Brilliant family holiday: Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by Kidstons
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Brilliant family holiday
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Only quibble is that Ocean Grill where most breakfast and lunch is eaten in very overcrowded which seems strange given that there is so much other public space that is so under-utilised - I think they need to turn another of these spaces into another casual dining room. It got so busy it was often a bit dirty and grubby as the wait/cleaning staff could not keep up with the turnover of diners, so this room would only rate a 2 or 3 unlike the 5 I have given for other public rooms.
We didn't want a cruise specifically aimed at families, with the unecessary chaos of water slides etc - we much prefer a more rounded environment with simple deck games and a nice pool any age can enjoy. All three generations really enjoyed it. It's actually pretty good value compared to a luxury resort style family holiday. I would definitely recommend this as a family holiday for children 7-10, with or without grandparents. It was a really nice change and we will do it again. Less
Cabin review: FV Family Veranda
We were in the two family cabins on level 8 I think (the two with the smaller balconies). We were lucky to get them - we originally booked 2 ordinary cabins but then a couple of weeks before we set off I saw on the internet these two rooms had been released at the same rate. It was GREAT to have the space but they were VERY noisy in the morning when the anchors were dropped VERY early in ports, and they washed the windows every morning around 5am until we complained, and it did then stop! You aren't in the cabin much so space not essential but seperate room for kids meant we could stay up and watch film after kids in bed. Just take earplugs.Read All Family Veranda (FV) Reviews >>
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