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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Celebrity Solstice

10 Night New Zealand (Melbourne To Auckland)

Sail date: February 29, 2020

Ship: Celebrity Solstice

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 2143

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Had we not had an issue with the noise above us, we would have given the cruise 5 stars. The noise never actually woke us up but if we were awake, you weren't getting back to sleep. Clearly last minute bookings get the cabins that no-one else wants. We have actually booked another cruise on the same ship, although after it gets a re-fit at the end of 2021. We have just booked on a lower level with staterooms above and below us.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
A little congested but we got through fairly quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was top class as for as food

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Indoor pool was great on the days that weren't so sunny

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Mid afternoon shows on sea days were a great extra

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff were very attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Lots of extra hand sanitising stations around the ship

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was a good size and bathrooms were bigger that other lines with a shower screen and not a curtain. Location had some negatives. We were under the overview cafe and there was some seal noise in the early morning - 5:45 to 6:30 am We booked very late due to the cancelation of another cruise

Ship tip

Do not book on deck 12 particularly under the Oceanview Cafe, particularly if you are a light sleeper.

Ports of call

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Doubtful Sound

4 out of 5

Cruise Dusky Sound

4 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We had been to all ports several times before so we did not book any shore excursions but did still enjoy the time in each port.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very quick and easy to get off in Auckland
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