Celebrity Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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318 Celebrity Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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wisha
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Our party of 4 were expecting a lot from this ship. Travel agents advertised it as 5 star but we were all of the opinion this was not the case. Embarkation took 2 hours, with both the cruise line and international terminal both blaiming ... Read more
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Happy nanna
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see the Fiordland National Park 'The Sounds' in New Zealand. What an amazing cruise this was. The Sounds were spectacular as was the beautiful ship the Celebrity Solstice. From the moment we went onboard everything ... Read more
april_jess
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My partner (30) and myself (28) chose this cruise initially based on reviews we had read on this website. Firstly I would like to say what an amazing experience all round. It was an older crowd probably average age 50+ but there were ... Read more
cruisingcaker
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
55 forum posts
24 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise with Celebrity and the second on the Solstice which is a beautiful ship. Embarkation was swift and pain free and we were onboard just after 11am. We were given the Classic Beverage Package as a free perk and ... Read more
Aitch Aitch
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife went on a 3 night cruise with some girl friends last year and broached the subject of cruising with me. After a little research I decided on a 9 night cruise on the Celebrity Solstice in a Concierge class balcony stateroom. We ... Read more
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Traveller01
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cost to travel on this ship has been relatively high in comparison to other ships. When we seen it at a bargain, we grabbed the deal Overall we found service to be high particularly in the buffet where staff dealt very effectively ... Read more
Parragirl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Second time on the beautiful Solstice, third cruise with Celebrity, lived up to all our expectations, 10/10! Embarkation and disembarkation in Sydney were both very smooth and handled very well. The ship is beautiful, always ... Read more
Silverez
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
76 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having started out with Celebrity and then cruised with RCL, MSC and Princess it was good to get back to the familiar quality of experience offered on Solstice. Perhaps not best for families or people looking for rock climbing or other ... Read more
fent33
Member Since 2004
1 review
53 forum posts
Solstice cruise was very good overall. Celebrity does need to train its embarkation staff in processing as several problems were encountered during a process which is a zoo on good days. We had a suite and ate in Luminae but always ... Read more
salmn
Member Since 2005
1 review
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We arrived in Sydney three nights prior. Stayed at the Amora Jamison. 10 min. walk to Circular Quay. Very nice, clean, large room. Would highly recommend. Took Blue Mtn. tour by Anderson Tours while in Sydney. Small van, good guide, ... Read more
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Mollymooka
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Booked this cruise to have a family holiday. Also chose Australian destinations as passports where not required. Chose an ocean view room with a veranda. We did use the veranda but may not have one on our next cruise as we only spent ... Read more
jstehle
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise because the Solstice was rated 5.5 Star. I have mostly cruised on the Carnival Corps lines. I do own stock in both Carnival and RCL. This was my 1st try on Celebrity. To Start I sent my stock statement to RCL ... Read more
Otani
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
It was our first cruise and we’re pleased to have set sail on the Celebrity Solstice. It was a 12 day cruise to the South Pacific and Fiji with the itinerary providing a good balance between shore and sea days. The Solstice is a ... Read more
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chesterbear
Member Since 2016
1 review
430 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise for the dates and itinerary. It was my first time on a cruise and I traveled solo. I was recommended celebrity by my travel agent and it was a good choice. I have been to Sydney and Fiji before but not the other ... Read more
justg8cruzin
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We booked this cruise last minute as we had to use future cruise certificate that we had. This was our 7th cruise with Celebrity and probably our last. We were aware that the formal nights had been replaced with "evening chic" ... Read more
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messej01
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
88 forum posts
17 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
20 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
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
5 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
5 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
4 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
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
8 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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