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278 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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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
3 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
1 review
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
2 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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Rule240
Member Since 2012
1 review
347 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The reason for 4 starts is their web site, phone customer service and choice air are the worst The cruise gets 5+ stars. How can they both have the same management? Boarding in Sydney OK. And it just went uphill from there!! Our ... Read more

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fredelledge
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We had an OMG moment when we got our cell phone bill. For much of the cruise I had the phone turned on so that I could use the wifi function for which we paid the ship wifi charges that were outrageously expensive. On top of that little ... Read more
travelgirl321
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We booked this cruise on Dec 25, 2014, so had a whole year to anticipate it, which ended this morning. It was worth the wait!! I would get back on the Solstice and do this same itinerary again today! We have been on 30+ cruises and this ... Read more
Magmatic
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I was apprehensive due to getting motion sick on the slightest rock on a tinnie. I decided to go on Celebrity Solatice eight night Noumea cruise and wow,wow,wow was I really and truly so pleasantly surprised! From the moment I wend aboard ... Read more
mbilli_01
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
The Solstice cruise was booked at the end of a preceding cruise on the now relocated and renamed Century. In simple terms, the two experiences bore no resemblance at all other than the friendly and engaging nature of the ... Read more
toho
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
We wanted to see new zealand and stay in sydney. nz cruise surpassed our expectations. we loved eating a formal breakfast most days and meeting funny people. our room was very comfortable and the staff was most helpful. the ship ... Read more
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hawnsteeldoc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed November 2015
This was the very first cruise for me. I'm glad that my wife made all the arrangements from the flights to and from Honolulu , hotel bookings, cruise itinerary, excursions, and the visits in Sydney after the cruise. I had a marvelous time ... Read more
Jeffbob1
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have cruised more than 25 times on all the cruise lines. This cruise without a doubt was the worse cruise of all. The food was terrible and for the any time dinners you could not get a proper time to eat. They chose the time not you. ... Read more
Supperhunter
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Overall was it worth it - yes. Would I recommend it - yes. Would I come again - yes. The details - 5 star food, some of the best I've had even the buffet had real crockery rather than melamine, but the rooms were more spacious than ... Read more
ARCADIADUO
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Casey and I (been together 25 years and live in Phoenix, AZ) have been in Sydney and NZ before but never on a cruise. We almost missed the boat in Sydney as we arrived at 5:30 from Bondi Beach while having lunch with our Sydney friends ... Read more
GolferRobert
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Overall a satisfactory and enjoyable cruise but after sailing on Eclipse twice and Silhouette the Solstice had several disappointments - mainly in the dining room. 1; Menus had been reduced - there used to be a four course choice i.e. ... Read more

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drkitkat123
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
We had previously cruised on much smaller ships and were a little apprehensive about this cruise. But it was generally great. Embarkation in Sydney was very well organised and went quickly. Ship was remarkably well maintained and ... Read more
bz
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
217 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
Just back from the beautiful Solstice. Precruise we stayed at the York for 5 nights in Sydney, in a renovated studio with a lovely view of the Harbor Bridge. We loved that you can do some laundry before the cruise. We could walk (20-30 ... Read more
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powerplate
Member Since 2009
1 review
35 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
Third time on Celebrity Silhoutte - love the ship and crew are excellent. WE book Aqua and had a room with obstacles and perhaps the smallest room we have ever had. Disappointed as we pay premium for the cabin and were not able to totally ... Read more
DragonSuman
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
From the time we arrived at the Sydney Terminal everything was streamlined and very organised. We had Stateroom 1083 Concierge Balcony located towards the front of the ship. The corridor was very quiet as was our room. Our 2 room ... Read more
boomer5229
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We just returned from our cruise on Celebrity Solstice and can say that we will never sail on them again. While the ship is well maintained and easy to get around, the customer service, staff knowledge, and prices were anything but ... Read more

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Jacko8
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Celebrity Solstice, 18 night Tahitian Treasures Cruise, October 2 2015 Our decision to take this cruise was based on the glowing reports of the ship Celebrity Solstice. We had some years ago travelled Celebrity Century Sydney Hawaii the ... Read more
mwsadler
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed October 2015
We decided on cruising back home from Honolulu but would not do it again, we had 11 days at sea and apart from Tahiti it was about the only time to swim or sun bake. We were over welled by the bar prices some drinks nearly double of ... Read more
Anthonia
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
We sailed on the Celebrity Solstice from Honolulu to Sydney on the 2nd of October 2015, the Ship was magnificent, staterooms large bathrooms beyond expectation, the cleanliness all over the ship outstanding. Crew were eager to please ... Read more
Bungendore
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Firstly, we loved the ship. The Solstice is immaculate, well looked after, public and cabins beautifully done. The restaurants were very very good considering the turnover. We never had an even ordinary meal - the food just got better ... Read more
Perthguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the ship and the service we received from every staff member we encountered. This was our first cruise and will be hard to beat. Food was "wow" in Blu and well worth the ... Read more

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