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Constellation - Celebrity Theater & Fortunes Casino

Constellation offers a wide variety of public rooms and bars. But sailing on a ship that is longer than Queen Elizabeth 2 does means that walking shoes are essential. With the main dining room on one end of the ship and the theater on the other, prepare for some serious strolling!

To keep both the guests and the cruise line happy, Constellation's designers have made the trek from one end to the other as much fun as possible by providing many possibilities to spend money on the way. You see, there is no way to miss either the Shopping Center, Art Gallery or Casino on your way to the Theater after dinner. Constellation's gaudy casino is aptly named Fortunes. With its over the top décor, this is by far the least elegant room on the ship.

One of the largest public rooms on Constellation is the stunning three-deck high Celebrity Theater, seating no less than 900 guests in comfort. Borrowing the best features from earlier Celebrity and Royal Caribbean vessels, the result is nothing less than spectacular. Too bad the make-believe "flames" (in reality pieces of fabric blowing in a breeze) along the walls of the room that were so novel as the ship entered service have now disappeared.

Celebrity's signature Michael's Club remains under lock and key during our visit. Modeled after an old-fashioned gentleman's club and originally designated as a cigar lounge, Michael's Club is used as a piano bar these days. With the vast Photo Gallery on its doorstep, this is not the most obvious location for an upscale cocktail bar. Still, many people find their way to Michael's Club making it a very popular hideaway.

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Entrance to the Fortunes Casino
Fortunes Casino
Fortunes Casino
Fortunes Casino

Celebrity Theater

Celebrity Theater
Celebrity Theater
Entrance to Michael's Club

Fortunes Casino

 

Photos and text: © 2005-2006 Bart de Boer - www.ShipParade.com

First published on May 6, 2006

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