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We chose this cruise because of the itinery which allowed for an overnight in Dubrovnik and a further sea day later on. The ship had had a refit in May and you could see new carpet in most areas and most public areas looked great - not sure what other reviewers mean by tired as we didn;t notice this in public areas. Our cabin was a bit tired and there was rust on the balcony but otherwise the cabin was fine. Service was excellent in all areas -again, was expecting this to be worse than our previous Celebrity cruises from some reviews - but we had good, fast service and in all lounges the areas were well attended e.g. in Reflections from 10pm waiters arrived to serve during the bands and you were turning them down they circulated so often. Main dining room - generally good food - some strange choices on some nights but we looked at the menu then decided to eat elsewhere if nothing appealed. Our waiter (Clint) and helper (Yanti) were great as was the sommelier too. The Ocean View buffet is now great in the evening and offers a really high quality alternative to the MDR. The Greek nights were superb - three large Greek joints of meat and other Greek meals on offer. On the last day there was a great dessert display with croque en bouche and baked alaskas etc (photo). Qsine was good but they need to change some meal choices as we had been before 2 years ago and little seem to have changed. The ipad concept is now wearing thin too - no longer innovative. They need to lose the Sushi on 5 and change to a Tempanyaki that many other cruise companies have or have a "Lawn Grill" type restaurant from the larger ships. The ports were great. The excursions well organised as always. No issues with guides - all excellent, as has been our previous experience. The entertainment was excellent in the Reflections area - the three bands and DJ good. The main house band were outstanding - Just in Time. The lead singer is quite simply something else in her energy and a very high standard. The CD was visible and to the point and the young Activities leader, Emily was fabulous. They both said goodbye to guests on disembarkation - never seen this before and it was appreciated they made the effort. The theatre shows were a bit more hit and miss than we have experienced before but maybe not our taste. We loved Clare Maidin - superb pianist/singer we had heard on Reflection last year. The Base Tones and Mo Town performer were excellent too. There was a poor comedian, magician and Sam Kane who was strangely popular with some but we didn't enjoy his mimicking of Dean Martin. Two shows we attended by the cast - the Movies theme and world theme - both very good. We had seen the other two before (fairy tale and the over 18s one) and neither were good to our taste. (It did make me laugh to hear a lady refer to this show before she went to see it as the "Sex Show" - she must have been disappointed to see a poorly written panto which is delivered by a large Julian Clary wannabe.) Overall, we had a great cruise and would go again with Celebrity and on Constellation. The customer service is excellent and the ship a happy one.

Fabulous itinerary for a great cruise

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by theogreen

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2B
We chose this cruise because of the itinery which allowed for an overnight in Dubrovnik and a further sea day later on. The ship had had a refit in May and you could see new carpet in most areas and most public areas looked great - not sure what other reviewers mean by tired as we didn;t notice this in public areas. Our cabin was a bit tired and there was rust on the balcony but otherwise the cabin was fine. Service was excellent in all areas -again, was expecting this to be worse than our previous Celebrity cruises from some reviews - but we had good, fast service and in all lounges the areas were well attended e.g. in Reflections from 10pm waiters arrived to serve during the bands and you were turning them down they circulated so often.

Main dining room - generally good food - some strange choices on some nights but we looked at the menu then decided to eat elsewhere if nothing appealed. Our waiter (Clint) and helper (Yanti) were great as was the sommelier too. The Ocean View buffet is now great in the evening and offers a really high quality alternative to the MDR. The Greek nights were superb - three large Greek joints of meat and other Greek meals on offer. On the last day there was a great dessert display with croque en bouche and baked alaskas etc (photo). Qsine was good but they need to change some meal choices as we had been before 2 years ago and little seem to have changed. The ipad concept is now wearing thin too - no longer innovative. They need to lose the Sushi on 5 and change to a Tempanyaki that many other cruise companies have or have a "Lawn Grill" type restaurant from the larger ships.

The ports were great. The excursions well organised as always. No issues with guides - all excellent, as has been our previous experience.

The entertainment was excellent in the Reflections area - the three bands and DJ good. The main house band were outstanding - Just in Time. The lead singer is quite simply something else in her energy and a very high standard. The CD was visible and to the point and the young Activities leader, Emily was fabulous. They both said goodbye to guests on disembarkation - never seen this before and it was appreciated they made the effort.

The theatre shows were a bit more hit and miss than we have experienced before but maybe not our taste. We loved Clare Maidin - superb pianist/singer we had heard on Reflection last year. The Base Tones and Mo Town performer were excellent too. There was a poor comedian, magician and Sam Kane who was strangely popular with some but we didn't enjoy his mimicking of Dean Martin. Two shows we attended by the cast - the Movies theme and world theme - both very good. We had seen the other two before (fairy tale and the over 18s one) and neither were good to our taste. (It did make me laugh to hear a lady refer to this show before she went to see it as the "Sex Show" - she must have been disappointed to see a poorly written panto which is delivered by a large Julian Clary wannabe.)

Overall, we had a great cruise and would go again with Celebrity and on Constellation. The customer service is excellent and the ship a happy one.
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Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony 2B
Cabin 2B 6020
Cabin was smaller than Concierge and lacked large towels, some toiletries and the space of a Concierge room. We tried it but wouldn't again.
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