Celebrity Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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299 Celebrity Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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49
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messej01
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
88 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Just returned from my 1st cruise on Celebrity Solstice (cruised previously on P&O and RC) and overall I would say I loved it. Our cruise departed Sydney on 1st March for South Pacific and Fiji. My husband and I, a Childfree by ... Read more
juda
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
42 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We did a very similar cruise with slightly different itinerary 2 years ago, and as we loved the experience and the price fitted our budget, we decided to repeat this cruise and choose different activities on ship and in port to make it a ... Read more
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ratacake
Member Since 2010
1 review
122 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise 15 months ago, primarily because it was a 12 day cruise, the longest Pacific cruise we had seen on Celebrity this cruising season. It was only fabulous, from embarkation onwards. As I have trouble ... Read more
wazsal
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
You can only ever really judge a product or a company when things go wrong, it’s easy to make claims and promises before an event but the truth will always come to light if a problem arises. The staff and crew of Celebrity Solstice ... Read more
warrenhickson
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Despite now being 10 years old, the Celebrity Solstice has retained much of its original opulence and glamour since our first cruise approx 5 years ago. The facilities are of a high standard and have been well-maintained. Whilst the ... Read more
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ozejim
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I traveled with my wife in a balcony cabin on the 6th level. The overall experience exceeded our expectations as first-time cruisers. Embarkation in Sydney could not have been smoother. About 35 minutes from arriving in a taxi to on the ... Read more
Sharpos
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
This was a special holiday to New Zealand and the cruise was only part of the trip. This was our fourth cruise with Celebrity in a solstice class ship. We were persuaded to "upgrade" for Aqua class. Whilst the overall ... Read more
alan070547
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Celebrity Solstice as we wanted to cruise around New Zealand and the itinerary offered the right destinations for us. We would not normally choose such a large ship as we feel 1,200-1,600 passengers maximum is manageable. We ... Read more
Clive441
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We booked our 5th cruise with CELEBRITY to fit in with a land trip of AUSTRALIA. The overall itinerary was as expected,but the special CELEBRITY feel has gone ,the company now seems more interested in profit than giving that extra ... Read more
joanstirrat
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
we have cruised many times with different cruise lines and were booked on celebrity as part of an organised holiday , embarkation went smooth, then dissapointment set in. when we finally got in to our room it was smaller than we ... Read more
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Loose moose
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I don't usually get round to writing reviews but want to sing the praises of Celebrity Solstice. This was our fourth cruise with Celebrity, we've enjoyed them all but this cruise was the best yet! We travelled with another couple and ... Read more
cswhite
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Celebrity, we have cruised about 10 times in all with Royal Caribbean, P&O and latterly Azamara for two special birthdays. The problem is that the Azamara experience is so superior (and expensive) you do ... Read more
lvjbird
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chose this cruise for a couple of reasons. We wanted a trip to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. We had sailed on Celebrity once before and really liked it. So when this cruise came on the radar we jumped on it. We got a great deal ... Read more
Bob and Ann
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Nice ship with just a few niggles, we booked aqua class and I expected a lot more, for the extra money I don't think it is worth it. Saying that the Blu restaurant is great nice food perfect service and a calming atmosphere, very nice, you ... Read more
Brightwell05
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our third cruise with Celebrity and we were eagerly looking forward to our trip 'down under' visiting Australia and New Zealand from the UK. Given the distance - we made plans to stay in Sydney for 4 days before we got on the ... Read more
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stewclannc
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Fifth Celebrity Cruise, 10th overall. Was excited to see different destinations in New Zealand and the itinerary looked great. We had been in Sydney for a week ahead of the cruise. This is a component of our 14 month, round the ... Read more
Calabrun
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
We picked this cruise so that we could visit both Australia and New Zealand. We have cruised with Celebrity before and knew it would be high quality. We had a fabulous time and Celebrity did not let us down although there was a real ... Read more
pmennen
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
19 helpful votes
The weather was abysmal - and that is totally out of control of anyone. So, that is not a factor in my review. Our Aqua Class cabin was 1510 - located directly underneath the treadmills in the fitness center. This meant that every day ... Read more
donsuz
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We heard that celebrity cruise, primarily the Solstice, was a well respected line/ship. After our experience during the 12 night cruise,we must say that we had a fantastic experience. Embarkation was well organized and the staff were ... Read more
cabnolen
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
26 helpful votes
After doing months of research, we, 2 early 30's couple who loves good food, snorkeling, minimal kids and short itinerary (as it's our first time) chose the Celebrity Solstice's 8 day Sydney-New Caledonia-Sydney cruise. The whole ... Read more
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Azipod1
Member Since 2017
1 review
27 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because Celebrity offer a premium experience in a relaxed environment. Our mindset was to have the best holiday, and that is what we had. The crew were amazing led by the wonderful Captain Tasos. The Cruise ... Read more
cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
629 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overview- A bit of a background on us, we are a younger couple and I've clocked up cruises with Carnival, RCL, P&O Australia and Princess. This was easily the best cruise I have ever done! The cruise was really excellent and we ... Read more
tonyharrysmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
We chose this ship after reading reviews and after seeing the ship docked in Wellington when in holiday in NZ three years ago. We could have picked up a cruise in Brisbane but we chose to fly down to Sydney as we thought the ship would be ... Read more
Mr&MrsCookie
Member Since 2016
1 review
166 forum posts
22 helpful votes
After researching cruise lines my husband and I chose to go with Celebrity as it sounded perfect for a couple in mid forties to enjoy good food and service without a heap of kids running riot around the place. And the free drinks package ... Read more
Carmen Keating
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We decided to go on a Christmas/New Year cruise thinking it would be something really special. This was our third cruise on the Solstice paying for Aqua Class but never again. This was our 15th cruise. Christmas day was a joke. ... Read more
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