Smaller than we anticipated with shabby frayed curtains and a slightly worn carpet. Despite being cleaned thoroughly each day, there were almost ingrained dust marks on wardrobe doors, but overall the steward kept the room clean and tidy and it was acceptable. Delighted to say, NO noise from the gym above which we had read was a problem. Read entire member review >>
The cabin we had was 1509 Aqua Class. Do not, I repeat do not, book this cabin as the noise from other activities on the ship are quite loud and take place at any time between 06:00 and 23:45. We complained about noise but were told that the ship would do whatever they could (it wasn't very successful especially at night from lounge at front of ship)
Other than the noise a very nice cabin. Typical fixtures and fittings along with most cruises. Read entire member review >>
Our AQ cabin, Penthouse Deck 1623, was on the starboard side with the bed near the balcony. The amenities were nice and the spa shower was refreshing. Bottled water for the first day and after that you need to pick it up at one of the bars. The canapes served were the biggest disappointment, just toast and spread, Celebrity should be embarrassed even to serve these. The balcony was very nice with footstools and a table included with the lounge chairs. There are nightstands for each side of the bed, which were very handy. The room was quiet with only occasionally hearing talking when others were on their balconies. Room stewards were friendly and efficient. We are going on this same itinerary next year on the Solstice but switched to the starboard side. I don’t know why but all of the sightings of whales and such were on that side. Also, the starboard side is the dockside in each port, so more activity to spy on. Read entire member review >>
My wife was impressed by the size and the bath. Toilet not working and partition broken sucked. You are beneath the gym so be prepared for a John Deere type drone from the machines above you. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom Aqua Class No. 1657 is on the port side towards the back of the ship. We were happy with all aspects of the cabin and in fact enjoyed the extra walk along the corridor to our Cabin. Read entire member review >>
The rooms were bigger than what I thought they would be - lots of places to put your things as you unpack. (The suitcases fit under your bed) We brought an extension cord with us and it was a life saver. There are not many plugs, so it helped with all our electronics. I also brought a mesh shoe holder (got it from Wal-Mart) that could hang on the back of the bathroom door - it held things like medicine, brushes, make-up, etc. I brought a can of air freshener for the bathroom. Enough said. Read entire member review >>
Huge room Bathroom a lot bigger than expected for a ship. Very well laid out. tons of storage space. Brought a travel USB/3 outlet surge protector which made it easy to charge our phones and plug in the hair dryer, etc. Read entire member review >>
The stateroom was clean and well-planned. Shower worked well. Bed was super comfortable. Stateroom attendant was great. Room service was prompt. Since the weather was nice, we got to use the balcony quite a bit. Interactive TV was fun. Robes were plush and slippers were a nice touch. Plenty of room to unpack and stow suitcases under bed. Read entire member review >>
The room was perfect for our needs. It was a nice sized, average balcony for our wildlife spotting, complete with a table, chairs, and footstools. No noise from overhead ever. We received canapes whenever we remembered to order, a bottle of pop and and ice bucket on arrival, and the much loved pillow chocs every night. No sign of the flowers. Our attendant and assistant were visible and friendly and gave us great help. TV system was pretty good, and you could watch movies, and even view your account and photographs from the cruise. Read entire member review >>
Like our locations near the forward stairs on deck 11 but service area across the hall was noisy at times. This was the first time we had the bed next to the veranda and found we like having the extra space toward the door. Port side fabulous for docking in Sydney. Read entire member review >>
The room was fantastic! We were underneath the day-spa area, so there was no noise at all. We heard our neighbors a couple of times, but from what i have read prior to the cruise, this is completely normal.I doubt we will choose to go Aqua Class again though, for what you get, the fellow guests in that class, and what we actually used, it really was not worth the extra money. We purchased our tickets 18 months prior to sailing. When we booked there were a few 'perks' that sold us on going Aqua Class, this included the extra Elemis day-spa products, the champers on arrival (hey.. we were on our honeymoon.. to us this sounded so romantic!!), canapes, the access to Blu, the pillow menu, the Aqua Spa Cafe, and the access to the Persian Gardens. The plan was to utilize most of these extras as much as possible. Unfortunately we used very little of these extras. The Elemis spa had been taken over by Canyon Ranch, and while the products were okay, they weren't on any level that Elemis is, I think i only used the conditioner because my hair went