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Celebrity Constellation Review

2017 Best for Dining
2017 Best for First Timers
2013 Best for Dining
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Celebrity Constellation
4.5 / 5.0
1825 reviews

Pros
Officers and crew are friendly and accessible
Cons
From drinks to the spa to dining, there's an upsell
Bottom Line
Constellation sailings are a great value for the money

About

Passengers
2,170

Crew
999

Passenger to Crew
2.17:1

Launched
2002

Shore Excursions
782
Sails To
Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean, Eastern Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Panama Canal & Central America, Western Caribbean, Baltic Sea
Celebrity Cruise Deals
Ron & Mary James
Cruise Critic Contributor

Celebrity Constellation Overview

Affectionately known as "Connie" by its fans, the 2,034-­passenger Celebrity Constellation debuted in 2002 as the fourth and final ship in Celebrity Cruises' Millennium Class. Over the years, the ship has developed a host of admirers and repeat cruisers who are drawn to its value, comfort, above-average food and drink offerings, friendly crew, spotless facilities and intriguing itineraries.

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Constellation, and the Celebrity line as a whole, attract older cruisers looking for an experience that offers value and a bit of luxury. In both price, quality of food and service, and general ambience, Connie strives to balance the intimacy offered by smaller ships and the leisure, entertainment and dining perks offered by bigger ships. Passengers have access to nine bars and lounges; French, Italian and sushi alternative restaurants; a large casino and nightly Vegas-styled entertainment.

The staff is friendly and helpful, and senior officers, including the captain, are very visible and accessible. All go out of their way to chat with passengers on their frequent walks through the ship and at shipboard events.

 


Top Celebrity Constellation Itineraries

Celebrity Constellation
10 night venice, turkey & greek islands

Venice, Katakolon (Olympia), Santorini, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Athens (Piraeus), Zakynthos, Venice

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Fellow Passengers

Celebrity attracts upper middle­class passengers, many of whom are experienced, savvy travelers who have sailed on the ship several times. Passenger demographics depend on the season and itinerary, with summer and seasonal holidays drawing more families with children than other times of the year. The ice-frosted martini bar and casino are lively evening venues, but this is not a late-night disco-loving party boat. Passengers are typically in the 40 to 70 age range, although it's not uncommon to see some couples in their 20s and 30s – many enjoying honeymoons or a first cruise.

Americans, Canadians and Europeans usually make up the largest passenger groups, though the mix can significantly change with the itinerary. When the ship is in Europe, the passenger mix is international, with a roughly even blend of North American and European cruisers, mostly hailing from England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. For Asian routes, the number of Asians and Asian-Americans spikes significantly, as does the number of Australians and New Zealanders. Eastern Mediterranean cruises see a marked increase in cruisers from Slavic and Eastern European countries. In the Caribbean, expect the breakdown to skew much more toward North American, especially from wintry areas of the United States and Canada.


Celebrity Constellation Dress Code

During the day, dress is resort casual, but Celebrity passengers tend to dress up for dinner -- typically button-down or dressy Tommy Bahama-type sport shirts and slacks for men and dresses or smart-casual pants for women. Formal night on Celebrity has been replaced by "evening chic" in the main dining room. This means that men can ditch the full suit and tie in favor of a sport coat and collared shirt, with designer jeans. Women can wear cocktail dresses, sundresses or designer jeans or nice pants. In the buffet, almost any form of dress is allowed except swimwear, flip-flops, spa robes and bare feet.


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Celebrity Constellation Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining5.04
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation5.03.9
Family4.04.2
Enrichment4.03.4
Service5.04.3
Value For Money5.03.8

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Where does Celebrity Constellation sail from?

Celebrity Constellation departs from Singapore, Dubai, Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Civitavecchia, Piraeus, Piraeus, Laviron and Tampa

How much does it cost to go on Celebrity Constellation?

Cruises on Celebrity Constellation start from £568 per person.

Is Celebrity Constellation a good ship to cruise on?

Celebrity Constellation won 4 awards over the years.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2017 Best for Dining
  • 2017 Best for First Timers
  • 2013 Best for Dining
  • 2013 Best for Fitness

Celebrity Constellation Member Reviews

Celebrity Constellation
Viveash
Sail Date: Jan 2020
It is well known that Celebrity Constellation is one of the older vessels in the Celebrity fleet, but considering she is about to go in for a significant upgrade in May 2020 in France, she is in pretty... Read More
Celebrity Constellation
Mulguy Boy
Sail Date: Feb 2020
Celebrity Constellation did not look "too tried" and while it will get a $500,000 refit in a couple off weeks, it didn't look to us as if it was essential or even needed.... Read More
Celebrity Constellation
WNCCruiser
Sail Date: Oct 2019
We took one shore excursion in Valletta, Malta with Celebrity and it was well-run, informative, and enjoyful. After cruising on another lines 2-year old ship in 2018, Constellation was a let down.... Read More
Celebrity Constellation
Traderboy
Sail Date: Feb 2020
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Celebrity Cruises Fleet

Celebrity Millennium
4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

1714 reviews

Carries 2,138 passengers and features a two-level main dining room, several bars and lounges, age-specific kids' club, casino and wood panelling in the Millennium restaurant that was originally used on the classic liner RMS Olympic. 

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Celebrity Infinity
4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Classed as a mid-sized cruise ship, Celebrity Infinity offers more than 2,000 passengers a two-storey dining room, 6 restaurants, age-specific kids' clubs and a spa and fitness centre.

Celebrity Summit
4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Sophisticated vibe with gourmet dining options, a suites-only restaurant and lounge and a spa partnership with Canyon Ranch; fewer than 3,000 passengers.

Celebrity Constellation
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Holding just over 2,000 passengers, this is a family-friendly cruise ship featuring a two-level theatre, 12 dining venues, 11 bars and lounges and the Innovations tech store.

Celebrity Xpedition

48 passengers; sails year-round in the Galapagos and features several onboard naturalists, active excursions and upscale amenities like a spa and hot tubs.

Celebrity Solstice
5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Sophisticated vibe with gourmet dining, the country club-style Lawn Club and two suites-only restaurants; partnership with Canyon Ranch is a highlight for spa-goers.

Celebrity Equinox
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Chic atmosphere featuring grassy Lawn Club with a Corning Museum of Glass pavilion with glass blowing shows, gourmet dining options and spa cabins and cuisine.

Celebrity Eclipse
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Holds just over 2,800 passengers and includes Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Eclipse Theatre, basketball court, the Lawn Club with real grass and the World Class Bar.

Celebrity Silhouette
5.0 / 5.0
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Cultured vibe; features the country club-style Lawn Club with extra-fee Hamptons-inspired The Porch, suites-only restaurant and multimillion-dollar art collection .

Celebrity Reflection
5.0 / 5.0
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Sophisticated vibe; attractions include the country club-style Lawn Club, the Martini Bar, suites only restaurants and multimillion dollar art collection.

Celebrity Edge
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating


Celebrity Edge is Celebrity's edgiest ships featuring the revolutionary Magic Carpet, a tennis-court sized moveable deck, and rooms that convert from inside to outside with the touch of a button. 

Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Apex is the second of four new cruise ships that will debut under Celebrity's Edge Class moniker. Beyond will launch in 2020.

Celebrity Xploration

Part of Celebrity Cruises' Galapagos Islands fleet; launched in 2017 and left fleet in 2019.

Celebrity Beyond

The third of four new Edge Class ships will launch in Fall 2021 and will feature several innovations debuted by Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge IV

The fourth and final of Celebrity's Edge class cruise ships will launch in spring 2022 and will feature "infinite" balconies and a moveable deck.

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