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On Celebrity Solstice, the first of a new class of five vessels to be launched through 2012, Celebrity has created a dynamic new cruise ship. In many cases, a cruise line's "new class" often means just a ...
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Gazelle21
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
11 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
6 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
6 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
9 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
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
andrewuser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We went on the Australian Top End Cruise out of our home port of Fremantle - going from our own port was a novelty and boarding of the ship was reasonably painless. The cruise was supposed to go to Bali as its first stop which we were ... Read more
demandpub
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
197 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth Celebrity Solstice Cruise which departed from Fremantle on 3 March 2016 to destinations, Bali, Darwin, Cairns, Whitsundays (Airlie Beach), Brisbane, Newcastle and ending in Sydney. Boarding at Fremantle was hassle free ... Read more

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BeckNCall
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise as seeing Australia and especially Bali and the Great Barrier Reef was on our bucket list. Ha, saw many days of ocean and very little Australia. The ship canceled the Bali port due to possible ... Read more
MarDi_travels
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Celebrity cruise & we were extremely disappointed! Having had 2 great trips on the Millenium class, this entire voyage missed the mark! Our cabin steward was fantastic but the cabin itself (6249) was extremely ... Read more
janlodge03
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Wonderful Holiday. Lovely helpful smiling crew. A Joy to be around. We have done 5 previous cruises and never on Celebrity. If this is what this cruise line always offers we will most certainly be travelling with them again. We are a ... Read more
Geraldine1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Cruising is expensive. This cruise line needs to realize that many people who would like to cruise need to take a working holiday to do so. This means that we need good, reliable and high speed internet. Today hotels provide this as a ... Read more
frank265
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on Celebrity Solstice on February 14, 2016 in Aqua Class for 35 days. We did back to back cruises around New Zeland and Australia. For the first cruise, we were in cabin 1642. The cabin was fine but the balcony was a disaster. ... Read more

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Phlyn
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The 1st cruise was from Auckland to Freemantle, Ports of call: Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Freemantle. The 2nd from Freemantle to Sydney, Ports of call: Benoa in ... Read more
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annbarker23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
19 helpful votes
First time cruising with Celebrity and it won’t be the last. We found our trip to be a really positive experience. The ship had many different areas and was so spacious that is was hard to believe that over 2,500 people were on ... 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
35 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
CruisingBrian
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
306 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I am a solo traveler and have been on many cruises: after shopping around, I have become a Celebrity loyalist. I will only cruise with Celebrity Cruises: they treat me very well and they are the best in the business for mid-size luxury ... Read more

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GRANDACON
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We have completed our eighth cruise with Celebrity on the Solstice. It was a 14 day journey from Auckland NZ to Sydney Aus. It was our second trip with the Solstice. We stayed at the Auckland Hilton pre cruise. We highly recommend ... Read more
ladydoc1960
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We stayed in room 1080 - a bit cramped but not bad for a mid-sized ship. This was "Concierge Class". The service of the room was impeccable and I must mention Sheldon, who was simply the best cabin steward we've ever had! Other ... Read more
$tagger
Member Since 2011
1 review
40 forum posts
36 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As Platinum level cruisers on Princess, my wife and I recently completed our first experience on Celebrity Cruise Lines on this two-week trip "Down Under." I would like to review this trip from the perspective of a head-to-head ... Read more
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
14 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

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