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277 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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kazzaduncan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
Gazelle21
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
15 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
6 forum posts
19 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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
10 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

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andrewuser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
demandpub
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
197 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our fourth Celebrity Solstice Cruise which departed from Fremantle on 3 March 2016 to destinations, Bali, Darwin, Cairns, Whitsundays (Airlie Beach), Brisbane, Newcastle and ending in Sydney. Boarding at Fremantle was hassle free ... Read more
BeckNCall
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
13 forum posts
17 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise as seeing Australia and especially Bali and the Great Barrier Reef was on our bucket list. Ha, saw many days of ocean and very little Australia. The ship canceled the Bali port due to possible ... Read more
MarDi_travels
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
25 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Celebrity cruise & we were extremely disappointed! Having had 2 great trips on the Millenium class, this entire voyage missed the mark! Our cabin steward was fantastic but the cabin itself (6249) was extremely ... Read more
janlodge03
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Wonderful Holiday. Lovely helpful smiling crew. A Joy to be around. We have done 5 previous cruises and never on Celebrity. If this is what this cruise line always offers we will most certainly be travelling with them again. We are a ... Read more

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Geraldine1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Cruising is expensive. This cruise line needs to realize that many people who would like to cruise need to take a working holiday to do so. This means that we need good, reliable and high speed internet. Today hotels provide this as a ... Read more
frank265
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
6 reviews
5 forum posts
10 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
5 forum posts
24 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
byrwcfh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the ports. Had wonderful excursions on all ports. The National park you sail through before you land in New Zealand was absolutely beautiful. We had a sky suite which was very spacious and a large balcony ... Read more

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ElaineJP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
36 helpful votes
This was our first time on Celebrity, chosen because of the date and destination. We were expecting from their reviews that this would be 5 star cruising, it is not. The cabin was excellent and we cannot fault the cabin steward. It was ... Read more
CruisingBrian
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
321 forum posts
12 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
6 forum posts
12 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
0 forum posts
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
42 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

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OzAbroad
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
127 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our family has just finished a 14 day cruise from Sydney to Auckland on board Solstice. It was our first time on a Solstice class vessel and our second Celebrity cruise, our previous cruises having been with Oceania and Azamara. This ... Read more
hawkeyethenoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Australia and New Zealand are lovely places to visit. The weather can be unpredictable but the ports of call and the people make up for that. The Solstice is an excellent ship, the cabins, public areas, gym, dining venues etc. are ... Read more
Colonel Ron
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Most Americans say they want to travel to Australia/New Zealand, but never do. Don't wait, this trip is fabulous, not just the sights but the people and the culture. This was our 10th cruise, 5 each on Holland American and Celebrity. ... Read more
joyce_6333
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are nearly 70, and cruise a few times a year. We flew to Sydney, and stayed at the York. Very good value, not fancy, and close to the terminal. Ate at La Cantina which is a great little place. We embarked on a foggy, rainy day. We ... Read more
timandmarj
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on Solstice, traveling in room 9294 (Category Deluxe Verenda 1A) which had the larger balcony, but it does look towards the back of the ship. As a family, we are limited as to what rooms we can get as we need a ... Read more

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