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- 2022 Italy, Greece and Turkey: Celebrity Constellation Ship Review
This was actually our first time to sail on the Constellation though we have sailed sister ship Celebrity Summit once and the Infinity several times. In 2020, the ship was scheduled to have a full Revolutionary Makeover including replacing all the state room pods with brand new pods. But when 2020 and 2021 meant a complete shut down of the cruise industry and nearly 18 months with no revenue, that makeover did not happen. Instead the ship got a light refresh in some the color schemes, carpeting and soft goods. Still the ship felt light, fresh and airy. I truly love the smaller size and lower capacity of this ship. Having just done a week on a Solstice Class ship, I was surprised at how noticeably easier it was to navigate my way around this ship vs the larger ship. Everything seemed just steps away.
There was lots of eye candy around the ship in the form of an impressive collection of artwork including glass sculptural chandeliers and bronze statues.
Most of the ship felt light and airy, especially the observation lounge which was the recipient of some of the new and more modern soft goods.
There were plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy including our favorite, the Sunset Bar, where we often sat outside for lunch and dinner. There is also a nice sports court and rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy movies at night and during the day on the big screen. A noticeable feature missing from this ship as it has not been Revolutionized, is the retreat sun deck for suite guests. The area is still set up as a regular sun deck with no private area for suites guests. I am sure it will be coming soon as we move further beyond post pandemic travel.
Thanks to the clever design of the glass elevators, lots of interior spaces, like the library and the ilounge, have access to natural light.
There is also lots of natural light in the Main Dining room and Tuscan Grille as well due to the two story panoramic window in the aft part of the main dining room and the location of the Tuscan Grille, in what used to be the to a top floor atrium next to the glass elevators.
Off the center atrium is where most of the bars and casual entertainment areas are located. Again these rooms get lots of natural light from the pictures windows and even allow for quick access to the outside with a promenade deck located just out side. That was super convenient when we were arriving in the evening in Kusadasi, we only had to step right out the door to take arrival pictures. The Cellar Master’s bar is located in a pass through area, so not as intimate as on the Solstice class ships, but with nice views out the large round windows.
Finally, the cabins were a little bit smaller on this class of ship than on the Solstice Class ships, most noticeably on in the bathrooms. I think that the smaller bathrooms were probably why I didn’t take a picture of them.