Celebrity constellation – itinerary schedule, current position cruisemapper electricity transmission


Celebrity cruise line was founded in 1988 by the Greece-based Chandris Line (cruise shipping operations between 1974-1996). In 1997, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) merged with Celebrity Cruises Ltd to become "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd" (RCCL), which operates RCI, Celebrity, Azamara and Pullmantur. The signature "Χ" on the funnel of all Celebrity vessels is the Greek letter chi, standing for "Chandris". The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Common features of Celebrity-operated ships include aft glass-walled dining rooms, signature alternate dining venues, bars and lounges, formal Atrium lobby areas, numerous balcony and suite staterooms, large sundecks with swimming pools, premium spas and relaxation areas.

The 90,940-ton, 2,449-passenger cruise ship Celebrity Constellation was named by her fans "Connie". Over the years, the Constellation cruise ship and her sisters have gathered a lot of admirers, drawn to the entrance-making atrium and marble stairway, the ocean liner-themed, gut-busting French restaurant, and the spectacular (for a large vessel) two-to-one passenger-to-crew ratio. Design-simple and intelligent, Celebrity Constellation includes numbers of strange flourishes, like the existentially unsettling "Word Thief" sculpture – an amorphous, kneeling figure constructed out of strings of words – and a pair of curved sea-view elevator banks that undulate over the ship’s design. Cruise itinerary program

Celebrity Constellation itinerary program is based on 4- and 5-day short Bahamas and Caribbean cruises departing from Fort Lauderdale FL. Constellation also operates on Black Sea and Mediterranean voyages leaving from Rome, Venice and Istanbul, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings. Cabins

Most Celebrity Constellation staterooms are 170-190-sq.foot Balcony rooms (541). Almost 60% of ship’s accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 1059 staterooms in 23 categories. 26 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Celebrity Constellation are the Penthouse Suites (1430 ft2). Dining options – Food & Drinks

When the line took the decision to change the Millennium-class vessels in the image of their more new sisters, Celebrity Constellation was the first in the series to take the $40-plus million overhaul during a 15-day dry dock in May 2010. A lot of things have changed for the vessel, in the form of design and onboard features, but Celebrity Constellation’s most visible alterations focused on the Deck 4 and 5 social hub, which creates a 2-floor, shiplong connection between the San Marco main dining room and the Celebrity Theater. The old Martini Bar has been changed with a glowing green pod, ice-topped bar and juggling bartenders. Cellar Masters, a wine venue using a self-service dispensary system, has changed the original, staid Champagne Bar. The other notable dry-dock feature is the Tuscan Grille. The for-fee steak and wine choice has replaced a nicely but apparently revenue-draining flower shop.

• Ocean Liners Restaurant (102-seats specialty restaurant, reservations only; with French cuisine, Five Senses tasting menu, Champagne High Tea Time; with Demonstration Kitchen for live cooking shows; also features the Wine Cellar annex). In 2017, the restaurant was replaced by Tuscan Grille (steakhouse).

The modern Celebrity Theater is where most of the entertainment action takes place onboard Celebrity Constellation. The banquet-style seats are quite comfortable for the hour-long programs. The 2-tiered theater is 3 decks high and hosts Vegas-style productions, focusing on pop and Broadway hits. Other evening headliners include musical acts, veteran singers and comedians. Evening entertainment elsewhere onboard emphasizes on music. Bands in the Rendezvous Lounge perform ’40s and ’50s jazz standards, pop songs and other danceable classic hits. The Reflections venue serves as an observation lounge and a quiet place for craft and dance classes by day.

• Acupuncture Treatments Room; Aquaspa & Fitness complex with Persian Garden (Thermal Suite – rain shower, steam room, sauna, heated loungers), Therapy and Treatment Rooms, Hair & Beauty Salon, Solarium (adults area) and Aquaspa Cafe (spa bar)

• Celebrity Cruises Constellation ship (inaugural cruise on May 12, 2002, original name "GTS Constellation", nickname "Connie") is the 4th and last of the line’s Millennium-class vessels. Her sisters in the fleet are Infinity, Millennium, Summit. She received the Conde Nast’s readers award for "2007 best large cruise ship".

• Constellation features an impressive (for a big liner) 2-to-1 guests-t-crew ratio. In 2010, she was the first scheduled for a dry-dock refurbishment as part of an initiative for "Solsticizing" all Millennium ships. This ship attracts mostly upper middle-class guests, the majority well-traveled and experienced, predominantly North Americans and Europeans (UK, but also many from Germany and France) and mostly couples in the 40 to 70 age range, but it all depends on season, destination and itinerary.

• Constellation was the first of her class to receive a drydock refurbishment (in May 2010). It cost was over US$40 million. The decor was seriously changed, and some new features were added, like the Tuscan Grill. Some old social places were also upgraded – the Champagne Bar (into Cellar Masters) and the Martini Bar (into its newer version). The second dry dock for Constellation was in April 2013 when she added the line’s "Solsticization" upgrades. Among the ship’s new features are 107 AquaClass cabins, 66 new cabins, new balcony rooms, new color scheme, upgraded basketball court, craft beer in the Michael’s Club, new sun loungers on the pool decks, iLounge (with Apple workstations), new meeting and conference space, a retail store.

• Celebrity Constellation entered dry dock for the last time on May 12, 2017 and emerged 2 weeks later, on May 26. During dry dock, the ship was fitted with brand new dining venues and a number of suites received enhancements. The refurbishment includes: Qsine: new restaurant concept. It promises unique dining experience with quirky ambiance, twists on favorite dishes and iPad menus. The Qsine reinvents the site currently popular as Ocean Liners Restaurant. The newest dining venue in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, Top Deck Burger Bar, situated on the Pool Deck (in the spot formerly known as Mast Grill), offers an extensive menu of burgers and toppings, such as Celebrity Signature Burger and BYOB (Build Your Own Burger). Rooftop Terrace features cozy furniture and an outdoor soundscape and movie screen. It is also home to the fusion of film and food, A Taste of Film. Other new venues and amenities include: The Studio – Celebrity Cruises‘ new portrait studio; Revitalized shopping area; Each stateroom aboard Celebrity Constellation was fitted with RFID door locks. Passengers can tap their SeaPass against the door lock that automatically unlocks; Every Penthouse & Royal Suite boasts powder room refreshes, such as marble surfaces and porcelain tiled floors. The rest suite areas received new artwork, carpeting, drapes, bed linens and plush furniture.