Varied and exciting cruise!
Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: June 19, 2011
Ship: Celebrity Solstice
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship was well-appointed with a good library and great rooms. Our bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever experienced on a cruise. The cabin stewards were outstanding as were the food service staff. The food was varied and wonderful and included Indian and Thai food. There were ample vegetarian options for us. Our only quibbles were the shore excursions which weren't that great--and the organization of them could be improved. Due to our personal preference, we didn't care for the "medley" style shows but we loved the illusionist and the dancers. We didn't use many of the amenities (except the fitness center which was good) because we preferred to read on our balcony a lot of the time we weren't in port.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Purell which became almost humorous.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Blue Grotto
Don't Miss: If it's a first visit, definitely visit the Sistine Chapel
Don't Miss: Acropolis--but long lines and big crowds.
Don't Miss: Ephesus
Don't Miss: Just walk around, take it in. We couldn't do Delos because of the windy weather.
Don't Miss: Pompeii is worth a visit and the Amalfi coast is also a don't miss.
Pros: The food was outstanding, as was the service. The rooms are much larger and we loved our balcony!
Cons: The cruise excursion department was not up to par. Four of our excursions were canceled and we weren't notified on one until that day, leaving us to take a leftover excursion. Some of the excursions were not worth the money.