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401 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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TaniaN
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Great price including onboard credit and drinks packages. Didn't need to spend any extra at all for the seven days. School and uni holidays so timing good for our families. Lots of kids onboard but no worries as they were all occupied with ... Read more
darkpelagic
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
38 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because we wanted an Easter based holiday and we only had to take 3 days off work to cruise for a week. Nice. We had sailed Solstice before so we knew the ship was very nice, and we chose Aqua class because at the time ... Read more
kissthesnook
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
While I normally cruise with Princess, Celebrity offered the itinerary we wanted. We paid extra for the "Concierge Class". Not worth it. The ship was lovely, but nothing really stood out other than the Hot Glass Show (which was ... Read more
Crokey
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 2nd cruise on the Solstice, the first being in 2016 and could not fault anything. But what a difference a year makes! The ship is beautiful and elegant and spotlessly clean. Staff amazing and always friendly and helpful, ... Read more
Terry Cuskelly
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose the cruise so we could tick NZ off our bucket list. Such a wonderful trip made special by fabulous friendly staff!! Food was of a high standard and we particular enjoyed dining at the Japanese Restauarant called Sushi on 5. You ... Read more
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wisha
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our party of 4 were expecting a lot from this ship. Travel agents advertised it as 5 star but we were all of the opinion this was not the case. Embarkation took 2 hours, with both the cruise line and international terminal both blaiming ... Read more
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Happy nanna
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see the Fiordland National Park 'The Sounds' in New Zealand. What an amazing cruise this was. The Sounds were spectacular as was the beautiful ship the Celebrity Solstice. From the moment we went onboard everything ... Read more
lovely at
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
We are a young at heart (50s) couple who were looking to do something different for our holidays and so decided to do our first ever cruise. Using our local travel agent, we were initially booked on another cruise line at the start of ... Read more
cruiseradler
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Another tick off the bucket list, we were not sure what to expect but this cruise on Celebrity Solstice was one of the best experiences of our life. 2800 guests 1250 attendants and crew, we headed off from Sydney on March 25 2017 to New ... Read more
april_jess
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My partner (30) and myself (28) chose this cruise initially based on reviews we had read on this website. Firstly I would like to say what an amazing experience all round. It was an older crowd probably average age 50+ but there were ... Read more
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cruisingcaker
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
55 forum posts
25 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise with Celebrity and the second on the Solstice which is a beautiful ship. Embarkation was swift and pain free and we were onboard just after 11am. We were given the Classic Beverage Package as a free perk and ... Read more
Aitch Aitch
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife went on a 3 night cruise with some girl friends last year and broached the subject of cruising with me. After a little research I decided on a 9 night cruise on the Celebrity Solstice in a Concierge class balcony stateroom. We ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The cost to travel on this ship has been relatively high in comparison to other ships. When we seen it at a bargain, we grabbed the deal Overall we found service to be high particularly in the buffet where staff dealt very effectively ... Read more
Parragirl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Second time on the beautiful Solstice, third cruise with Celebrity, lived up to all our expectations, 10/10! Embarkation and disembarkation in Sydney were both very smooth and handled very well. The ship is beautiful, always ... Read more
Silverez
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
76 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having started out with Celebrity and then cruised with RCL, MSC and Princess it was good to get back to the familiar quality of experience offered on Solstice. Perhaps not best for families or people looking for rock climbing or other ... Read more
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tocruiseguy
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
315 forum posts
We enjoyed our cruise on the Solstice. This was our 5th Celebrity cruise since 2011. Overall the ship was great, food was great, service was good in the MDR and in the specialty restaurants. Itinerary was great too. This was ... Read more
whitbob
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
135 forum posts
This is our 3rd Celebrity cruise, and was booked over 18 months ago, prior to our 1st cruise, so we selected for the itinerary. First time to Australia, so we spent 4 days exploring Sydney before the cruise, which is easy to do on your ... Read more
fent33
Member Since 2004
1 review
53 forum posts
Solstice cruise was very good overall. Celebrity does need to train its embarkation staff in processing as several problems were encountered during a process which is a zoo on good days. We had a suite and ate in Luminae but always ... Read more
salmn
Member Since 2005
1 review
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We arrived in Sydney three nights prior. Stayed at the Amora Jamison. 10 min. walk to Circular Quay. Very nice, clean, large room. Would highly recommend. Took Blue Mtn. tour by Anderson Tours while in Sydney. Small van, good guide, ... Read more
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Mollymooka
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Booked this cruise to have a family holiday. Also chose Australian destinations as passports where not required. Chose an ocean view room with a veranda. We did use the veranda but may not have one on our next cruise as we only spent ... Read more
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jstehle
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise because the Solstice was rated 5.5 Star. I have mostly cruised on the Carnival Corps lines. I do own stock in both Carnival and RCL. This was my 1st try on Celebrity. To Start I sent my stock statement to RCL ... Read more
Otani
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
It was our first cruise and we’re pleased to have set sail on the Celebrity Solstice. It was a 12 day cruise to the South Pacific and Fiji with the itinerary providing a good balance between shore and sea days. The Solstice is a ... Read more
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chesterbear
Member Since 2016
1 review
435 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise for the dates and itinerary. It was my first time on a cruise and I traveled solo. I was recommended celebrity by my travel agent and it was a good choice. I have been to Sydney and Fiji before but not the other ... Read more
justg8cruzin
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We booked this cruise last minute as we had to use future cruise certificate that we had. This was our 7th cruise with Celebrity and probably our last. We were aware that the formal nights had been replaced with "evening chic" ... Read more
messej01
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
88 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Just returned from my 1st cruise on Celebrity Solstice (cruised previously on P&O and RC) and overall I would say I loved it. Our cruise departed Sydney on 1st March for South Pacific and Fiji. My husband and I, a Childfree by ... Read more
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