Celebrity Cruises Observations

Celebrity seems little different than its parent, Royal Caribbean, with only slightly better food, similar accommodations, and similar passengers. Although positioned as a premium cruise line, and voted the top premium cruise line for three years, this must be for large ships, and the voting must be weighted to the many passengers they carry, because there is certainly no comparison between Celebrity and Oceania or Regent.

As far as the Celebrity Constellation experience in particular:


  • Great entertainment
  • Nice ship
  • Excellent suite
  • Nice suite amenities of some free wi-fi, laundry, dry cleaning, specialty dinners
  • Excellent Riedel glassware and seminar


  • Food only marginally better than Royal Caribbean, even in specialty restaurants
  • Ship too large for ports like Bordeaux
  • Higher than normal wine prices, and unreliable wine list
  • Imaginary caviar list
  • No self-service laundry
  • Poor wi-fi coverage and service