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My wife and I are in our mid-40's and this was our fifth cruise (2 in Caribbean and 3 in Mediterranean). We have sailed with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and Norwegian. Included in our package was the Classic Beverage Pkg (I upgraded my wife to the Premium Pkg) and gratuities. I personally liked the layout of the ship. You could walk through all the decks to get to your destination and the restaurants and lounges were well located. The Constellation was clean, and the crew seemed to ensure all the common areas were kept tidy and spotless. We had a balcony cabin on the 8th deck midship. The bathroom was fairly "large" for a cruise ship and located on the right as you entered the room. The bed was in the middle of the room, and a desk and couch was infront of the balcony. There was plenty of space for my wife and I, and the luggage fit perfectly under the bed. I thought the dining was fabulous. We had the buffet breakfast at the Oceanview Cafe every morning and were not disappointed. The smoked salmon and endless bacon were my favourites! We ate in the main dining room (MDR) and the food and service was impressive. We did not have a bad meal (and we would often order two appetizers or mains....). The entertainment on the cruise ship was the only negative for us. The entertainment director (Rich) was energetic and hilarious, but besides him, the nightly programs were well below other cruise ships that we have sailed on. The dance productions were ok, but became boring and repetitive during the week. I felt that the acts that Celebrity had in the theatre would only be lounge acts on other ships. Their lounge acts (Groovity, Good Wine etc) need improvements. The service on the ship was amazing. The servers in the bars, restaurants and others areas were always smiling and treated us like gold. One of the best service experiences that we have ever had. The ports and excursions on the cruise were fantastic. A short list of the activities that we did (all booked on our own is below): Ephesus - we had been to the Terrace Houses previously, therefore we simply spent hours shopping for turkish lamps etc. It likely would have been cheaper for me to go to the terrace houses again....but we did get some great souvenirs! Rhodes - walked around the town. Fabulous and easy port. Cyprus - toured ancient ruins. Was a great way to see the southern part of the island. Israel - spent three days touring (Nazareth and Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Massada and Dead Sea). I could have done without Sea of Galilee, but the rest of the tours were amazing1 Malta - walked around the town on our own. Great easy port to sight see on your own. There were only a few kids on the cruise which was great for us (we travelled with two other adults) as the pools and hot tubs were not inundated with them. I would definitely sail with Celebrity again in the future. From the food, to the service and the ports - things could not have been better. A few tips - laundry was expensive. There was a "special" during the cruise in which you could put in a bag of laundry for $50 US....crazy if you ask me. We normally bring a travel iron with us (yes I know - they are "illegal") but we did not on this cruise and regretted it as they would not provide us with an iron as they wanted us to put in the shirts for ironing for an unbelievable (high) price. Hope this helped!

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Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Thor17

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My wife and I are in our mid-40's and this was our fifth cruise (2 in Caribbean and 3 in Mediterranean). We have sailed with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and Norwegian.

Included in our package was the Classic Beverage Pkg (I upgraded my wife to the Premium Pkg) and gratuities.

I personally liked the layout of the ship. You could walk through all the decks to get to your destination and the restaurants and lounges were well located. The Constellation was clean, and the crew seemed to ensure all the common areas were kept tidy and spotless.

We had a balcony cabin on the 8th deck midship. The bathroom was fairly "large" for a cruise ship and located on the right as you entered the room. The bed was in the middle of the room, and a desk and couch was infront of the balcony. There was plenty of space for my wife and I, and the luggage fit perfectly under the bed.

I thought the dining was fabulous. We had the buffet breakfast at the Oceanview Cafe every morning and were not disappointed. The smoked salmon and endless bacon were my favourites! We ate in the main dining room (MDR) and the food and service was impressive. We did not have a bad meal (and we would often order two appetizers or mains....).

The entertainment on the cruise ship was the only negative for us. The entertainment director (Rich) was energetic and hilarious, but besides him, the nightly programs were well below other cruise ships that we have sailed on. The dance productions were ok, but became boring and repetitive during the week. I felt that the acts that Celebrity had in the theatre would only be lounge acts on other ships. Their lounge acts (Groovity, Good Wine etc) need improvements.

The service on the ship was amazing. The servers in the bars, restaurants and others areas were always smiling and treated us like gold. One of the best service experiences that we have ever had.

The ports and excursions on the cruise were fantastic. A short list of the activities that we did (all booked on our own is below):

Ephesus - we had been to the Terrace Houses previously, therefore we simply spent hours shopping for turkish lamps etc. It likely would have been cheaper for me to go to the terrace houses again....but we did get some great souvenirs!

Rhodes - walked around the town. Fabulous and easy port.

Cyprus - toured ancient ruins. Was a great way to see the southern part of the island.

Israel - spent three days touring (Nazareth and Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Massada and Dead Sea). I could have done without Sea of Galilee, but the rest of the tours were amazing1

Malta - walked around the town on our own. Great easy port to sight see on your own.

There were only a few kids on the cruise which was great for us (we travelled with two other adults) as the pools and hot tubs were not inundated with them.

I would definitely sail with Celebrity again in the future. From the food, to the service and the ports - things could not have been better.

A few tips - laundry was expensive. There was a "special" during the cruise in which you could put in a bag of laundry for $50 US....crazy if you ask me.

We normally bring a travel iron with us (yes I know - they are "illegal") but we did not on this cruise and regretted it as they would not provide us with an iron as they wanted us to put in the shirts for ironing for an unbelievable (high) price.

Hope this helped!
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Concierge Class 2
Cabin C2 8137
The cabin was spacious (for a cruise ship) and the balcony was nice. The midship location was perfect to access the elevators, library, pool deck and buffet restaurant. The concierge portion is not worth it in my opinion. The additional perks were almost laughable. The daily canapés were horrible (and tiny) and essentially were only good for stinking up the room. We had a door to an adjoining room and the noise that came through that door was loud and disturbing. I highly suggest that you book a cabin without an adjoining door.
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