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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by mezza

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Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice
Member Name: mezza
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: Auckland
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Cabin Category: 2B
Cabin Number: 9268
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Beautiful ship, great cruise
This was our second CX cruise, having been on Milennium in Jan. from past reviews,I was expecting a quality cruise and we were not dissapointed. The cabin, food, service and general atmosphere was delightful - not perfect, but then no one cruise is!

Cabin

we had one of the slanted balconies that gave us more room and great vision of the ship looking forward on the starbord side - a definite plus and one which would have been used continuously had it not been for bad weather. Oh well, cant have everything! Apart from the fact that the wardrobe doors faced my husbands side of the bed - only inches between - which made getting clothes out nightly very difficult,the cabin and bathroom was large and attractive

Food

great - not brilliant - sometimes lacking flavour and tenderness but not bad either. The menu had good variety in both the buffet and main dining room, with the decor in both very attractive and relaxing. Really enjoyed the modern decor in the Epernay and every night we were given a table by our very efficient Host Anna,with lovely people to dine with. Service was always good and especially so as I am on a gluten free diet. Almost every night we walked out saying, "that was a nice dinner". I would recommend the Select dining

Bars /Lounges

Some of the best we have encountered. Some noisy, some subdued and intimate but all beautifully furnished and decorated. On some ships you can never find a place to quietly relax for whatever reason, but on Solstice there was always somewhere nice to sit and do what you wanted to do. No place was too crowded or too noisy, just comfortable and stylish

Entertainment

The production shows - 3 of them- were excellent, the last one more than excellent if that is possible. Not to spoil it for others, just make sure sure you see the show if you are about to embark Solstice! The other entertainers were so so - what you get on all ships! When you cruise a lot, you see them all at one time or another!

All in all, we really enjoyed the ship and the cruise experience. I have already booked next year (even before I got on)- I had a feeling it was going to be a good cruise. So much better than Millenium, I look forward to more CX in the future.

Publication Date: 04/01/13
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