Disappointing Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

10 Night Great Barrier Reef (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 29, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Would not recommend this line. With so many cruise companies we will look elsewhere for our next cruise.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Book your own shore excurions, if your a vegetarian that eats low carb do not choose this cruiseline. Food in cafe is generally cold and overcooked, unless made to order item. Expect excursions to be costly and unavailable if you book within 3 months of cruise.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

4 out of 5
Lots to do on your own.

Newcastle, Australia

4 out of 5
It was too late to schedule or find out what is available in port when excursions unavailable. We could only walk around for a short time. Very disappointing that we could not get out to the country for a wine tour in the area.

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

4 out of 5
The town is great, however without being able to get a shore excursion and no access to internet, we could not schedule anything to do. It was too late to organize once we arrived on land.

Yorkey's Knob (Cairns), Australia

3 out of 5
Our excursion took us straight from the cruise ship to reef. The great barrier reek trip was expensive, not worth the cost, late in pick-up and drop off. Toilets broke and smelled horrible on ride.

Brisbane, Australia

4 out of 5
Took over 45 min to get to the city as the port was a working industrial port. We chose to explore city on our own and find an activity to do. The personal trip booked was a blast.


4 out of 5
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