June 2016 - Celebrity Solstice to Alaska - Inside Passage
We were very disappointed in this cruise. We had previously cruised with Carnival and were led to believe that Celebrity would be a "step up" from Carnival. We did not find that to be the case. The ship did not WOW us like our previous Carnival experiences. We did not find the staff to be as friendly and personable as on our previous cruises. Our dining room wait staff seemed flustered during the first night, so much so that we wondered if they were either understaffed or inexperienced, which we later found out not to be the case. We had to repeatedly ask for our water glasses to be refilled and our coffee was served after our dessert was finished rather than at the same time. The presentation of the food was underwhelming (i.e. Chilled Pear Ginger Soup served as a pale soup in a plain white bowl... no garnish (just one example). We could go on and on but suffice it to say that we will probably never cruise with Celebrity again and would not recommend it to others.