South Pacific with Celebrity

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

13 Night South Pacific Fiji & Tonga (Auckland Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 16, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1064

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise. See my blog www.travellingvillalbas.com

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and fastNo complaints

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
No complaints, all good

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Didn’t do much, but enjoyed what we did

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Enjoyed all shows etc

Children's Programs

No childrenour room steward Kadak

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward KADAK was very good, the bar steward in Captains Club (Kim) was outstanding, waiters in Grand Epernay we all excellent. No complaints.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes the ship in good condition. Solstice is a favourite.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Concierge Class room, very comfortable, prefer the combination whereby the bed is first as you enter the cabin and the lounge near the sliding door to balcony. This time it was round the other way.

Ship tip

Enjoy the experience

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Nice city, we walked around.

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Paihia is a really interesting place especially the Waitangi Treaty experience and the ferry to Russell And looking around Russell is interesting.

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

5 out of 5
Caught the free shuttle bus into main part of city. Interesting. Very cheap shopping.

Suva, Fiji

5 out of 5
Did a local excursion. Another interesting port. Saw local village, with dancing and kava ceremony. Went to a park opened in 2018 by Prince Harry and saw a waterfall followed by city sights.

Apia, Samoa

5 out of 5
Went on a local tour. Saw Villa Vailima, home if author Robert Lois Stevenson and family. He died there and the grave is there. Saw waterfall also the wonderful church near the port.

Cross International Dateline Did not visit port

International Dateline is not a port.

Pago Pago, American Samoa

5 out of 5
Did a local excursion on the Agia or family buses around the island and up to the highest point. Wonderful views everywhere and the scenery great with clear sparkling waters.

Vava'U, Tonga Islands

2 out of 5
Tender port and welcome by dancers and band from local school - all downhill from there. No infrastructure to cope with influx of tourists, buses in state of disrepair. Still has a way to go.

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands

5 out of 5
Bus tour with our excellent guide Will. Aiming other sights saw the Palace, Royal Tombs, commemoration atthe site of visit by Captain James Cook in 1777. Then to Lavengatonga Beach and Oholei Resort where we were entertained then walked to Hina Cave where we had a fabulous Tongan cultural performance and the highlight was Polynesian Fire Dancers - fantastic.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Again, very smooth and quick.

Traveler Photos

Famous chief, Hongi Hika c.1772-1828 Family bus tour Welcome dance Bula from Fiji Celebrity Solstice Kava ceremony Photos in Villa Vailima, home of Robert Louis Stevenson. Local dance display. Scenic view of locals swimming in the crystal clear waters.
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