crazy with the sea air. The Champers was okay, it took us 3 days to drink it, and it remained bubbly even on the third day.Canepes were fantastic the first few days of the cruise. It was nice to get back to our room around 5 to prepare for dinner and find a snack to nibble on before dinner, however these became repetitive, and we soon came to dread the smell of the dips and olives.Access to Blu. Well... We went there 4 times, three times for dinner, and once for breakfast. I do believe we were the youngest couple there, which showed in both the service we received, and the attitude towards us by other guests. Plus Blu was very much what i would assume Main Dining to be, and their necessity to feed everyone quickly to get them out again. The best examples i have for this is the second dinner we had there, we were offered the desert menu at the same time our first glasses of wine came out. The Third dinner we had there, we were fed and out the door in the time it took the lady next to us to lodge numerous complaints to the waiter about the boat/staff/service/food/atmosphere/prices/cleanliness/chocolates on the pillow.. and any other issue she had (sorry.. there were more.. I think i have just blocked them out!!). We had the same issues in the Persian Gardens. I believe that being Aqua Class, guests felt a level of entitlement, and no consideration for others. I used the Persian Gardens twice before giving up. While the gardens themselves are lovely, and the staff try to keep the atmosphere serene, when you have 4 or 5 fellow tone-deaf guests banging out the latest hymns, there is no way you can possibly relax.The Pillow menu is the option of a Tri-pillow, a duck-down pillow or a normal pillow. we made do with what we had. We didn't actually use the Aqua Spa Cafe. While it was lovely, and all healthy foods. It was located in with the indoor pool, and next to one of the Spas. I guess the last thing we wanted to eat was in a chlorinated environment next to the spa baths.Now the good stuff!! The room was very comfortable, the balcony was surprisingly large, the movies available to view for free had a large selection, and our room staff were amazing. A note of caution however, If you order breakfast, keep in mind that everything you order is put onto separate plates, so its not a good idea to go crazy like we did.. because you end up with 24 full sized plates!!! Room service is excellent though, and you order through your TV, to which can be a lengthy process, but is handy when you try to order pizza at 3am in a drunken haze and fall asleep half way though!! Read entire member review >>
Balcony room 1640 on the 11th floor was quiet and the bathroom seemed spacious compared to the other ships we have cruised. The balcony had a nice table and chairs with foot stools. Not a huge amount of storage space, but we were able to slide our travel bags under the bed, which worked out really well. The TV remote had a piece of cardboard and tape holding the batteries in place, kind of tacky for what I paid for this room. We paid for an Aqua class room for the benefits listed, however several of the benefits were only provided after we asked our stateroom attendant to provide them?? The stateroom attendant service was excellent, and was provided twice a day. Additional room service requests were handled very promptly. Read entire member review >>
The staterooms on the Solstice class ships are designed really well. They seem spacious even though you know they are half the size of a typical hotel room. The decor is clean and elegant with granite tops and blonde wood. Lots of storage, including a large cabinet above the bed.The bed is very comfortable and has a memory foam topper. While the cabins do not have connecting doors, you can have the staff open the glass divider on the balcony so there is private access between the two rooms. On deck 11, this works as long as the cabin doors are right next to each other since angled support beams are placed every two cabins.The bathroom is the highlight of the stateroom. The shower is roomy and in Aqua class there are additional body sprays along with the handheld shower head. The tall cabinet and several drawers provide a lot of storage places for toiletries. The only complaint is that the sink faucet is large like a kitchen faucet and gets in the way. Though we were able to push it back toward the mirror. Another issue is that the shower stack is hollow so you can't put anything on top without risking that it will fall inside and you will not be blue to retrieve it. We learned this lesson on the Equinox so I make sure to spread the word (the Equinox staff actually retrieved an item for us, given the boarding issues on our sailing, I don't expect that the Solstice crew would have done the same).I do like that they provide Qtips and cotton balls, as well as very pleasant soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lip balm and lotion. Read entire member review >>
1605. Great balcony was deeper/longer then normal.. room under bed for luggage. Left some clothes in luggage due to lack of storage space. Storage above bed in cabinets. Drawers and closet small. Location was great as far as aft elevators. Able to get to deck 14 or 5 quickly. Took stairs up to Ocean View/pool area most often.
