7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Sail Date: October 24, 2010 Ship: Celebrity Solstice Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.
Food and Dining
1 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Good diversity. Performers were top notch for a cruise ship.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT in all ways.
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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.
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.
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