Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews

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Bartleysmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The itinerary and time of year were our reasons for choosing this cruise. It allowed us to stay in Singapore for a few days and the stay in Sydney at the end of the cruise before going to Hong Kong and back to U.K. The chaos in Singapore ... Read more
Rufus8
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We just finished the Singapore to Sydney Cruise - post multi dollar investment 'maiden cruise' - very glad to be home. Based on our two previous excellent cruises on the Solstice, it is very apparent that this once great vessel has ... Read more
CJSANDFS
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
124 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise because I just wanted a holiday. The idea of one flight, an easy 8 or so hours to Singapore and then cruising home to Sydney via ports I had already seen really appealed. We also got an incredible deal and the new ... Read more
WanderingGazza
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were told to have our main luggage ready in our Singapore hotel room at 9 o'clock on the morning of departure so that we would get on the boat early. We were told to vacate the hotel at 11:30am and board the coach. At 11:20 we ... Read more
Trailblazerram
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The trip didn't begin well due to the embarkation chaos at Singapore. People were told to come at staggered times but most ignored this and the port were not able to deal with things. It took us 2 hours but others took longer. Once on ... Read more
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lise1
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
33 forum posts
9 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
4 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
11 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
robb11561
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
5 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
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seahappy08
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
784 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
6 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
Jeff&Jerri
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
8 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
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Ziedan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
GEcruzer
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
48 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Having sailed on Celebrity’s Eclipse last year on the Baltic I was expecting the same high standard on her sister ship Solstice, well nothing could be further from the truth. The overall vibe of the ship was a bit hit and miss, ... Read more
Cathmweir
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Chose this cruise because of the destinations. Found embarkation could have been handled better ie. long time queuing. Hard sales for drinks packages which were extortionate compared to other cruise lines, speciality restaurants and always ... Read more
mysticrealm
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose the Celebrity Solstice because it was rated Australia's best cruise ship 2015 and the ports of call, Hawaii, Lahaina Maui, Bora Bora,French Polynesia, Papeete,Tahiti, Moorea, French Polynesia, Auckland, Bay of Islands New ... Read more
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Retired Peach
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Honolulu to Sydney - While we do not usually give extra tips money on this cruise our service was so good we gave extra to a number of the staff. We did not expect the greatest entertainment as this was a transpacific voyage but what was ... Read more
Heff60
Member Since 2015
1 review
60 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Have just arrived back from the 18 night Tahitian cruise from Hawaii across to Sydney and have to give the greatest praise for the staff of this wonderful ship. In perspective we are a couple in our mid 50's recently retired and love ... Read more
TY13LOR
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had some niggles/problems during the first few days of our cruise: butler was rather absent, especially when time to help us unpack, non-existent staff on deck 16 when sunbathing and wanting a drink, or even a mat for the wicker sun ... Read more
Frogfan
Member Since 2011
1 review
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We wanted to go to New Zealand and Australia. Overall we enjoyed the trip. However, we generally prefer smaller ships. For this trip, the Solstice was a good choice. Our room was a designated handicapped room with balcony (we didn't ... Read more
johnluland
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Boarded ship in Honolulu and was onboard within 30 minutes. Went straight to Grand Epernay dining room for lunch. Bags arrived promptly except 1 which went astray but turned up early evening. Stateroom was Concierge 2102 up on the 12th ... Read more
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