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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

13 Night South Pacific Fiji & Tonga (Auckland Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 16, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Amazing! We were a group of 12 and had a blast! Absolutely loved the service, the food, the drinks/cocktails were amazballz! This experience super exceeded my expectations and we are planning our next Cruise... and definitely with Celebrity Cruises again! Our roam attendant Kristina was great, bar staff Atarna, Victor, Pavlo, Dimitrio, Songpo were all fantastic. The Entertainment team Kate and Lewis were fabulous. A great holiday that I never wanted to end!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Was very easy! Got through all the different check stops with no trouble. Very organized and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet was amazing, everything you could want. Specialty restaurant was fantastic and very under priced for the service and 4 course meal that was delivered. Main dining was great and excellent service.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Good variety of activities. Went to (to only name a few) hair/make up presentations, Bingo, general knowledge trivia, music trivia, hot glass show, outdoor movie nights, shore excursion presentations, karaoke and sooooo much more

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The show's were AMAZING! Sooooo good! Loved them!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service right across the Ship was impeccable. I can not explain how wonderful the whole staff were. I couldn't believe how nothing was too much trouble. Even at times when something wasn't available, which was fine I didn't mind choosing something different, the staff still went out of their way to go and get it from a different location. An excellent experience from start to finish!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes absolutley. Was very helpful having the ship layout on every level to help with navigating around. Clean and well maintained. I saw staff cleaning in different areas on a daily basis

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My cabin was fine. Had 3 of us in there. 2 single beds and 1 on the couch which I knew from the beginning and met my expectations. Of course it would be nice to have a bigger room, but obviously you get what you pay for... a larger room incurs more cost.

Ship tip

If on a long trip (mine was 2 weeks) be prepared to either pay per item to have your laundry done, or take a clothes line to hang on your balcony, pegs, take washing powder/liquid and use your bathroom sink

Ports of call

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Went to Waitangi Treaty grounds. Was a good experience

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

4 out of 5
Good markets to shop at. Didn't book an excursion, we just chose one of the MANY people trying to get you to do an excursion with them. Paid $25 per person for the whole day of roaming around which was great! Got taken sight seeing and then too a resort for food, drinks and swimming. Then taken to a couple of shopping malls before going back to the ship. Fijian people are soook friendly. "Bula" being called from everywhere. I did not enjoy being in the city. Lots of hustling!

Suva, Fiji

4 out of 5
Same as above.. shopped at markets, got a local to take us roaming for $30 per person. Went to a village which was an amazing experience being part of this lava ceremony and shown around their homes/village. Then went to a waterfall before taken back to the ship

Apia, Samoa

5 out of 5
Samoan was sooooo beautiful and my favourite place of this whole Cruise. Shopped at the markets, roamed around the many villages, went to this amazing trench!!! Beautiful beaches and then went to a resort for food and swimming before taken back. I will return to Samoa one day.

Pago Pago, American Samoa

4 out of 5
Shopped at the markets, as above got one of the many people offering excursions. Got on a bus for $25. Nice to roam around and see the gorgeous water. Returned to the ship early and happy to get back on board early as wasn't too much more to see.

Vava'U, Tonga Islands

4 out of 5
Shopped at the markets and as above got a local to take us roaming. Paid $30 per person for the whole day. Got taken all around, went snorkeling which was the highlight of Tonga.

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands

4 out of 5
As above got a local to take us roaming for $25 after shopping at the market. Asked to go snorkeling again, got taken to a resort for swimming and took us to the blow holes.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Surprisingly good and so easy. We chose the 7am walk off with our bags, and the whole experience was so easy and quick.
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