Awesome Mediterrean Cruise: Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by Grumpy100
Overall Member Rating
Awesome Mediterrean Cruise
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
We had Celebrity Select Dining so every night we were at the doors at 6:00 PM to request a table for two by the window when possible. They accomodated us almost every night. The food was very good and the service was excellent also.
I could not find anything to complain about on the cruise. We are very happy with Celebrity and they are now our #1 cruiseline. We arrived at every port on time but we did have to change the first port from Nice, France to Cannes, France because of damage to the docks from two weeks previous. We did three private tours in Florence, Rome and Naples with RomeinLimo and they were all excellent. We always got back on time. We just walked around Cannes, France and had sunny weather, private excursion in Florence, Rome and Naples, in Dubrovnik we took the ships tour of the family cablecar ride to the top and it is well worth it with a short walk through the walled city. This was the only port that it rained, other than Barcelona. In Venice we took the public water transportation (can't remember the name)to St. Mark's Square and walked around a little and then went back to the ship. The next morning we walked around for a couple of hours and then prepared for the sailaway in Venice which is spectacular. Took alot of pictures sailing in and out of the Grand Canal in Venice. We then went to Kotor Montenegro and the sail in through the fjords was spectacular. Get your cameras ready for that one. We had sunny weather in all ports except Dubrovnik. It was great. We took the ship's excursion of the Montenegro hightlights with cuisine and was not that happy with it. It was too much riding in the bus to get a few pictures of the ship in the fjord down below and then it was all back country and nothing to see. We did have a great lunch of veal prepared by a local restaurant and that proved to be the highlight of this excursion. By the time we got back it was already dark so we just went back to the ship.
We met alot of nice people and did the private excursions with fellow cruise critic members which really made the cruise great.
All in all this has to be one of our best cruises ever with Rome being our favorite stop of all. The Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Collesium, Trevi Fountain were great. In Florience the Leaning Tower of Piza was great and in Naples the private tour that we had of Pompeii was outstanding and the Amalfi Coast was beautiful.
Thanks to Celebrity for another great cruise. We will be back. Less
Cabin review: 2A9284 Deluxe Veranda
We had an oceanview balcony on deck 9, room 9284. It had ample space for your clothes but they could give you some more hangers. The bathroom and shower for fine. We were on the hump and right in the middle of the ship and very close to the center elevators which was very convenient. Not noisy at all and was a great location. We were on the starboard side. I think either side would have been OK.Read All Deluxe Veranda (2A) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
A Majestic Princess indeed!
NCL Star - Dubai - Middle East...
Aqua Class a nice way to cruis...
First time on Celebrity, not t...