Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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302 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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Boonarga
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
flviking
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
3 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
Auzzykimmo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Chose this cruise as a great way of getting to Sydney after a four day holiday in Singapore. Positives of this ship are: Very good sized bathroom with ample storage for you toiletries. Great shower quite large with a glass screen. ... Read more
CarolynAustralia
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
66 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my fifth Celebrity cruise, the third on Solstice. Embarkation in Singapore was a disaster - huge queues and no one really seemed to know which line was which. I'm not sure if that was a Celebrity thing or if it was because of ... Read more
johndon
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
697 forum posts
Chose Solstice because of positive reviews and their General reputation of being a superior cruise line. We stayed at the Hotel Boss in Singapore. This is a new budget hotel with very small rooms but for an overnight stay it was good ... Read more
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Bartleysmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The itinerary and time of year were our reasons for choosing this cruise. It allowed us to stay in Singapore for a few days and the stay in Sydney at the end of the cruise before going to Hong Kong and back to U.K. The chaos in Singapore ... Read more
lise1
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Here goes! This is our 6th cruise with Celebrity and we are still avid fans of this Cruise company. We boarded at Circular Quay,(what a beautiful port) Sydney on Oct 8th. Sadly, let's discuss the only negative aspect of this cruise: We had ... Read more
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Bemapet
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
As a couple with some cruising experience, we did find the Solstice something of a mixed bag. Good Aqua class cabin and associated dining, great service from the stateroom attendants and numerous other staff around the ship. However, in ... Read more
dlorimer
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary, this was my first visit to Australia. Overall, the cruise was very good but I was a little disappointed in a number of areas. The cabin was a little shabby, the door of the sliding ... Read more
robb11561
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Whilst the itinerary had the right balance of sea days to port days, Celebrity failed to help me truly enjoy the sea days. Immediately upon boarding, we were attacked by a photographer pushing photo packages, then by a cocktail waiter ... Read more
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seahappy08
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
770 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were back to back from Honolulu, so to stay on the ship meant a shorter flight home for us. We had the same cabin so change over day was easy for us. The staff did their best to make life easy for everyone on back to back by organising ... Read more
jerah
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with Celebrity quite a few times over the years, indeed it was our second cruise with them this year as we were on the Reflection in January cruising the Caribbean, and while good there has definitely been a noticeable drop ... Read more
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oldgit26
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see something of Australia. Solstice is an excellent ship in size amenities and the crew were all excellent with the exception of some of the customer service staff and the excursion organisation ... Read more
Jeff&Jerri
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We like to sail Celebrity and we like the Captains Club benefits. We decided on this cruise because we hadn't been to Australia. The thing we noticed is that Celebrity has changed in what we believe to be a negative way. Here are some ... Read more
GEcruzer
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
48 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Having sailed on Celebrity’s Eclipse last year on the Baltic I was expecting the same high standard on her sister ship Solstice, well nothing could be further from the truth. The overall vibe of the ship was a bit hit and miss, ... Read more
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Heff60
Member Since 2015
1 review
60 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Have just arrived back from the 18 night Tahitian cruise from Hawaii across to Sydney and have to give the greatest praise for the staff of this wonderful ship. In perspective we are a couple in our mid 50's recently retired and love ... Read more
TY13LOR
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had some niggles/problems during the first few days of our cruise: butler was rather absent, especially when time to help us unpack, non-existent staff on deck 16 when sunbathing and wanting a drink, or even a mat for the wicker sun ... Read more
Frogfan
Member Since 2011
1 review
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We wanted to go to New Zealand and Australia. Overall we enjoyed the trip. However, we generally prefer smaller ships. For this trip, the Solstice was a good choice. Our room was a designated handicapped room with balcony (we didn't ... Read more
COLGATE
Member Since 2005
9 reviews
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
On September 9 my wife and I boarded Celebrity's Solstice in Vancouver for a back to back cruise Hawaii and then on to Australia and New Zealand. This was our 12th cruise with Celebrity and we had already been on Solstice's sister ships so ... Read more
kazzaduncan
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose the Solstice as we went on the Celebrity Millennium eight years ago which was an amazing experience. On Embarkment it was lengthy waiting time which in fairness couldn't be any better as there are so many people boarding so ... Read more
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Gazelle21
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We were fairly nervous first time cruisers who decided to take a shorter (8 night) cruise to test our sea legs. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we were incredibly happy we chose to cruise on Celebrity Solstice. The ship is truly ... Read more
nswsteampower
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
7 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Have just returned from an 8 night Noumea/Lifu/Ise of Pines cruise on Solstice. Have been on Carnival Spirit and legend, Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas, and Holland America Zuderdam. Solstice was but far the nicest Ship, it ... Read more
THE DISABLED CRUISER
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
We wanted to dine in the beautiful Olympic dining room before it was removed from the ship at the end of it's repositioning to Vancouver BC, for dry docking. Apparently it will be moved into one of the new H class ships designed to ... Read more
ralph45
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
PROS Chose to cruise with Celebrity to compare it to previous cruises with P & O UK. Organisation of embarkation, disembarkation and tender situations were very efficiently handled. Found the ship to be extremely clean and ... Read more
andrewuser
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We went on the Australian Top End Cruise out of our home port of Fremantle - going from our own port was a novelty and boarding of the ship was reasonably painless. The cruise was supposed to go to Bali as its first stop which we were ... Read more
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