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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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Beyond the Sunrise
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
143 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrive at least a day early to prevent airline delays from affecting departure. Seattle is a great city to explore. This trip, one day was sufficient to revisit the sites. Surprisingly, the city infrastructure is not prepared for ... Read more
disillusi
Member Since 2008
1 review
85 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife wanted to treat her mother to a special 70th birthday vacation, and my mother-in-law thought Alaska would be fantastic. And indeed it was. I had never done Alaska before but just thought it was absolutely stunningly gorgeous, ... Read more
nskopak
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we had a fabulous time. Celebrity Solstice was a wonderful ship. From the captain [Captain Tasos Kafetzis!!!] to the staff: everyone wanted to make sure that our time on board the shiop met our expectations. ... Read more
kumbaya99
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I will make this review to the point, I don't really like to read a bunch on stuff not cruise related. Embarkation. We arrived at noon to check in. The lines were really short so we got in pretty fast. Got on board, went to lunch at the ... Read more
mitsyate
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
48 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on this ship. We have done two trips from Sydney to New Zealand this being our first to Alaska. Due to two cruise ships being in port we waited longer than normal to get onto the Solstice. She still looks good and ... Read more

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gigglz13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
It all started with the disaster at checkin. The people were all new and didn't know what they were doing. Took forever. Our concierge balcony room was dirty and had stains on the sheets, where it could easily be seen. The room wasn't set ... Read more
BBMU
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Celebrity Solstice Tracy Arm Fjord Alaskan Cruise 5-13-2016 The short version: Cabin 7112 (balcony starboard side, next to last cabin on the side, at the front of the ship) Booked through CheapCaribbean.com Overall it was a ... Read more
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JohnH9
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We made plans for this Alaska cruise only 5 weeks before embarkation so we could be with friends from high school. Our TA did a wonderful job getting everything arranged. Our flight from Dallas to Seattle, arrived on time at 9:15 AM. ... Read more
pr8582
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My husband and I had never been on a cruise before, so we weren't sure what to expect. Overall, we had an AWESOME time. So many positives. I do want to list some of the negatives, though. Experienced cruisers might read some of my ... Read more
JackAZ
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
420 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our 6th Celebrity cruise and Celebrity is our favorite. However,there were a few things lacking or no quite right. TO THE PIER We stayed at the Pacific Gateway hotel the night ... Read more

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schnooberry
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I traveled with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. We are in our mid-thirties/early-forties with no kids and are from the Northeast. It is part of our bucket list to visit all 50 states. We chose this cruise based on prior positive ... Read more
jlvlaw
Member Since 2006
1 review
166 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This trip was part of my gift to my wife for her upcoming 40th birthday. Overall, our recent sailing experience was an incredible disappointment and there was an absolute lack of service recovery. There was a significant gap in the level ... Read more
Lamie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We arrived in Vancouver the night before our cruise departure. This gave us the opportunity to explore Vancouver the next day before departing on our Alaskan Cruise. My wife and I really enjoyed Granville Island. We did a 25 minute ... Read more
Billdacat
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
26 helpful votes
My wife's mother had been wanting to take an Alaska cruise for some time. After some family discussion, we chose to go in 2016, taking my wife and I, MIL, and my wife's younger niece. Did a bunch of research on the various cruise lines, ... Read more
jeb13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our cruise of a lifetime. We decided to spend the extra $$$ and go for the deluxe balcony. I was extremely disappointed. We were on the 7th floor and instead of overlooking the water there was a blue deck under the balcony. It was ... Read more
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happy senior traveler
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The cruise started in Honolulu, with an overnight in Maui, onto Kona and Hilo. Then five days crossing the Pacific with disembarkation in Vancouver. All was wonderful - balcony on the ninth level, very good meals and excellent weather. ... Read more
awhfy
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2,843 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted to go back to Hawaii & see some of the other islands & were intrigued by cruising to Vancouver. All in all we had a great cruise, but to do it again we'd cruise from Vancouver to Honolulu with the weather getting ... Read more
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mrpepper
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
For decades, celebrity has been my favorite cruise line. I have recommended celebrity to hundreds of people. After spending time on the Solstice, I honestly cannot recommend this cruise line anymore. The ship itself was great. While ... Read more
Tushers
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We usually cruise with RC but this time www decided to try Celebrity. We were impressed with the poshness of the ship, but after spending a while on her you could see she was tired and in need of a freshen up. When first on the ship it can ... Read more
kdkstormy
Member Since 2014
1 review
103 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We had a fabulous time on this cruise. We are a couple late 40's & early 50's. This was our 4th cruise, first on Celebrity. Embarkation was a breeze. We had received an email telling us to arrive between 1 and 5pm, but with ... Read more

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k26cruiser
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the value, ports, length of the cruise, cruise line reputation and cruise ship rating. We were very pleased with our selection and our cruise. The service was excellent, the food was excellent. You have ... Read more
CRZR58
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Background: We're a late 50's Calgary couple who wanted a nice leisurely cruise, to do the Hawaii sampler and to get off in Vancouver so we had a short plane trip home. This was our 4th cruise, 2nd with Celebrity. A lot of our ... Read more
Travelchic@50
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Nothing good to say about the ship, food, entertainment, service or staff ! Would give a negative rating if I could. Had to literally wipe out my drawer to put my clothes in on day one, full of dirt and hair. Service was poor, food was ... Read more
Suzz1964
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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