Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Had a great time.

Sail Date: March 18, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first cruise on Celebrity. We usually sail with Royal Caribbean and thought we would give it a try. The Solstice is a very nice ship with an upscale modern decor. The cabin was very nice though, i won't book an obstructed view again. We had screaming children on both sides of our cabin and one of the "neighbors" thought it was ok to lean over and look into our balcony. The bathroom design was excellent - alot of storage for makeup, etc. Deck did not have a lounge chair or foot rest. Cabin steward was excellent.
I really missed the Royal Promenade that Royal Caribbean offers. The shops were very high end merchandise and lacked the "local" items usually featured on ships. The Mexican bazaar was one shop with a table display out front.
Food was a disappointment. The cafe was good for breakfast/lunch but definitely lacking if you decided to skip the dining room for dinner. The main dining room food was better though went down hill from first night. This is probably because I am allergic to shellfish and it seemeed everything offered contained some form of shellfish. Our dining partners regretted that Escargot was never offered the entire voyage.
The excursions were good. Embarkation/dembarkation very smooth. As a whole the cruise was very nice but, I am still going back to Royal Caribbean.

Pros: We actually loved the layout of the cabin bathroom - lots of storage space for makeup etc.

Cons: Cabin with Obstructed view - it was the only balcony left when we booked. Was not a fan of the cafe - mediocre dining.

Recommends Celebrity Solstice? Yes!

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