Great way to see the Pacific Northwest

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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9 Night West Coast Wine Cruise Northbound (Ensenada To Seattle)
Sail Date: May 06, 2013
Ship: Celebrity Solstice
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1550
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
The trip did not start off well for many as the transport arrangements from San Diego to Ensenada were beyond poorly organized. Some people had to wait up to 4 hours for their bus and some buses were poorly maintained. We had arranged a private driver to take us to Ensenada, but even that was confusing as we were not given clear instructions from Celebrity on where to check in or where to leave our baggage.

Once on the ship, we were pleased with our room (as usual) and glad we had booked Aqua as Blu provides a good dining service. We went to the Specialty restaurants a few evenings and they were quite good.

We rate the entertainment on Celebriy as "fair" but it was not an issue for us as we usually listen to piano and jazz.

This cruise did not provide good transport in ports if you are not on one of their tours. That is a bit frustrating as it is not good to rely only on local "trolley's" which are infrequent. We were on the Reflection in February and felt local transport was better organised and more frequent.

Disembarkation was as expected and not as chaotic as some other cruises.

All in all, a good holiday with some minor annoyances. We will cruise with Celebrity again, but ask more questions and do more research about local sites before we go.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good in Blu and speciality restaurants

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Entertainment a but amatuerish

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Dining staff could be more attentive in the buffet

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Some signs of repair needed, but overall good

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size, not great storage

Ship Tip

Plan your own transport wherever possible. Do your research in advance so you know where you want to go in each post.

3 out of 5
Unfortunately it was raining, but fun to see
5 out of 5
Great city with lots to do
1 out of 5
Unless you arrange to go somewhere, very little near the port. We waited over two hours to rent a car at Enterprise
5 out of 5
Great; easy to walk to everything
5 out of 5
Easy to get around and lots to see
3 out of 5
Not much to see if you stay in the downtown area, but the people are lovely and helpful. Visit the Maritime museum.
5 out of 5
Beautiful..totem park a must see. The waterfront is great to people watch
5 out of 5
Beautiful city with lots to do and see
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