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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Celebrity Solstice

12 Night New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: October 27, 2019

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7328

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We truly enjoyed this cruise, and we thought it was well organized and efficient when disembarking at ports. Just a side note on excursions....New Zealanders are “on their own schedule”,so if an excursion states it’s only 3 hours, it could, possibly, be much longer (which was the case on all our excursions). But, we never missed the ship’s departure!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed pool area, bingo (though didn’t win), fitness center


4 out of 5
Most were great, except for a comedian, don’t remember his name, but his comedy was centered around making fun of people and nationalities, which I thought was offensive and inappropriate in today’s world.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Everyone was truly exceptional

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Looked great to me!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Actually, we were in cabin 1618 which was perfect!

Ship tip

I thought their website was hard to use, especially trying to book excursions

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

2 out of 5
The opera house is truly magnificent. Well worth taking the tour, and if you do, you can receive 50% off a show.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

4 out of 5
I think it was my least favorite port because our excursion included a stop in a town, Richmond, which was a waste of time.

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
We took a lovely train ride up through the area, lunch included, and it was a great day.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
My most favorite port! I’d retire there in a heartbeat! Beautiful harbor town and then we went on a “Safari Tour” up the mountain with unbelievable views. We visited a darling sheep ranch too

Picton, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Fun wine tasting through Marlborough

Tauranga, New Zealand Did not visit port

Ship visited but I did not get off the ship that day

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Once the mist lifted, it was gorgeous. We took a boat ride through the islands and actually went through the Hole in the Rock Island. Saw dolphins too

Auckland, New Zealand Did not visit port

Just went to airport


5 out of 5
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