Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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305 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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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
demandpub
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
197 forum posts
6 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
19 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
28 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
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janlodge03
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
21 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
Geraldine1
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
5 helpful votes
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
12 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
36 forum posts
26 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
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byrwcfh
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
ElaineJP
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 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
6 reviews
342 forum posts
15 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
11 forum posts
14 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
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
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$tagger
Member Since 2011
1 review
40 forum posts
46 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
OzAbroad
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
128 forum posts
19 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
24 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
18 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
5 reviews
12 forum posts
9 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
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timandmarj
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
timbuctu
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkment Boarded 3 hrs before sailing no waiting in line. As we sailed on the solstice before we knew our way around. There was a good mix of cruises onboard very young to over 60s. As we are in our late 60s this was not a problem for ... Read more
mzlizz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
2nd time cruising with Celebrity and was disappointed. The meals in the main dining room were awful, tried Silk Harvest ,only average so settled for dining every night apart from the first 2 in the Ocean Cafe , the food was better there ... Read more
kwkiwi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Decided to go on the Christmas cruise for a change with my husband and our two teenage boys. Even though we are New Zealanders we thought it would be cool to see NZ coastline from the sea. We have travelled a lot but never on a cruise. On ... Read more
suco
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
our trip was over xmas and new year on celebrity solstice ship for 2 weeks starting in auckland and finishing in sydney . this was a retirement gift to each other and we went with our friends. we have travelled with celebrity to hawaii ... Read more
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