about their country on the drive. But it made for a long day of driving.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
A bit slow but staff managed it well.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Always lots of choice. Drinks were expensive as were drink packages.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I was always able to get an exercise bike or treadmill. We liked trivia and ping pong. We did not attend any of the lectures but many enjoyed them.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The evening shows and acts were first rate! Only one of the 14 we didn’t really enjoy as we are not jazz fans.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
ALL staff was friendly, helpful and professional. 5 Star service for sure and lots of them!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We opted for Center of the ship as my husband has some motion issues. Great location as it was same floor as main lobby. It was compact but had everything we needed.

Ship tip

Centre of the ship below 4 is very stable

Ports of call

Shanghai, China

4 out of 5
We had been to Shanghai so didn’t really do much sightseeing and it was cold.

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
Wonderful free drop off spot at a large mall that had a metro stop. Hongkong has a beautiful cheap metro-ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS.

Chan May (Hue), Vietnam

5 out of 5
When I investigated excursions in advance they used a crazy pricing system:1 or 2 person $300. If 10 people book the price is down to $70. I decided I would rather have a firm price so booked with Vietnam Unique Tours. They were excellent. We were met with a sign and had a car and driver for the day for about the same cost as ship excursion. Tt

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

4 out of 5
This port was 1.5 hours from the city! That is too far. We had an arranged private tour with the same group which was very good.

Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand

2 out of 5
2.5 hours from port!! Crazy! But we did a ship excursion and it was excellent. The guide, Tom , was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.

Singapore

5 out of 5
Great city tour with Rachel, right from the port, as it should be. She even gave food recommendations.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy.
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