Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Contributor Level: Second Mate

2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

A Stunning Cruise Experience

Sail Date: November 28, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The experience started with the overnight stay on beautiful Sydney harbour with its exceptional views of the Opera house and harbour bridge.

Great weather as we sailed to Melbourne and then across the Tasman sea to New Zealand. Crusing the three sounds in Fiojdland  was a stunning experience on a cloudless sunny day...the inlets, small islands,  mountains and native forests.  This landscape has been virtually untouched by human habitatation... All the ports on this cruise were every "ship friendly" with many local volunteers on hand to welcome and advise visitors on what to do. A welcoming experience.

 As this was our second crusie on the Solstice we already knew that the onboard expeience was going to be most enjoyable. It delivered on cleanliness, great service from caring staff and quality food. The shows were of a good standard as well.

Our fellow passengers also provide pleasent onboard companionship and from their comments it was clear that this particular cruise will feature high up on their list of great crusies.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
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Destinations and Excursions
Sydney, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Cruise Milford Sound
Absolutely stunning
Cruise Doubtful Sound
Even better than Milfors Sound
Cruise Dusky Sound
The panorama when leaving Doubtful Sound is extraordinary. Don't miss it
Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand
Enjoy the free Wifi on the pier
Lyttleton (Christchurch), New Zealand
Akaroa was our stop over . Unbelievably beautiful views and lovely town
Wellington, New Zealand
Vist its museum, Te Papa which is free
Tauranga, New Zealand
Try and do the walk around the mount which is right alongside the wharf
Auckland, New Zealand
So very handy


The solarium offers healthy lunchs and breakfasts and is usually not that busy.

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