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272 Celebrity Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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oxley10
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
The ship is sophisticated and has a relaxing atmosphere. The staff were attentive and helpful. The cabin had all the expected amenities and very clean, except the pillows were very hard and uncomfortable, but the issue was quickly ... Read more
oz48
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
When you begin planning your cruise all f the brochures would have you almost believing that todays cruise ships are almost as Aussie as you are, but once onboard you quickly discover that they are the American equivalent of Macca's on the ... Read more
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2 c we go
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Having only done a 3 night test cruise previously we were not sure what to expect but everyone kept assuring us that the Celebrity Solstice was one of the best ships around and we now certainly agree; so much so that we would say that we ... Read more
mba
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Overall we had a wonderful cruise in Aqua class with the food on the whole excellent and the crew everywhere very friendly. My only gripe was with all the alcohol included packages we often had trouble getting a drink at the bars and ... Read more
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Team Alpha
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
217 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise. We are a couple of 50 year olds and we travelled with another couple of the same age. We had adjoining stern cabins 7311 & 7315 on deck 7. The cruise was titled Australia’s Top End and travelled from ... Read more

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jett12
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Sorry to say but we booked a 17 night cruise around the the top end of Australia, and Indonesia but after 8 nights couldn't take any more of the retirement village. When we arrived in Darwin we jumped ship and booked our flights back to ... Read more
diat68
Member Since 2004
1 review
152 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Embarked at Fremantle, and found ship to be in good order and well maintained. The shore excursions were chaotic and badly organised, staff wanting to cut short our time ashore on over-priced excursions. Bad weather affected a ... Read more
Esperanza7
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
909 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So, we spent 34 nights on board the Celebrity Solstice enjoying this cruise as part of the most amazing vacation. B2B from Auckland to Perth to Sydney. Still can’t believe we have just circumnavigated Australia!! We traveled ... Read more
magx52
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We have just returned from our Australia Top End cruise feeling very disappointed by the experience because of the reasons listed: Dining Room: Almost every meal served was not hot, only warm, the meat being very tough and the fish very ... Read more
piscespat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Having been on 10 cruises previously to different parts of the world with other cruise lines we were really looking forward to our trip to Australia which we booked about 2 years ago with the "5 star Celebrity Solstice".....what a ... Read more

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Solar123
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a couple in our sixties and cruise a lot. The last years we tried several cruise companies just to compare them. We just got off a cruise on the Solstice and this was the worst value for money cruise we have ever taken. Embarkation ... Read more
mljatsea
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
183 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
I’ve been on numerous cruises and have never written a review before. Since it seems that people are more eager to share negative thoughts than positive, I thought it was about time I posted a review. This was our eighth Celebrity ... Read more
RSiemionko
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The pre-cruise hotel needs to be looked at. We arrived in Auckland late, the reservation the hotel had was for two nights (we only had it for one) and luckily, we had the paperwork to prove it. I asked at the desk where the Celebrity ... Read more
Hoops1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Apart from a shambles embarking at Sydney again, this time with wet weather we were soon on Board and enjoying the great service Celebrity offers.While we were fortunate with not getting wet bags our travelling companions had 2 soaking ... Read more
PhillF1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Negative comments. Our luggage was left out in the rain on the quay at Sydney and had to be dried on board. At check in we were given seapasses in the wrong name with the wrong stateroom. At dining we were given a table for ten by the ... Read more

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AntjeG
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
330 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first Celebrity cruise. Please excuse any mistakes in my English as I am not a native speaker. Embarkation: Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal Great location for a cruise terminal. You are right in the middle of everything ... Read more
glenp7777
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise 12 months earlier and throughout 2014 we were told and read lots of negative reports from friends as well as other critics. How wrong could they be!!! We have been on 6 cruises previously with RC & Princess but ... Read more
Swansforever
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
187 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation in Sydney was a bit of a disaster due to Sydney's wet and pouring rain. Lots of people's luggage got soaked as the contractors who loaded the cases left them out in the open. Luckily we boarded late, after 2 pm and didn't have ... Read more
musicdoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We've taken more than 25 cruises in the past 15 years and this is our second time on Celebrity. The itinerary was terrific and our "package" included round trip air LA-Auckland, Sydney-LA AND hotels in Auckland (2 nights) and Sydney (3 ... Read more
cdub212121
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had both the penthouses and often take our vacations on private yachts. We stay at 5 star hotels and fly first class or private. I am not saying this all to brag, but to let you know the demographic of this review. Overall, there are ... Read more

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realtorlovescruising
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed this cruise during the holidays. We had been watching for a cruise that encompassed a stronger focus on New Zealand, the north and south islands. The itinerary on this cruise was perfect. We sailed out of Sydney. What ... Read more
demandpub
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
197 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our return voyage on the Celebrity Solstice Auckland to Sydney, as we were on the same ship Sydney to Auckland, back-to-back cruise. We were in the same stateroom on our return journey, which was convenient, not having to unpack ... Read more
BILLYJAY
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2014
This was our tenth cruise,5th with celebrity twice on Solstice.Did this same so called Christmas cruise 2 years ago.Last time it was very good this time terrible.Did not mention FATHER CHRISTMAS ,who is this CRINKLEBUM that so called ... Read more
bs&bs
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are Elite Status Cruisers who have always raved to friends about our Celebrity experiences: good food, friendly and helpful staff, responsive Cruise Directors who provided good ballroom dancing venues. Unfortunately, we had a very ... Read more
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Missmiaow
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
- Our first cruise with Celebrity. Travelling on the Solstice. My husband and I had had such an awful time on our honeymoon with P&O, that we listened to our travel agent and booked a re-do honeymoon with Celebrity (based on the ... Read more

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