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104 Celebrity Auckland Cruise Reviews
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25
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11
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alabamanancy
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
motel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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Vegas Voyager
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
3 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
brenade
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
7 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
42 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
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CruisingBrian
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
348 forum posts
15 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
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
40 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
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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
toho
Member Since 2012
1 review
17 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
24 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
3 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
950 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
Solar123
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 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
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