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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

12 Night New Zealand (Auckland To Melbourne)

Sail date: February 17, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1605

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We love the Celebrity Solstice. The impeccable service from the staff, the cleanliness, the outstanding food and beverages and the overall entertainment was outstanding. We have booked two more cruises on it's sister ship - the Celebrity Eclipse.


5 out of 5
Very well organised and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Blue Restaurant and the Specialty Restaurants were outstanding.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools, fitness centre were well maintained. Persian Spa was extremely relaxing.


4 out of 5
A number of shows were a repeat from our previous cruise two years prior - it would be nice to see these updated with something new. The musicians/DJ's around the ship were excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I could not fault the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. They were outstanding.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is beautifully maintained and extremely clean. We love the layout and design.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a large balcony and it was fabulous. Excellent location mid ship, close to elevators and entertainment areas. The room was impeccably clean and comfortable for two people.

Ship tip

Treat others as you want to be treated and give praise to staff for doing a fabulous job!

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We embarked in Auckland. N

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
It was very slow getting off the ship, but was a nice place to stroll round and catch the ferry over to Russell.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
This is our home town and we were proud to show it off! It was a stunning day at the Mount.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Lovely small town with a French vibe. Very enjoyable to have a walk around the homes, gardens and shops.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Loved Dunedin. So much to do and see. We did the Speights Brewery tour which was fabulous and the Railway Station. Unfortunately we ran out of time to see Lanarch Castle.

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5
Absolutely stunning.

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
Breathtaking - this should be on everyone's bucket list! What a perfect way to see the Sounds on the beautiful Solstice. It was magic in every way. An absolute highlight of the cruise.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Sydney is also breathtaking coming in and out of port. So much to do and see in Sydney - we visited Bondi Beach and loved it. The city centre was also lovely.

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5
We disembarked in Melbourne and spent four days there. Melbourne was fabulous particularly with its beautiful river and amazing food.


5 out of 5
We did our customs clearance on board the day before which was ideal. Disembarkation was seamless,

Traveler Photos

Beautiful evening departure Absolutely beautiful Milford Sounds Breathtaking
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