Celebrity Solstice review

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


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Experience: 7+ cruises
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Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 04, 2009
Ship: Celebrity Solstice
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
This is the most beautiful ship I have cruised (and I have logged over a dozen cruises). The Solstice is worth cruising just for its beauty and elegance. The dinners were great. We dined in Blue and the three specialty restaurants and they were high-end restauarant quality. Room service was terrible - don't order. They didn't show up once, and when they did, the food was cold and items were always missing. Guest services was good but you will always wait on hold for them. The entertainment was bad--the theater shows were really bad and the everyday activities were just ok. The hot-glass show was excellent. The spa was good, not great, but it is large and has a nice gym and definitely try the Persian Garden! We were in Aquaclass and loved the room's bathroom and shower. The pool(s) were very small and awfully crowded with people (kind of gross actually) and like all ship, good luck finding a lounge chair. The lido deck food was not good. Pizza, and grille items were good but the other food items were not great and the Lido cafe is notably small compared to other ships. It is overcrowded. For food I recommend dinner, and all the speciality restaurants including the crepe place. The lounges and bars were very nice and offered good variety. Some closed a bit early. Overall the staff was friendly and competent.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Excellent on dinners and specialty restaurants but poor on the Lido deck food and room service food.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Theater shows were poor. Daily activities were just okay. Glass show was great.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Good to excellent. No problems. Guest services were slow and they made a bunch of mistakes (they had us on the wrong seating, didn't deliver champagne to our guests, didn't give us restaurant reservation cards, etc). But they fixed everything. Could be a matter of working out the kinks.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nicest ship on the sea.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nicest on the sea.

Pros: Most beautiful ship; Dinners were excellent

Cons: room service, entertainment

Recommends Celebrity Solstice? Yes!

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