Tips for Australians on the Celebrity Solstice: Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by archer66
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Tips for Australians on the Celebrity Solstice
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
The butler Tague and the room attendant Armed. By far the best trained and presented of any cruise we have been on. Anticipated rather than have to be asked.
Cleanliness throughout the ship
The price of goods in the shops. Some about half of that on the land.
Hint Wait for the sales later in the cruise. 40-50% off was common
Quality of food on board. Plenty of it but
Communications: Beware boarding time is a tiered approach. The higher up on the ship the earlier your boarding is. Was not informed of this by Celebrity until 48 hours prior to boarding. A bit late to change air flights booked 30 days in advance.
Shuttle service. Its been reported before.
Drinks package: Not worth the money unless you are like my brother in law who would use his quota by breakfast. Drink More prices surprisingly were the same as on land
Hint Buy the 355mill wine carafe. It was very good Californian for $11
Cocktails and Spirits about $7-8 a glass.
Hint. Go ashore you will find local operators at half the cost. We did.
This is a big ship with 3000 guests. We had a very good suite, and paid for that experience. We felt on our cruise the public areas were swamped with guests reading or sleeping.We retreated to out lounge room, a privilege most did not share.
The Oceanview buffet was generally overfull requiring my wife to wait at the table when one became available so not to lose it.This was unacceptable.
We will not be repeating our experience on these larger ships again Less
Cabin review: 1614
ROYAL SUITE 1614.Very spacious maintained to perfection by the best butler and room attendant we have experienced.No noise from either the passage our above or adjoiningPerfectly positioned in the midships.Great bathroom with twin basins, rainshower and spa bath.Second toilet and handbasin was a bonus.We were presented with a bottle of wine, scotch and vodka as well as mixers.Afternoon tea was to the room at 4.00pmBreakfast to your cabin by the butler was a welcome relief.