Very quiet from hall way. Heard high heels a few time from pool deck. Read entire member review >>
Fairly quiet cabin under cabins on deck 12. About six cabins aft of the elevator area. Steward closet is across from 1632 and we occasionally heard some noise about 6AM. Although you could faintly hear entertainers from deck 3 in the hallway, you could not hear them in the room. Access through the balcony partition to 1628 is easy, but access through the partition to 1632 is very restricted by the strut going up to deck 14. We enjoyed the large overhang as it kept the rain and sun off our veranda. Directly above the gap between lifeboats 15 and 17. Read entire member review >>
CABIN, Aqua Class, well located, fair size, well serviced, good bathroom. Good underbed storqage for bags. Overhead locker good value, balcony had comfortable furniture and of course good views. More money of course would get you more, but this cabin was good value. Read entire member review >>
This is a great stateroom. we got some great photos from our balcony particularly the sail in to Kotor and the sail out of Venice. it is in a quiet location, no noise above or below, the only noise came from next door who banged doors and must have been rearranging the furniture!
To get to the restaurants requires a fair bit of walking but we were fine with that and always enjoyed ambling back at our leisure. The Spa is very close and we enjoyed the Persian Gardens a number of times
The room has good storage, the cupboards above the bed are very reachable and hold quite a lot. The bed is massive and very comfortable.
The best part of all is the shower, and all the jets that spray out at you - i want one of these! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very spacious and comfortable. There was plenty of room in the bathroom; the most I ever experiencd on a cruise. This was likely because we ended getting assigned to a wheelchair accessible cabin. The balcony had plenty of room. The bed was quite comfortable. Most appreciated was the fact that the cabin was very quiet and there were no engine vibrations. Our location was a very short walk to elevators and was ideal. Everything related to the cabin was about as good as it could get. Read entire member review >>
Room 1635 was nice and the cons were all things I could live with. We rarely saw our attendant and sometimes his cleaning timing was off. He did tell us that it was his first time working Aqua Class, it showed. The bathroom overall was great, nice layout and roomy even for my 6'1 guy. The shower was a bit testy, "massage" feature didn't work, well, it did if you wanted to hear a high pitched noise. One of the closet doors also didn't slide well. I'm sure we could have reported it, but the purpose of the trip, avoid drama. We found our room easy to get to and generally quiet. It was also easy to walk up to the buffet, but preferred the elevator to go to Blu. Read entire member review >>
A really nice cabin with a decent balcony. One word of caution, you are directly beneath the running machines in the Gym, so there can be a little noise breakthrough at times. It was never a real problem for us but if you are super sensitive to noise, choose a cabin either further back or over on the port side Read entire member review >>
Aqua Class cabin # 1542. LOVED it. Clean and quiet. Close to elevators but no noise from passers by. Convenient to get to the spa, the gym, and the pool deck. Across the hall is a crew service door but we never experienced any noise. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in stateroom 1540 on Level 11 as part of the AquaClass experience.
The room was clean, the facilities very good with plenty of storage, comfortable bed with nice pillows.
The shower and toilet facilities are excellent with ample space
We did experience excessive movement during the crossing to the Caribbean due to high winds, it affected us with motion sickness.
The room is not far from the escalators but we heard no noise
The balcony with view is fantastic.
The only issues we had were wearing of the rubber seal on the sliding door this did create a little wind noise and the dividing screen had a piece of paper to hold in position also to avoid knocking in the wind....minor points overall a very nice stateroom. Read entire member review >>
Room 1512 in Aqua-class. Why oh why did they locate the treadmills over the staterooms. They were not directly over our room but probably over room 1514. We were on this ship a couple of years ago and the treadmills were closer to the bow of the ship. I understand that if they were over the bow of the ship they would be over the spa's treatment room. Stateroom itself looked brand new. The Hansgrob Shower Panel is awesome; if you don't have a bathtub then this shower system is the thing to have. Room is outstanding and attendants are great. Great lighting system that you could dim and turn off from your bed. Well appointed room and a great value for the money. Read entire member review >>
There is a fixed window washer outside the balcony.
