Nice ship, disappointing cruise overall

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Transatlantic
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Celebrity Solstice

15 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Ft. Lauderdale To Rome)

Sail Date: April 19, 2009

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

It appears Celebrity is being pushed by RCL into a less personalized, more "average" cruise experience in pursuit of profit. The ship is full of areas that are "extra" such as a gellatto kiosk; crepe kiosk; etc. Why charge someone $5 to eat at a crepe kiosk rather than the regular restaurant? Seems petty! Also, the Persian Garden is smaller and there is no hydrotherapy pool...all areas which we love and were the prime reason we booked into AquaClass. Disappointing! Biggest disappointment was being assigned into a specialty restaurant (BLU) as our main dining room. BLU is primarily "healthy" food...NOT why we booked into AquaClass. While we could have gone to the main dining room, it would be "hit or miss" each night with a different waiter, etc. The food selection in BLU was not acceptable to me.

Ports Of Call

Ponta Delgada, Azores

3 out of 5

Malaga, Spain

3 out of 5

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

3 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Lisbon, Portugal

3 out of 5

Pros: beautiful ship; great new bathroom design; comfy beds

Cons: no hydrotherapy pool; small steamroom area; HATED being pushed into BLU

Recommends Celebrity Solstice? Yes!

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