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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Celebrity Solstice

16 Night Australia & New Zealand (Auckland To Perth)

Sail date: February 17, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8139

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For the price, it was a good deal. I would prefer a newer ship. Better buffet food, and more things to do on sea days. Vary things

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We primarily ate at the buffet, after 7 nights the food was boring. We had breakfast in the main dining room one morning but it was so loud from the passengers talking that we didn’t go back. It would have been nice if the menu for the day was printed and distributed so we would have known about lobster night. While they try to include food from most countries, it all tasted the same, like cafeteria food.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Don’t waste your money,

Children's Programs

No children with us, duh

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room attendant, Kenean (from St Lucia) was great! He has a very positive attitude, gave us information about ports and what to do and took care of us beautifully!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Seems out of date, but very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Draperies were ripped and there was a hole in the vinyl sofa seat. Decor is old but Kenean kept it very clean. Need outlets by bed. The size was fine.

Ship tip

Great ship for those who are inactive. We didn’t find much to do during the day and we don’t go out at night.

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful city, no excursion with Solstice

Tauranga, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Beautiful beach but very cold water- Shopping wasn’t good. No excursion

Napier, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Lovely town. Aquarium was great. No excursion. We played golf

Wellington, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Played golf

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Probably the most beautiful area.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Need to spend a night here with 2 days to see the city. No excursion

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Loved going to wildlife sanctuary but little town was a bust. More animal excursions would be nice.

Adelaide, Australia

4 out of 5
We played golf

Fremantle (Perth), Australia

4 out of 5
No excursion, stayed one night in Perth

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
No communication between those directing the diemnarkment and the luggage availability On land, need to straighten this out.
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