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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Celebrity Solstice

7 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 14, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9127

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise on Celebrity. It was our 10th cruise and we thought we'd try it. We had a good time but not a great time. With so many other choices we won't sail with Celebrity again.The ship had its plusses for us, one being the food. We thought the quality was better than other major lines. The ship was a little tired looking, but clean. Stateroom was good size and comfortable. We particularly liked the bathroom layout. Staff generally was not friendly, they seemed either tired or not happy. Of course there were a few exceptions and those staff members stood out. Our room steward was great. While there were many onboard activities, most didnt appeal to us. The lecturers were very good. There were no exercise classes which I enjoy. I didn't want to pay 17.50 plus 18% added gratuity for a class! This brings me to my next point which was a major negative. From start to finish we were inundatedated by pushy staff members wanting to sell us something. It was obnoxious. We felt like second class citizens with just a regular class stateroom and no drink package. And everything on the ship is outrageously expensive. A cup of regular coffee is 6.00 (when not in dining venues.) All on all, I was told Celebrity was a cut above, but I found the opposite. We are going back to Princess or Royal Caribbean

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Great food, service at buffet so so.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
No free exercise classes. Zumba was 27.50 plus 28% added gratuity.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Entertaining enough, but not as grandiose as other cruise lines. Seemed lower budget.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff seemed tired, not happy or indifferent with a few exceptions. Rude dining room Hostess. Great service in main dining room. Buffet service poor.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Tired ship, felt like I was in a time capsule in the 90's.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable, good size and layout. A cut above other ships.

Ship tip

Go to pools early in morning or there will be a mlion kids, even in the adult pool. The rules are not followed, apparently.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
15 000 cruises off 4 or 5 ships walking around a small town filled with jewerly stores.

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

4 out of 5
Fantastic. Get up early, listen to narration (excellent). Order room service, watch from balcony.

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5
15000 cruisers poured into z small town walking around jewelry stores!

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5
15000 cruisers walking around a small town with mostly jewelry stores!

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
Loved viewing it from sky lounge, front of ship.

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
Not much to do and see. We stayed onboard as we'd been there twice.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
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