Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Best Cruise In a Long Time

Sail Date: October 24, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Solstice cruising is a great experience. The ship is lovely. The service is outstanding. It is upscale cruising and doesn't attract the heavy drinking partying types.

Pros: Service, Staterooms, Ship, Amenities, Ports

Cons: Food was hit or miss

Recommends Celebrity Solstice? Yes!

Food and Dining
Quality of food very disappointing. Hit or miss. Some good some very bad especially toward the end of the cruise when food is not as fresh. Didn't use the specialty dining rooms. Location of our table not great. 6pm is too early for the early dining and 8:30 is too late for late dining.
Ship Quality
Ship is in very good condition. Layout is easy to figure out. Very clean and well maintained, especially the staterooms and public restrooms.
Cabin / Stateroom
Surprised at how spacioius and how much storage room there is in the balcony stateroom. Ample and pleasant and well maintained. Bed very comfortable. Balcony good size. Shower larger than most cruise ships.
Service and Staff
EXCELLENT in all ways.
Good diversity. Performers were top notch for a cruise ship.
Cozumel, Mexico
Great shoppping and beach.
Don't Miss: See if you can get to some of the more private beaches associated with hotels and resorts; less crowded.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Stingray Sandbar was a great experience. The stingrays are friendly and safe and happy to receive the squid treats...include it in your itinerary. We booked our own excursion and recommend contacting morningdreamwatersports@hotmail.com (roger and risa) for a private boat charter so you do your own thing in your own time.
Don't Miss: Stingray Sandbar and Coral Reef
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
This was a waste. Not really a port, not much to do. Beaches are poor. Just a tourist trap of a man-made port city. If you want to see how the locals live, all 1500 of them, and the natural habitat, then rent a golf cart or jeep and tour around.
Don't Miss: The local people are very very nice.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
The beaches at West End are the best I have ever been to. The South Shore Zip Line is far superior to all the others; 13 ziplines in all and the guides are fabulous. Victor Bodden tours are the best for your own driver and customized experience.
Don't Miss: Make a trip to the orphanages and help out; bring toys, school supplies, purchase food supplies or come with paint in hand to help make the life of these children one day better.

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