Celebrity Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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253 Celebrity Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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41
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Boonarga
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The Solstice is a fine ship. We found the food and all of the staff to be top class. Food - As much as you want with plenty of variety. We had about half of our dinners in the main dining room and couldn't fault it. One night in the ... Read more
lise1
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
33 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Here goes! This is our 6th cruise with Celebrity and we are still avid fans of this Cruise company. We boarded at Circular Quay,(what a beautiful port) Sydney on Oct 8th. Sadly, let's discuss the only negative aspect of this cruise: We had ... Read more
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stu042
Member Since 2006
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Australia to Singapore We, a party of 4, had sailed from Perth to Sydney via New Zealand 2 years ago & decided we'd like to do another, we decided on this cruise because we'd been with Celebrity twice before and they had been very ... Read more
Bemapet
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
As a couple with some cruising experience, we did find the Solstice something of a mixed bag. Good Aqua class cabin and associated dining, great service from the stateroom attendants and numerous other staff around the ship. However, in ... Read more
dlorimer
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary, this was my first visit to Australia. Overall, the cruise was very good but I was a little disappointed in a number of areas. The cabin was a little shabby, the door of the sliding ... Read more
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robb11561
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Whilst the itinerary had the right balance of sea days to port days, Celebrity failed to help me truly enjoy the sea days. Immediately upon boarding, we were attacked by a photographer pushing photo packages, then by a cocktail waiter ... Read more
seahappy08
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
770 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were back to back from Honolulu, so to stay on the ship meant a shorter flight home for us. We had the same cabin so change over day was easy for us. The staff did their best to make life easy for everyone on back to back by organising ... Read more
darleena2
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my third cruise with Celebrity, 2nd on Solstice. Each one has been a bit worse than the previous one. Celebrity seem to have cut back on everything. The quality and choices of food in the main restaurant has gone down ... Read more
jerah
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with Celebrity quite a few times over the years, indeed it was our second cruise with them this year as we were on the Reflection in January cruising the Caribbean, and while good there has definitely been a noticeable drop ... Read more
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oldgit26
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see something of Australia. Solstice is an excellent ship in size amenities and the crew were all excellent with the exception of some of the customer service staff and the excursion organisation ... Read more
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Jeff&Jerri
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We like to sail Celebrity and we like the Captains Club benefits. We decided on this cruise because we hadn't been to Australia. The thing we noticed is that Celebrity has changed in what we believe to be a negative way. Here are some ... Read more
Ziedan
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Been on several other cruises. Was not happy with being asked continually to pay extra for drink packages, extra dining also so much encouragement to shop as an activity. Photos pushed at you every where. Bingo was $38US for 3 games. We ... Read more
aloha_90017
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
Sailed October 2016
This review joins others covering the recent cruise from Sydney to Singapore on the Celebrity Solstice. As with my other reviews on this site, I always want to start by describing myself as someone you will find at the bars, ... Read more
Suzz1964
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Flew Etihad Airways from LHR to Sydney, excellent flight and then stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel for five nights prior to our cruise. Highly recommend the Hotel, beautiful rooms and food was wonderful too. We did the Sydney Harbour ... Read more
dmccue
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
40 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Second time on the Solstice,this time with 3 other couples. This is an excellent ship with excellent staff and great food and drink. My wife is in a wheelchair permanently and she loved it as well. The crew helped whenever we asked ... Read more
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MH1Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was an18 night cruise from Sydney to Hawaii with lots of sea days. We have cruised before on both Princess and Royal Caribbean ships and this was our first with Celebrity. I had read quite a few reviews of the Solstice that were all ... Read more
kazzaduncan
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose the Solstice as we went on the Celebrity Millennium eight years ago which was an amazing experience. On Embarkment it was lengthy waiting time which in fairness couldn't be any better as there are so many people boarding so ... Read more
deniseataqua
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We had to toss up between a Good or Very Good rating - why - mainly because of the Main Dining Room experience of an evening. The service was good however the food was far from acceptable, especially after sailing on RCL's Legend of the ... Read more
luckybrett
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Beautifully appointed, lovely cabins and cabin staff but let down by poor food, overpriced wine, poor timing and exorbitant excursion charges. Firs impression was "Make my own luggage tags by photocopying a template, folding and ... Read more
dutchyvet
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
69 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This cruise was selected as we had done the identical cruise, same time, same ship, last year (2015). On the basis of that particular cruise we were (and are) in a position to make an unbiased comparison to both cruises. Itinerary was the ... Read more
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purplepirate
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
52 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary. It included 5 ports of call we had never visited (2 in New Zealand, Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora), and ended in our favorite travel destination, Hawaii. The length was about what we wanted and of ... Read more
Puppies rule
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Our first time with Celebrity - in no hurry to go back. With the exception of the wonderful very hard working cabin staff, our overall experience on this ship was generally disappointing - average service, disinterested staff, average ... Read more
Leonardx
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this ship because we sailed on it the year earlier from Perth to Sydney and loved the ship. This time we were taking friends, one of whom is suffering a terminal illness. They had never cruised before and were unsure about it. It ... Read more
Redhatnana10
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had cruised around Australia and New Zealand a few years ago and while we wanted to go back, we dreaded all the flying. Our answer was to fly over and cruise back. After looking at all the options we decided to do 3 back to back ... Read more
toodietat
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
33 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We arrived into Sydney a few days early to visit Rellies in the suburbs & were really impressed by the ease & convenience of rail travel from the Burbs to Circular Quay. The walk from the station with our suitcases was only 5 ... Read more
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