• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the Transatlantic
5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2157 reviews
30 Awards
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
4.3
Very Good
34 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money
Most helpful review
Solstice
"Our transatlantic crossing was a thrill and a treat for the weary soul. After a long hard year the perfect vacation was at hand. Solstice met all of our expectations. All the amenities were there and more. If you..."Read More
tboone avatar

tboone

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Filters

1-10 of 34 Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the Transatlantic


Mediocre dinner buffet choices - freezing cold Solarium pool water

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

WarumistdieBananekrumm avatar

WarumistdieBananekrumm

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

without repeating at nausea in a variety of phrases the above, the ship did not meet expectations and seems to be poorly managed without an understanding regarding customer satisfaction and working in the service industry; co-incidentally, someone asked the kitchen chef where they buy their salmon, he appeared dumfounded upon this question, someone in the executive line up prompted him with 'the ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda 1B

4 Helpful Votes


What child designed the cabins?

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

ibz1492 avatar

ibz1492

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Almost everything about the cruise was wonderful, but the cabin itself was one of the worst ever... JUST the cabin was awful, not the bath which was excellent. First of all, the cabins are so narrow that, with the beds arranged as they are, it is very difficult to get from one end of the cabin to the other. One literally has to shuffle to pass the bed - VERY poor design, all in an attempt to ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda 1A

5 Helpful Votes


Post Costa Cruising

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

Foodie3323 avatar

Foodie3323

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

I would say that overall this cruise on Celebrity Solstice was good. It was not great but there was very little that was outright bad. Maybe I should start at the beginning. We booked our trip before the first of the year and paid what we considered a fair price about $100 a nite. For that price point we had high expectations. After the Costa Concordia trouble prices were falling like crazy. The ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Concierge Class 2

4 Helpful Votes


Solstice 15-April trans Atlantic cruise

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

Jack Horner avatar

Jack Horner

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second cruise, our first cruise last September was a 10-day cruise on the Queen Mary 2. The Solstice 14-day transatlantic cruise turned out very different from our intial expectations. Celebrity's sales pitches/brochures and passenger revues led us to form a high level of expectationson. Unfortunately the QM2 is a hard act to follow, which greatly influenced our views and opinions ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda 2C


Proven:Any day at sea is better than a day on land

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

rafinmd avatar

rafinmd

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Background: I consider myself an experienced cruiser, and have sailed most of the world. While my favorite line is Crystal, I like to cruise more than I can afford with them and have also sailed with Windstar, Silversea, RCI, Cunard, HAL, and now Celebrity. While the cruise was very pleasant, I am unlikely to return to Celebrity. I saw little reason to choose it over other cruise lines and ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: AquaClass 2

52 Helpful Votes


Great Cruise, Beautiful Ship but Could Be Improved

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

TEXEAGLE avatar

TEXEAGLE

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We just returned from a 14 night transatlantic cruise on Solstice, from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona. The Solstice is a beautiful ship, and we had high expectations based on other member reviews. Overall we were very well satisfied with the ship and the cruise; however, in our opinion, as "dazzling" as the Solstice may be, it still has some shortcomings. Note that dining, entertainment, ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Concierge Class 3

23 Helpful Votes


Absolutely FANTASTIC trans-atlantic cruise onboard Solstice

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

navyrotorhead avatar

navyrotorhead

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

As a retired Naval Aviator who spent far too much time on ships at sea in my younger days, I NEVER thought cruising would become my favorite form of vacationing. I became a fan (OK an ADDICT!) 36 hours into my first five day west coast repositioning. This was my eighth cruise, second with Celebrity, first on a Solstice class ship, and first transatlantic experience. I think I am a ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom 12


Great Transatlantic Crossing

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

RsrchPro avatar

RsrchPro

10+ Cruises

Although we had done Transatlantic crossings twice on Cunard (each direction) we had never done a Cruise Transatlantic. But, we love the Solstice class ships and it was a great offer and itinerary from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, with some interesting ports along the way. Our cabin was the typical Solstice balcony cabin, no wasted space, but certainly comfortable with a better than adequate ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2011

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda 2A


No rating
A tale of two vacations

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

sailorman43 avatar

sailorman43

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I are in our 60s and have been cruising for many years. We love Celebrity. However, the transatlantic cruise which sailed from Barcelona on 11/28/11 seemed like two distinct vacations. We got to the port in Barcelona around noon. We were told that boarding would be delayed because the crew was giving the ship a special cleaning to combat norovirus. We were given a number and told ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2011

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom 10

1 Helpful Vote


Good Transatlantic Despite Norovirus

Review for Celebrity Solstice to Transatlantic

AKN avatar

AKN

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The most important thing to remember as you read this review is that Solstice had a norovirus outbreak some two cruises before ours and was therefore at Code Red before the ship even arrived in Barcelona to pick us up. We were apprised of the situation by a Cruise Critic member doing a back-to-back. He posted on the roll call that we would be delayed boarding and why. I am grateful for the heads ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2011

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Concierge Class 1

4 Helpful Votes


Find a Celebrity Solstice Cruise from $943

Other Cruise Style Reviews for Celebrity Solstice Cruises to Transatlantic
Celebrity Solstice Cruise Reviews for Singles Cruises to Transatlantic
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.