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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

7 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 16, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Our first cruise on Celebrity after 5 Carnival cruises & 1 Norwegian (total 7 cruises). This was as good as we were told it would be by previous fellow travelers we’ve met on other cruises. Staff was great, the food was excellent, the atmosphere was very relaxing. However, the paid unlimited internet service was a disappointment. All in all, it was a great experience and we’ve moved our loyalty to Celebrity.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Seattle embarkation was quick & efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We were fortunate to be in an Aqua class room which includes breakfast & dinner in the Blu restaurant. Wait staff was professional & courteous. Food was excellent.

Blu Restaurant

5 out of 5

Excellent staff, delicious food.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Spa was perfect.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the ship’s staff were very well trained & courteous. Captain Alex, the ship’s captain, was a blast. He loves to joke around with puts the passengers at ease. The crew loves him & vice versa.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Common area’s were spotless. Well designed ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was very comfortable. The room steward was one of the best in 7 cruises.

Ship tip

Aqua class rooms include unlimited access to the spa.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
There’s many wonderful things to do in Seattle if you arrive a few days early, as we did.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great port. We took the floatplane & crab feast excursion. All the crab you could eat. Plane trip was beautiful & very smooth.

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

5 out of 5
The was spectacular. The Captain put the ship within a couple of hundred yards of the glacier and we sat there for nearly 45 minutes. He then had the ship do a 360 degree turn so everyone had a great view of the glacier before moving along. One of the crew members gave an outstanding audio review of the glacier & surrounding area.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Incredible port. We took a whale watching excursion. Saw multiple humpback whales. Delightful experience.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Another great port. There were 4 cruise ships at the same time while we were there. The town handled the influx of tourists flawlessly. Took the train to the Yukon. Long but beautiful. Worth the experience.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
Beautiful.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Victoria is just spectacular. We took an exciting to the butterfly garden (best one we've ever been to including different countries) and then to the unparalleled Butchart Gardens which must be the most beautiful gardens this side of heaven.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Celebrity’s side of disembarkation was great. Exiting the ship went easily & was well organized. We took the Celebrity bus transfer to the airport. It was competitively priced & very, very easy to connect with. The Seattle port lost a piece of luggage which we are supposed to receive tomorrow, 6 days after we returned from the cruise. The Fedex tracking number they gave us is invalid & they haven’t responded to emails requesting more information. BIG disappointment.
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