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Celebrity Solstice

April 2017 - Celebrity Solstice to Australasia

Great Trip

The ports were excellent and the number of sea days perfect which made the trip great. (A+ ) The ship was very clean throughout.(A+)  Our room steward, Nanda, was the best we have ever had and that is saying a lot as we have been on some 25 cruises, 13 with Celebrity.(A++)  The shortcomings were the main dining room food, entertainment and excursions.  The main dining room food (C) was seriously lacking as well as the service.(Oceanview Cafe food and service was very good and far superior to main dining)  Customer service and attitudes by main dining wait staff needs serious improvement.  Far too many acted as if they just did not care, with one actually trying to debate my wife as to what she wanted that evening.  Theater shows would get a grade of B.  There were a few good guest entertainer shows with the two folkloric shows in French Polynesia and Maui being the best of all ..The shows of the production cast was the worst of any Celebrity ship we have been on.  Excursions are a waste of money.  We took the whale watching tour in Maui and it was a total waste of time and money.  The tour guide on the boat stated that he did not know why the ship sold this tour to us, as the whales had been gone for 3 to 4 weeks.  Independent tours on shore were excellent and about half the price of the ship.

We still like Celebrity very much and favor them over most of the others however, it is not the cruise line it once was.  Becoming more and more main stream.

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Celebrity Eclipse

April 2016 - Celebrity Eclipse to Caribbean - Southern

Good But Not The Same Celebrity

Everything except main dining was very good.  Main dining menu is very boring, not much variation day to day.  Don't ask for anything not on the menu as your request will not be honored.  When we started with Celebrity about 8 - 10 years ago if you wanted something other than what was listed on the menu, the staff would do everything possible to provide.  Service once upon a time was Celebrity's core product but not so much anymore.  Service in specialty dining venues is excellent which is what main dining was at one time, however main dining is not up to what Celebrity should stand for.  


All other areas were very good with the room steward and assistant being outstanding.


Ports of call were good except Antigua and St Kitts.  There is very little to do or see at these two ports, stay on the ship.


Despite these few short comings we still like Celebrity, in fact we have two more cruises planned.

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