solstice was best ship yet...decor and food!!

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

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7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 01, 2014
Ship: Celebrity Solstice
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8193
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

After 13 cruises on various cruise lines...4 being in Alaska, this cruise on the Solstice exceeds them all.

 

The beds were very comfortable (they provided memory foam toppers and pillows), the bathroom was much roomier and the shower has thoughtfully designed.....including a rod across the corner for ladies to rest foot on when shaving legs! the balcony had very comfortable chairs that allowed for several reclining positions. The buffet upstairs had an immense selection, my favorite was the cooked to order salmon at nights!  The ice cream bar was a hit with grandkids....no limit, no extra charge!

The atrium stretched from deck 3 up to the top of the ship (12 decks high!), with a suspended ficus tree that was enormous...it definitely was a "WOW" factor when first boarding the ship!  The embarkation was seamless...as was disembarkation. the staff were well trained in welcoming and caring for guests!   I'd love to sail again on that ship!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

My college-age grandson ran to every trivia, ping pong and golf competition!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The solstice show with acrobatics was outstanding...the only one we saw.

Children's Programs

NA

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
dining room waiter Eldan....very personable and humorous, great service

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
this cabin, to my delight, is NOT like the picture above. It had the sofa nearest the balcony...the beds are near the bathroom...a much better arrangement when you enjoy using the balcony. It also has capacity to sleep 4...sofabed and drop down bunk.

Ship Tip

Go to the lounge on top of ship at the front to view the glacier fjords...terrific view and comfortable seats!

5 out of 5
Go two days early and visit Seattle Needle, Pikes Market, LePanier Bakery at Pikes for world-class almond croisannts!!!
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Brent Nixon was superb in narrating the glacier visit.

Juneau, Alaska Did not visit port

We booked outside the ship with Orca Entrerprizes for a terrific whale watching tour.
3 out of 5
Klondike trip is worth the views, but needs creature comforts at top of mountain, food, restrooms, (the one on our train was awful),
5 out of 5
Scenery is awesome...meals in buffet are a feast for eyes and stomach as you watch the mountains go by!
3 out of 5
Go to the Hot Dog shop at corner near Empress Hotel (a must see) for great ice cream/soda fountain.
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