Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Dining Disappointment

Sail Date: July 15, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

-While the service, entertainment, and crew were great, dining was very disappointing. Unless you upgrade to one of the seven pay extra restaurants you can only eat in the buffet or at night in the main dining room. The buffet is crowded, it's difficult to find an open table, and if there are just 2 of you it's -one waits while the other gets food- shuffle to keep the table. Jostling by strangers for food and the buffet fare got old real fast. The main dining room often served foods we didn't care for, which we left on our plates.

-We loved our cabin & terrace and sleeping with the door open to the sweet Alaskan air and sounds of the ocean.

-We were sorry that we didn't get to cruise the Tracy Arm Fjord due to ice.

Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Disabled passengers are quickly hustled on and off the ship leaving their companions behind trying to keep up! Quite unpleasant!
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Enjoyed the excursions, especially whale watching in Puget Sound at Victoria. They were very expensive.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Seattle, Washington
Ketchikan, Alaska
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
The captain said there was too much ice and did not take the ship there. Instead we went to Endicott Arm.
Juneau, Alaska
Crowded!!!! Around 20-30 buses at Mendenhall Glacier. Ride the tram up to Mt. Roberts instead, hiking trails, restaurant, nature center, gift shop, and great view.
Skagway, Alaska
Small village feel, things to do and see for free, such as short hiking trails. Cute shops and places for treats.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Victoria, British Columbia
Whale watching with Orca Spirit was fabulous.


Book a midafternoon flight home rather than morning if you purchase a transfer. It's less hectic.

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