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212 Celebrity Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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Must Dash
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Another cruise on the lovely Celebrity Solstice, we were not disappointed and found once again the ship delivered as expected. This was a relaxation cruise for us both, time to chill in lovely surrounds and feel pampered and Solstice ... Read more
Gazelle21
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We were fairly nervous first time cruisers who decided to take a shorter (8 night) cruise to test our sea legs. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we were incredibly happy we chose to cruise on Celebrity Solstice. The ship is truly ... Read more
Ambersmum
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our first cruise with Celebrity, having travelled with Princess on other occasions. My first impression was not WOW as I expected. I was very impressed with the Stateroom, plenty of storage spaces. Loved the shower cubicle with ... Read more
Turnbull1a
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our third cruise. First was with Norwegian Pride of America around Hawaii (which was very good) & second which was with Carnival Spirit from Barcelona to Venice ( which was OK) Boarding was easy in Sydney & bags ... Read more
nswsteampower
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
6 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Have just returned from an 8 night Noumea/Lifu/Ise of Pines cruise on Solstice. Have been on Carnival Spirit and legend, Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas, and Holland America Zuderdam. Solstice was but far the nicest Ship, it ... Read more

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Fear-the-turtle
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
1,064 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise because we had thoroughly enjoyed a S. Pacific cruise going to Sydney 2.5 years ago. This time, we wanted to tour New Zealand on our own and return via another long cruise. We flew into Sydney from Queenstown on ... Read more
oceanlovinglady
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I cruised with friends. We took a cruise from Auckland to Sydney on another cruise line on which we have no status so there were no benefits. We are Diamond members with RCCL so we are Elite with Celebrity. The benefits ... Read more
russg140
Member Since 2005
17 reviews
278 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary: it was a repositioning cruise taking the Millennium from the Asian Market to Alaska, with our portion being from Sydney to Honolulu with stops in Fiji and French Polynesia. We booked a Royal Suite ... Read more
Tobie72
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation was a dream, the huge crowd had diminished by the time we arrived and check in was smooth quick and easy, we didn't even need to line up. We boarded and would highly recommend booking your speciality restaurants first ... Read more
demandpub
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
197 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the second leg of our back-to-back cruise on the Celebrity Solstice being a twelve night South Pacific and Fiji Cruise stopping at Noumea, (New Caledonia), Lifou, (Loyalty Islands), Suva (Fiji), Lautoka (Fiji), Isle of Pines (New ... Read more

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paddle pop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We boarded this ship with very high expectations - all the great reviews/hype from cruise agent/promises from Celebrity..... We cruised on Carnival Legend last year and just loved every second of it, so when we are promised a ... Read more
alazok
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Review Solstice South Pacific Cruise March 20th Background Information: We are sisters and frequent cruisers in our early 50’s and have been on the Solstice at least 5 times from Sydney. We are also Elite and Platinum level ... Read more
ChaCha1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise and on the recommendation of others, this ship was the only one to go on. My husband and I are both early to mid 50's and were looking for a trip with everything. Boarding was a breeze, met with a champagne and ... Read more
deane123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
40 helpful votes
Just returned from Cruise- 2nd to 13 February 2016- Ship was very well appointed and food was fairly good- crew very pleasant service acceptable -cabin clean I am a solo traveler and paid almost double for my cruise- However I was very ... Read more
ElaineJP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
36 helpful votes
This was our first time on Celebrity, chosen because of the date and destination. We were expecting from their reviews that this would be 5 star cruising, it is not. The cabin was excellent and we cannot fault the cabin steward. It was ... Read more

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OzAbroad
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
127 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our family has just finished a 14 day cruise from Sydney to Auckland on board Solstice. It was our first time on a Solstice class vessel and our second Celebrity cruise, our previous cruises having been with Oceania and Azamara. This ... Read more
hawkeyethenoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Australia and New Zealand are lovely places to visit. The weather can be unpredictable but the ports of call and the people make up for that. The Solstice is an excellent ship, the cabins, public areas, gym, dining venues etc. are ... Read more
Colonel Ron
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Most Americans say they want to travel to Australia/New Zealand, but never do. Don't wait, this trip is fabulous, not just the sights but the people and the culture. This was our 10th cruise, 5 each on Holland American and Celebrity. ... Read more
joyce_6333
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are nearly 70, and cruise a few times a year. We flew to Sydney, and stayed at the York. Very good value, not fancy, and close to the terminal. Ate at La Cantina which is a great little place. We embarked on a foggy, rainy day. We ... Read more
timandmarj
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on Solstice, traveling in room 9294 (Category Deluxe Verenda 1A) which had the larger balcony, but it does look towards the back of the ship. As a family, we are limited as to what rooms we can get as we need a ... Read more

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timbuctu
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkment Boarded 3 hrs before sailing no waiting in line. As we sailed on the solstice before we knew our way around. There was a good mix of cruises onboard very young to over 60s. As we are in our late 60s this was not a problem for ... Read more
Wazza79
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first cruise, and definitely will not be the last. I am not sure if all cruise lines are this good but celebrity was amazing. From the moment we got onboard we went straight for lunch at the buffet. The choice of food was ... Read more
Camel GC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second cruise and was highly recommended to spend New Years Eve on the Solstice. The public areas and our state room (Concierge Class) was very clean and tidy. The room attendants were very friendly and couldn't do enough ... Read more
Ted _ Ed
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise, and 1st with Celebrity. We only booked to meet up with some friends from UK, as we would not do a South Pacific cruise otherwise. The scene for this cruise was set on the first day with passengers, both male ... Read more
gragra48
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second cruise, our first cruise on Celebrity Solstice. As Concierge class passengers we had priority boarding and we were aboard the ship within 30 minutes of entering the International Cruise Terminal. Until our stateroom was ... Read more

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