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92 Celebrity Auckland Cruise Reviews

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frank265
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
We sailed on Celebrity Solstice on February 14, 2016 in Aqua Class for 35 days. We did back to back cruises around New Zeland and Australia. For the first cruise, we were in cabin 1642. The cabin was fine but the balcony was a disaster. ... Read more
Phlyn
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The 1st cruise was from Auckland to Freemantle, Ports of call: Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Freemantle. The 2nd from Freemantle to Sydney, Ports of call: Benoa in ... Read more
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annbarker23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
26 helpful votes
First time cruising with Celebrity and it won’t be the last. We found our trip to be a really positive experience. The ship had many different areas and was so spacious that is was hard to believe that over 2,500 people were on ... Read more
CruisingBrian
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
335 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I am a solo traveler and have been on many cruises: after shopping around, I have become a Celebrity loyalist. I will only cruise with Celebrity Cruises: they treat me very well and they are the best in the business for mid-size luxury ... Read more
GRANDACON
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We have completed our eighth cruise with Celebrity on the Solstice. It was a 14 day journey from Auckland NZ to Sydney Aus. It was our second trip with the Solstice. We stayed at the Auckland Hilton pre cruise. We highly recommend ... Read more

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ladydoc1960
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We stayed in room 1080 - a bit cramped but not bad for a mid-sized ship. This was "Concierge Class". The service of the room was impeccable and I must mention Sheldon, who was simply the best cabin steward we've ever had! Other ... Read more
$tagger
Member Since 2011
1 review
40 forum posts
43 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As Platinum level cruisers on Princess, my wife and I recently completed our first experience on Celebrity Cruise Lines on this two-week trip "Down Under." I would like to review this trip from the perspective of a head-to-head ... Read more
mzlizz
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
2nd time cruising with Celebrity and was disappointed. The meals in the main dining room were awful, tried Silk Harvest ,only average so settled for dining every night apart from the first 2 in the Ocean Cafe , the food was better there ... Read more
kwkiwi
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Decided to go on the Christmas cruise for a change with my husband and our two teenage boys. Even though we are New Zealanders we thought it would be cool to see NZ coastline from the sea. We have travelled a lot but never on a cruise. On ... Read more
toho
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
We wanted to see new zealand and stay in sydney. nz cruise surpassed our expectations. we loved eating a formal breakfast most days and meeting funny people. our room was very comfortable and the staff was most helpful. the ship ... Read more
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hawnsteeldoc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed November 2015
This was the very first cruise for me. I'm glad that my wife made all the arrangements from the flights to and from Honolulu , hotel bookings, cruise itinerary, excursions, and the visits in Sydney after the cruise. I had a marvelous time ... Read more
Jeffbob1
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have cruised more than 25 times on all the cruise lines. This cruise without a doubt was the worse cruise of all. The food was terrible and for the any time dinners you could not get a proper time to eat. They chose the time not you. ... Read more
mc53
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first experience with Celebrity cruises and over all we were very happy with the ship and cruise in general. We were on deck 6 and although our balcony cabin had a restricted view I would be quite happy to have this deck ... Read more
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Supperhunter
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Overall was it worth it - yes. Would I recommend it - yes. Would I come again - yes. The details - 5 star food, some of the best I've had even the buffet had real crockery rather than melamine, but the rooms were more spacious than ... Read more
Esperanza7
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
917 forum posts
So, we spent 34 nights on board the Celebrity Solstice enjoying this cruise as part of the most amazing vacation. B2B from Auckland to Perth to Sydney. Still can’t believe we have just circumnavigated Australia!! We traveled ... Read more

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Solar123
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
We are a couple in our sixties and cruise a lot. The last years we tried several cruise companies just to compare them. We just got off a cruise on the Solstice and this was the worst value for money cruise we have ever taken. Embarkation ... Read more
mljatsea
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
183 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
I’ve been on numerous cruises and have never written a review before. Since it seems that people are more eager to share negative thoughts than positive, I thought it was about time I posted a review. This was our eighth Celebrity ... Read more
RSiemionko
Member Since 2015
1 review
The pre-cruise hotel needs to be looked at. We arrived in Auckland late, the reservation the hotel had was for two nights (we only had it for one) and luckily, we had the paperwork to prove it. I asked at the desk where the Celebrity ... Read more
musicdoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
We've taken more than 25 cruises in the past 15 years and this is our second time on Celebrity. The itinerary was terrific and our "package" included round trip air LA-Auckland, Sydney-LA AND hotels in Auckland (2 nights) and Sydney (3 ... Read more
cdub212121
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
We had both the penthouses and often take our vacations on private yachts. We stay at 5 star hotels and fly first class or private. I am not saying this all to brag, but to let you know the demographic of this review. Overall, there are ... Read more

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BayAreaBC
Member Since 2012
1 review
228 forum posts
I am a relatively amateur cruiser who has cruised half a dozen times on several different mass market cruiselines over the last decade or so. Following is a brief summary of highlights and lowlights of my most recent cruise from Auckland ... Read more
crazycarly7@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise as it was a one way trip from New Zealand back to Australia. We were on our Honeymoon and spent a week before hand travelling ourselves around the South Island. Embarkation- We were on the Concierge Class. If you ... Read more
demandpub
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
197 forum posts
This was our return voyage on the Celebrity Solstice Auckland to Sydney, as we were on the same ship Sydney to Auckland, back-to-back cruise. We were in the same stateroom on our return journey, which was convenient, not having to unpack ... Read more
bs&bs
1 review
1 helpful vote
We are Elite Status Cruisers who have always raved to friends about our Celebrity experiences: good food, friendly and helpful staff, responsive Cruise Directors who provided good ballroom dancing venues. Unfortunately, we had a very ... Read more
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dercjr
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2014
We just got off a cruise on the Solstice, was the worst cruise we have ever taken. We have sailed many times on Celeberty and Royal Carribean and this was not a memorable cruise. The food was bad, entertainment was bad, and the crew was ... Read more

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