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Celebrity Solstice

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Cruisin' is a blast!

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What people said about this ship:

"...a of 8:30 and there were nine of us and we all ate in the dining room every evening." in 39 reviews.

"All-in-all, our Celebrity cruise was another great experience." in 14 reviews.

"We usually sail with Royal Caribbean and thought we would give it a try." in 14 reviews.


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mwhuntley
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Best cruise ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Solstice | Sail Date: Jun 06, 2014

This was our 15th cruise and we both agreed, the best yet! We've cruised Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Holland American, Renaissance and Celebrity and have, overall, like Celebrity best. We had even been on this very same Solstice ship, on a 2010 Caribbean cruise, and they hadn't updated it much, maybe changed the art work and artifacts. We liked the ship the first time and still do. But the itinerary - Alaska - this time was so great! Majestic, constantly amazingly awe-inspiring scenery. We saw ice floes and glaciers, and a mama bear with her two cubs, dozens of bald eagles, five or six whales, dolphins, a seal swimming across a pond, a seal stretched out on its back sunning on an ice floe, five or six sea lions sunning on a buoy. The evening sky was indescribably beautiful -- one night a huge moon seemed to be at arm's reach, with its sunbeams across the water, then set behind mountains and icy sea, so bright that it cast rays as a sunset does! We watched this for 10-20 minutes in awe! And at the same time -- this 3 a.m. -- the sun was coming up, and the sky around it turning peach and rose and cream!  Our three tours, with a Tlinkit guide who was terrific in Ketchikan to the Saxman Village and environs and Ketchikan city; on a boat whale watching out of Juneau; and a bus tour to White Summit Pass with lots of info on the Klondike Gold Rush and back to the frontier town of Skagway, were all terrific. (These we booked through Cruise.Com rather than through the ship).

But the very best thing about this cruise, for us, were the wonderful presentations by Brent Nixon on wildlife and his narration through the Inside Passage and those of his wife, Mary Amanda, who was just terrific, on the history of Ketchikan, Skagway, the Gold Rush, and especially the shady ladies of the times plus a memorable presentation on the Last Song played on the Titanic as it was sinking. These two were terrific -- witty, animated, enthused, informed, intelligent, folks giving talks that we will always remember and that really enhanced the value of the cruise to us. It was so good to hear a ship's presentation on something other than shopping! Huzzah for the Alaska Solstice, and for the Nixons -- may their tribes increase!

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wa7tn
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 star
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Our First Cruise-------A WINNER!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Solstice | Sail Date: Jun 20, 2014

After extensive research and input from blogs, we chose Celebrity Solstice for our first cruising experience.  We were not disappointed and know we made the right choice.  Every aspect of the ship met or in most cases exceeded our wildest imaginations.  Specific onboard experiences that stand out include:

 

Staff:  Waitstaff was very attentive and eager to please.  Once they knew what we wanted they were quick to provide in a most expeditious manner.  Courtesy and professionalism were hallmarks. They were very engaging in conversation.  Cabin stewards were always considerate of our privacy and upon our departure immediately cleaned and serviced the cabin.  They were willing to greet us and briefly talk even if engaged in cleaning acivities.  They treated us as though we were  cherished guests.

 

Food:  Outstanding in the main dining room.  Excellent changing daily choices with a static number of dishes as well.  Steaks were perfectly prepared.   Buffet had great choices but some dishes lacked the tasty factor.  However it is a buffet for 2800 different palates. We did not visit any of the speciality restaurants.  The Aquaspa cafe had a very good selection of alternative, healthy foods.

 

Activities and shows:  There is no down time on this boat.  Every waking minute contains opportunities for learning and personal enrichment, fun, and entertainment, The fund raiser for breast cancer was especially meaningful.  The glass show was something we wished we had attended more often.  The off boat excursion to Tracy Arm is NOT to be missed.  It was the highlight of all the excursions we took.

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Heaven for a Week

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kjevans2
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

4 star
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July Alaska Sawyer Glacier cruise on Solstice

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Solstice | Sail Date: Jul 11, 2014

Had a great time on the beautiful Solstice. The ship is beautiful and the service was excellent. We had dinner in two of the restaurants, Murano and the Tuscan Grill and we were very happy with the food and the service. They were definitely worth the extra price. I was especially happy with all of the gulten free choices everywhere on the ship. The coffee shop even had gluten free muffins and cookies.

 

Had rain in Juneau and our tour was cancelled but great weather at our other ports. I would encourage people to go on an excursion at each port. We did a hike in Ketchican, a boat ride in Skagway and we would have done a float plane ride to Taku Lodge if the weather hadn't caused that tour to be cancelled.

 

On the ship we attended the shows, played bingo, had excellent spa services, and enjoyed the gym. Our favorite part of the spa is the Persion room with the heated tile chairs - they are amazing and worth the extra charge.

 

I would highly recommend this cruise.

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poseymt
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 star
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Shortage of tea and soft serve ice cream

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Solstice | Sail Date: Jun 06, 2014

They ran out of tea on Wed and vanilla soft serve ice cream. also we docked at Victoria Canada at 6pm and had to be back on the boat at 11:45. We sailed for two days and should have been able to get to Victoria earlier in the day so we had time to sight see. Ship was very clean and service in our rooms was great. Not sure I would take Celebrity again. The shows were great and Brent Nixon and Miss Amanda were awsome. 

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reeger1
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 star
5 star
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5 star
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Great Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Celebrity Solstice | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014

We had a fabulous time!  Ship was great, excursions and scenery were awesome. All three excursions (lumberjack show in Ketchikan, Whalewatching/Mendenhall glacier/Salmon Bake in Juneau and then the gold panning/dog sled, in Skagway); were a great time for ages 7 to 70. Have amazing pictures of humpback whales feeding.

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mkcal
Purser

If you have a suite you have to ask for the pillow menu and if the ship does tender service to shore don't wait in line just go down to the tender level you have priority service.

The glass blowing show was GREAT!!!!

fruffo
Purser

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

Roll Calls


Celebrity Solstice
34
Members on Cruise

17 Night Tahitian Treasures (Honolulu To Sydney)

Sail Date: Oct 05, 2014
Ship Name: Celebrity Solstice
34 Ship Mate app members

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Celebrity Solstice
19
Members on Cruise

11 Night Hawaii Northbound (Honolulu To Vancouver)

Sail Date: Apr 20, 2015
Ship Name: Celebrity Solstice
19 Ship Mate app members

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Celebrity Solstice
17
Members on Cruise

18 Night Tahitian Treasures (Sydney To Honolulu)

Sail Date: Apr 03, 2015
Ship Name: Celebrity Solstice
17 Ship Mate app members

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