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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Celebrity Constellation

9 Night Italy & Dalmatian Coast (Rome To Venice)

Sail date: October 01, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Constellation

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

I think Celebrity might be biding its time on the Constellation until its refurbishing. The dining experiences a half-notch below the other cruise lines we've done, which was a surprise. The itinerary was good, charging passengers for the shuttles in Croatia was not. I would try Celebrity again but it wouldn't be my first choice based on this experience.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Just know and understand this is an older ship soon to be refurbished

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Don't fool yourself, the port is not "Rome" but a beachside resort down (nice enough to justify visiting itself for a day or night) about an hour by car away. It is tricky and not too clear how to get from the train station to the ship in port. The two best options are walk/free shuttle bus option or taking a taxi for about 5 Euro. If you stay in either the Navone Square or the Vatican area in Rome, you have convenient access to the inexpensive train to the Port.

Naples, Italy

2 out of 5

Catania, Sicily

4 out of 5
I think an excursion to Mount Etna is a good call, its fascinating to see an active volcano and just what happens when it flows down the mountainside, as it did a few decades ago.

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5
Cute little portside town in beautiful location. If you are fit, hiking up to the fortress above (8 Euro) is a good workout and gives you close to a dozen marvelous views of the port area and surrounding fjord.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

4 out of 5
I fear the old town has become a victim of its own popularity and G-O-T fever. Beautiful views from the historic wall walk. I can ony imagine what it would be like in the summer. Charging for the shuttle is a poor look for Celebrity.

Zadar, Croatia

2 out of 5
Charging for the shuttle is a poor look for Celebrity.

Rijeka, Croatia

2 out of 5

Koper, Slovenia

4 out of 5
Slovenia was a pleasant surprise.

Venice, Italy

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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