Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Highly Entertaining

Sail Date: May 22, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Everything about this cruise lived up to its billing: wonderful veranda stateroom, great food, good shore excursions, and endless entertainment. We especially appreciated the nature talks by onboard naturalist, Brent Nixon, and the very entertaining port talks by "Miss Amanda", Mary Amanda Fairchild. The highlight was traveling up Tracy Arm Fjord to see the Sawyer Glacier up close...all accompanied by narration from the naturalist. Throughout the cruise we saw Humpback and Orca whales, Dalls porpoise and many eagles - just what one would expect to see in Alaska.

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Ship Quality
Food and Dining
We chose to eat at the Oceanview Cafe much of the time but also enjoyed the Grand Epernay Restaurant when we wanted to have a treat. We were not interested in the specialty restaurants.
Cabin / Stateroom
I was surprised by the size of the veranda: lots of room to move around and with a table and two chairs to boot.
Service and Staff
Children's Programs NA - no children with us.
Onboard Activities
Best: Brent Nixon's nature talks and Miss Amanda's port talks. We normally went to bed early and got up around 4-5am to enjoy the mornings.
Destinations and Excursions
In Juneau: Salmon Bake was great. Glacier was too crowded to enjoy.
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Highlight of the trip.
Skagway, Alaska
Town overwhelmed by the number of visitors from four ships at once.


Don't miss the Hot Glass show. One of the glassblowers give great narrations while others are making individual works of glass art. There are blankets available when it's cold, so don't let this stop you.

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