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113 Celebrity Auckland Cruise Reviews
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mysticrealm
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Boarded our second trip on the Celebrity Solstice in Auckland on Friday February 17, 2017. We were booked AQUA CLASS so we had priority boarding at 11:30, although all the other guests were given designated times most turned up at ... Read more
lviehmyer
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We've cruised Windstar, Princess and Oceania on multiple cruises. This was our first time on Celebrity. Comments in order of best to worst. The food on Celebrity Solstice far surpassed every other cruise and cruise line - except the ... Read more
Lolotte
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
197 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
There was never a cruise we did not like but after 20 Celebrity cruises, 3 Viking, 2 Royal Caribbean we are eager to try something new. Our cruise was wonderful but it does get repetitive. Since they started to focus on exclusive dining ... Read more
Forbes65
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
The was our fourth cruise all with Celebrity however first time we have cruised on the Solstice class of ship, very nice experience. As expected a much more modern ship than the Millennium class with many obvious improvements throughout. ... Read more
hollyville
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
101 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Very experienced cruisers and Celebrity fans. We chose this cruise to see NZ and OZ (we stayed 4 nights in Sydney after the cruise then flew to Melbourne for another 4 nights). We loved the itinarary and the sea days were just enough in ... Read more
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gowilk
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
59 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was a nice cruise from New Zealand to Australia, we picked this one as we specifically wanted to visit Tasmania. Our previous experience with celebrity had left us disenchanted and we were pleasantly surprised that as long as we ... Read more
alabamanancy
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose the Solstice because of the itinerary. There were 3 couples going together. Two of us booked cabins with balconies. The cabins are clean but small. The cabin service was fine. But the other service providers seemed somewhat ... Read more
Carol92037
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We are elite plus and have cruised with Celebrity on numerous times. Based on our last experience , they seem more like a budget line at a premium price. They have definitely lost their vibe and more of a has been. It seems to keep ... Read more
Togo2010
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
If you like an overcrowded ship (2850 max capacity with over 3000 passengers on board), hospital quality food, average entertainment and unexciting on board activities on an older ship, this is your cruise. The new menu in the Tuscan ... Read more
Luv2Trvl1986
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I recently returned from a 14-day cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, departing from Auckland, NZ on 9 December and ending in Sydney, Australia on 23 December. Overall, the cruise was wonderful and it was one of those "bucket ... Read more
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motel
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I have travelled a few times on this ship which was built around 2008 I was told it had just come out of dry dock well if it had a lot of things were not touched .the rails around the balcony on my cabin were missing varnish and there was ... Read more
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stevec09
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this for the route it took.The poor weather at one point unfortunately meant the itinerary was slightly amended. no big deal. The self service restaurant was disappointing on busy days.It clearly couldnt cope. By day 3 notices ... Read more
Donnakiwi
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
I enjoyed all aspects of my cruise. The food in grand dining room was great. The buffet had huge range, but very hard to keep food hot. Loved the variety. Their home made ice cream was a treat. Sushi on five was a real delight and ... Read more
marvick5520
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
This is the first time my wife & I sail with Celebrity as we have heard from our friends that Celebrity service is great & food is better than the other major cruise liners. So we said give it a try to see New Zealand & a bit ... Read more
Vegas Voyager
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
I have been drawn to the Down Under area since I was a child. I devoured books and movies about the area, and dreamt of this mystical land. When I found this cruise over two years ago while perusing the 'Net one night, I was ecstatic! I ... Read more
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brenade
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
With one previous cruise on Sun Princess in 2008 we are not expert cruisers. Maybe we expected too much. The serve yourself buffet was a real bun fight, dodging people and collecting food then trying to find somewhere to sit and eat was at ... Read more
frank265
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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
8 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
96 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
7 reviews
378 forum posts
16 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
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GRANDACON
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
14 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
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
41 forum posts
46 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
5 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
2 reviews
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
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