Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2 out of 5

Celebrity Solstice-a cruise for seniors

Sail Date: March 20, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Although the ship was clean, the noro virus from the cruise the week before delayed our departure and required constant hand sanitizing. It was alarming to see men in hazmats suits roping off and sanitizing areas in the buffet area. Also, since there was very little to do on ship, everyone had to go to the pool area which was small and required several trips around the boat just to find a place to sit. This boat was geared for seniors who just wanted to go sit and watch glass blowing seminars, cooking seminars, etc. We did attend one of the "how to get a flat stomach" seminars only to find it was an effort to sell your product. We tried to find activities in the evening, after dinner. Although the cruise line staff of 20 somethings were enjoying hip hop, that venue is hardly geared to the demographic of the cruisers. While we did enjoy karaoke the last night, it was cut short at midnight. The ship was boring and I will not be cruisng Celebrity in the future.

Pros: What I liked most was the salads and dressings. The dinner appetizers were good too.

Cons: What I liked least was there was nothing active to do during the cruise days. To enjoy the pool required hovering like buzzards to find a spot. Same for meals at the buffet. There were not enough spots available at the pool or the buffet to accommondate the number of cruisers.

Recommends Celebrity Solstice? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
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Food and Dining
Service and Staff
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The best thing at San Juan was the restaurant following the bike and beach. I thought we would be able to enjoy the beachs but not the case. And they were dirty so really who would want to. I think that most cruisers looking for a beach adventure would prefer white sandy beaches.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Very cluttered with too many cruise ships in port at the same time. While we were standing in line to join our excursions, the two ships were being power washed and we were being splashed with the dirty water. And the 4x4 trip we took was in traffic all around the island until we stopped for lunch and finally was able to enjoy some white sandy beach for about 1/2 hour.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Im glad that I went but have no interest in going back. We did the kayak, snorkel and hike which was interesting but again the lagoon offered very little color but we did see some fish. Would have preferred some white sandy beaches.

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