Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

New Solstice Rises Above the Rest

Sail Date: April 05, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Sailed many Celebrity ships (and other lines too). New Solstice-class ship very modern with a superb layout. Large, yet half the passengers of other large ships. Only negative was the slow service in main dining. This ship has about 5 specialty "extra charge" restaurants, and it appears that the service has gone there. Food quality is excellent everywhere, even the casual buffet. The buffet now has food "islands" so people don't line up like sheep as usual. You just go to the island or station and get what want. Gym has top quality equipment and workout space. Sauna smaller than older ships. Six whirlpools, but always seemed filled, some people camp in there rather than heeding the 20 minute rule. Entertainment at the main showroom and smaller venues is top-notch. One lounge guitar/singer (Jefferson Ang) was incredible and knew every folk/pop song ever written from 60's to current hits. There is an "ice" martini bar with a frozen top to keep your drink cold, the room TV's are large flat-screens with a huge menu of free movies. On top is a huge real grass lawn and a Corning hot glass-blowing show. Embark/Disembark was smooth and no crowd at all, unlike other lines. Celebrity really is a cut above the other big 4 we have sailed, with Holland close second.

Pros: Ship layout, quality of food, shows

Cons: Slow dining room service, too many extra-charge restaurants

Recommends Celebrity Solstice? Yes!

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