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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Celebrity Constellation

9 Night Italy & Dalmatian Coast (Rome To Venice)

Sail date: October 01, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Constellation

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Very slick operation, with all staff well trained in customer relations. The food choice and quality was excellent. Our room met our needs, although the whole boat is looking a little dated and tired now.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very efficient and well thought out.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was excellent, and the staff very friendly and hwlpful

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The entertainment staff were excellent , and all evening shows were very entertaining. The compare was very witty and entertaining.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Excellent

Children's Programs

We had no children with us on this cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Faultless staff. With one exception of disambiguation at Sicily. Staff told us to go to the port on the shuttle, but we should have stayed beside the ship. We nearly missed our tour because of this. It all turned out ok in the end with a 30 min delay, and ended up being the best tour of the entire cruise.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The whole ship is looking a little tired, but you must be aware of this as you are planning a refit.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The room was clean, a good size and kept in this state by the staff throughout the cruise. My only criticism was it always smelled of cigarette smoke outside the door, and on the balcony.

Ship tip

Look for a cruise with 1 or 2 sea days, so that you Can appreciate the facilities on the ship. The sauna is excellent.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Use the opp hop off bus. It goes everywhere you would want to go in Rome

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Pompeii has to be done. But be prepared, Italy is full of graffiti and rubbish

Catania, Sicily

1 out of 5
Not worth stopping at. Should have stayed on the ship.

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Wow!!! And oh my god. Beautiful pace to visit. Dont forget they do not take euros here.

Zadar, Croatia

5 out of 5

Rijeka, Croatia

1 out of 5
Industrial, and not as interesting as the previous stops in Croatia. Stayed on the boat here after reading so many bad reviews.

Koper, Slovenia

5 out of 5
Lake Bled is worth spending more time in, like a long weekend. Not 45 mins. Too far from port to visit really. Ljubljana is a very forward thinking town.

Venice, Italy Did not visit port

End of cruise, and had an early flight home.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth

Traveler Photos

Cabin 7016 balcony view at sunset. View from upper pool bar Outdoor Cinema at the rear of the ship can get breezy whilst sailing, and can be very hot when in port. Side street restaurants are quietest, and better priced than the main strip. They are also cooler than sitting in full sun. When you visit here you can see why it is the choice of movie makers. Spectacular location View from cabin 7016 looking towards the aft of the ship.
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