Review of Celebrity Constellation deck 3 (Plaza-Cabins)
Celebrity Theater (formerly Constellation Theatre, capacity 901 seats, lower level 1 of 3) is the ship’s main show lounge large stage for grand-style musical and show productions in the evenings. The theater’s entertainment options include performances by guest entertainers, dancers, musicians, magicians, stand-up comedians, Poet Theatrical performances, music revues. The ship also has its own musical band and a team of professional singers and dancers. The theater’s seating is comfortable, banquet-style, with small tables along the rows. cocktail service is available in the evenings. Among the feature evening shows are “The Solstice Show” (cirque-style acrobatics), Reigning Rocks (UK rock music revue), popular trivia game shows (Newlywed, Liars Club, The Living Room Games). The theater lounge also hosts various daily activities (bingo, trivia games and contests, workshops and classes).
Concierge Lounge (portside) is a ConciergeClass passengers-only lounge with its own bar (complimentary snacks and drinks- coffee, juices, pastries). A dedicated Concierge Desk provides 24-hour services and assistance.
Atrium “Grand Foyer” (lobby level) 3-decks high, open-floor area with live music entertainment)
On Lobby Deck are also the Shore Excursions Desk (onship tour booking, planning, information), Captain’s Club (Celebrity Cruises loyalty program information and assistance), and Guest Relations (Reception Desk and Future Cruise Sales, provide 24-hour guest services - cashier, luggage, information, bookings, reservations).
Qsine (fka Ocean Liners, 102 seats) is a reservations-only specialty restaurant (at surcharge $45 pp) with a 4-course menu (American and French cuisine specialties). The Qsine restaurant also offers Five Senses tasting menu (6-course dinner and wine pairing, at $90 pp fee). During Champagne High Tea Time (between 3-4 pm, at $25 pp fee, live string quartet performances) here are served premium coffees and teas, gourmet sandwiches and desserts. The restaurant’s decor features mahogany paneling, classic ocean liner memorabilia and paintings, large round-shaped windows, tableside food preparation, “butterfly service” (waiters serving the table in unison), Demonstration Kitchen (open kitchen for live cooking shows). Depending on cruise itinerary (on seadays mostly), Ocean Liners is also open for Lunch (between 12-1:30 pm, $25 pp fee). The lunch menu has pasta, red meat, chicken, fish. Continental breakfast (fresh juices and fruits, specialty coffees/teas, fresh-baked pastries, bagels) is complimentary for Captain’s Club (loyalty program) members of Elite and above tiers.
Wine Cellar (annex) is a wine bar (with 400+ premium wines) hosting private dinner parties and wine tastings (with sommelier service).
NEW: During the 2017 refurbishment, “Ocean Liners” was transformed into the “Tuscan Grille” (capacity 112 seats). Tuscan Grille is a premium steakhouse restaurant (reservations-only, at surcharge $45 pp), open for dinner-only (between 6 and 10 pm). The gourmet cuisine is traditional Italian, featuring fresh (hand-made) pasta, Italian cheeses, USDA prime beef (dry-aged) steaks, charcuterie boards, salami and other traditional food specialties from Italy. Also available are a-la-carte menus with Italian cocktails (incl homemade limoncello) and Italian wine list. The dining experience includes an open-kitchen (Demonstration Kitchen, located in the restaurant’s near, also presenting live cooking shows) and the private dining room Wine Cellar. Among the signature menu items are antipasti (goat cheese, olives, marinated squash), pasta (ravioli, spaghetti, lasagne, lobster linguine), traditional sauces (Alfredo, Bolognese, Parmigiana, Toscana), seafood (fried calamari), bruschetta, arugula salad, prime steaks (ribeye, veal chops, filet mignon), Macaroni and Cheese, gelato ice cream. Depending on cruise itinerary, Tuscan Grille also opens for Lunch (usually on seadays, between 12-1:30 pm, at $20 pp fee).
Conference Center is a multifunctional room used as ballroom, meeting room, banquet hall, cinema (large screen, surround sound). Here are also hosted daily art auctions, interactive game shows, seminars and lectures by the Celebrity Cruises enrichment program (including itinerary-related expert lectures and media presentations by naturalists and destination speakers). Professional equipment and catering service are provided.
Cruise cabins from 3000 to 3144, of which Interior (category 10) and the rest are Oceanview staterooms (category 6).