Can hear people walking around from deck above.
Can hear voices of guests on either side of stateroom.
Bed next to balcony.
Sound of waves kept me awake. Read entire member review >>
As previously mentioned, stateroom 1640 is near the aft part of the ship. Liked Aquaclass a lot and would definitely book it again. There was an overhang that would work better for Caribbean or hot weather cruises. Did not get much sun even though we were on the sunny side of the ship for the crossing. The room had plenty of space. Loved the bathroom. Very modern with the glass cabinets and Hansgrohe shower. Read entire member review >>
Penthouse Deck 11
Across from crew space but quiet location(not under pool)
Standard Balcony, support strut to right but non-obstructive
Some distance from elevators. Read entire member review >>
There was lots of squeaking/creeking/banging around noises in this cabin. We assumed it was because of the pool deck located directly above... A light sleeper will definitely want to bring their earplugs, as an insurance policy for a good night's sleep. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 1507 Aqua Class. Shower was wonderful, plenty of storage space. Balcony was great. suggest larger and more insulated ice buckets (too small and ice melts in an hour). Read entire member review >>
Aquaclass Stateroom with balcony.
Very comfortable bed, lots of storage space, Great bathroom and shower, user friendly in-room safe, great balcony, inroom entertainment system with great selection of music, internet and ship information but odd selection of TV channels. Read entire member review >>
Aqua class cabin was distinguished for a much better bathroom design -- shower was comfortable and had water jets that provided a massage with your shower. The balcony featured reclining lounge chairs with foot rests. Aside from those features, the cabin was the same as Celebrity's Concierge class. Read entire member review >>
Across from elevators, NO noise whatsoever from the elevators, it was just a convenient location. Directly below the spa retail store which has little foot traffic and is closed at night, so NO noise from above, or below for that matter.
No extended overhang or window washing equipment, so the view from the balcony was great. Read entire member review >>
Great location all the way in the front of the ship, port side. Great balcony. Great Bed. Great Bathroom. Large glass-walled shower. Good storage for everything. Luggage slides right under the bed. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very clean with sufficient storage space. The large LCD TV is a big plus comparing to the small tube TVs we had with other ships. Balcony was nice size with two nice lounge chairs and small table. Read entire member review >>
Aqua Class is outstanding. The bed is great. The closets are nice and there is plenty of space to hang things up. The drawers were fine too. The bathroom is outstanding. Shower was awesome. Read entire member review >>
The stateroom was very quiet. Our veranda was a decent size (it was the typical size found in most rooms) with two chairs and footstools, as well as a table). There was an overhang that kept the sun off the deck most of the day (our preference). We had to call Guest Relations three times to reset the television. Read entire member review >>
Lovely cabin with very comfortable soft-top bed and soft pillows. Nice bedding, soft colors and tasteful room decor. Ample closet and storage space. Nice size balcony with comfortable lounge chairs. Aqua Class shower and bath products were wonderful. Hallway noise was very bad and the cabin doors slam loudly when they close shaking your cabin. Our cabin (1545) was located one deck below some sort of kitchen area where there was dishwasher noise all night long and a lot of furniture movement all day and night. This was really bothersome and complaints to guest services did no good at all. Read entire member review >>
Really close to the realxtion room - easy to go along for an early morning cuppa in your robe. Also benfits from not being in the "Overhang" section of the ship so clear view out to sea from the balcony. Bed right next to balcony. Read entire member review >>
I had an Aqua Class (AQ) cabin on the Celebrity Solstice. For cabin selection, on the specific itinerary I was on, I'd have preferred a STARBOARD room. The port room I was never on the pierside when pulling into a location for the entire 10-day cruise! I like seeing the city from my room versus always facing out to sea. Ships don't always use the same pier or pull in the same way every time but for my cruise it was definitely a disadvantage to be on the port side. There was actually a bit more storage than I'm used to. Some cabinets were added above the bed which really did help a lot. Noise was never a problem and in general I was very happy with the entire experience. Read entire member review >>
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