Celebrity Solstice

4.0 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    
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About Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice is a large ship, carrying 2850 passengers and 1246 crew, and sails from Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

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seven of eight of us got very sick

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

seven of eight of us got very sick

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I believe this ship is not clean.  I was not sick when I boarded the ship, but by day 4 I was very sick.  So were so many of us.  Four years ago on this same ship I saw employees cleaning everywhere - hand rails, elevator buttons, elevator doors, and I saw purell dispensers everywhere too. Not this time.  It did not seem as clean; the attention to detail in the service was different.  3 of our party saw the onboard doctor.  i had brought antibiotics with me, but am still sick.  two of our party are going to the doctor tomorrow.  I went today.  There is something wrong.  Many people complained of being sick.  People coughed and hacked constantly in the elevators and in the buffet dining room.  Not good.

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4 out of 5

New Zealand Cruise Jan 2017

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Enjoyed the cruise very much.  I've been on Celebrity Solstice so I knew my way around already.  I usually book Conceirge level. but didn't seem to receive priority boarding like last time.  Workers on ship very nice, fun and always polite. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Cruising down under

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was an amazing trip. So many beautiful sights to see as well as one welll run ship. Although I never personally met the captain, his humor and leadership were evident from his daily posts As well as the wonderful crew. I have cruised many times before and this one was a notch above all others.  We enjoyed our time on and off the ship. Visiting the shire where lord of the rings was filmed amazed all, the rough ride to the seal colony was worth every bump. We did the overnight excursion to Queenstown. I was a bit Leary of leaving the ship and missing the pass  through dusky sound, but it was worth it. Our night in Queenstown was fabulous we traveled via an old steam encgine boat to a working farm. Where we we treated to yet another wonderful buffet with the beat foood. Slow cooked pork, lame chicken etc was amazing.  We saw a sheep sheared and enjoyed seeing their sheep dogs inaction.  We traveled into Milford sound on a day that rained 9.5 inches. This led to seeing rainbows on the water as well in the distant mountains   By our last trip off the bus we were drenched and cold. The rain provided us with spectacular water falls that made it all worth it.  A bit of an adventure waiting for the cruise ship to pick us back up, made for another adventure just getting back on in all the wind and rain. We were welcome with towels and hot chocolate. The food aboard the ship as well as off was excellent. This is a great trip and highly recommended. 

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4 out of 5

Fun way to visit the South Pacific

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Celebrity Solstice is an amazing ship that has pretty much anything you could need. We enjoyed great dinners in the main dining room with excellent staff. 

Many of the destinations offered snorkeling and interesting cities to walk around. The fitness facilities were nice, with well maintained machines and plenty of options of machines. There was always something going on to keep us entertained. 

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5 out of 5

It was very good

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

From the start everything was very good organized. As always, room was great, service - excellent, dining - very good, excursion - all "A+".

We are glad we sailed this cruise.

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3 out of 5

Sydney to Singapore -- some great, some not so great

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was an interesting itinerary, but 3 tender ports, which especially @ Bali, took forever.  Therefore very ltd time in Bali which was disappointing.  The two stops for the Great Barrier Reef were enjoyed by my husband snorkeling. Embarkation and disembarkation were smooth.  The cabin steward was good, the ship was in pretty good shape considering it went into drydock when we arrived in Singapore.  

The Main Dining Room suffers from either bland food or disjointed service, or on some nights, both.  The specialty restaurants were great, esp Murano.  Hefty upcharge, but on a long cruise it felt necessary.  The shows were blah, the cruise director seemed a bit odd and some of his jokes seemed tasteless.  

Had a wonderful massage therapist (Nun) who was fabulous.  Usually the Canyon Ranch Spa is very good and it was really great on this cruise.

This is 5th Celebrity cruise in 18 months, and the cutting corners seems apparent, especially in the MDR.  It was a nice cruise, but would have been much better if the tender ports were longer time to be off-ship and if the dining room would bring up the food and service qualities.

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5 out of 5

Great cruise

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Enjoyed the smoke free casino!  Dining staff very accomadating to my gluten free diet.  Entertainment was excellent.  We would definitely cruise with Celebrity again.

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2 out of 5

Tahiti/Sydney, Australia cruise

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Loved the ship and the service.  Always clean.  Very comfortable ship and easy to get around. 

Constant sales pitch to purchase drink and fine dining packages was very annoying.  

Entertainment was good but not great.  

Price of photos was rediculously high. 

Enjoyed every port of call. 

Would definately repeat same cruise. 

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5 out of 5

Great cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The food was terrific and the service was outstanding. The excursions were fair. I was impressed that Celebrity made a great effort to accommodate my gluten free requirements. We will definitely sail with Celebrity again. 

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5 out of 5

Best way to go to Hawaii

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The cruise was very good, food was very good, service was excellent and so was the entertainment. The cabin was clean and in good orde . However, the ship is starting to show signs of age and some wear and tear.  But on the whole it did not deter from enjoying the 10 days voyage. 

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Entertainment Deck

The Entertainment Deck features the Solstice Theater, Bistro on Five, Tuscan Grille, Silk Harvest, Murano, Micheal's Club, Ensemble Lounge, Blu, Cafe al...

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Promenade Deck

The Promenade Deck features the second level of the Solstice Theater, the Grand Epernay, Cellar Masters, Crush, Martini Bar, Fortunes Casino, Quasar and...

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Lawn Deck

The Lawn Deck features the Lawn Club, the Patio on the Lawn, Hot Glass Show area, the Sunset Bar, bocce lawn bowling, Lawn Club Shop, XClub, Funfactory,...

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Resort Deck

The Resort Deck features staterooms in categories S1, S2, AW, C1 and C2, as well as the AquaSpa, fitness center, hair salon, AquaSpa Cafe, Solarium, Persian...

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sisterjunus1
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Alter your meal times for lunch and supper, no lines usually and always plenty of foods in the full buffet on the 14th floor. Lots of healthy choices for a diabetic. We used room service for coffee and breakfast most morning. I am not familiar with any other food services on the ship.

fruffo
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Take advantage of the specialty restaurants. They are well worth the cover charge.

polar1912
Contributor Level: Third Mate

On embarkation day try Bistro on 5 for lunch. Yes it is $7.50 a person extra, but it is not busy and there is table service to boot. Try the Cowboy Crepe.

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Price

L

Size

Nov 2008

Built

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

2850

Total Passengers

2.29

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1426

Total Cabins

31

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