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Having met two couples in June 2018 on the Baltic cruise on the Eclipse we decided to cruise again this year on Constellation for the Dalmatian coast cruise. Having read numerous reviews my expectation was of an older ship and I did not expect to experience the excellence of our previous cruise. We booked early and chose Aqua class and had rooms on deck 9 I had heard poor reviews as pool deck was above us but can honestly say that other than sun beds being stored in the evening did not notice anything else. The room was spacious well designed and although old was very comfortable and our cabin attendant was superb. The Blu restaurant staff from front of house to the waiters were excellent, the sommelier terrific and the choice of wines could not be faulted and it’s a long time since I had enjoyed Port after dinner. The Spa was good and the gym always had available equipment. We went to a couple of shows and enjoyed the Cabaret night especially the Les Miserables compilation. The Frankie Valli tribute act again were very good. All in all a very good cruise and an enjoyable holiday. Highs and lows below Highs All transfers early and very good vehicles for 6 people Restaurant/ bar and cabin staff could not be faulted The ship exceeded expectation Quality of food was exceptional although restrictive for one vegetarian member. Lows Pre booking seating for flights complicated and given wrong info Check in at Venice why put trainee staff on Aqua class ? Delayed by 10 minutes on priority boarding Hard sell of packages days 1-3 it was endless Drinks packages not added to room card refer to check in Bad experience at Bocia coffee lounge where staff chose to ignore us at the front of the queue and served others resulting in leaving without a drink. We did not do any excursions with Celebrity. Re the ports of call Rijeka and Sicily did not match the rest of the locations.

Expectation exceeded

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Review by Barney163

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Having met two couples in June 2018 on the Baltic cruise on the Eclipse we decided to cruise again this year on Constellation for the Dalmatian coast cruise.

Having read numerous reviews my expectation was of an older ship and I did not expect to experience the excellence of our previous cruise.

We booked early and chose Aqua class and had rooms on deck 9 I had heard poor reviews as pool deck was above us but can honestly say that other than sun beds being stored in the evening did not notice anything else. The room was spacious well designed and although old was very comfortable and our cabin attendant was superb.

The Blu restaurant staff from front of house to the waiters were excellent, the sommelier terrific and the choice of wines could not be faulted and it’s a long time since I had enjoyed Port after dinner.

The Spa was good and the gym always had available equipment.

We went to a couple of shows and enjoyed the Cabaret night especially the Les Miserables compilation. The Frankie Valli tribute act again were very good.

All in all a very good cruise and an enjoyable holiday. Highs and lows below

Highs

All transfers early and very good vehicles for 6 people

Restaurant/ bar and cabin staff could not be faulted

The ship exceeded expectation

Quality of food was exceptional although restrictive for one vegetarian member.

Lows

Pre booking seating for flights complicated and given wrong info

Check in at Venice why put trainee staff on Aqua class ? Delayed by 10 minutes on priority boarding

Hard sell of packages days 1-3 it was endless

Drinks packages not added to room card refer to check in

Bad experience at Bocia coffee lounge where staff chose to ignore us at the front of the queue and served others resulting in leaving without a drink.

We did not do any excursions with Celebrity.

Re the ports of call Rijeka and Sicily did not match the rest of the locations.
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Cabin Review

Aqua Class Balcony
Cabin A1 9086
Very good kept extremely clean
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins