Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Transpacific
Review summaryThis was a fantastic cruise on a wonderful ship! We could not have been happier with our cabin and this terrific itinerary! Food in all venues was great. We ate in every specialty restaurant at least twice and our favorites were Tuscan Grille, Silk Harvest, Luminae, and Sushi on 5. Murano fell a bit short in our opinion. We especially enjoyed Michael's Club where Calli was among the most helpful folks on the ship and Maria among the best bartenders! I really enjoyed having a detox smoothie at least once each day from the crew in the Aqua Spa Cafe where Kimberling was a ray of sunshine each and every visit. Arif and his team in Luminae bent over backwards to ensure we were thrilled with each visit we made. Notable folks on his team include Bayu, Mustafa, Kavi, and Viktor, the sommelier. We loved all our ports of call, especially Moorea and Bora Bora. Tendering operations were quick and efficient. Two things I'd stay away from next time that cost us too much, in my opinion, are the Persian Garden Pass, simply not worth it, and the casino...you just could not win for some reason!
Food and Dining
Wonderful food with limited selection. Great smoothies!
Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria
I thought the dessert selections fell a bit short of my expectations...
Great food and amazing staff! This was our favorite! Wonderful aft view if you arrive early!
Silk Harvest Restaurant
Great food and your wish is their command! Fantastic staff!
Great staff and location!
Oceanview Cafe and Bar
I don't know how they do this so well! Bring your own cocktails as the service is slower in peak times.
Good food and great service.
One of our favorite venues on the ship!
Champagne Bar / Martini Bar
A little overrated with less than enthusiastic staff...
Great selection of wines and friendly, professional staff!
Bistro on Five
Great food and staff!
Pool butlers are good about removing folks who simply lay their claim on chairs and then leave for hours. You need to stay on the servers if you want drinks on a regular basis. Pools and hot tubs were always clean. I wish they would have music earlier, however. Often it wouldn't start until noon and we were usually out by pools by 8am.
Shops on the Boulevard
Nice selection but we had trouble with customs upon debarkation. Staff doesn't mention that your purchases are reported and many folks had issues prior to debarkation.
Glad to have had it as an option. Go early because it is tough to navigate later in the day. I found that it was not slick even when wet...
Don't waste your time or money! Not even an enjoyable experience!
Great selection and volume of equipment! Wonderful view! Well maintained! Should be open 24 hours...
AquaSpa by Elemis
Shalini was fantastic!
Loved it and went often!
Fell short on most measures. We had to pay extra for it as we weren't in Aqua Class cabin. We had a great experience on a previous cruise but this time it didn't measure up. Steam room rarely produced steam, literally only had steam on 2 occasions out of 10 that I visited. Warm beds are nice and the view is fantastic, but not worth the extra charge.
Very limited selection of movies for a 19 night cruise...
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom