Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Excellent vacation

Sail Date: August 05, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We had an excellent vacation on the Celebrity Solstice! The ship was clean and the staff was outstanding. There was always something to do on the ship when we were out at sea. The food was excellent and the on-board entertainment was great. A lot of information was provided on everything you can see from glaciers to all different types of wildlife by an Alaska expert Brent Nixon. The ports we stopped out had a lot to do and we had plenty of time to enjoy the port towns.

Cabin / Stateroom
Big enough and with all the scenery, having a balcony was well worth it.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
In Juneau we had to anchor and use tender ships to get to shore. The staff on the Solstice handled things well, but many people decided not to follow the procedure and just cut people who did.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
I don't see a need for a beverage package unless you really drink A LOT.
Seattle, Washington
Have to see the market area.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Small town with lots of shops.
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Better to have a balcony room or a room with a great view.
Juneau, Alaska
excursion - definitely do the whale watch with the Mendenhall Glacier tour. The one tour does both.
Skagway, Alaska
Definitely take the white pass rail excursion. Get a seat on the left if taking the train up and on the right if taking the train down for best views. Take a bus the opposite way of the train. Don't bother taking the train both ways. Should have plenty of time to see the town and all the shops too.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Victoria, British Columbia Take an orca killer whale excursion. Not as much to see around town as the other cities. Twenty minutes around the Empress Hotel area is good enough after the whale tour.


Don't take a beverage package unless you really want to consume a lot of drinks or you are with a large group of friends.

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