Celebrity Solstice-a cruise for seniors
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 20, 2011
Ship: Celebrity Solstice
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryAlthough 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.
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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.