Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Contributor Level: Third Mate

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5 out of 5

12 Nights Auckland to Sydney

Sail Date: December 16, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

All in all it was a good cruise.  Enjoyed the breathtaking views of New Zealand especially cruising through the sounds.  It met my expectations.

The Celebrity Solstice is a lovely clean ship. Lots of activities and entertainment aboard. 

Ending the trip in Sydney was fantastic.  It was so wonderful to open the curtain an see the Sydney Opera House up close and in person.  Always thought the roof or sails were white when they are actually beige.

Sydney is a lovely walkable city but expensive.

Looking forward to visiting Australia again, if not on a cruise definitely an on land trip to view more of the country.

Even though the flight and traveling was long, I highly recommend this itinerary.

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Cabin / Stateroom
Could have provided more comfortable sitting, curtain didn't close properly, a dresser drawer didn't close right and the trim on the closet was loose. Other than that the room was spacious and clean.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
The shows in the theater were ok. The band played too loud.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Auckland, New Zealand
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Didn't feel like taking the tender 25 min. trip.
Tauranga, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Didn't go ashore it was too cold and windy.
Akaroa, New Zealand
Nice sunny day with a beautiful view from atop the hills.
Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand
Cruise Dusky Sound
Beautiful and took a lot of pictures.
Cruise Doubtful Sound
Beautiful and took a lot of pictures.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Didn't go on the excursion it was rainy and cold so I lose my money paid.
Sydney, Australia
Beautiful fun city with lots to see and do. Would go back.


The buffet dining deck 14 is well designed, no long waiting lines. Sitting relatively easy to find. Nice variety of food.

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