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525 Celebrity First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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BurghMLR
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This Thanksgiving cruise was a first for my husband and myself... And, it was wonderful! First off, the ship exceeded a lot of my expectations. It is well maintained and extremely clean. It was easy to get around and easy to find a ... Read more
imnocruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
First time cruiser, so take it all with a grain of salt. I was underwhelmed. Cabin: Very nice but as expected quite small. Didn't care too much since I planned to only be there to sleep, which worked out well. When the trundle was ... Read more
AntheaB
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I had problems from the moment we boarded the ship. The first two persons we dealt with at the Guest Services desk were okay, nothing to rave or complain about, but we continued to experience problems including: our ... Read more
Julz84
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well what can I say. This was our first time cruising so did not know what to expect. The embarkation process went quite smoothly miles better than the process we went through after landing at Miami Airport. Our first impression of ... Read more
Gone Fishing
Member Since 2005
1 review
415 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I understand that everyone has a different experience, some may agree and some may disagree with my opinion of this cruise. The issues I discuss are more observations than complaints. If I had encountered any serious issue that impacted my ... Read more

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hawnsteeldoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
cjcbac31
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This ship is incredible !! First of all it is immaculately clean, very modern with a nice flow making it easy to get around. The ship was full (3,000 guests) and yet it never felt crowded. The staff is the best in the business. Everyone ... Read more
skoro
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My last "cruise" was courtesy of the US Navy 40 years ago when I served in the USMC. Unlike many of my companions on that one, I enjoyed it despite the cramped quarters and sparse amenities. Since then, I'd always been curious ... Read more
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GreatRacce
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I travelled with my Mother and this was our first cruise. The Sydney Terminal on embarkation day was challenging but organised chaos. Streamlined as could be expected with the large number of passengers. Celebrity know how to do ... Read more
4545
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was the first cruise i had done with Celebrity. In the past i have always traveled in a Grand suite or better on the RCCL and was looking for that little bit more, you read all the promises they offer and not all are meet. When ... Read more
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jdereska
Member Since 2005
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I was not pleased with the entertainment when comparing it with other cruises. It appeared because it was a 14 nt. & older group, which was constantly mentioned , that we didn't get the caliber of other cruises I've been on. ... Read more
Perthguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
alexdanbel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and it was perfect. Starting from the very first moment of embarkation and until the very last when leaving the ship. Everything is very well thougt and organized, just come and enjoy without any thoughts. Ship ... Read more
Liz2165
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
First time cruising and hopefully not the last. The ship is magnificent the interior is of five star class as are the cabins and the food is mind blowing in the variety. The entertainment was spectacular and brilliant. Our cabin ... Read more
Keevan
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Excellent first timers cruise from Rome for 11 nights. Embarkation was excellent and we had an early slot which gave us plenty of time to explore before everyone arrived. Acqua class was excellent with perks including free bottled water, ... Read more

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Cruiseline Virgin
Member Since 2014
1 review
79 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and if we hadn't planned and paid a land trip for next year already we would have booked another cruise for 2016, never mind we are planning for 2017 now, so we clearly got bitten by the cruise bug. Since we have ... Read more
Candidasa
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We did B2B2B from Seattle to Sydney on the Solstice. Three cruises back to back. We have done several prior cruises on Celebrity in Europe and New Zealand and are sold on the Solstice class ships. They are large with plenty to do ... Read more
urrogers
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
47 helpful votes
We chose Alaska as our very first cruise and based on recommendations from friends and online reviews, we chose Celebrity Solstice. I did a lot of research before we booked the cruise and even more after – there was a lot to learn! ... Read more
JB2112
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Let me start by saying that the wife and I have done 38 cruIses to date. Our last cruise back in Apr 2015 with RCCL had a lot of problems and we decided that it would be some time before we would sail again with RCCL. However, with that ... Read more
merseybeat
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We were somewhat skeptical about the size of the ship and whether service, food and actual space on the ship would be ok with so many passengers. But the ship never felt crowded with the possible exception of the ... Read more

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PNWamelia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
To celebrate our fifth anniversary, my husband and I decided to go on a mediterranean cruise and found a good deal on the Celebrity Constellation with an ocean view cabin, and drinks and gratuities included. The embarkation process went ... Read more
plan09
Member Since 2014
1 review
151 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We (mom and I) were a little concerned after being delayed for boarding by a norovirus issue. We arrived at the dock shortly after 2pm and had champagne in hand at 2:47! The beverage package was well used as that was the first of many ... Read more
Skeeterbox
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We learned the do's and don'ts along the way. The first thing that struck us was how beautiful the celebrity equinox is, inside and out. there were 6 glass elevators so we never waited more than a minute for one ... Read more
dessleo
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was the first cruise for both my husband and I. Neither of us had been to Alaska, either. We booked this to celebrate his 60th birthday, which was later in September. We arrived in Seattle one day early and stayed overnight at the ... Read more
Jillllee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the first time we have been on a cruise. Good points are, fabulous staff and cleanliness, nice, basic compact room. we had concierge, which was a waste of money, and good food most of the time. Bad points are expensive and not ... Read more

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