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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

Hawaii

Sail date: April 30, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a fantastic cruise, food was good, ports were great with lots of time for activities. Shows were great, martini bar was the best. We felt the cruise was really geared to older people, being we are 39 and 41 we didn't know a lot of the music and found it hard to find activities we were interested in. The ship never felt overcrowded (except in the buffet) which resulted in a nice relaxing vacation. I didn't really enjoy all the time changes during the sea days to get back to Vancouver time either.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I prefer eating in the dining room, food is good. I find the buffet really chaotic, by the time you find everything you want to eat and a table it's already cold. Nobody ever seems to know where to line up either.

Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria

5 out of 5

This coffee place is awesome, coffee and pastries are delicious. Drinks at night are delicious. Racelli was a wonderful waitress always helpful with a smile on her face.

Silk Harvest Restaurant

5 out of 5

Delicious food and great service.

Oceanview Cafe and Bar

2 out of 5

Very disorganized and busy, lines going every direction. You would end up with your burger patty and toppings, can't find buns since they are on next counter over then condiments are across on other side. Your food was cold by the time you found everything.

Grand Epernay Restaurant

4 out of 5

Breakfast menu was really boring and coffee wasn't great. I think they could use a better menu for sea days. Lunch was pretty good but not a lot of selections. Dinner menu had lots of options but would like to see more warm soup options on sea days when its chilly outside.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools are nice, never to crowded. Fitness center is nice but busy. I find a lot of the activities are geared to an older crowd. Not a lot of activities for younger people.

Jogging Track

2 out of 5

Difficult to use with all the people and deck chairs around it. It's a main pathway for people going from front to back of ship. Makes it hard to use it as intended.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
All the shows were fantastic but again lots geared to older crowd, old music.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was excellent everywhere we went.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was very clean and well maintained even though it's an older ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room was nice, clean and comfy. I didn't like that the hairdryer and makeup desk were next to balcony instead of bathroom. My husband had to listen to me blow dry my hair every night since no plugs in bathroom.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Did hoppa-on hoppa-off bus tour, was great for the money. Saw and did a lot including rainbow falls, shopping downtown, candy store, Japanese gardens and beaches. Not my favorite port but loved the tour.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Loved Kona, would love to go back. Did catamaran tour with celebrity, snorkeling was decent and they included breakfast and lunch. Saw dolphins swimming next to boat on way back. Still had time to shop afterwards.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Maui is my favorite place, rented a car, drove around west Maui which is beautiful. Snorkeling at Kapalua bay and Maluaka bay where we saw turtles. Tendering in Lahaina was slow especially second day with rough seas. Old lahaina luau is great.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Fairly easy to get to sky train to get to airport. Lots of people around offering help for directions.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was a little slow but fairly organized.
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