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Celebrity Solstice: The Indoor Pool and Solstice Spa & Fitness

celebrity solstice indoor pool
One of the major distinctions onboard Celebrity Solstice is the use of towering glass walls -- and the effect is lots of light, and a sense that there's a lot of space. The pool itself is long enough for (short) lap swimming (a plus). The towering ribbon-like water mural with its wood frame has the capability to flash fiber optic lights.
I was fascinated by the ceiling overtop the pool. See the square grid? It's been implanted with photo voltaic cells that generate electricity for cooling. It's one of a number of eco-oriented technology advances that have been incorporated into Solstice. The clear glass panels in the ceiling open to let in fresh air. celebrity solstice indoor pool
celebrity solstice spa The ship's spa -- which is huge -- still had a ways to go in some respects, so we don't have photos of the lobby or the treatment rooms. But here's the salon. Other features will include shops selling Elemis-branded beauty supplies (there are separate shops for men and women).
The gym, though, is amazingly complete; exercise equipment is already installed! celebrity solstice gym
celebrity solstice persian garden Clearly, one place that Fain loves is the ship's Persian Garden. We suspect he doesn't typically get a whole lot of time while cruising to relax on heated tiled beds, so he took full advantage (for about a minute). Other features include steam and sauna, and showers that offer tropical- and spring-scented rains.
Here's a wider shot of the Persian Garden. This ship will be the first in Celebrity's fleet to offer AquaClass cabins. You'll pay about $200 over a Concierge Class rate to reside in one of the 192-square-ft. balcony staterooms. The perks? Special proximity to the spa, a spa concierge (and priority booking for treatments) and unlimited access to the AquaSpa relaxation room, the Persian Garden and Blu. Treatments are not included in the fare; Fain told us that passengers told Celebrity they'd rather just book their own. celebrity solstice persian garden
--Top photo is courtesy of sbw-photo.

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