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This was our first cruise and one which we were nervous about as a young family as much was unknown. Our fears were allayed as soon as we walked on the boat to great service and lots of activity. The constellation is certainly not the ideal cruiser for an 18 month old child as all services are for children 3 and older (although you could use baby sitting) and as such you will spend all your time with your child (which was fine for us but not if you want a break) The destinations were superb and the precise reason we went, stockholm, warnemundew, amsterdam, tallinn, st petersburg and copenhagen were all great. Helsinki was a bit of a let down with very little to do or see although the shopping was good. £6 for a pint of carlsberg in copenhagen was a stretch (especially as I buy if for under 70p to sell in my business's) Food was plentiful and of good quality. The San marco restaurant was superb in its service and the service staff really took care of our young son. We also went to the ocean liners speciality restaurant twice and although a little stuff and typically french - the service was very good and the food superb. The unfortunate thing for us is that guest relations were poor, very poor and we had several incidences to complain about aspects of their service and when we tried to reduce the service charge as a result of this they showed their true colours and made you feel like a cash machine. I believed that the idea of a service charge is that you pay it for good service NOT just because it is there to pay the wages of the staff. This is perhaps how they can advertise such good prices in comparison to an english owned cruise company (where you have the choice of who and how to reward) We will cruise again but not with Celebrity (a real shame)

Constellation - stars and black holes

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by cradders

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This was our first cruise and one which we were nervous about as a young family as much was unknown. Our fears were allayed as soon as we walked on the boat to great service and lots of activity.
The constellation is certainly not the ideal cruiser for an 18 month old child as all services are for children 3 and older (although you could use baby sitting) and as such you will spend all your time with your child (which was fine for us but not if you want a break)
The destinations were superb and the precise reason we went, stockholm, warnemundew, amsterdam, tallinn, st petersburg and copenhagen were all great. Helsinki was a bit of a let down with very little to do or see although the shopping was good. £6 for a pint of carlsberg in copenhagen was a stretch (especially as I buy if for under 70p to sell in my business's)
Food was plentiful and of good quality. The San marco restaurant was superb in its service and the service staff really took care of our young son. We also went to the ocean liners speciality restaurant twice and although a little stuff and typically french - the service was very good and the food superb.
The unfortunate thing for us is that guest relations were poor, very poor and we had several incidences to complain about aspects of their service and when we tried to reduce the service charge as a result of this they showed their true colours and made you feel like a cash machine. I believed that the idea of a service charge is that you pay it for good service NOT just because it is there to pay the wages of the staff. This is perhaps how they can advertise such good prices in comparison to an english owned cruise company (where you have the choice of who and how to reward)
We will cruise again but not with Celebrity (a real shame)
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