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Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean

Celebrity Solstice
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37 Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean

lexmiller avatar


22 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Celebrity & the Mediterranean, a winning combination


We loved our family Mediterranean cruise on the Equinox in August 2011 so much, that we did it again this year! This time, a 12 night cruise out of Barcelona on the Solstice, with an overnight in Venice. There are ...
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Sail Date August 2012

Chameleon avatar


7 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Solstice Wonderful Cruise

We have been on 19 cruise and this was our second time on Solstice and our 6th Celebrity cruise. We decided to spend 2 days prior to the cruise at the Hotel Silken Las Rambla. The two days at the hotel gave us time ...
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Sail Date August 2012

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2 Reviews Written


We boarded the ship in lovely Barcelona on 27th August. Check in was speedy enough process but delayed because our xpress passes had been unavailable, despite us having fully completed our online checking in with ...
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Sail Date August 2012

foodiegirl50 avatar


1 Review Written

Great Cruise

After many hours trying to plan a land trip to Italy, I finally took a friend's advice and booked a cruise with Celebrity. We have a 9 year old and wanted both a very nice ship that was also kid friendly. ...
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Sail Date August 2012

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Nanny E

1 Review Written

Sun, sea and service.

The whole experience was very professional and for the purposes of this review ,my comments reflect our thoughts on the ship and the facilities offered. Embarkation at the terminal was quick and efficient,our ...
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Sail Date August 2012

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2 Reviews Written

Celebrity Solstice: great overall, Grand Epernay disappoints

Overall our family was delighted with our 12 day Mediterranean Venice cruise. On the plus side: Superb ship design, easy to get around. Rarely felt crowded (except at Ocean View on embarkation and Venice ...
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Sail Date July 2012

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1 Review Written

Fantastic First Cruise Experience for our Family of Five

Our family of five (2 adults, 3 older children/teens) all had a wonderful time on our first-ever cruise. We all had a few concerns prior to this adventure (i.e. would we have enough room in the cabin? would we ...
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Sail Date June 2012

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2 Reviews Written

Action packed culture and dining experience

As experienced cruisers with the big cruise lines including Celebrity, we were very comfortable and well served on the Solstice class ship. The embarkation process was excellent and we did receive the favorable ...
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Sail Date May 2012

Grumpy100 avatar


9 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Mediterrean Cruise

We flew into Barcelona on Nov. 14th after a 7 hr. layover in JFK. We started at 6:45 am from West Palm Beach, FL on JetBlue which was a great flight and then transferred to American for Barcelona. We used the ...
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Sail Date November 2011

harrysh avatar


1 Review Written

Our Cruise of a lifetime

We arrived in Barcelona a day before we boarded the Solstice, staying at the Silken Havana Hotel just a few blocks from Las Ramblas. The town is beautiful, clean & vibrant. We took the bus tour which was good but ...
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Sail Date October 2011

Esprit avatar


11 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

12 to 24 August from Barcelona and back

We had an overnight stay in the Hotel Regina situated in the heart of Barcelona just to the left of Las Ramblas. Just perfect and great value. Embarkation was a breeze and we were soon greeted by our daughter ...
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Sail Date August 2011

maryannew avatar


1 Review Written

Family Celebration Cruise

We found two weeks of the summer in the schedules of 4 busy people, that we could disconnect from the real world and get away to celebrate college graduation, birthdays, and 25 years of marriage. We blended a tour ...
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Sail Date August 2011

marajoe avatar


1 Review Written

Celebrity Solstice is a great ship

We just got back from our Cruise on the Celebrity Solstice and we loved the ship and the staff. My wife and i have been on about 15 plus cruise and this was the nicest ship out of all of them. Loved the Martini bar ...
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Sail Date August 2011

lucy avatar


3 Reviews Written

The Best Cruise yet!

Everything about this cruise was just perfect for us. We're a family of 5, two adults and three children (3,9,13). Cruised before with various cruiselines, but this one was the best so far, have nothing bad to say, ...
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Sail Date July 2011

jayregis avatar


1 Review Written

A lot of good, but too much lawn.

My wife, three kids (ages 14, 11 and 9) just returned from a fabulous trip to Europe which highlighted a 12 day cruise on the Solstice.In addition to several cruises with the wife, it was our fourth cruise with our ...
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Sail Date June 2011

frdon70 avatar


2 Reviews Written

My wife's 70th birthday celebration cruise

After a long travel day/night from Portland, Oregon to Amsterdam, then to Barcelona, we spent the night before the cruise at the Diagonal Hotel. A reasonably good experience, but far from the best. (We were not ...
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Sail Date May 2011

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Aussie Bloke

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fabulous repositioning cruise

Embarkation This was very smooth and we wer eon the ship within 30 minutes of arriving. The ship I found it a departure from the norm. We had just travelled on Eurodam around the Caribbean and found it to be an ...
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Sail Date April 2010

MerDub avatar


1 Review Written

Mom and Daughter Sail X

Myself and DM sailed on the Solstice on Feb 21st, and we both have nothing but god things to say! We have sailed Carnival and RCI a number of times, and this was our first Celebrity cruise. Right from the beginning ...
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Sail Date February 2010

wiselindag avatar


6 Reviews Written

A Fabulous Cruise on my New Favorite Ship, Solstice

This was my 25th cruise and I was happy to share it with my husband and several friends. Most of my cruises have been on Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, but I have also sailed on NCL, Princess, MSC, and several ...
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Sail Date November 2009

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Louisiana Belle

1 Review Written

Cruising with Cousins

We flew to Rome on Monday and spent three nights there. Then we were escorted to the Port of Rome for our ten day trip. The ship is so beautiful. It was the 11th cruise my husband and I have taken and this was the ...
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Sail Date November 2009

kiwinick avatar


2 Reviews Written

Five Star Ship - Two Star Service

Solstice Review 17/08/09 Great Ship - Inconsistent Service One of the strange things that has been commented on before on Cruise Critic is that people on the same cruise can have vastly different experiences. I ...
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Sail Date August 2009

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2 Reviews Written

The Fabulous Solstice

It's been almost 2 months since our return from the fabulous Celebrity Solstice tour around the eastern Med, but the memories are still strong and will be for some time to come. This being our 1st ever cruise we ...
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Sail Date August 2009

bischo4 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

An People pay money for this!

Not to be long winded, The food in the main dinging room was uninspired and marginal The waiter was slow and non-responsive The assistant waiter had personality, ran to serve, and should have been the ...
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Sail Date May 2009

ourlol avatar


1 Review Written

A Princess Devotee tries Celebrity (Solstice)

This review was written over the course of our Solstice cruise (7th ~ 17th August 09) and details my thoughts and experiences 'little by little' as the trip progressed. Please note these are my own 'personal' ...
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Sail Date August 2009

Chameleon avatar


7 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Fantastic Med Cruise on the Solstice

We have just returned from a really great cruise on the Solstice and the overall experience was very good. We are quite experienced cruisers and have travelled on P&O, Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean and ...
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Sail Date July 2009

Celebrity Solstice Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation5.04.1
Value For Money4.54
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