Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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336 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
622 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Overview- A bit of a background on us, we are a younger couple and I've clocked up cruises with Carnival, RCL, P&O Australia and Princess. This was easily the best cruise I have ever done! The cruise was really excellent and we ... Read more
alabamanancy
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed four 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
Carmen Keating
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We decided to go on a Christmas/New Year cruise thinking it would be something really special. This was our third cruise on the Solstice paying for Aqua Class but never again. This was our 15th cruise. Christmas day was a joke. ... Read more
Nanagolf
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
172 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
We were led to believe this was an upscale cruise line. The food was so watered down it was like prison food. The speciality dining was over-rated. The coffee was the worse and if you wanted a good cup of coffee you would have to go and ... Read more
Lets give it a go
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
We picked this cruise so that the wife would finally have a break from all the preparation that come with this time of year and also I was able to have Christmas off from work. We had a great time nice and relaxing even managed to read a ... Read more
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Not happy bill
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Looked for a last minute Xmas/New Year break and Celebrity fitted the bill. Food and dining service was excellent and cabin was good but somewhat cramped. Was let down by lack of onboard activities that didn't revolve around selling ... Read more
chelsiman
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
While this comment is not about Celebrity, it explains why I booked this cruise! RCI offer a 2 4 1 cruise deal, Despite my wife's protestations, I signed up. We were promised a great range of cruises and would get 2 for the price of one. ... 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
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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
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
Piglet60
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
The embarkation was fairly speedy and we got on to the ship fairly quickly we were not happy after having being been awake for over 36 hours to be pounced on the moment we set foot on the ship by staff trying to sell drinks packages, spa ... Read more
peter1104
Member Since 2016
1 review
We've completed 8 cruises. This last cruise on the Solstice was a repeat of our 2013 cruise. We loved the cruise then, and it was just as great this time! The closest we could get to a complaint is the temperatures around the ship are ... Read more
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Sancha3
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was the itinerary we wanted and we had recommendations about Celebrity from family. As this was our first ocean cruise we were - frankly - skeptical. We've traveled the globe extensively but not by sea. Slowly we were won over. The ... Read more
luvdworld
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We cruised last year on celebrity millenium, where we booked this cruise. the solstice class is much better than the millenium class and much bigger. Check in: We checked in online which made it faster and more efficient at the ... Read more
reneegodress
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My first cruise was in 1993 and I have loved cruising ever since - I love it so much that I changed careers to become a cruise consultant. CRUISING WITH A DISABILITY I am vision impaired & this was my first cruise on Celebrity ... Read more
foxyloxy59
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
the ship was fantastic couldn't fault our room 1567 with balcony. however new Zealand it self the bottom half was very cold, I would never cruise this way again this time of year. we cruised through a hurricane with ten mtr swells ... Read more
globalsafetypartners
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Having cruised only once before with Royal Caribbean, we tried Celebrity Solstice because the timing suited and the ship got great reviews - deservedly! We booked through Vacationstogo.com - they were excellent! We booked an inside ... Read more
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Boonarga
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The Solstice is a fine ship. We found the food and all of the staff to be top class. Food - As much as you want with plenty of variety. We had about half of our dinners in the main dining room and couldn't fault it. One night in the ... Read more
neeseybun720
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
First of all, hire a completely new set of customer service members for the Singapore cruise port. The male staff who ushered us was extremely rude. When we went into the port terminal, we didn't know where to go as there was another ... Read more
happyyaya
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
20 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We did back-to-back cruises: Singapore to Sydney (with stops in Bali and all around Australia) and then Sydney to New Zealand, ending in Sydney again. Solstice had just come out of dry dock rennovations. These were our 5th and 6th cruises. ... Read more
30Annicruise
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
150 forum posts
We have cruised on the Solstice in 2014 and were looking forward to the same experience, unfortunately the Solstice did not live up to our expectation. The embarkation in Singapore was abysmal. We got on board just in time for muster ... Read more
flviking
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We took this unique itinerary with Solstice coming back to Sydney from dry dock in Singapore. Singapore check in was a zoo. The ship was in very good condition. We chose a Celebrity Suite on the hump so we had a huge forward facing ... Read more
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