Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews

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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
kennyvee
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Solstice a nice ship overall, staff service great, 2 choices for dining either Oceanview cafe deck 14 or Grand Epernay deck 3 or 4 all other dining places take your fat wallet you'll need it. ( Remember the charges are US Dollars plus 18% ... Read more
Sandybags
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 70th birthdays and the fact that we could spend a month with our daughter in Melbourne after docking in Sydney. Food is OK, only two new choices each day for starters and mains and desserts. Many ... Read more
tassie2
Member Since 2009
1 review
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Staff were really excellent, friendly and helpful - cabin always well maintained. Food average compared with other cruises we'd been on with not a lot of variety in the main dining room. Solstice show band and regular singers and dancers ... Read more
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geoffsimtecuk
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Stateroom 2112 Concierge class. We book this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Embarkation: arrived at port to find a queue over 100 yds long awaiting to deposit their bags in the baggage drop area, in temperatures of ... Read more
1robinwood
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
109 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second Celebrity cruise the first being on the Reflection in April 2015. Though Celebrity is always touted and touts themselves as better than all the other cruise lines and prides themselves on "excellence" this has ... Read more
theminnow
Member Since 2013
1 review
299 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise on Celebrity, our other cruises were on Royal Caribbean. We arrived in Vancouver 2 days early to allow us some free time before the cruise. We went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and the Fly Over Canada. ... Read more
kencr
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
44 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
embarkation a nightmare. There were 2 ships at the same terminal for checkin. confusion and unorganized. After dragging luggage thru terminal for 200 yards we thought we final reach the end of line. But no, a luggage handler said leave ... Read more
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Taylor made to cruise
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
83 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise to and around Hawaii. We had a beautiful five days at sea. Ship was very nice and crew were extremely friendly and helpful. Ate one night at Murano and the food was delicious. We felt like ... Read more
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From Chicago
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The speakers were outstanding. The waiters and room attendants were excellent, as usual. The ship's cabins are starting to show a bit of aging. I understand that the Solstice is going into dry dock for some updates soon, so maybe that ... Read more
Umbarger
Member Since 2003
18 reviews
2,959 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
What a great cruise. I am an experienced cruiser. I have been on Carnival,, NCL Princess, HAL and Celebrity. Celebrity being my favorite cruise line right now. Embarkation was the usual lines and waiting but nothing out of the ... Read more
Davenjules
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Apologies for the length but hopefully you will think it a worthwhile read. This was our fifteenth cruise and having sailed previously with Princess, P&O, Royal Carribean and Celebrity we became firm fans of Celebrity. Sadly in view of ... Read more
kwkiwi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Went on this cruise as I travelled on the same boat when on the New Zealand Christmas cruise. The boat is well maintained, has good staff, however has a somewhat impersonal feeling and the food in the ocean view buffet is definitely sub ... Read more
rettmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and myself (50's) were planning on a mediterranean cruise and then changed our minds to stay domestic. we had booked celebrity and so we stayed with the line. we have cruised on royal caribbean and enjoyed the lifestyle. we ... Read more
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natrichbyrd
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We just returned from a cruise on the Celebrity Solstice. We thought the ship was amazing. It was clean, the rooms were very comfortable and there was ample room in the bathroom, and we loved having a balcony to see all the amazing ... Read more
magicdreamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I have cruised on two other cruise lines and decided to try Celebrity this time. Some parts of the experience were impressive and others very disappointing. The embarkation process was smooth, but lengthy. We were not informed of a ... Read more
retiredcruiser2000
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
We chose this destination because my niece had never been up to Alaska. I've enjoyed it for many years. I've cruised on many lines & previously on the Constellation (out of Dover, UK), Infinity and Millenium in recent years. ... Read more
stormdeb
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We just returned from our Alaskan cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, and I wish I was still onboard! From the very beginning to the very end, our cruise was fabulous. We had sailed on Carnival out of New Orleans before where we found the ... Read more
justwanttotravel
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Most of the reviews we read said this was a luxury cruise liner, we found that the central atrium went from bottom to top and that on deck 3 they would have a band and singer, this noise travelled up every level and into every public space ... Read more
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Ranoel
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My second time to Alaska, the first being on RCCL Radiance of the Seas in 2001. First time on Celebrity. Very few kids (schools back in most places)-ship was sold out. Since kiddo grown, decided to give X a try. Service was good for most ... Read more
PDXer2
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My wife and I have completed over fifteen cruises and this was out first time on Celebrity. We choose Aqua Class primarily for the Blu restaurant and were not disappointed. We drove up from Oregon so we did not stay in Seattle pre or post ... Read more
goldenren
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to return to Alaska 32 years after our previous cruise. Ship was acceptable, a little worse for wear. Dining was disappointing, especially the specialty restaurants. Bars were adequate, and Martini Bar was a great show. We ... Read more
wulfrider
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This my wife and I's 16th cruise in the last 6 years. We have cruised most of the large cruise lines such as Princess, Holland America, Carnival, and Royal. Having said that we have come to love Celebrity the most overall at this point for ... Read more
cruisefam38
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
94 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise of the year, both with Celebrity, both on Solstice class ships. We took this trip with my wife's sister and her daughter, son-in-law, and their 8 month old son. 'We' are wife, husband, and their college age son. ... Read more
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