Family Christmas cruise: Celebrity Solstice Cruise Review by opensesam
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Family Christmas cruise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The dining room at night was lovely..our waiters were prompt and friendly and food was great..we were not fond of the meals all coming with some kind of sauce on it, and each time most of us requested the sauce be on the side. Desserts were plentiful. Our concern about this ship when we booked was the night time activities available to our adult children, given that this ship does tend to cater to an older than middle age crowd, which was present as well. It seemed most activities winded down around midnight or so leaving you to sit in the lounges without music and just talk without much else going on., our kids like the nightlife and felt somewhat restricted at this level.
The shows were geared towards an older crowd with songs from Elvis and Neil diamond impersonations which our kids found entertaining at first, then not so much after....same with some broadway music. The juggler from England was hilarious and entertaining to all levels, but when it came to audience interaction, there was none, not like what RCCL offered. Kareokee was only offered three nights in the lounge, my kids would have preferred every night and daytime pool activities were fair...more geared towards the staff keeping it under control. As adults of these children, we loved everything, but next year we will probably go back to RCCL for more of an active cruise life style for our family. Loved the ports of call.. St. Thomas, st. Maarten, St. &Kitts and San Juan, which we could have skipped in our opinion.
Just a note, my son did become sick the last day, but not sure from what. the ship was sailing smoothly..we reported this to the medical team and they gave us medicine to help him feel better and it did.
My husband and I would try another Celebrity Ship, but not our kids. Less
Cabin review: 1A Deluxe Veranda
Decent size rooms...one was a deluxe cabin with veranda balcony... Second room was a standard balcony cabin. Bright and roomy... Big bathroom. We found storage to be satisfactory. Could not hear public address sytem in our room. Only in hallsRead All Deluxe Veranda (1A) Reviews >>