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172 Celebrity Hawaii Cruise Reviews
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39
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24
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15
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Sutherland06
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2013
We were told to be at port at 10am in San Diago,to catch a connecting coach to Mexico to start the cruise. We had booked out of our hotel to follow this instruction. I can only describe the experience as terrible. We're told to pull our ... Read more
ks6007
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Everything you have read about the San Diego to Ensenada transfer on Cruise Critic is true, but probably understated. It was the main topic of conversation at the Cruise Critic RollCall get-together, when the cruise director asked for ... Read more
Jono133
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Having previously cruised on celebrity solstice , I expected - wrongly - that the Millenium would be of similar standard. The embarkation in Ensanda was a fiasco. The activities staff - other than a guy named Michael , were frankly lazy ... Read more
RosieCanberra
Member Since 2010
16 reviews
795 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
In summary – we had a FABULOUS cruise! We are Aussies, both in our 40s, and this was our eighth cruise, our third with Celebrity and second time on the Solstice. We flew Canberra to Melbourne to Los Angeles to San Diego and spent ... Read more
bwkshpr
Member Since 2013
1 review
Arrived from the east coast to San Diego, stayed at the Marriott Marina hotel in San Diego (fantastic), close to pier, excellent service. The next day, the four of us (2 couples) took a taxi to the pier, where celebrity had us go through ... Read more
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Scrappytraveller
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,215 forum post
My background: my 7th cruise, 3rd with Celebrity. Most recently on the Silhouette in Dec 2102. I'm mid 40s, cruised with my 80 year old mother and a couple of friends. Embarkation: because of Cruise Critic I knew to arrive well before ... Read more
svnseas
Member Since 2013
1 review
184 forum posts
1 helpful vote
By way of introduction, we are a couple in our mid-80’s who bemoan the loss of consideration, politeness and gentility that so marks these times. My wife suffers from dementia so that the addition of a third party to share the care ... Read more
rjozwiak
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
It started with the meet and greet at the airport, we finally found the greeters and it felt like we were bothering them. they were short with answers and we had to ask passengers how to get the bus to the pier. There was no greeter at the ... Read more
thecountrybumpkin1
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
We just returned from our Hawaiian cruise on the Celebrity Solstice. .this was a repositioning cruise so I do understand some of the problems..... Some improvements could be made, but overall a good experience. This was our first time ... Read more
KIRBYS
Member Since 2001
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
OK, just a quick review. I know that I looked on Cruise Critic daily and saw few reviews about the Celebrity Solstice. Background: Late 50's..ahh! Cruised Princess, NCL,Carnival, Disney and RCCL. First cruise with Celebrity. Overall I ... Read more
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FlyingHonu
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
86 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
Embarkation Getting on board was fine for my wife and me. We followed advice from previous reviews to try to show up early and be on one of the early buses from the San Diego cruise terminal to Ensenada. Calling the Celebrity phone line, ... Read more
BritCrit
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Not rated Sailed May 2013
The Solstice is a nice ship of that there is no doubt and our cabin (with veranda) was adequate if not exactly large, we have had bigger cabins on a cross channel ferry. Still that was not a big problem. The two big problems on this ... Read more
donmimi
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
118 forum posts
Sailed April 2013
Solstice Hawaii to Ensenada, April 25th - May 6th. The week before we arrived for our cruise from Hawaii to Honolulu, we were informed by Celebrity by email that the ship had the norovirus on board, and we would only be allowed to come ... Read more
tnt_ca_cruiser
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
33 forum posts
Embarkation We were among the lucky ones who received an Email from celebrity that notified us about the delay in boarding so we extended our time on Waikiki beach and took advantage of our hotel's courtesy clean up room before heading ... Read more
Hants
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
7 forum posts
We're a multigenerational family who typically cruise once or twice a year. We've tried many of the major cruise lines and have especially enjoyed our trips with Norwegian and Holland America in recent years. We thought it was time for a ... Read more
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DmDnRcI
Member Since 2013
1 review
Celebrity Solstice -- 2 out of 6 rating. No organisation/communication on this ship. They had norovirus on the ship on the Australian leg, but did not even advise the guests on board at the time. Guest relations were not consistent with ... Read more
catstev
Member Since 2013
1 review
The solstice is a really beautiful ship well laid out and we liked how everything was easily accessed from midship elevators . we were in conciegre class and the cabin was quite good although the couch was a bit uncomfortable and it was ... Read more
retiredearly
Member Since 2012
1 review
Good news first: cruise was fine; the tour past the active volcano at night was breathtaking. It was a hassle to have the crew serve everything, but if it kept the ship healthy, then people should get over the inconvenience. Bad news: ... Read more
domegnome
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2013
Let me start by saying up until the final payment was made I wasn't sure we weren't going to have to cancel. My husband had back surgery in January and his recovery was taking time. This was our fifth cruise -- the third on Celebrity ... Read more
mrkg1234
Member Since 2013
1 review
149 forum posts
As first time cruisers (longer than 3 days on a small boat!), I guess we were pretty excited ( and my husband would say "huge understatement!") for the whole year leading up to our trip. I did so much research on cruise critic, and the ... Read more
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spiritoftravel
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
Having had a wonderful cruise two years ago on Eclipse thought we would go to Hawaii have to say the Solstice is not a patch on Eclipse in every way. We knew we were in for a wait when we arrived and were told to go and take a seat and ... Read more
txnerd
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sometimes the the over-inflated reviews of past guest cause you go into an experience with too high of expectations. Our cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice was one of those. The ship itself is simply beautiful and glides through ... Read more
hahn
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
Boarding in Sydney was ok considering 2800 passengers were to be boarding.Upon our arrival at the terminal we were totaly surprised at the demographics of the people standing in line.I would say 90% would have been over 65/70 years old.We ... Read more
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phesoj
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
We are long time cruisers and Celebrity Elite Captains Club members That have been looking forward to the arrival on the west coast of a Solstice class ship. Lets not delay this experience was a huge disappointment. They let us know ahead ... Read more
simisue
Member Since 2011
1 review
157 forum posts
Sailed April 2013
WE boarded ship 3 hours late due to Noro virus on previous leg of the repositioning cruise. We knew of the delay thru CC, X never notified us even though many were notified by X up to 3 different ways of the late boarding. We didn't get ... Read more
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