Celebrity Galaxy (RETIRED) 53 Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Celebrity Galaxy Cruise Ship

Sail Date: August 25, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

There were three adults in our group - all family. Overall, the cruise was pleasant with a few of the exceptions noted on the deembarkation from the ship and two or three of the shore excursions. The exit from the ship at the end of the cruise was a nighmare! Celebrity employees acted as though they had never heard of anyone going anywhere but the airport to go home! We did everything according to Celebrities instructions, but apparently they had failed to advise their employees on how to handle this procedure. With that exception, the rest of the employees were outstanding, and did a fine job.

Pros: Very nice cruise ship / clean & good service by employees / good food at all restaurants, etc.

Cons: Exit from ship and transfer to Rome. Employees didn't seem to understand this trip!

Ship Quality
Smaller than our previous cruise on the Constellation, but certainly not crowded. All amenities seem to be present.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very small, but we were aware before purchasing cruise. Veranda was OK but could use some repainting and cleaning.
Two shore excursions to Santorini & Mykonos, Greece were dusty, dirty and somewhat uninteresting. Celebrity needs to review these two excursions. Also, tour of museum in Naples - dirty, cobwebs, and quite dull. Clean the place up!
Food and Dining
Overall quality of food very good. Lobster on final formal evening was outstanding. Wait service was excellent.
Service and Staff
Good service and always very helpful
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Good tour - tower of Pisa worth seeing. Too many vendors.
Don't Miss: Leaning tower of Pisa.
Cannes, France
I would definitely order this excursion again. Beautiful area, and very interesting. Very clean and outstanding views.
Don't Miss: Grand Casino - excellent views of the sea.
Mykonos, Greece
I would definitely not order this excursion again. Very hot, dirty, lot of unnecessary walking and not very interesting.
Don't Miss: None
Naples, Italy
Museum was a waste of time - dirty, dusty and boring! Pizza restaurant was excellent, and very timely.
Don't Miss: Pizza restaurant - excellent pizza, excellent service.
Messina, Sicily
Nice excursion - I would do it again.
Don't Miss: Taurino, Italy - very nice area.
Santorini, Greece
I would definitely not order this excursion again. Very hot, diry, lot of unnecessary walking and not very interesting.
Don't Miss: None

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