Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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347 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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lvjbird
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise for a couple of reasons. We wanted a trip to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. We had sailed on Celebrity once before and really liked it. So when this cruise came on the radar we jumped on it. We got a great deal ... Read more
Bob and Ann
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Nice ship with just a few niggles, we booked aqua class and I expected a lot more, for the extra money I don't think it is worth it. Saying that the Blu restaurant is great nice food perfect service and a calming atmosphere, very nice, you ... Read more
Brightwell05
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our third cruise with Celebrity and we were eagerly looking forward to our trip 'down under' visiting Australia and New Zealand from the UK. Given the distance - we made plans to stay in Sydney for 4 days before we got on the ... Read more
stewclannc
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Fifth Celebrity Cruise, 10th overall. Was excited to see different destinations in New Zealand and the itinerary looked great. We had been in Sydney for a week ahead of the cruise. This is a component of our 14 month, round the ... Read more
hollyville
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
98 forum posts
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
2 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
Calabrun
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
We picked this cruise so that we could visit both Australia and New Zealand. We have cruised with Celebrity before and knew it would be high quality. We had a fabulous time and Celebrity did not let us down although there was a real ... Read more
pmennen
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
The weather was abysmal - and that is totally out of control of anyone. So, that is not a factor in my review. Our Aqua Class cabin was 1510 - located directly underneath the treadmills in the fitness center. This meant that every day ... Read more
donsuz
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We heard that celebrity cruise, primarily the Solstice, was a well respected line/ship. After our experience during the 12 night cruise,we must say that we had a fantastic experience. Embarkation was well organized and the staff were ... Read more
cabnolen
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
23 helpful votes
After doing months of research, we, 2 early 30's couple who loves good food, snorkeling, minimal kids and short itinerary (as it's our first time) chose the Celebrity Solstice's 8 day Sydney-New Caledonia-Sydney cruise. The whole ... Read more
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cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
629 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
21 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
Carmen Keating
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
5 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
Carol92037
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
chelsiman
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
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motel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
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
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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