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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
14 Night New Zealand (Auckland To Sydney)
Sail Date: January 19, 2016
Ship: Celebrity Solstice
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1561
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Celebrity is our favorite cruise line. Food wise the cafe is consistently very good, few waiting lines, and exceptional service, except on cruise days--- can't find a place to sit down very crowded. Pool areas are always clean and inviting, except on cruise days--- no where to sit, too many "saved" lounge chairs. We were in Aqua and always had excellent food choices and service in Blu. The "for fee" cafe on 5 was quite good and never really crowded, exceptional food and pleasant service. Aqua cafe on 12 for breakfast and lunch was a nice break, a lighter fare and quite good. Specialty restaurants Murano and Tuscan are quite good, on the expensive side (always ask for any deals when booking, we consistently had 40-50% off) and service is VERY slow, expect a 2 hour meal. Beverage packages though are quite confusing and inconsistently honored throughout ship. Sometimes we ordered anything we wanted and were served (we had the classic package) other times "no soup for you!" Heinekin bottle, yes, Heinekin draft NO! Go figure. Entertainment was a real downer except for one comedian but ship dance/singing group was always quite good. Also, could have more enrichment programs on such a long cruise with many cruise days. Overall a 4 star experience.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We love Aqua class! Great attendant, Blu is always very good.

Ship Tip

Cafe on 5 is good option for lunch or dinner, never very crowded, great food and service. Aqua cafe on 12 is also good choice for lighter fare. Cafe very crowded on sea days. Always ask for a "deal" when reserving specialty restaurant.

5 out of 5

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