Sydney, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

10 Night New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: February 07, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It’s such a beautiful ship with the most amazing crew. Captain Alex just makes the cruise even better. The best captain we have ever sailed with.


5 out of 5
After arriving to the terminal in one of Sydney’s greatest downpours we were greeted by the staff. I said we were early but was there some why dry we could wait. They responded with how about onboard! We were delighted! And very much appreciated there kind offer. Within ten minutes we were sipping on a welcome glass of bubbles!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food has been delicious in both the main dining and buffet. We are enjoying exploring the bars. Favourites so far are The World bar, the Ice Bar and ensemble. The staff are very friendly.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We have joined in a few things but had a lot of fun in the spontaneous games like Majority Rules. Where after being last to submit one of my answers I may have had to dance for the crowd.


5 out of 5
The production show last night was so good we went back for the second show to see it again.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff seem to really enjoy their jobs. I think this comes from the top down. The captain, Captain Alex is the best captain I have ever met on a cruise ship. He is brilliant. And his announcements each day leaves the whole ship laughing and enjoying themselves. He is happy to stop for conversations and photos.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Solstice is a beautiful ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great cabin with a little larger balcony.

Ship tip

Explore this ship. It’s our second cruise and we are still finding new places on board.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Embarkation day.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Loved Hobart.

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
We haven’t arrived yet.

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
Have been there before. It’s beautiful.

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Great city to explore

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Lovely port.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Very enjoyable.

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Great city.


5 out of 5
It’s always quick and easy.
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